Hi, first post here\new member. I’m looking for some help on making my digital watch face move around the screen over a certain period of time, kind of like a screen saver. move around quadrants of the screen. I cant find any examples but I’m sure they’re out there. someone had created a thread on this but there wasn’t a follow up from OP. any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the community. The easiest way is to make your watch face and then duplicate all the elements. Then take one set of elements and add an opacity tag linked to minutes something like $#Dm#>=00&&#Dm#<11?100:0$. Then by changing the minutes you can make it be on and off whenever you want. This is assuming that you have already placed the other versions of the watch face in different positions. That will make the face “move” around the screen like a screen saver. You can also do the same thing using #Ds# for changing it every few seconds.
awesome thank you so much I’m going to give that a try right now, I believe that’s exactly what I’m looking for.
When you get it done post it here so we can all see it in action. You can post it so it shows a image of the working face by clicking the “share” link at the top of Facer Creator between save icon and the publish / update links. You will need to put the link on a separate line like below.
https ;/www .facer. io/Actual-Link-Here
Don’t include the ? mark or anything after it.
yeah its exactly what I’m looking for thank you so much, I know its probably a non issue, but I’m somewhat afraid of screen burn in or image retention even. so any sort of dimming and moving on the AOD is perfect to me. now I gotta figure out how to get the battery bar on the border on the AOD to do something that can give the display some “rest” just not sure how to implement that yet.
You could do the same as the rest just make the radius and inner radius different. Like if you are using a radius of 160 and inner of 159 you could change them to 159 & 158, 158 & 157 then back to 160 & 159.
My watch already moves the face around a few pixels in AOD mode… If yours does too, you might not need it.
I’ve noticed that on WearOS, but not on Tizen. It may happen there also, but I never use AOD for myself. I just keep it turned on in my Fossil test watch.
Yeah, so on my 2019 tic watch (wear os), in developer options it has the force screen burn in protection option. But my galaxy watch 4 (which is a wear os also(?)) Doesn’t have that option in developer settings. Other wise I wouldnt worry about it as much. Who knows maybe I’m missing it or it’s native to the watch itself.
As a serious Developer I understand your concern about Burn In. I did not realise that was what you were trying to avoid. My little Samsung Active moves the screen Randomly in AOD. I do not Use AOD. I have a small OLED Display sitting on the back of an Arduino Uno. It is a home brewed Barograph and it has been running continuously for at least Four yeas with no evidence of Burn in. This new Technology is different from what we have been brought up with. Big bold Characters in white should be avoided. Some platforms flag them up. I am sorry to say that I would expect Battery Problems before Screen Burn in. You can always move stuff about the screen with the accelerometer that is Fun.