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grapenuts
Jun 21, 2008, 09:01 PM
how would one go about designing an animated desktop. For instance, a vector animation on loop that displays as your desktop wallpaper? any help?



lee1210
Jun 21, 2008, 10:44 PM
There are a few options from the quick search i just did:
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Screensavers/bgscreensaver.shtml
With that program, you can make a screensaver using core animation (for example), then run that screensaver as your desktop. I don't have leopard yet, but I understand this is supported without this hack. This could be misinformation, though.

The other option is:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,1842609,00.asp

It looks like you can set up any video that quicktime can play to use as your desktop. The screensaver thing seems more CPU efficient, but... this is all fluff, so whatever you do is burning CPU for eye candy anyway.

-Lee

neonblue2
Jun 22, 2008, 02:55 AM
Install the Developer Tools off your Mac OS X DVD and you can then make a screensaver in Quartz Composer.