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

  • Link to Counter Value

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

  • Time for Value 0 (h:m:s:ms)

    time that should be shown when the linked slider control has the value 0. Format - hours:minutes:seconds:milliseconds e.g. 3:20:12:344 = 3 hours, 20 min, 12 sec und 344 ms 10:34:12 = 10 hours, 34 min and 12 sec 10 = 10 hours

  • Time for Value 100 (h:m:s:ms)

    time that should be shown when the linked slider control has the value 100. Format - hours:minutes:seconds:milliseconds e.g. 3:20:12:344 = 3 hours, 20 min, 12 sec and 344 ms 10:34:12 = 10 hours, 34 min and 12 sec 10 = 10 hours

  • Days between 0 and 100

    allows that the start and end time are not on the same day. The counter then does not directly count from the start to the end time, but completes several 24 hours loops before arriving at the end time.

  • Time Format
    Time Format

    determines, how exactly the time should look like. When the time string is created, this text is taken and symbols %h, %m, %s and %l are replaced by hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds of the time, respecively. Additionaly %a is available to show am or pm. You can arrange the symbols freely (and also leave some out if you want, for example, no milliseconds). Inbetween the symbols you can add arbitrary other text.

    Hour Format (%h)

    how the hours are formatted

    Minutes Format (%m)

    how the minutes are formatted

    Seconds Format (%s)

    how the seconds are formatted

    Milliseconds Format (%l)

    how the milliseconds are formatted

    am / pm Format (%a)

    how the a.m. or p.m. string is formatted

  • Surrounding Text
    Text Before

    an optional text that is inserted before the time itself

    Text After

    an optional text that is inserted after the time itself

Counter Time iExpression

by default applied to: 
source text
can be applied to: 
texts
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