How to Add a Clock in Wallpaper Engine
The animated background that you created with Wallpaper Engine is fabulous. Your friends are impressed. You no longer yawn when you look at the screen on your device. But something’s missing. There is no equally amazing way for you to tell the time.
Unfortunately, your clock is not coming close to expressing your unique style.
You’re not stuck with a generic timepiece on your Android device or Windows PC desktop. Take a few minutes to learn how to add a Wallpaper Engine clock that you’ll be proud to show off.
How to Add a Clock
The wallpaper clock makes your screen functional as well as sharp-looking. There are several clock styles to choose from, and they work with animated or static images.
You must have a Wallpaper Engine app background to install a clock. If you haven’t already downloaded the app, you’ll find the steps to download it on your Android device and Windows PC desktop below. The directions for adding a clock will follow. There are also tips for customizing clocks for advanced users at the end of this article.
Download Wallpaper Engine to Android
The clock is compatible with any Wallpaper Engine background, and it’s placed on top of the wallpaper on your Android device. You can use the Wallpaper Engine background you have now. Or you can choose from thousands of new amazing designs.
Start by downloading and installing the latest version of the Wallpaper Engine app. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Google Play Store and search for the Wallpaper Engine app.
- Tap the green “Install” button.
- Open the app when thze installation is finished.
- Select “Create Wallpaper” to open the editor window.
- Choose the type of wallpaper you want (video, scenic, etc.).
- Edit the wallpaper using the tools in the editor.
The Wallpaper Engine app can also be downloaded to your device from a Windows PC. To do this, go to the Wallpaper Engine homepage. Click the download link and choose the Android device.
Adding a Clock to a Wallpaper Engine Background
The clock can now be added to your background. Wallpaper Engine offers an excellent variety of pre-built clocks from which to choose. They are quite simple to add to your wallpaper, even if you are a new Wallpaper Engine user.
To add a clock to your Wallpaper Engine background on your phone:
- Select “Add Asset” at the top left of the screen.
- Choose “Clock” from the list of assets.
- Tap “OK to confirm your choice.
The clock will immediately drop down to the screen on top of the wallpaper. Click on the 3D handles and use them to make these initial modifications:
- Choose the clock position you want on the screen.
- Set the angle (rotation) of the clock.
- Select the clock scale (size).
Keep changing the clock’s position, angle, and scale until you like how it looks. Don’t forget to save the changes you made. Next, you will decide how you want to customize the clock further. The clock will remain static in Preview Mode, but you can get it running when you’re done making changes.
Download Wallpaper Engine to Windows PC
Add a Wallpaper Engine clock to transform your Windows desktop wallpaper, and choose a clock from the assets in the app. If your wallpaper is not from the app, follow these steps to download it to your computer:
- Install the Wallpaper app from the Google Play Store.
- Tap “Create Wallpaper.” The editor window will open.
- Select a wallpaper background for your desktop.
- Customize your new wallpaper as desired.
To install the Wallpaper Engine app on a Windows PC, you must be signed in to your Google account.
Add a Clock to Your Windows Desktop
There are many preset clocks to choose from in Wallpaper Engine. Once you choose a clock, you can tailor it any way you like. It will take you just a few minutes to enhance your desktop with a fantastic clock.
Here’s how to add a clock to your Windows desktop Wallpaper Engine background:
- Tap the “Add Asset” option (at the top left side of the screen).
- Select “Clock.”
- Click “OK.”
Once you confirm your selection, the clock will immediately display on your desktop. You can begin making changes using the 3D handles.
Start by arranging these clock settings:
- Move the clock where you want it positioned on the screen.
- Adjust the angle or rotate it, if needed.
- Increase or decrease the clock size in proportion to your screen.
Keep rearranging the elements until you’re satisfied with how they look and then save your changes. However, the clock will not start running until you turn it on and after completing the customization.
Changing the Text on a Wallpaper Engine Clock
A Property Manager menu will appear on the right side of the screen as soon as you choose a clock. It will help you to individualize the elements of your clock.
Individual elements in Wallpaper Engine are referred to as “assets.” The assets are added in layers, but you can choose the order of the layers. The clock one is a text layer asset that lets you change its special properties.
Here’s how to change the font properties on your clock:
- Tap “Font” in the properties options.
- Select a font from the drop-down menu.
- Use the slider to adjust the size of the font.
- Click “OK.”
Now, you are a few steps from customizing your clock. Make changes to these elements from the property editor:
- The font color
- Clock opacity
- Background opacity
- Name your clock
- Standard or military time configuration
Once the basic settings are completed, you can tap the “Run Scripts” option at the top of the editor to start it. Double-check the time is accurate on your computer because that is the time the clock will reflect.
Sharing a Clock
Wallpaper Engine allows its users to share clocks and other assets. However, the Asset Creation option must be enabled to share a clock. This option is hidden by default to avoid confusing new users trying to publish wallpaper.
To share your clock, take these steps to enable Asset Creation:
- Open the “View” menu.
- Tap “Enable Asset Creation.”
- Select “Elements.”
- Choose “Clock” under the “Share” option.
If you are new to Wallpaper Engine, the Asset Creation option will be challenging to use. You can leave it hidden until you get more experience with the image editor.
Advanced Clock Options
Wallpaper Engine offers a range of preset clock options. There are plenty of effects to choose from to make your wallpaper pop from day one. But if you are a more advanced user, you can write a script to create dozens of dazzling clock behaviors, which include:
- Reactions to time like daylight or night time.
- External images or sound effects for your clock.
- Creating interactive particle effects.
- Disabling the clock for specific periods.
- Hiding unneeded property options.
Wallpaper Engine for iOS
Currently, Wallpaper Engine is only available for Android and Windows operating systems. According to the Wallpaper Engine website, no plans to support other platforms are in the works. The company states that adding Linux or Mac OS support is not economically feasible at this time.
Time Is on Your Side
You take pride in your style, all the way down to how your electronics look. Don’t kill your vibe because your clock is as dull as dishwater. You have endless options to choose from with Wallpaper Engine. Pick a clock and customize it so it says “you.”
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