WatchMaker Tips & Tricks

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Make an Object Flicker

Enter in main scripts: var_scalefactor = 1.0 var_scale = 1 var_zoom = 0 function on_millisecond() var_ms_opac=math.random(60,100) end Enter this to objects opacity: var_ms_opac Enter into X and Y positions: (change the zero to the objects actual...
Published by ma kula on 26 September 2017WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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How to calculate a real moonphase

A small note about this script: This is an original script from Dirk Malorny written in javascript ! I've translated it into LUA for all who wants to play with real moonphases (newmoon, halfmoon, fullmoon, age of moon....) So, have fun with this script...
Published by Sabine Mayerhagen on 22 April 2017WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Create watchface with WatchMaker on PC with Memu

You can now use Memu (android emulator) to make your watch face with your Pc.
Published by Ken Wautelet on 13 April 2017WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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smooth day rotation

I've tried to make a smooth day rotation and here is my (quick & dirty) solution: photoshop: draw a circle path and place numbers (01 - 31) [text ring layer doesn't work] - save it as an image; load it into watchmaker -- lua testscript for smooth day...
Published by Sabine Mayerhagen on 17 March 2017WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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bluetooth connected text or icon using tasker, AutoWear and Watchmaker

Sadly there is no way to display an icon or text when bluetooth is connected to the phone. But in combination with tasker it is kind of possible With Watchmaker and in tasker i created an variable to use in watchfaces: {tbluetooth} In tasker, use the...
Published by Gertjan Dubbeld on 21 October 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Showing only relevant sunrise or sunset times

Using the text field change the text according the current time (% 24 hours) and show only the sunrise, sunset or sunset passed text... ({dtp}<{wsrp}) and ('sunrise: {wsr}') or ({dtp}<{wssp}) and ('sunset: {wss}') or ('sunset passed')
Published by Gertjan Dubbeld on 21 October 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Date with slashes #2

'{dnn}/{dd}/{dy}'
Published by Gertjan Dubbeld on 21 October 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Scrolling text

I found another way to make text scrolling. For me i use the calendar item in 2 ways: 1) shortened to begin time, event title (shortened), position. 2) long text begin time, endtime event title, position. using the sec*1000+ms values {dsps} . The text...
Published by Gertjan Dubbeld on 21 October 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Show Date With Slash

Create a text layer and add the following: '{dnn}'..'/'..'{dd}'..'/'..'{dy}'
Published by Terry Zahn on 23 March 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Change Opacity of a Layer at Sunrise and Sunset

Do you want a layer to change with the sunset and sunrise? Add this snippet of code to the selected layers opacity setting to change it from 100% visible to 40% visible. You can change the "100" or the "40" at the end of the code snippet to acheive your...
Published by Terry Zahn on 20 March 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Backup & Restore WatchMaker Files & Watches

1. Go to Google play and install winrar. 2. On the old phone use winrar to compress the Beautiful Watches folder. 3. Install watchmaker on the new phone. 4. Download the compressed file from the old phone to the new phone. You can use File Explorer ES...
Published by Terry Zahn on 13 February 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Import multiple .watch files simultaneously

This tutorial will explain how to import all your .watch files into your WatchMaker application. Prerequisites: - Take a backup of your BeautifulWatches directory and keep it somewhere safe ! - The script is meant to be launched from windows (should...
Published by Brice Wagner on 11 February 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Export all faces to .watch files

This tutorial will explain how to export all your watch faces to .watch files. Prerequisites: - Take a backup of your BeautifulWatches directory and keep it somewhere safe ! - The script is meant to be launched from windows (should work from linux as...
Published by Brice Wagner on 10 February 2016WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Showing Calendar Percentage Completed

Hi All i am new to this Forum here is my first 2 cents ({dtp}-{clbp})/({clep}-{clbp})*100 The above can be put in the text feild and then it will show you how far you are from finishing your appointment Hope this helps someone :-)
Published by Danie Swanepoel on 11 October 2015WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Lua versus other programming languages

If you know one or more programming languages, Lua is easy to learn. Here are a things which are different in Lua: 1. If A then B or C This us how an if then clause usually look like. In a WM property (like Opacity) you would use the following Lua...
Published by Roland Scholz on 28 August 2015WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Lap Time

A lot of watches have a stopwatch feature, and a lot of (real) ones have a “lap time” or “split time” feature, which is often missing in Watchmaker re-creations, and that's a shame. The usual convention works as follows: you press START/STOP, and the...
Published by Mark Shoulson on 27 August 2015WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Second Hand Movement

The usual choices for moving the second hand are either by jumps each second or smoothly. Both are nice, but there are other options. Probably the nicest I've seen so far is setting the rotation to {drss}+math.sin(math.rad({drss}*60))-3 which gives a...
Published by Mark Shoulson on 27 August 2015WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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Auto-flash

This is something I found handy for cases when I wanted a layer to “flash”, i.e. turn on for a few seconds and then automatically turn off. It can also be used for moving things someplace and then back again, etc. You can do this with wm_schedule by...
Published by Mark Shoulson on 27 August 2015WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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string.format Shorthand

Just a shorthand I found that can save you some keystrokes if you use string functions a lot, especially string.format. Instead of “string.format(“%s %d:%02d”, var_a, var_b, var_c)” for example, you can say: (“%s %d:%02d”):format(var_a, var_b, var_c)...
Published by Mark Shoulson on 27 August 2015WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted
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math.max() and math.min()

These are good to know about on general principles, and have particular applications in hand movements. The math.max() function simply returns the largest of its arguments, however many there are, and math.min() returns the smallest. This is useful when...
Published by Mark Shoulson on 27 August 2015WatchMaker Tips & Tricks Posted

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