Hi, I would like to make this: a light point that moves horizontally every second. When it reaches 60 it starts again from a defined X value… I tried several ideas that I found in the forum and the solution I found is this:
“new shape layer” with X= (150cos(#Dsm#/20)100) and Opacity= (10+90round(#Dsm#%1))
Any other ideas?
First things first:
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Couple of points:

Do not use
#Dsm#
, it has a glitch when it runs from 59 to 0. Use the equivalent:#DWFSS#/6

If you want to start something every second, then you need a timer that starts at 0. This can be achieved with:
(((#DWFSS#/6)%60)#Ds#)

You can then use that to move the element from one position to the end position using clamp

How to repeat every second? Well
#Ds#
is true every second, so your formula can be:
$#Ds#=#Ds#?(clamp(((((#DWFSS#/6)%60)#Ds#)*250),20,140)):20$
With clamp, the element runs from position 20 to 140. The *250
is the speed and at the end the :20
is where the element is when it is not moving.
NOTE: The timer runs between 0 and 1, so you only have 1 second time to move the object. But that was the idea…
@marcomhtc . If it was something simple you wanted this might do .
This ticks by the second .
(40+(((#Ds#)/60)*240))
As you know #Ds# is 0 to 60 by seconds over the minute . Dividing it by the moves maximum gives 0 to 1 . This is one way to deal with variables . So multiply that by the Max ( 240 ) of your move . Then at the beginning add ( or subtract ) the offset where you want it to start ( 40 ) .
If you want it smooth you will have to use Toms ((#DWFSS#)/360)
instead of ((#Ds#)/60)
.
Ge back if you get stuck .
Thanks guys!
I started applying the corrections suggested by Tom, now I’ll try your suggestion too
Keep these formulas in a Text Doc . Then promptly forget where you stored that . You can always post an inspectable draft of your Draft . I helps us to have exactly the Idea you are trying to achieve .
Yes of course, I have a document where I keep all the formulas that I use during the creation of my faces and that I find here in the forum
As soon as I finish it I’ll put it here with the inspector active.
Thanks again
Ha Ha . I see you have been around for a while . It is easy to assume someone asking for help is new to it all . We know what assumption gave us . Very Nice work BTW .
Here’s what I needed the formula for:
it’s still not optimal, because the seconds from 0 to 3 remain almost still…
Honestly the things I do are not very beautiful, but they are useful to me because I am farsighted, so I do them with the aim of making the time, date and battery visible mainly
OK So you have done very well but the formulas are a bit cumbersome . I come from the School of Copy and Paste . I went to University of Trial and Error . However I have Learnt a few things along the way . I have learnt that KISS can Mean Keep it Simple Stupid or Keep it Sophisticated Smartass.
When I am trying to find the Angles and Distance things travelled in Creator . I put #DWFHS# in for the Rotation or the Position . Use the time machine slider to move it to Start then Stop and check the numbers above the Tags Field . In your case I saw that you dot began at 60 and ended at 260 . Nice numbers .
You see I have taken #DWFSS# and divided it by 360 , its MAX . That gives me 0 to 1 and multiply that by the distance of travel ( 200 ) then add the start offset ( 60 ) .
(60+(((#DWFSS#)/360)*200))
I give you a nice flash fade for the opacity that was probably made by Peter . For now just play with the number that is 120 at the moment . 60 gives a seconds pulse . 120 half second , 30 two second .
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(50+((sin(rad((#DWFSS#)*120)))*50))
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Thank you very much, I really appreciate your suggestions!!