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fediafedia
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Joined: April 13th, 2009, 12:40 am

How to do blinking text

Post by fediafedia »

Hello all,
I want to do a blinking text for a super crazy idea I'm working on right now (when I should be focusing on more important projects like finishing Omnimo 2...)

So I have 2 meters:

[Text1]
Text=DANGER
FontColor=237,28,37,155

[Text2]
Text=DANGER
FontColor=237,28,37,255

And... um... I want it to blink at a rate of 1 Hz. How do it do it?

I tried this, but i failed:

[ImageNumberCalc]
Measure=Calc
Formula=Counter % 2
Substitute=".00000":""
IfEqualValue=1
IfEqualValue=!Execute [!RainmeterHideMeter Text2][!RainmeterShowMeter Text1]
IfEqualValue=2
IfEqualValue=!Execute [!RainmeterShowMeter Text1][!RainmeterHideMeter Text2]
Disabled=0
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Varelse
Posts: 61
Joined: April 22nd, 2009, 7:46 pm

Re: How to do blinking text

Post by Varelse »

I've actually worked on something like this before.

The 255 in the calc measure is the transparency.

[Fade]
Measure=Calc
Formula=Counter% 2 = 1 ? 255 : 0

Then you tie it to a meter

[MeterSeconds]
Meter=STRING
X=75
Y=50
W=1500
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
StringStyle=Normal
StringAlign=Center
FontColor=255,255,255,[Fade]
FontSize=60
FontFace=#FontName#
AntiAlias=1
Text=[MeasureSeconds]
DynamicVariables=1

You can do a lot of other cool things , like fading in and out text.

One thing I'm working on has text that slowing fades in and out. The max transparency that this measure allows is 10.

[FadeIn1]
Measure=Calc
Formula=Counter%20 < 11 ? ((Counter%20)*0.5) : 10-((Counter%20)*0.5)
fediafedia
Posts: 36
Joined: April 13th, 2009, 12:40 am

Re: How to do blinking text

Post by fediafedia »

Awesome, you da man!