Living Desktops

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kunze50, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. kunze50 macrumors regular

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    ok, I know this may be a bit far fetched but since Mac OS X supports screensaver use as a desktop, could a live/ movie like scene be used as a desktop. I know there may be no sources for something made like this either. But if say an hour long 1 fps sun set "time-lapse like video" was recorded and set to realtime; is there an app out there to make it a quartz like screensaver?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    There's an app called wallsaver.

    But it deactivates once a proper screensaver kicks in.


    No idea about using a video source though...
     
  3. kunze50 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the app suggestion. Well I just figured that still photography desktops are bland and that computer use today should be capable of a bit more. I think it would be sick to have a scene that is "live". A scene where a video of a full day was recorded at a frame per second or even less, of say a shoreline and sky, used as a desktop. I know the video would be huge in size, but I think its worth it. I'm surprised more of this doesn't exists.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    just take 17,280 photos over 24 hours and have your desktop change every 5 seconds :D
     
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I know it exists for Windows and has for years as I had it for about a week, but I've never seen it for OS X...
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    That's some pretty amazing maths skills...
     

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