I have designed a ClockGauge and wish to use three different images for the hour, minute and second hands.The images are not rectangular and are not symmetrical. The code used is below:

'ClockGauge[ AbsoluteTime[], ImageSize -> Large, 
 GaugeLabels -> {Placed["DateShort", Top], "Value"}, 
 GaugeMarkers -> {minuteHand, secondHand, hourHand}, 
 PlotLabel -> Style["Mallacoota", Large, Bold] ]'

The output is: enter image description here

I want to specify that, for example, the seahorse rotates about the tip of its tail and the tip of its snout indicates the time. How should I modify the command.

The images are imported from the hard drive.

Thanks for helping.

The images used as clock hands are below:

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  • $\begingroup$ A lot depends on the images you're using. Please edit your question to add a copy of each of them. $\endgroup$ – creidhne Jan 13 at 0:34

(1) Rotate slightly and crop the image so that the tip of the tail is at the bottom-left corner and the tip of the snout is at the bottom-right corner of the bounding rectangle. (2) ImagePad to have the image on the upper part of the rectangle:

seahorse = Import["https://i.stack.imgur.com/sRwYn.png"];
seahorse2 = RemoveBackground @ ImageCrop @ Rasterize @ Rotate[seahorse, 2 Degree];

hand = ImagePad[seahorse2, {{-5, 40}, {ImageDimensions[seahorse2][[2]], 0}}];

Dynamic @ Refresh[ClockGauge[Round @ AbsoluteTime[], ImageSize -> 500, 
   GaugeLabels -> {Placed["DateShort", Top], "Value"}, 
   GaugeMarkers -> {None, None, hand}, 
   PlotLabel -> Style["Mallacoota", Large, Bold]], 
  UpdateInterval -> 1]

enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the response. $\endgroup$ – John Baratta Jan 13 at 21:49
  • $\begingroup$ Why did you add 40 pixels to the length of the image? Also, some of the standard clock hands are centred about a point within the image. How do I specify that the image rotates about a specific pixel coordinate? $\endgroup$ – John Baratta Jan 13 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ @JohnBaratta, added 40 pixels on the right to make the snout point to the ticks (try changing 40 to 0 to see what we get without the padding on the right). Re changing the point to rotate around, it should be possible but can't think of a quick way otomh. $\endgroup$ – kglr Jan 14 at 17:55

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