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SunMoonStar says:

Hi,
I've created a very animated Litestep theme, and I want to post a screenshot soon, and attach a snippet video of my desktop in action. I tried to use Wink, but with bad results. It didn't show any of my Litestep animations, and it rendered my mouse movements very coarsely.
Can anyone help me out, or suggest a different application? I want to post the stuff soon :P

Maks

05:03 pm, Sunday, October 07, 2007 (9 years ago)
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naalo says:

Maybe this is something good

I had a really great one, but i sadly enough forgot its name.

LOL btw, in the Litestep theme i did for my peekaboo setup i made the audio controls animated too, they have a certain width, but when the title is too long they animatedly expand. I actually anted to record that too, but i forgot.

05:32 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

ah! thats really cool :)
I love that desktop man

I will try this link now thanks :P

05:35 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

bleh no good
didnt work for some reason

I found some other program online also and it had the same problem, my litestep stuff didnt show up in the render, like not even my popup

05:45 pm (9 years ago)
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split says:

Wouldn't it just be easier to just release the theme so we can see the animation first hand? :P Can't wait to try it out.

06:41 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

well indeed i will
but its sort of in a 'beta' state if you will
im just eager to show people what I have so far, ya know? lol

i got a decent render from 'camstudio'

06:51 pm (9 years ago)
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HOPE04 says:

Maybe you can find a quick trial version of SnagIt? I got the program, haven't tried the video feature yet , but I'll give it a go in a bit.

11:06 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

I just tried SnagIt, good suggestion, it's a nice program.
But it had the same problem as in the other ones, Litestep stuff didn't show up in the render.

camstudio worked though, and is free. Not as nice rendering as SnagIt does but what can you do, will have to do I suppose

12:08 am (9 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

Well looking forward to your screen shot, glad you found inspiration.

12:27 am (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

im getting a external hd tomorrow n im not modding my icons in shell32 till i get that (cuz my comp already crashed once *cries*) and im not making the ss till i change my icons! hehe
soon soon :D meanwhile im adding animations and stuff
and youre one of my inspirations btw to be (fearlessly) unique! :D

12:55 am (9 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

Bah, then I must impatiently wait until you get that and change your icons to see it.

Hehe, awwwww, thanks. :D

01:00 am (9 years ago)
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naalo says:

This was the program i used

01:25 am (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

Oh my goodness
That program, and using the CamStudio codec for compression, the result was awsome.....

awsome awsome awsome
Hopefully I finish it up tomorrow or after tomorrow

01:57 am (9 years ago)
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naalo says:

Yeah, it's a great piece of software, it records everything.

Here's an example

05:47 am (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

very cool
how did you get it to detect if the text was too long + by how much it was too long?

10:32 am (9 years ago)
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naalo says:

You don't have to just set the label to AutoAnimate, a direction and a minwidth.

12:02 pm (9 years ago)
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Thomax says:

OMG naalo! that looked awsome! mind sending me an e-mail? ;)

12:04 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

ohk doh :D
im using autosize for a couple of things duno why I didn't realize it will do that for text on a label :P

04:21 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

I want to post a little snippet of what I have so far, its just a couple of the animations in my theme, but I don't have any webspace, anyone can host it for me pretty please?

05:45 pm (9 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

How little is it? If it's not to big I'll host it for ya just email it to me.

07:47 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

150 mb :O is that big? imma email it now

08:18 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

i think its too big to email even at 26 mb

08:27 pm (9 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

Erm. Well, maybe somewhere to upload the file.

-- 100MB limit.
-- 500MB limit.
-- 100MB limit.
-- 300MB limit.
-- 300MB limit.

I think some of them only will send it to multiple people's email addresses. But if you cut it down to 100 you can definitely use the link method.

08:52 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

ah yea! iforgot about those ;D
thanks :))

08:54 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

alright here is a video showing just a couple animations

09:21 pm (9 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

I don't know why, but I can only view that site in IE. And the download won't work, when I get to the dialog the open and save buttons don't work. GRRR.

10:05 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

try this

10:23 pm (9 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

A-ha, open in IE, copy shortcut, download in Firefox. And I like that one, there isn't a 45 second wait.

Very awesome, nice animation. And I especially like the talk bubble idea.

10:49 pm (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

cool, i did also animated taskbar that pops up and moves like a spring, quick tho, and the tray, slides in fast at first and then slows down.

i dont really have any ideas tho what else to animate, maybe ill visit some flash websites or something for some ideas, but anyway i duno what i'd appply the idea to but we'll see

maybe ill add a amp player as pep has

10:53 pm (9 years ago)
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aMADme says:

http://logmein.com/

just an idea
I've been using this to remote control my desk from the office...it's pretty cool

you can invite guests to view your desk while you work at it...so we could like broadcast our desks life


oh and yeah...nice animation ..both!
gotta play around with LS to get some animations build in myself

01:51 am (9 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

That's a pretty cool link Mad, also a good idea.

01:57 am (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

I'm not sure I understand the idea you are proposing >_<
im happy u like the animations, i purposely didnt show all the ones i have so far though so that i have more to show when i post the ss :D
crafty huH? :D

02:34 am (9 years ago)
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Hoodylum says:

Downloading now :D Will post comments a lil later

02:49 am (9 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

you can invite guests to view your desk while you work at it...so we could like broadcast our desks life

He's proposing that you show us your desktop with the use of that site, and apparently we could see it while you're doing stuff on your computer.

And that is indeed crafty, also good to keep some surprise to it.

03:43 am (9 years ago)
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naalo says:

Very interesting Maksim!

The system stats animations are really neat and make a simple concept more appealing.

The command box is even greater, just one question though. Is it using xLabel and if so does that having as much launching power as lsxcommand?

04:56 am (9 years ago)
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Thomax says:

Wow. that looked truely awsome SunMoonStar. Relase it please :-D

05:12 am (9 years ago)
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SunMoonStar says:

at first I tried to just do reposition of lsx but it is not as smooth, or should I say, doesnt do it as well as label. so I made label animations, and then the lsx unhides (has same dimensions as the label behind it), visually the only thing is seen when it unhides is that the text is displayed. i used lslua for the scripts but mzscript can be used.

Thomax, I am planning on releasing it, I have to clean up some code and add options for the user

09:08 am (9 years ago)
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split says:

ding dang, y'all! Those are some sweet animations. Its amazing what you can do with with a label move and/or resize.

10:37 pm (9 years ago)
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ambulance says:

thats pretty cool guys, i cant wait to see more of this stuff and hopefully a release :)

but for the meantime can you explain how you achieved these animations or give me some documentation? i haven't tried making a theme since xpaintclass came out and this makes me want to start theming again. wouldnt mind having a few animations with it as well

05:44 pm (9 years ago)
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naalo says:

Check out this one

It's the gehrunnerjunge 2.0 from this setup ported to Litestep and animated.

Sorry about the framerate (the animations are slower in realtime), but i had to keep the filesize down.

06:36 am (9 years ago)
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Thomax says:

downloading :D. will give it a comment when i have watched it

06:37 am (9 years ago)
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Thomax says:

finally it's drag-able :D, pretty nice animation :)

06:50 am (9 years ago)
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Hoodylum says:

:o both of yours are so great. Cant wait for both to be realease. My keyboard is malfunctioning cause I was drooling seeing them :P

04:57 am (9 years ago)
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Out put it to a TV and tape it. >XD

Actually, that could work as I have TV input or some of you may have DVRs.

I'll have to remember this trick and that software you mentioned sometime. It would be nice to use to take some of the mystery out of modding.

11:20 am (9 years ago)
 
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