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Phil Muri
Timer Countdown in Motion 3…???
on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:40:08 am

Hi,

Is it possible to create a digital countdown timer in Motion 3? For example, starting at 60 minutes and ticking down all the way to 0?

Thanks,

-Phil


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Burt Hazard
Re: Timer Countdown in Motion 3…???
on Apr 8, 2008 at 8:55:01 pm

It's possible, but pretty tedious because you'd have to do it manually. Motion doesn't have a text generator/behavior for it yet (Motion 3.5.1?).

Digital Heaven does have a counter plugin for FCP itself though ($20).



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david bogie
Re: Timer Countdown in Motion 3…???
on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:55:54 pm

You can also use the timecode generator in FCP over a slug. but you have no control over typefaces and other subtleties.

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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Timer Countdown in Motion 3…???
on Apr 9, 2008 at 4:53:15 pm

Better than using a slug, you can make a black .tiff or .tga or .png with a black alpha channel, & drop the TC generator in that. In the FCP browser, you can make that blank still to be as long as you want, FCP's slug can only be 2 minutes long.

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Patrice Freymond
Re: Timer Countdown in Motion 3…???
on Oct 10, 2009 at 7:09:48 pm

Reviving this thread to say that there is another alternative:

1) Get the clock generator plugin for FCP from Matthias http://www.mattias.nu/plugins/, it is free but you can make a donation

2) Generate the countdown choosing style from your system's loaded fonts

3) export to use in Motion 3

N.B. As I haven't upgraded to fcs 3 I don't know if said plugin works in fcp 7

Also, as for every generator in fcp, slug included, you can make them the length you want by changing their duration in the viewer.

Hope this helps

Patrice



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