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daniel persson
how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
on Feb 13, 2017 at 4:47:47 pm

I read around and I can only find tutorials with commas, or other weird stuff. I need dots + 7 digits for my counter.
4.500.000 is the number I need to count up to.


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Kevin Camp
Re: how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:36:15 pm

you can likely use the expressonthat you have, but find the "," and change it to "."

here's a really good 'universal' counter: http://motionscript.com/design-guide/counter.html

but you'll want to change this line:

outStr += "," + s.substr(-i*3,3);

to:

outStr += "." + s.substr(-i*3,3);

to make the commas into periods.

Kevin Camp
Art Director
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daniel persson
Re: how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:00:35 pm

it kinda works but it leaves a dot in the end which looks weird, and the the way the numbers jump around doesn't make it look very nice overall for a case/presentation.


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Walter Soyka
Re: how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:40:48 pm

Should it pad with zeroes? In other words, should it start as

A) 0
or B) 0.000.000

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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daniel persson
Re: how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:02:03 pm

it should stay centered and go up, basically just what looks nice and cosistent. But i might have to drop it as I have a very close deadline.


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Walter Soyka
Re: how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:08:54 pm

The jumping is a function of what typeface you're using. You might consider using a monospaced typeface to keep it rock-steady.

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Richard Garabedain
Re: how to make a 4.500.000 number counter??
on Feb 14, 2017 at 10:46:29 pm

his answer of padding it with zeroes is the best way...stat with 000000000 and count up so no number jumping


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