Here’s a small thing that some premium designers used in their watches:
How to create self-moving shadows controlled by watch’s position.
First of all duplicate your element (eg.: a hand or another part).
Then edit the lower one accordingly:
- Tint it full black
- Set it’s transparency to 30%
- Input those into its position fields:
x1 and y1 are the original position coordinates of that element.
x2 and y2 is a multiplier that makes the shadows move more (when you will use “1” it will move by no more than 10 units in every direction)
I assume that we have the sun (or other light sources) more or less above (since watches don’t have an option to test the direction of outside lighting we have to stay at it now) that mean that when the watch is flat, the shadow would be under element - have same coordinates.
So to original coordinates, we add the change of watch’s position based on the ground and make sure that it moves the other way than the sun (that’s why that is a “-” mark in there).
A small and easy thing that can change all your faces.