What is Counter?
Counter is a Time-Saving preset for designing and animating any Numbers in After Effects.
- Text-Layer based.
- Infinite Numbers (+,-) and Formats.
- Intuitive and Simple Effects based Interface.
- Fully Editable and very Flexible.
- Works with all Fonts (Mono-Spaced Recommended).
- Supports all symbols like $, % etc.
- CC-CC 2023 Compatible (Mac and PC).
- Supports all Languages.
“After Using this AMAZING Preset, I’LL BE BACK to use it on every project”
arnold schwarzenegger, June 2057
Simple Native Interface
Create, Edit and Animate Numbers with amazing speed and simplicity.
- Familiar Start/End based Animation.
- Fully Customize- to create any numbers format.
- Control how many Decimal Numbers you Show.
- Change Dividers (,) to any Letter/Symbol you need.
- Change the decimal Point (.) to a comma (,).
- Multipliers for easy Control and Animation.
- Add Any Symbol or Text To your Numbers.
- Infinite Numbers
Watch the Counter Tutorial
Change the number of displayed digits after the decimal point (in this example the property is set to 2)
This Checkbox switches between a decimal point (.), to a decimal comma (,).
for number formats like France, Turkey etc.
This Menu Toggles the display of the Divider (every 3 Digits).
You can toggle between:
- None– 10000000
- Comma– 10,000,000 (Default)
- Dot– 10.000.000
- Space– 10 000 000
- Apostrophe– 10’000’000 (as seen in the example)
- Layer Name– The effect takes the layer’s name and uses it as a Divider. for example if the layer name is && the Number will look like this- 10&&000&&000. So you can actually create any divider you wish just by Renaming the Counter Layer.
Double Click this layer to type your Symbol/Characters displayed next to the numbers.
in this example ( % ) were added to the layer.
This Checkbox toggles the visibility of your added Symbol/Characters, to the right side of the numbers. this Checkbox is on as a default.
This Checkbox toggles the visibility of your added Symbol/Characters, to the Left side of the numbers. this Checkbox is off as a default.
This Checkbox Moves your added Symbol/Characters, to the Right side of the (-) sign, in case you have a negative number and a Symbol/Characters displayed to the left.
What’s in the Package?
- VDODNA folder– The Counter Presets Folder.
- Read Me file– TXT file of How to install The Counter Presets, step by step, and how to be a better person.
This is a wonderful and well though of preset, a real time saver that solved all my counter needs and even let me do things I didn’t realize were possible to make so simple. A real nice and elegant workflow!
Glad to read that you find Counter Preset so helpful.
How do I create two different symbols on the right and left side? Ex: $5.6M the dollar sign shows up on the right side too when I check ‘left symbol’
The Counter Preset shows the same symbol on both sides, to work around this you can type both symbols and mask out the unwanted symbol on each side. To turn off the right symbol appearance, turn off the ‘Right Symbol‘ checkbox.
Took some minutes to find out that you have to enter the Symbol character on the actual text layer (it seems evident afterwards), but other than that everything’s fine.
Thanks for your Comment, I’m glad that you found Counter preset useful. if you want to go through all of the features and possibilities of Counter Preset you can go through the Sliders Reference in this page or take a walk-through with the Counter Tutorial
Just downloaded your project thank you excited to fire it up.
“FIRE AT WILL!”
and make sure to share with us cool things you do with Counter Preset.
Great timesaver, and great and fast support (if needed 😉
I’m interested in this product, but before I purchase I wanted to ask a question. Does this plugin enable counting by multiples of any value?
Yes, any number with no limitations. You can watch the tutorial for full features demonstration
I just bought it. Dosent work in CC ! :@
It works, sorry my mistake.
It’s ok we are only humans (;
Thank you so much for making this awesome tool! I spent so much time trying to do a simple counter that went into the millions, but it was unsuccessful until I bought Counter! You guys ROCK.
Glad that you are pleased with Counter! you rock too!
Counter is tested in CC 2017 and works great.
Make sure you place the files in PRESETS folder as indicated in the “readme.txt” file.
Ok, Lets solve this, please send a printscreen of the presets file location to email@example.com
and we will continue this from there.
Hello, I’ve got After Effects in English, but I want to use the Italian preset. My aim is to simply using “.” instead of “,” when I separate the thousands.
However when I do use the italian preset, all the expressions are messed up and it doesn’t work… Can you help?
Hi su-wun, first you should only use the English version of the preset if that is your installed language. And to get a dot (.) divider instead of a comma (,) all you need to do is to change the comma (,) effect name to a dot (.).
I hope this will help you achieve your desired effect. For further support please visit our contact page.
Amazing, thanks for the super fast answer 🙂 Cheers!
Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Trying to get $ to show at the left of the number. I have the Left Symbol ON and the $ in the text but it’s not showing up. What am I missing? Thanks
Hi Michael, it looks like you did everything right. but just to make sure, is it possible that you changed the name of the layer to $ instead of changing the content of the text layer with a double click?
Looks like After Effects was having an issue. Once I restarted it started working again.
Great! Happy counting! 🙂
I just bought the product this month. Do I have to pay the upgrade fee?
Hi Rick, everyone who bought our products in 2017 are getting the current upgrades for free, including you! Fresh download links were automatically sent today to all of our “upgrade-free” users. if you don’t see it in your mailbox (or spam-box), please contact us through our Contact Page.
hi! great tool, use it a lot. is the new variation go over 1 million?
Hi Yariv thanks!
Counter preset 2.0 supports almost infinite numbers, +- 10000000000. The old mega counter preset does that too, but less comfortably. Cheers!
You just gave me hours of my life back. Thank YOU.
Hi Brandon! Glad that you find counter preset! Live long and prosper!!
Is there quick way to make the “$” to the left a superscript?
Yes Robert! You can open a scale and position animator with letter index instead of percent. Start value 0 end value 1. And now you can scale and move the dollar sign so it will look like a superscript.
Hi Vdodna, your is fantastic. It saves me so much time. But is there any way to link your counter to a bar, line, or circle in an infographic so that the number counter controls the length of the bar/line or circumference? Thank you in advance.
If I understand correctly you can link the Number property to any other property with Expressions to achieve this.
Thanks Vdodna, just figured it out. Love your plugin, it saves me so much time and it makes adding counters so easy! Worth every penny! 🙂
arnie quote! lol 😀
Hi there, your preset looks great. Question: do you have to use a mono spaced font to avoid numbers jumping around, or gave you addressed this issue with this preset. Thank you
Hi! Counter Preset works best with mono spaced fonts, exactly for the reason you mentioned. we addressed this issue with our new preset Analog Counter: https://www.vdodna.com/products/analog-counter/
anyway to justify it left instead of right?
Hi Robert, Counter preset is based on a text layer so you can justify it with the paragraph window
Great plugin… so much better than AFX build-in “Numbers” plugin which can’t count higher than 30000.
Thanks Dan! That’s great!
Where is the tutorial please?
Right here: https://www.vdodna.com/tutorials/counter-tutorial/