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Blender Text Counter


With this plugin you can animate text objects. This can be used to make GUI simulations.


  • Animated count by keying start and end numbers
  • Ability to count backwards
  • Positive and negative numbers are supported
  • Ability to add padding
  • Ability to add decimal
  • Ability to add postfix text
  • Ability to animate any button and element
  • Ability to use expressions to show another object’s property
  • Ability to add time counter
  • And the most important feature, GPL


  • Karen Carr Studio
  • Abigail Treis


  • Marcin Zielinski
  • Patrick W. Crawford
  • Amin Babaeipanah


  • 1.3: Improved abbreviation support with decimals
  • 1.2: Time counter with many options
  • 1.1: Overriding counter with lines from text file
  • 1.0: First public release

How to install

  1. Open Blender and go to File -> User Preferences... -> Addons
  2. Click on “Install from File...” and select “”
  3. After installation, the new plugin should show up and you can enable it
  4. If it doesn’t search for “text” and enable the plugin
  5. Close “User Preferences...” and create a text object
  6. Go to “Font object data” tab (tab with “F” icon)
  7. Scroll all the way to the bottom to use the plugin

Future ideas

  • NA


Tested with Blender 2.79b

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