I am returning to Facer after a little break and have made the following design, based on an Eone Bradley watch I like:
I have gotten the balls to rotate around the centre. but I would like them to also ‘roll’ as they move. At the moment they rotate like normal hands but I think it would look better if the balls themselves were spinning/rolling as they went along. Any suggestions? I’ve tried making them orbit and then changing the rotation component, but the orbit didn’t seem to be working for me. Thanks!
…I would suggest the same you tried. Cyrcular motion & rotation… let’s try this formulas (based on @Mellin )
(((sin(((#DWFSS#+0)/180) * pi)) * 50)+160)
(((-cos(((#DWFSS#+0)/180) * pi)) * 50)+160)
…they work 100% at my watch faces… (sure the Nr. 50 should be corrected depending on your particular diameter)
Yes!! Thank you sir, that did it The formula I was using was slightly off, but the version you have posted is exactly what I was after
What do you think of the design? The real watch is quite striking because you can actually see the depth to it (the low points and high points). I feel like that is a bit lost on the smart watch because it is now just flat?
Hi @roycaruso, I looked closer at it now.
1 - at the first look it appears to me like the original (good for impression, bed for your originality ;))
2 - metal ball actually do not need to be turned around own axis (light come “always” from the same site, so the light reflection should stay at the same place)
3 - for more depth feeling I do thing that a shadow of the balls would helps a lot
You can always play around and make (almost every) the watch face better and better…
Thanks! I usually do original designs, but wanted you have a go at an impression. Don’t worry, once I get the base down, i’lll be adding my own flare to this design too hmm great suggestions, thanks! I’ll get cracking