Hi, My name is Sam and I’m fairly new to Facer and would like to say how fun it is in creating these watch faces!! I was wondering if someone might have the time to help me out with a solution I’m having difficulties with. The effect I’m trying to achieve with a watch face I’m trying to put together is of an endless animation of Mickey Mouse flying a plane in the middle of the watch face (which I have accomplish) but at a certain point I would like for him to do a loop de loop and then continue on flying straight. The animation of Mickey doing a loop de loop I have set on one layer above Mickey flying straight, but then I’m looking for the Mickey flying straight animation to disappear for the duration of the loop de loop and have the loop de loop animation disappear and having the Mickey flying straight reappear and have it timed just right where you’re not able to see the one animation turn in to the other animation so making it a flawless animation. and So what I’ve got so far is both animations in place and lined up in the x,y axis.
P.s. And also the animations are of a series of png images that makes up the animation. Not sure if this is needed to know but I’m adding it in, in hopes that it helps with what animation style I’m using for my animations
And if possible having the loop de loop happen every so often like a couple of minutes or so. Thanks in advance.
Hi Lucky! Would you know if these expressions only work with single png images spread out on each individual layers or can these work if the animation is compiled into one sequential animation on one layer for each layer of animation?
You can create a layer with an animation, it can include 25 frames. You can show this layer depending on the time, for example seconds, or from the start of the watch face load.
There can be several such layers, all limited by the total size of the watch face.
You can see examples in inspection mode by simply clicking on the small rocket to the left of the watch face, if it is there.
The thing is I know how to do that, the problem I’m having is trying to get one animation to work till one point and having it disappear and have another animation on another layer appear at the same time that other one disappears where it looks like it’s all one animation. But the thing is when I add expressions in the opacity field it goes away when I hit the play button to see if the effect works
No. The watch face is not open for inspection.
I would suggest that you change the display of the animation depending on the seconds. That is, split the animation so that it is shown from 0 to 60 seconds and is automatically looped.
I’ll try the Slack at another time, it’e 5 in the morning here and I need to get some sleep, lol. But thank you for your help, if and when I do try slack chatroom I try looking for you and hopefully I’ll be able you send you my watch face for inspection. Thank again and have a great day!