This is sort of odd because it is math based on math help. I am trying to make an abacus and need help with moving the beads. And for some reason I am not getting the right equation for the Month bead. What am I missing?
Not seeing any maths to respond to … and not sure exactly what you are trying to achieve.
I want to have six “seconds” beads that are going to be stacked. I want them to move up one at a time, like on an Abacus, and stay up until 60 seconds. As for the month bead, I moved it out so you can see.
Not sure but maybe this tutorial might be helpful…
Specifically tying the beads to 60 seconds and moving them.
Sorry, I will get back to this …
So far I came up with concept of a ‘Roman’ style abacus (usually with 4+1 beads), but for base 60:
Quick and dirty …
yeah that is the overall look I am going for. didn’t know if I should put the upper group in or not, some people dond’t know how to read one of those things. It’s one of those, do I dumb it down or not. But I am also wanting to add the calendar in as well so needing the space to fit it in. Thanks for the help.
Because there always 9 (or 5) beads, the same effect could be achieved with modify the X-position instead.
That would be simpler (and more elegant), and require less elements. Happy to share my current code, or to assist further .,
Do you mind if I look at the code?
Enabled inspection …
And possible variant (I only changed ‘white’ beads)
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I think you gave me an idea on the new watch, but will still need the math. And for the person who still counts on their fingers: $(#Ds#%10)!=9?100:0$ I understand the ?100:0 but the $(#Ds#%10)!=9 portion, what the what?
If (<Seconds> mod 10) not equal to 9 Then 100 Else 0
- ‘!’ symbol is logical NOT
- ‘%’ is the mod (or modulo) symbol and means ‘remainder if divided by’, which is the opposite of
floor(#Ds#/10), and gives you the seconds (or first digit).
With the new logic for both black and white beads, and I edited the frame to fix spacing and remove background.
Wow that looks great. Have you tried it on Mon Jun 1?
No. What happens?
It only accesses
#Ds#, and the minutes to display MM:SS …
But, you have me intrugued.
It was more of a question but will test it and let you know
I did try it but need to play with it
Still tweaking the math on the Right Calendar
What are you trying to acheive?
Hi, trying to get the hands match the degrees for month, days, date. I want Jan, Sun, 1st at 0 degrees. I don’t know how many degrees separate Jan and Feb. Sun degrees to monday. Day 1 to day 2. Does this make sense?
Smooth or jump scrolling?
Hour hand as month (Jan - Dec), minute hand as weekday (Sun - Sat), and second hand as day (1-28/29/30/31) ?
I was thinking jump would be correct more. Ddin’t want to have user guessing. I thought the same for month, but found this equation: ((((#DMYR#1.2))-0.5)+266). Had to mess with the +266 to fit the index. Yes in your thought process. I have had a difficult time finding the string variable for Calendars. I know time has its string but Calendar is not clear. My biggest thing is I don’t know the exact degree spacing so that way I can adjust in Illustrator the index lines.