Does anyone know how I can have scrolling text on a face that doesn’t just go across the watchface once. What I would like to achieve is the weather for example scroll right to left and reset with a continuous scroll each time it has gone off the edge of the screen. I have this working in Watchmaker so wondered if its possible with Facer!? thanks
Use @Mellin’s expression for the X axis. Just update the last “10” to where you want the text to start over. My text was approximately 125px, so I updated it to: > (((#DWE#/10)-(floor(#DWE#/10)))*195)
The #DWE# tag will start your x axis at 0.
Now I just need to figure out how to make it go from right to left.
The overall display is 320. Left is 0 right is 320. A trip across the screen from left to right uses any of the concepts and formulas that you guys mentioned. To travel from right to left, just subtract the whole formula from 320 (or something further off-stage like 350 or 400). @benkidds if you give us the text string you’re trying to pass, we can throw a sandbox face together in inspector mode so you can get started.
the data Mellin asks for is precisely what’s needed. Looping the time cycle means the cycles have to fit cleanly in a 60 second period.
2 seconds - 30 times a minute
3 seconds - 20 times a minute
4 seconds - 15 times a minute
5 seconds - 12 times a minute
6 seconds - 10 times a minute
10 seconds - 6 times a minute
12 seconds - 5 times a minute
15 seconds - 4 times a minute
20 seconds - 3 times a minute
30 seconds - 2 times a minute
Without some additional math work, the formulas above work fine if your text pass fits into one of these cycle periods. So a text pass that crosses in 13 seconds is no good. Either make the text shorter or change the pass speed (faster or slower)
Without knowing the text string length its difficult to say. I wanted the right most part of my text to start on the far right wall. Hence the calculation of my text string length (125px) minus 320 (far right wall). Knowing that #DWE# starts at 0 the text would only move within the 195-0 x axis. See the new face I just created. Watch the date text.
thanks yes longer ones just about stay on the screen as it starts again so may increase the value to compensate for that.
Just working on steps to miles conversion now but want to restrict number of decimal values so miles looks like 1.15 rather than something like 1.15434326598 and so on !!