# A new shape for the community to build with

Hello everyone, I hope you all are well. In a previous post people wanted to take a shape that i had made for a face and turn it into a community project where we all make a face based on that shape. It was a good time seeing everyone have a different vision. They talked me into making another post with a new shape. I was a bit hesitant to share this shape because I have not currently built a face out of it but it is on my to do list.

Either way here it is, please have fun with it but all i ask is to please credit me in the description of the face if you choose to publish.

Thanks and have fun!
Orakix

PS. I think I formatted this image to be a tansparent PNG but if it didnâ€™t work let me know and Iâ€™ll try to fix it.

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Tapping on it on the App here it says itâ€™s a png, so hopefully itâ€™s transparent my friend
Happy creating everyone

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This is the shape that your â€śblindsâ€ť comment made me think of.

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@Orakix

I love the fact that you included me in this thread, alas, i am not a creator butâ€¦

I certainly look forward to seeing everybodies ideas/creations.

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Hereâ€™s what I came up with off the cuff. MAG 1887

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Thanks for coming up with another shape challenge @Orakix . This one might go in a few different ways. Should be fun!

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When I saw the â€śbladeâ€ť I thought of moire patterns, and it gave me 2 ideas: counter-rotating patterns, and orbits. So this is just a study in testing that idea, not a practical face for a watch. the clockface is obviously far too small to be practical, but, itâ€™s just the idea and making it work (which took a while). My goal was to 1) have a neato looking rotating pattern, and 2) since thereâ€™s a blank circle in the bladeâ€™s pattern, put a clock in it and have it stay straight (ie, orbit the face) while the blade rotates.
Looks neeeeeatoâ€¦ in a Cheech and Chong kind of way

Interestingly, I have a such patterned face I had been working on for a while.

And to get the above to work, I had to rack my brain to get this test below to work first:

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Woah, psychedelic!

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In a Cheech and Chong kind of way

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Haha yeah! Iâ€™m so excited, you guys are already smashing it outta the park. I knew you guys would like this shape. I canâ€™t wait to see all of them.

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The stripes change to match the weather forecast

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You know you could still make this a practical face. As much as I love analog I think youâ€™re right, the dial is to small. You could however make it digital, the time could easily fit into that circle. The animation is far to cool to not find a way to make it work. I never would have thought of that although i was thinking of something similar. Itâ€™s super fâ€™n cool though.

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I did also try a large font digital time inside the circle with the overall image rotating. Itâ€™s more complicated since the bottom edge of a text element is its pivot point instead of its center (makes it bob up and down as it orbits), as opposed to the watch elements I did use whose pivot points are exactly in their centers.

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If you keep the text upwards, or rotating, you should only need to add a correction to the Y access, if you want the text â€śhorizontalâ€ť at 3, then you need to add a sin/cos correction:
See the differences in the 2 circles, and the one on the hand here:

Oh, and nice watch

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Ohhh yea, thanks! I should have thought of thatâ€¦ it is just a shift: offset the center of orbit of the text element, to center it within the orbit of the blade. Now it is working.

Iâ€™m still treating it as an exercise in mechanics!

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Thanks For that Mattie . I was stuck with that . All clear now .

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Thanks @Orakix for the Template and Thanks to @ThaMattie for the Orbit Code .
Sorry it is not very original but it is what I wanted to do the instant I saw the Template .

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I thought Iâ€™d give it a go. Originally I was going to do some sort of spinning thing like @kourosh & @russellcresser, but they beat me to the punch. The shape simply is begging for it. So then I mettalized it & it kind of reminded me of a cast iron wood burning stove window. I simply put the biggest fire I could think of behind it - the sun and a coronal mass ejection & made them spin. I added a colour coded battery level meter and a step meter in the round thingy that was probably meant for a clock. Nothing fancy, but kind of fun. Credit to you @Orakix in the description.

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I went with a simple minimalistic face. Two images 90 and -90 degrees to create the battery and steps circle.

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But yours is practical, while mine was just a study in the mechanics!

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