Is there a way to have the counter in AE not top out at 1,000,000? I need it to go to 150,000,000 in about 15 seconds, and would prefer not to have to do masking if possible
Use expressions and multipliers on source text. Simply add a slider or use this money counter preset of mine and adjust the sliders and multipliers. My preset comes from Dan Ebberts's Expressioneering Design Guide. Just create an empty text layer then apply this effects preset. Set the end count at 150,000 and animate the end multiplier from 1 to 1,000 over 15 seconds. Set the duration to 15 seconds and you've got your counter. This counter is capable of counting to one trillion.