This value is added to each original number in the text layer.Range: -100000 to 100000; Default: 0
Each number in the original layer text is multiplied by this value.Range: -2 to 2; Default: 1
This effect is useful for creating countdowns or other animations with changing numbers. To use this, there must first be at least one number somewhere in the text layer. Apply this effect and use keyframe animation with either Add or Multiply. Any non-numeric text in the layer will remain unaffected.
Counting Down to Zero
For countdowns to zero, manually type the starting number in the text of the layer, then use keyframe animation to animate Multiply from 1.0 to 0.0.
Counting up to a Target
For running counters that should settle on a precise target number (for example, for a "100,000 Subscribers!" video) enter the target number in the text of the layer, then animate Multiply from 0.0 to 1.0.
Project or Media Time
If you are trying to simulate a time-related counter or frame counter, consider using Timecode instead.
- Countdown Timer (Seconds): Create a text layer add "0" as the layer text. Then, make the text layer as long as the countdown should last, plus the amount of time "0" should last on screen after the countdown ends. Create an Add keyframe where the countdown should end, and leave it set to zero. Then create another Add keyframe at the beginning of layer and set Add to the length of the countdown in seconds.
- Animated Chart Label: If you have an animated bar chart or pie chart, consider using Count Up/Down to create an animated label that display a value matching the current stage of the animation. Make sure to match the easing curves used in Count Up/Down with any easing curves in your graph animation.
- Score Counter: To show a running score on screen for a game, one common approach is to use a new text layer every time the score changes. The disadvantage of that approach is that it's very hard to change the style or position of the score later, because there are so many separate text layers. A more convenient way is to create a single text layer containing just "0" and apply Count Up/Down, using careful keyframe animation with Add to count up one by one when appropriate. This way you have a single text layer than can be easily moved or styled.