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Making a watch face
#1
Just a bit of fun.
There have been a couple of posts about adding text around a watch face. The last comment was, "too complicated, will do it manually". That is always an option, good option at that, however for a bit of fun, a font twenty-four-hours.ttf  with the essentials mapped to key rows. Not all that complicated Wink

   

Something for everyone.
24 hours for those travelers who turn up at 3 pm for a 1pm flight / Minutes for those who do not understand '20-to-12' / Military type option for joggers.

Using an script Pathrotator2.scm  and ofnuts plugin ofn-text-along-path.py. Pathrotator is in the attachment along with the font. Ofnuts plugin, get from http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-pat...s/scripts/   

A couple of short videos that might help. 
https://youtu.be/iDPWaL9pXIo  demo using Pathrotator (and its quirks)  duration 3 minutes
https://youtu.be/fsoba37vcEE  demo using of-text-along-path-multi duration 5 minutes.

When using the twenty-four-hour.ttf font with 'Keep upright - Yes' also select 'Height Reference - Middle of Box' otherwise unpredicable results. (you have been warned)


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.zip   24-hours.zip (Size: 4.48 KB / Downloads: 27)
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#2
Rich2005, this Pathrotator2.scm script is lightweight and very versatile. When you have the right information and resources, everything seems easier.

Thanks for the class (videos), the font and the script!
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#3
Nice tutorial Rich, as always.

This would have come in handy when I made this logo.

   
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