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Alokin Sugar
Countdown from AD to BC
on May 7, 2015 at 2:59:23 pm

Hi everyone longtime reader of the forum first time poster.
As the title says im stuck on how to make a counter/slider combo to output a number with the letters AD on the left side of the number, when this number counts down past zero it shows a - sign and I'd like to hide or remove that and continue to count. Is it even possible to replace the AD with BC after it passes zero?

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Countdown from AD to BC
on May 8, 2015 at 4:11:35 pm

Are trying to make numbers in Hexidecimal? You may have to do it by hand.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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John Cuevas
Re: Countdown from AD to BC
on May 8, 2015 at 5:27:34 pm

Sure, you would use a slider to create the numbers then input them into a text field using:

Math.round(Math.abs(thisComp.layer("Controls").effect("Slider Control")("Slider")))

Round just rounds the slider number and Math.abs uses just absolute value of the number, ignoring whether it's postive or negative.

For the AD/BC, you connect to the same slider and use an If/Else statement.

var date = ["AD","BC"]
myInput = thisComp.layer("Controls").effect("Slider Control")("Slider");

if (myInput > 0) date[0] else date[1]

Here's a simple project with it all worked out:

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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