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Gareth Randall
How to make the Numbers generator hold when it's finished counting?
on Sep 28, 2010 at 6:41:58 am

I was playing around with the Numbers generator for the first time last night. Am I correct in thinking that there's no way within the generator to make it count to a certain number and then hold that number? So, say, count from 1 to 1000 in 5 seconds and then hold the number 1000 on-screen for another 3 seconds?

I worked around it by duplicating the generator (so it kept the same font attributes), butting the duplicate up to the end of the original, turning off the animation and entering 1000 into the Value field, but I just wondered if there's supposed to be a way of achieving the same effect within a single instance of the generator.



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Matth Jenkins
Re: How to make the Numbers generator hold when it's finished counting?
on May 12, 2011 at 8:21:24 pm

I would love to hear if anyone has figured this out.

Logically it seems one should be able to set a keyframe on the animate checkbox, turning off "animate" at a certain key.


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Mark Spencer
Re: How to make the Numbers generator hold when it's finished counting?
on May 12, 2011 at 9:10:48 pm

Turn off the Animate checkbox and instead keyframe the starting and ending values you want.

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Mark Spencer
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Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Matth Jenkins
Re: How to make the Numbers generator hold when it's finished counting?
on May 13, 2011 at 2:19:11 pm

Mark my man, I can't thank you enough.

After reading your post, I got it working in about 3 seconds. Never occurred to me I should turn animate off!


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Mark Spencer
Re: How to make the Numbers generator hold when it's finished counting?
on May 13, 2011 at 2:34:23 pm

Yeah, pretty strange to turn OFF animation in order to - create animation!

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Brian Wingerd
Re: How to make the Numbers generator hold when it's finished counting?
on Aug 4, 2012 at 10:18:15 pm

Huge thanks! Saved me a TON of time.


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