Analog Clock

This recipe uses the WATCHOUT Dynamic Image Server to display a simple analog clock. 


The full tutorial, as well as the clock itself, may be found here:

Configuring the Dynamic Image Server

The Dynamic Image Server needs to be configured as in the “Uploading with a Browser” recipe. Next, download the attached “” file, unpack it and copy the file “analogue_clock.swf” to the C:\DynImages folder. This file is subsequently used by the image server to render the clock. Make sure the image server is running before proceeding. 

NOTE: The attached “” file also contains the source file (analogue_clock.fla), in case you want to change it. Doing so requires Adobe Flash Professional CS5 or later.

To test it manually, choose Open on the File menu and navigate to the analogue_clock.swf file.


Download and expand the attached “” file and open the resulting “” file in WATCHOUT. Make sure the single Clock media item is configured with the correct address of your Dynamic Image Server. Now run the main timeline to display the feed.


Dynamic Image Settings. Substitute the proper address of your image server.

NOTE: Since the clock in this example is based on vector art, you can specify any dimensions you like in the dynamic media item, and the clock will be scaled accordingly at full resolution.

To run the show on a real display, start WATCHOUT display software on a separate computer.  Set the address and resolution of the single display in the show to match that of your display computer.

Files attached to this recipe: