How to animate a text counter


I’m wondering what’s the best way to animate a text counter in Blender 2.8. There are a few add-ons that can do what I’m looking for, but as far as I know they haven’t been updated for 2.8 yet:

I’d rather not fiddle with Python scripts. I would undoubtedly make Blender explode and distort the universal space-time continuum.

Hi, animation mode should do the trick.

Do you happen to mean the Animation Nodes add-on? :slightly_smiling_face: I believe it isn’t updated for Blender 2.8 (anymore) because it will be part of the upcoming Everything Nodes project of the Blender Foundation. But please correct me if I’m wrong.

Don’t know about plans but it is in beta for 2.8


So for your counter effect it should do the trick.


Indeed it will, here is a simple setup:

Changes the text every 10 frames to the next number. :grin:

If you want something like 00001 counting up, well that takes a little more effort, but easily done.

Cheers, Clock. :cocktail:

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Thanks! In the mean time I’ve found a 2.8 update of the Blender Text Counter add-on:

It does exactly what I need in a very accessible way.

In the mean time the Blender Text Counter has been updated for Blender 2.8 by the developer @leomoon84. :+1:

@Artimitius - what did you say?

Welcome to BA by the way!

Cheers, Clock.

I just wanted to know what you did in the expression node. Couldn’t read what was in the box. And thanks for the welcome

You can just click the image to make it bigger, the expression is int(x/10) :smiley:

So that returns the Integer of the Frame Number divided by 10, so it goes up 1 number every 10 frames.

Cheers, Clock.

I tried making it bigger but the quality of the picture just wasn’t there. Made every blurry. But thanks for responding.