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Peter MidtvedtHow do I get colon mark instead of punctuation mark between numbers?
by on Sep 10, 2016 at 8:33:21 am

Every time I try to show the time with the Numbers Effect in After Effects It always ends up with a punctuation mark instead of a colon between the numbers. Is there any way I can change this?


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Walter SoykaRe: How do I get colon mark instead of punctuation mark between numbers?
by on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:56:21 am

[Peter Midtvedt] "Every time I try to show the time with the Numbers Effect in After Effects It always ends up with a punctuation mark instead of a colon between the numbers. Is there any way I can change this?"

Are you using the "Timecode" type in the Numbers effect?

Personally, I'd use an expression on a text layer like I described in your other thread [link] for maximum control. What input do you have, exactly, and how do you want to format it? More context, more better!

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Peter MidtvedtRe: How do I get colon mark instead of punctuation mark between numbers?
by on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:45:00 am

I'm using the "Time" Type in the Numbers effect. I've senn many Youtube videos that uses the same technique, but they all get the colon mark between the numbers, I get the punctuation mark.

Instead of this:


I want to have it shown like this:


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Walter SoykaRe: How do I get colon mark instead of punctuation mark between numbers?
by on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:55:44 am

Does your OS or Ae install use a language other than English?

Check this out for how to format time with a text layer and expression:
http://www.motionscript.com/design-guide/up-down-clock.html

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


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Peter MidtvedtRe: How do I get colon mark instead of punctuation mark between numbers?
by on Sep 10, 2016 at 12:02:27 pm

Yes, my OS is in Norwegian, but AE is in English. I will check out the link you gave me. Thanks.


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