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jntdigital
12-02-2005, 01:50 PM
Im trying to animate a sky with a text object that displays the time of day. i though it would be as easy as wiring the date/time data to the text string somehow. but that does not work, and i cannot wire the the time port of the sky object to anything other than another date/time port. i cant even wire it to a result node to see what info it can display. is this even possible? what am i doing wrong?

Thanks in advance..

Srek
12-02-2005, 02:13 PM
Hi,
the Time Date value from Sky is a set of combined data that is not easily converted to a simple string. Maybe this can be done via COFFEE.
Cheers
Björn

jntdigital
12-02-2005, 02:32 PM
thanks. will see if that works.

Cinemike
12-02-2005, 04:13 PM
Hi,

try www.8ung.at/cinemike/sky_time.zip (http://www.8ung.at/cinemike/sky_time.zip)
Maybe this is what you are looking for?

You'll need a sensible font though...

CU
Michael

jntdigital
12-02-2005, 04:28 PM
wow! perfect. thank you :thumbsup:

looking at your code in the coffee node. i would have never figured that out.

Thanks again.

tcastudios
12-02-2005, 05:13 PM
Not as elegant but an alternative might be this RenderAClock (http://homepage.mac.com/tcastudios/TCA%20CINEMA.html) setup (Item 002) I did along time ago.

It is not directly connected to the sky time. You set the start and end time yourself.
It might be possible to combine these I'd think.
Cheers
Lennart

jntdigital
12-03-2005, 01:38 PM
thanks. i like the look of the clock, i will give combining them a try.

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