The December Desktop Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by XnavxeMiyyep, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

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    The thread for everyone to post their own December desktop. And for once, this thread has been started on the correct month.


    Here is my desktop:
     
  2. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Dual monitor setup, all black background, with this photo of mine on it:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, that's really nice. What is it a photograph of?
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Holy Crap!

    XnavxeMiyyep I knew there was something wrong this month!


    Oh my god... There was no December Desktop thread in November...

    Oh my god.
     
  5. tazo macrumors 68040

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    well when a bird hits a powerline at 40mph....

    seriously tho it is a long exposure shot of some nicely colored christmas lights. I got the design effect by moving the camera in that pattern as the camera was recording the picture :)

    Here is another using the same effect:
    [​IMG]

    And here are some more similar [but different] pictures...

    http://www.boycottbuymusic.com/photo/gallery/image/powerful.jpg
    http://www.boycottbuymusic.com/photo/gallery/image/streaming.jpg
    http://www.boycottbuymusic.com/photo/gallery/image/energy.jpg
    http://www.boycottbuymusic.com/photo/gallery/image/dsc03077.jpg
     
  6. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I know! all the way til December 2!!! But look out, they will have the January thread out in a week. :p
     
  7. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, that's a great technique.

    Does anyone else have December desktops?

    Or should we make up for lost time and start the February desktop thread?;)
     
  8. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Thanks znavyzjdjddjdsj ;) I wish I had time to copy your handle down but alas I do not ;) lol :D

    It is a fun technique, and isnt actually what my camera is doing per se...It is taking a 'night' shot which means it is trying to take in as much light as possible to make a decent pic. well that works horrible in most cases, but as I would figure out later, all its doing is exposing the picture for a max of 7secs as it tries to focus and get some light in :)

    neat stuff eh :)
     
  9. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Well, last night I downloaded about 350 desktop pictures from all my favorite car manufacturers. Obviously I'm not going to share them all with you :p. I have them change every five minutes. I'll probably use them till next year when the '05's are out.
     
  10. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Something I made a few years ago. It works nicely as a background for the login screen as well. ;)
     
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  13. howard macrumors 68020

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    mr anderson,

    what program did you use to make that?
     
  14. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    ah...thanker...

    a little Freehand & Photoshop filtering... ;)
     
  15. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    its all done in Lightwave3D v 7.5c. The nebula was hand drawn in photoshop and loaded as a texture to a 3D object to give it depth.

    I'm really happy with the test animations too....but I'm working on other parts right now, no more space for the time being.

    D
     
  16. howard macrumors 68020

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    cool

    i really would like to get into 3d animation at some point, i think it would be so fun...

    unfortunately theres a money problem and i don't have any to spare on those programs :)
     
  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Still the same as last month for the moment...but that might change soon, if it does, so will this image ;)

    [​IMG]

    Still lovin' the DB9 right now :D
     
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  19. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Here's mine, I found a load of images of the Warwick bass collection, this is a newer version of my 5-string, the Thumb.
     
  20. job macrumors 68040

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    Not to bug everyone, but for those of use who don't have enormous monitors, could we resize the images to 800*600 or thereabouts?

    Ultralarge (i.e. lifesize resolution) images really mess with the formatting of the forums.

    Anyways, here's mine.
     
  21. KBFinFan macrumors 6502

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    Tazo-

    Can you post some full size pictures of your light pictures? I'd like to use them as my holiday desktop.... if you don't mind.:)
     
  22. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I'm getting a 404 Not Found.. is it me or you?
     

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