Its ok Linlay, Im sure one of the awesome guys ive been working with will chime in sometime today haha

They all know im taking baby steps in this learning process before I jump into anything crazy . And they have all been spot on in their suggestions of what to do next…These guys rock. Thx for responding

That 140 value in the formula is what sets the distance from the outer edge. 160 is right on the edge. I’m sure you already know that value in X & Y must be the same to maintain the circle. 140 for X 140 for Y, 120 and 120, 90 and 90, and so on…

I have inspection mode on below. Anything on the outer rim (like steps) of my 808 Thumper is using these formulas.

“For the black dot, it’s not that hard. You’ll use something like this (based entirely on Mellin’s explanations which explain what all the elements in the below formulas are):
x: ((33*(sin((#DWFMS#/180)pi)))+160)
y: ((140(cos((#DWFMS#/180)*pi)))+160)”

Think of it like this… the X value above varies … the Sin function is what makes it vary. In this case, it varies 33 spaces which is why the orbit is narrow. the Y value is 140 (which is almost the length of the watch … 160) … if both X and Y were equal (the 33 and 140) it’d be a circle.

Sin and Cos alternate (one goes up while the other is down) so for future reference if you get a movement working with Sin that you like alternate it with cos but that’s for another time…

Anyways, the tag is what changes how often or what triggers it. DWFSS indicates Smooth Seconds as opposed to stutter stepping (like seen on 60 Minutes :D) Smooth Seconds makes the motion continuous.

And like before the last part is how far from the center. The smaller the value, the closer to the center.