Propellor analog clock

I am trying to make a propellor analog clock with Arduino. It uses a Atmega328 with four 74hc595 shift register controlling 32 leds. I am unable to figure out the code for it. Googled a lot but was not successful, none of them used shift register. Please i would be great if someone helps me make the code.

Start with the basics and write a program to output the time to the Serial monitor. Are you using a Real Time Clock ? If not then your clock will be very inaccurate.

I amt using rtc. And i knw how to print time in serial monitor. I am not able to figure out the algorithm to display the clock hands

Tronixstuff gie you examples how to use 595 shift register.