Progress Bar w/ Percent Sign


    In this After Effects motion graphic tutorial we are going to be taking a look at how to rig a progress bar / loading bar or percentage bar in After Effects. This percentage bar / progress bar uses a Slider Control to determine the the scale of the progress bar, the percentage, and the position of the percentage indicator.

    The percentage sign is “baked” into the slider controller number so a secondary text layer is not necessary. This trick can be used for dollar signs as well.

    thisComp.layer(“Null”).effect(“Slider Control”)(“Slider”).value.toFixed(0) + “%”

    x = (x2) – (100-Slider)*(x2-x1)/100

    In this After Effects motion graphic tutorial we are going to be taking a look at how to make an animated number counter / YouTube view counter with comma. This technique was learned through Creative Cow and uses After Effects CC scripts to accomplish a number counter with Slider Control. (script)

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    Editor’s Note:
    Loading bars in after effects are quite diverse, but often time require animated numbers. To animate a number counter in after effects, it’s important to use a number slider and after effects expressions. In addition, often time you’re required to include a comma, period, dollar sign, or percentage sign to the animated numbers. Without proper expressions, this is very complex. Counting numbers up or counting numbers down is as simple as utilizing a slider controller i.e. after effects number slider. Animated counting number or animated YouTube view count is a basic after effects tutorial technique that everyone needs to know. Hope you learned a thing or two.


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