creating animated desktops

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by grapenuts, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. grapenuts macrumors newbie

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    how would one go about designing an animated desktop wallpaper?
     
  2. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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  3. 748s macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it a few years ago.
    Used the screen saver Aquarium (tropical fish swimming around).
    You could do it via terminal. I forget how. It got too much after a few days.

    Maybe a search here will find the terminal command.
     
  4. Claytoniss macrumors regular

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    I don't know how to make screen savers but theres an anoying program called Desk Saver plus
     
  5. heehee macrumors 68020

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    You can have an animated gif as your wallpaper in windows, but it'll make your computer super slow. I dont know about OSX though.
     
  6. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    vista (ultimate atleast) has dreamscene/scape which can access any video which has a codec installed. Works ok but wouldn't bother with it, uses too many resources.

    If you want to make one of these, its just a case of making a move.
     
  7. Poeben macrumors 6502

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  8. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    If you make up a sequence of images and then set the desktop to change every 5 seconds it creates a sort of moving desktop image. Ive seen it were someone did a jug slowly emptying.
     
  9. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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  10. JacobC macrumors member

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    Dude, that would slow down your computer like crazy.
     

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