With this iExpression you can create a date string and animate it over time. The date can be formatted freely. Simply link "Link to Counter Value" to a slider control and keyframe it to values between 0 and 100. Then you specify which date correpsonds to the value 0 and which one to 100. The iExpression figures out the date for all other values accordingly.

Counter Date Expression
  • Link to Counter Value

    link this to a slider control which you can keyframe to control the date shown by the counter

  • Date for Value 0

    date that should be shown when the linked slider control has the value 0. Enter the date with month names as words,e.g. "6 January 1972" or "Nov 23 2012"

  • Date for Value 100

    date that should be shown when the linked slider control has the value 100. Enter the date with month names as words,e.g. "6 January 1972" or "Nov 23 2012"

  • Date Format
    Date Format

    determines, how exactly the date should look like. When the date string is created, this text is taken and symbols %W, %D, %D and %Y are replaced by the day of the week, day of the month, month, and year, respectively. You can arrange the symbols freely (and also leave some out if you want, for example, no weekday). Inbetween the symbols you can add arbitrary other text.

    Year Format (%Y)

    how the year is formatted

    Month Format (%M)

    how the month is formatted

    Day Format (%D)

    how the day of the month is formatted

    Weekday Format (%W)

    how the weekday is formatted

    Month Names

    Here you can translate the name of each month into your language

    Weekday Names

    Here you can translate each day of the week into your language

  • Surrounding Text
    Text Before

    an optional text that is inserted before the date itself

    Text After

    an optional text that is inserted after the date itself

Counter Date iExpression

by default applied to: 
source text
can be applied to: 
texts
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What are iExpressions?

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