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Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 3

Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 3
A CreativeCOW After Effects Video Tutorial


CreativeCOW presents Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 3--Video Training by Aharon Rabinowitz

Aharon Rabinowitz Aharon Rabinowitz
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In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz finishes up the odometer project by giving it a 3D look. Also, for those who skipped part 2 or that just don't want to write expressions, this tutorial also comes with some effects presets that will let you automate your odometer within seconds.


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Comments

Re: Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 3
by aaron cedillo
I am experiencing the same problem as John, my numbers won't I animate, so I decided to follow the part 2 of this tutorial but every time I try to type or copy the expression, I get an error message about syntax. So I always end up with no animated numbers, thus I was wondering if this question has an answer. By the way thanks a lot for all of this amazing content
@aaron cedillo
by aaron cedillo
Also I forgot to say that I am using Adobe After effects CC5, not in the could and that even when I just open the file included with the presets, the numbers still would not move.
Re: Creating an Automated Odometer: Part 3
by Morgan Dirven
Hi everyone,

I've been searching like a mad cow everywhere that preset of odometer... But have not found any trace of it!

And since i'm looking to adapt it what would interrest me most is the code (expression) it uses. I try to make the same effect (numbers scrolling with one general controler and stoping at the right moment, number...hehe) only with 3D layers making a cercle in space, each having a magic number on it.

Code is "VERY" new to me so any kind of help would be apreciated! :)
Odometer looks ok, doesn't animate though (AE CS4, Mac)
by John Martinetto
All was going great with this tutorial, until I got to Part 3 where Aharon says "I'm going to jump ahead in time..." about 4:08 into the podcast version. I completed the steps in the tutorial as the podcast instructed.

Everything looks fine except my numbers don't animate. When I did the RAM preview at the end, I just saw a static number display and then the motion blur and that's it.

I'm using AE CS4 for Mac and it should be noted that this is my first attempt at using AE.



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