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After Effects

The Final Countdown

This countdown uses one text layer with an expression driving the countdown
Why make a script based countdown? Because you can! Actually, with the type in one layer, you can easily change your typeface and position the one layer wherever you want.

Also, the script ensures the accuracy of the countdown, if that matters to you.

Here’s the expression.. ready? It’s really complicated!!

Math.ceil(10 – time)

Yeah, that’s it. As time goes from 0 to 10, we are using 10 – time to flip that count upside-down. “Math.ceil” then rounds the value to the integer closest to but not less than our countdown. You’d find that using Math.round or Math.floor would force the integer to change at the wrong point in time. Trust me.

There’s also an audio blip marking each second. There’s some circles in there using 3D Stroke, too.

Enjoy.

DOWNLOAD THE COMP HERE

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After Effects

Confetti

Floating confetti, perfect for every occasion. Created with Trapcode Particular using a custom particle.


DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT HERE

For a demo of Trapcode Particular, download it from Toolfarm.

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After Effects

AE BLING!

This shiny bling style project contains editable text .

There is one texture associate with the file, which is included. The glints are made with Trapcode Starglow.

Everything other than the text layer is switched over to “shy”. So, if you want to see the other layers, turn off the comp shy switch.

DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT HERE

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After Effects Preset

Spinning Spiky Star Background

I was playing around with Trapcode Particular, trying to do something completely different, and ended up with this interesting background. You can easily change the color by changing ‘Color over Life’. Also, try changing the Particle Type from Star to Cloudlet for another interesting effect.

Download spinstar.ffx – zipped. Apply preset to any full screen solid.

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