Animated Clock

  • October 19, 2022
  • Blender 3.0x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: billhails
  • License: CC-BY
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A simple clock based on the one on my wall. I believe it's called a "ship's clock" or "naval-style clock".

To use it you can link or append the "Clock" collection from the uploaded file, if you link it you will need to do Object - Relations - Make Local Override to access the custom properties to be able to set and animate the time.


There are five custom properties on the top-level "housing" mesh:

  • Hours sets the hour, 0-11.
  • Minutes sets the minutes past the hour, 0-59.
  • Seconds controls the second hand, 0-59.
  • Animate if on, adds the scene time to the time set above. 0 (off) or 1 (default, on).
  • Smoothness controls the smoothness of the second hand movement, 0.0-1.0, 1.0 produces a perfectly smooth movement, 0.0 results in a pronounced tick.

The hour hand takes into account minutes and seconds, and the minute hand takes into account seconds, so the time should always look "right".

Note I used an HDR to light the sample image but I omitted it from the upload to save space.


  • ryanhasan profile picture


    Written November 06, 2022
  • mobceri profile picture

    Good work, thanks for this

    Written December 12, 2022
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    carlos lopez


    Written April 07, 2023