Count Down

Positioning: Refer to page on Location based effects: http://www.vixenlights.com/vixen-3-documentation/sequencer/effects/location-based-effects/

Orientation: Controls the orientation of the count down.

Count Type: Controls how the effect counts (Up, Down, or To end of effect).

Time Format: Controls the units of the count down.

Fade:  Controls how the count down numbers appear.

Size Mode: Controls whether the text shrinks or grows as the numbers are displayed.

Start Time: Field is only available when the Count Type is set to Down from time or Up from time. This initializes where the effect will count from.

Font: Specifies the font, style and size to be used. You may use any font installed on the PC. Note that the fonts used must be installed on any PC where you will transfer this sequence.

Film Spinner: Adds a film spinner around the number. This feature works best on a medium to high resolution matrix. Note: This feature is new to Vixen Version 3.6.

Direction: The direction of the movement.

Angle: When enabled, controls the angle of the count down over the duration of the effect. This field is only available when the Direction is set to Rotate.

Horizontal Offset: This is used to offset the center of the count down horizontally on the grid. Since this is a curve it can be used to move the center over the duration of the effect.

Vertical Offset: The vertical offset. This is used to offset the center of the count down vertically on the grid. Since this is a curve it can be used to move the center over the duration of the effect.

Text Color Gradients: One or more gradients used to color the count down number and when enabled the film spinner.

Center Stop: When enabled, causes the count down number to stop at the center of the grid. This field is only available when the Direction is set to Left, Right, Up, or Down.

Movement per number: When enabled, the count down number moves as specified by the Direction over the grid for each number. This field is only available when the Direction is set to Left, Right, Up, or Down.

Iterations: When enabled, controls how fast the count down moves.
This field is only available when the Direction is set to Left, Right, Up, or Down. This field is not applicable when Movement per number is selected.

Gradient Mode: Specifies how gradients will be applied to the text. There are 8 combinations of direction and how it’s applied. The gradient can be applied across the letters of the text, or across the whole element group. If it’s across the letters, the gradient will stay with the text. If it is across the element, it will appear that the text travels through the colors of the gradient.

Film Spinner Gradients: One or more gradients used to color the film spinner background swipe.

Film Spinner Gradient Mode: Specifies how gradients will be applied to the film spinner background swipe.

Intensity: The overall brightness for the count down over the duration of the effect.