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Slider Effect cannot go over 1 million

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Apr 29, 2019

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as the title suggest Slider Effect cannot go over 1 million. this is very annoying and hard to understand in 2019. (also unbelievably number effect cannot go over 30.000)

i am tring do animate a youtube view counter that goes over 1 million.

using this expression on a empty text layer

n = 0+effect("Slider Control")("Slider");           < THIS IS THE SLIDER CONTROL

s = "" + n;

str = s.substr(-s.length, (s.length-1)%3 +1);

for (i = Math.floor((s.length-1)/3); i > 0; i--){

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

}

str

Any work around? or alternative tecniques?

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Correct answer by Rick Gerard | Adobe Community Professional

Google Dan Ebbert’s universal timer. Second option, don’t try to do everything on one layer. Try using three text layers, one for the commas, one for the first thousand, the third for the millions.  Unless you’re actually counting teal and have more than about 6 million frames, there’s no way in the world anyone will be able to tell your counter doesn’t show every digit.

Another option, if you want to count to 1,000,000 over 10 seconds just calculate on multiplier for your slider or just use time.

10 seconds = 300 frames, 1,000,000 / 300 = 333.3

So just multiply the result of your expression by 333 and animate the slider from 0 to 3333.3 over 10 seconds.

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Slider Effect cannot go over 1 million

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Apr 29, 2019

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as the title suggest Slider Effect cannot go over 1 million. this is very annoying and hard to understand in 2019. (also unbelievably number effect cannot go over 30.000)

i am tring do animate a youtube view counter that goes over 1 million.

using this expression on a empty text layer

n = 0+effect("Slider Control")("Slider");           < THIS IS THE SLIDER CONTROL

s = "" + n;

str = s.substr(-s.length, (s.length-1)%3 +1);

for (i = Math.floor((s.length-1)/3); i > 0; i--){

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

}

str

Any work around? or alternative tecniques?

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Correct answer by Rick Gerard | Adobe Community Professional

Google Dan Ebbert’s universal timer. Second option, don’t try to do everything on one layer. Try using three text layers, one for the commas, one for the first thousand, the third for the millions.  Unless you’re actually counting teal and have more than about 6 million frames, there’s no way in the world anyone will be able to tell your counter doesn’t show every digit.

Another option, if you want to count to 1,000,000 over 10 seconds just calculate on multiplier for your slider or just use time.

10 seconds = 300 frames, 1,000,000 / 300 = 333.3

So just multiply the result of your expression by 333 and animate the slider from 0 to 3333.3 over 10 seconds.

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If you don't need units precision, just multiply the slider value by a factor.

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Google Dan Ebbert’s universal timer. Second option, don’t try to do everything on one layer. Try using three text layers, one for the commas, one for the first thousand, the third for the millions.  Unless you’re actually counting teal and have more than about 6 million frames, there’s no way in the world anyone will be able to tell your counter doesn’t show every digit.

Another option, if you want to count to 1,000,000 over 10 seconds just calculate on multiplier for your slider or just use time.

10 seconds = 300 frames, 1,000,000 / 300 = 333.3

So just multiply the result of your expression by 333 and animate the slider from 0 to 3333.3 over 10 seconds.

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thx guys, tried the multiplication tricks and seems to be working fine.

but in the meantime i did it in c4d and just rendered the sequence, one would think ae should be good for this kind of tasks, but personally i find c4d much better...much more versatile and intuitive

but thx!

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You can also multiply by a second slider. This way you can have values from 1 to over a billion.

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I use the Point Control effect and add this expression to the Source Text:

s = "" + Math.round(effect("Point Control")("Point")[0]);
s.replace(/\B(?=(\d{3})+(?!\d))/g, ",");

Works for me and is simpler than multiplying the slider value.

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