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The Timer Widget is an Advanced Widget that utilizes UTC formatting to generate a customizable clock. 


To learn how to add a Widget to your Composition, click here.

Remember, any underlined widget properties can be connected to a Control Node or a Data Node.

Properties

As seen above, select the "Timer" tab in the Property Panel to update this widget's following property types:

Control

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Control - Timer start and restart buttons.

Output

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Format - Formatting in UTC.

Leading Zeros - Option to activate Leading Zeros.

Composition - The Timer Widget is an Advanced Widget. This means it requires another layer of customization. In order to build the contents of this Timer Widget (that will be linked to Widget Nodes), you have to hit this Edit button.

Update Frequency - How often the time updates. Options are .1 SecondSecond and Minute

 

Begin Time

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Hours - Beginning hour of the timer

Minutes - Beginning minute of the timer

Seconds - Beginning second of the timer

End Time

Click the "Use End" checkbox to activate an end time for your timer.

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Hours - Ending hour of the timer

Minutes - Ending minute of the timer

Seconds - Ending second of the timer

Widget Nodes

Widget Nodes are dedicated, pre-defined Control Nodes available for Advanced Widget. The following are Widget Nodes in the Timer Widget:

  • Format
  • Hours
  • Hours %
  • Hours Angle
  • Milliseconds
  • Minutes
  • Minutes %
  • Minutes Angle
  • Seconds
  • Seconds %
  • Seconds Angle
  • Seconds & Milliseconds
  • Seconds & Milliseconds %
  • Seconds & Milliseconds Angle
  • Total Minutes
  • Total Seconds

Building the Timer Widget Elements

The Timer Widget is an Advanced Widget. This means it requires another layer of customization. In order to build the contents of this Timer Widget (that will be linked to Widget Nodes), you have to hit this Edit button.

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Now add widgets to build the visual components of your timer. If you decide on building a very simple timer, all you'll have to do is add a text widget.

Building Timer Widget Elements

Once you've added your desired widget(s) and built the timer components to your liking, you'll have to connect these Widgets to the provided Widget Nodes.  For example, if you've added a text widget, you can connect it to the "Format" Widget Node. If you aren't a fan of the default format, you can change it by going to the root of the widget and changing it within the "Output" property box in the "Format" area.

Connecting Timer Elements to Widget Control Nodes

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  • Is there a way to countdown to a specific time? Or have the timer reset/begin upon being inserted?

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  • Joshua, check off the "use end" box and use a begin time; that'll make it a countdown timer

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  • Is there a way to countdown to a specific date and time?

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