I like to include a ticker that runs exactly 2 times in the given location (if possible this should not be time based) but based on 2 completed runs.
I have an infinite repeating ticker here - which also is a little jerky - anything that improves animating smoothness would also be great.
Thanks in advance!
@Berggeist did someone similar here -
It was a test so I don’t if it still available or if it can be inspected.
Thanks so much for the reference @BIELITZ:
I am hoping to get a ticker that only repeats twice versus repeating infinite times
No problem i just thought there might be something in there you could use
My naive solution would be to place a shape over it at the appropriate time and remove it when necessary! But I’m new at this magic stuff
To do what you want we need to know the length of the string of text against time . It might not be obvious but we covered this sort of thing in a previous Topic . I personally think the best thing you can do is have one nice long Text line with the Message repeated and run it past the display once . Presumably you want to use the Wake Timer .
Thanks @russellcresser, @BIELITZ: Yes, that is the crux. I think the final text will be something like the steps and the heart rate - which of course can vary in length.
One option would also just to time the 2 runs approx. and then hide it via #DWE#/opacity. My hope was there is a magic code or something with modulus,…
@timeasart This works .
A bit crude .
(-( makes it go right to left
+2 is the offset before anything happens .
*180 is the speed factor .
-1500 is the start position of the Text bar ( pixels ) off screen . That includes 160 for the centre point .
Oh well you could Left Justify it . That would make the number smaller .
The Text length in Pixels will have to be established by trial and error .
Thanks so much, Russel - how can we make this one into an infinite repeat?
So my friend .When we started you did not want it repeating . These formulas are not like a cake mix . However I am sure you are able to drop a % in there some where .
You will have to make 2 or 3 text bars and choreograph them carefully to get them to run without a gap .
I am off to bed now so perhaps tomorrow .
Hi Russel - sorry for the confusion. I wanted it to repeat - but only twice. I have plugged in something in the initial WIP above which seems to work…
BTW This will repeat itself every 12 seconds .
Plenty of ways to do the same Job.
If they work they are all good.
Hi Russel - thanks so much for adding another solution to the mix - always a great resource to keep studying.