So I just discovered that for some reason the Weather Icon complication has no opacity field so in order to have it in my current project I’d need an alternate way to animate it when it appears and disappears. I suppose the best way would be to make it grow up to X size, and then shrink to nothing; this must happen on “tap” (when a variable is increased/toggled).
I have tried to play around with this for a while now but I can never manage to make it stay a certain size until I click the variable again, it either keeps growing/shrinking, or kind of “breathing”/pulsing…
If anyone has any other better ideas to make the weather icon appear and disappear similar to opacity, I’m all ears! Otherwise thanks a ton in advance to anyone who might be able to help me out with this expression!
This is a basic version of what you are looking for but if you only what to be on then off remember you can use the x and y coordinate to place the image off screen at say -900 and return to its proper place when viewed
this code works nicely with activate to a point then press to return
Thank you! I’ll give it a try in the morning!
Tested it, and it seems perfect!
Could I bother you with an explanation as to what is happening in there? I want to be able to manipulate the time it takes to grow/shrink, as well as (and most importantly) the size of 100% shrinked and 100% grown, but not really sure what to mess with, without breaking it xD
Thanks a lot already, but also in advance o/
$(DNOW#-VAR_1_T#)<2000 = The time taken to complete the task
(x+y*(1-VAR_1#)-(1-2*VAR_1#) X Starting position Y Total amount to move each time so 0 + 100 would be starting at 0 and growing to 100 then waiting till next press and reversing 100 shrinking to 0
(interpAccelDecel((#DNOW#-#VAR_1_T#),0,2000 [SPEED Control] )*y))
y same as before total movement each time
(x+#VAR_1#*y)$ This is the final resting place of the item so it can wait for the next press
hope this helps
It does! I had figured out the speed control, and some of the numbers but not all exactly xD That’s a huge help, thanks a ton!
Oh of idle curiosity were would one place this code ?
Personally I’m using it in the width and height fields of an element (copy paste of the string). I haven’t tried using it in the position fields but I imagine it could work too?
Would this also work for an image ?
This formula is very powerful and variable when used wisely. With some modified values you can move, rotate and/or resize items or control transparency. It should be combined with a toggle var. I already used it for some very impressive user controlled animations.
I confirm @GAUSS !
I have still in mind the Gauss-Airlock
Rotation, flip, transparency … a lot of acrobatics there!
Oh, that‘s a good example. It was, after a test project, the first one where i used a couple of variation. All animations are only done with one VAR-Toggle.