Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

Advanced Counter

The Advanced Counter plug-in allows you to easily create an animated counting sequence. It shows values with decimals and it has the possibility to create a user defined format mask. Furthermore it can have prefixed values.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Container plug-ins -> Tools

This page contains the following topics and procedures:

Advanced Counter Properties


  • Use Integers: Enables the use of integers only.

  • Value (Dec.), Value (Int.): Sets the current value of the counter. Animate this value to create the counting sequence.

  • Leading blanks: Selects what the counter does with leading blanks. They can either be Cut away or put in as Blank, asterisk, hash, dot or zeros.

  • Force prefix: Enables both positive and negative values to have a prefix, not only negative values as is the default (+/-).

  • Delete unnecessary commas: Removes superfluous commas when a specified format mask has more commas than the number needs. If for instance the mask $###,###,###,###.## is defined, and the number 4120.37 is entered, it is output as $,,4,120.37. If by enabling this option, the number gets a correct format: $4,120.37.

  • Decimal separator: Switches the decimal separator between point and comma.

  • Format mask: Allows format mask definition. Each hash symbolizes an item of the total number. To alter, add or remove hashes. You can also add constant values, for example DM, NOK etc.

  • Initialize: Starts the counter.

To Create an Advanced Counter

  1. Add a group container to the scene tree.

  2. Add a font and material to the group container.

  3. Add the Advanced Counter plug-in to the group container.

  4. Open the Advanced Counter editor and animate the parameters.