The animated background you created with Wallpaper Engine is fabulous. Your friends are impressed. You no longer yawn when looking at your device screen. But something is missing. There is no such amazing way for you to tell the time.
Unfortunately, your clock fails to express your unique style.
You're not stuck with a generic watch on your Android device or Windows PC desktop. Take a few minutes to learn how to add a Wallpaper Engine clock you'll be proud to show off.
How to add a clock
Wallpaper clock makes your screen functional and crisp. There are several clock styles to choose from and they work with moving or static images.
You must have a Background wallpaper engine app to install a clock. If you haven't downloaded the app yet, below are the steps to download it to your Android device and Windows PC desktop. Instructions for adding a clock will follow. You will also find tips for customizing clocks for advanced users at the end of this article.
Download Wallpaper Engine on Android
The clock is compatible with any Wallpaper Engine background and is placed on top of your Android device wallpaper. You can use the Wallpaper Engine background you have now. Or you can choose from thousands of amazing new 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.
- Press the green "Install" button.
- Open the app when the installation is complete.
- Select "Create wallpaper" to open the editor window.
- Choose the type of wallpaper you want (video, scenic, etc.).
- Edit the wallpaper using the editor tools.
The Wallpaper Engine application can also be downloaded to your device from a Windows PC. To do this, go to the Wallpaper Engine home page. Click the download link and choose the Android device.
Add a clock to the background of a wallpaper engine
The clock can now be added to your background. Wallpaper Engine offers an excellent variety of pre-built clocks to choose from. They're pretty simple to add to your wallpaper, even if you're new to Wallpaper Engine.
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.
- Press “OK to confirm your choice.
The clock will immediately descend on the screen above the wallpaper. Click on the 3D handles and use them to make these first modifications:
- Choose the position of the clock you want on the screen.
- Adjust the angle (rotation) of the clock.
- Select the clock scale (size).
Keep changing the position, angle, and scale of the clock until you like how it looks. Don't forget to save the changes you have made. Next, you'll decide how you want to further customize the clock. The clock will remain static in Preview mode, but you can run it when you're done making changes.
Download Wallpaper Engine on Windows PC
Add a Wallpaper Engine clock to transform your windows desktop wallpaper and choose a clock from app resources. 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 for your desktop.
- Customize your new wallpaper as you wish.
To install the Wallpaper Engine application on a Windows PC, you must be logged into your Google account.
Add a Clock to Your Windows Desktop
There are many predefined clocks to choose from in Wallpaper Engine. Once you've chosen a clock, you can customize it however you like. It will only take you a few minutes to upgrade 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 (top left of the screen).
- Select “Clock”.
- Click on OK. "
Once your selection is confirmed, the clock will immediately appear on your desktop. You can start making changes using the 3D handles.
Start by arranging these clock settings:
- Move the clock where you want it to be positioned on the screen.
- Adjust the angle or rotate it, if necessary.
- Increase or decrease the size of the clock proportionally to your screen.
Keep rearranging items until you're happy with how they look, then save your changes. However, the clock will not start until you turn it on and complete the customization.
Change 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 individualize the elements of your clock.
The individual elements of Wallpaper Engine are called “assets”. Assets are added in layers, but you can choose the order of the layers. The clock is a text layer element that allows you to modify 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 font size.
- Click on OK. "
Now you are a few steps away from customizing your clock. Make changes to these items from the property editor:
Once the basic settings are done, you can tap on the “Run scripts” option at the top of the editor to start it. Check that the time is correct on your computer, as this is the time the clock will reflect.
Share 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 post a wallpaper.
To share your clock, follow these steps to enable item 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 difficult to use. You can leave it hidden until you have 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 stand out from day one. But if you're a more advanced user, you can script dozens of dazzling clock behaviors, including:
- Reactions to time such as daylight or night.
- External images or sound effects for your clock.
- Creation of interactive particle effects.
- Disabling the clock for specific periods.
- Hide unnecessary property options.
Wallpaper Engine for iOS
Currently, Wallpaper Engine is only available for Android and Windows operating systems. According to the Wallpaper Engine website, there are no plans to support other platforms. The company says adding support for Linux or Mac OS is not economically feasible at this time.
Time is on your side
You take pride in your style, down to the way your electronics look. Don't kill your vibe because your clock is as dull as dishwater. You have endless options with Wallpaper Engine. Choose a clock and customize it to say "you".
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