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By on March 11, 2009 3:45:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Automan

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Hope everyone is doing great...

 

I have and idea for a little different clock for a desktop and need a few ideas?

I think everyone just about has seen the Cell Phones that have the flipping Digital Clocks " Square Face with black color and white numbers on the face of the phone.

Well I am wondering if there is a way to do this with DesktopX Pro?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks

Automan

 

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March 11, 2009 4:04:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think everyone just about has seen the Cell Phones that have the flipping Digital Clocks

I haven't. Got a screenshot/picture?

XView did a 3D Clock -- HERE -- that flips every minute/hour, but I'm not sure that's what you're going for.

My best guess is that it would rely on animation for all the flipping, different states for each animation, and a little scripting to sync it up with the time.

 

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March 12, 2009 9:45:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi sViz;

I tool a look at the one you mentioned and the only problem is the 3D angle, and I can't seem to figure out here how to get an image posted to look at. Don.t have a wab site at present.

The one I am trying to build is just the time numbers on a straight facing set of Beveled edge black almost square rectangle if there is such a thing.

Thanks for the help and if I can figure how to turn the one in the link you posted I will let you know.

Thanks

Automan

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March 12, 2009 12:48:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi folks;

For this clock that I am trying to build, I need to find out how you place an image within a post to show an example?

Thanks

Automan

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March 12, 2009 1:58:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

See the tips section HERE.    Once you've uploaded your images to an image hosting site, click on the little "Insert/edit image" icon in the post tools and insert the URL to your image.

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March 12, 2009 9:02:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi folks;

Well I did get a copy of the skin posted in my gallery.

ere is what I am talking about but without being an swf file, I would like to try it in DesktopXPror.

http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=24484&libid=13

Thanks folks for all the help.

Automan

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March 13, 2009 8:00:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think the BEST way to do this is to make a single animated GIF that "flips" from 0 to 9 (and then to 0 again) and then you could have to use dx to move teh animation 1 "step" at a time from the 0 to the 1 (this could be 10 "steps")

Look over this: http://forums.wincustomize.com/?postid=336303

You could then make a function to go from 0 to 1 to 2 to 3 etc via script, the hardest part of this is making the animated gif, but someone might have some suggestions on that.. im not a graphics expert.

If you make the animated gif and need help on the script, would be happy to help.

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