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Title: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: TheRetroZombie on February 28, 2010, 03:50:12 pm
Is there any free program I can use to make my own desktop background? Like if I make a animation, I can put it in a continuous loop play as a desktop background.
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: floyd86 on February 28, 2010, 04:22:07 pm
I don't believe windows supports moving desktop background, not sure about macs...
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: $imon on February 28, 2010, 04:26:49 pm
It does actually.. you can have html pages as a background (at  least on xp what I'm running) So you can just make an empty html file with a video that fills the whole screen, and use that as a background.

Here a link:
http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/18751-natively-run-video-as-wallpaper-on-xp/
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: siragin on February 28, 2010, 07:10:24 pm
I haven't tried this in a while but, windows supports gif files when you choose your background. Also try this
http://www.axialis.com/ssp/
this is a free program that you can use to create animated desktop backgrounds and custom screen savers.
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: Ratticis on March 01, 2010, 03:36:28 am
I susspect you could do this with GIMP too. Atleast that's what I usually use for a GIF
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: floyd86 on March 01, 2010, 04:31:57 pm
So it is possible? Awesome! :D
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: Jdez on March 01, 2010, 09:30:14 pm
I did do it once using the gimp to create animated gif's but it took me an hour or two and you have to make sure you get the timing right cause otherwise it might be way to fast or way to slow. I found though that having an animated backround got kinda annoying after one or two days though....
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: TheRetroZombie on March 02, 2010, 04:09:42 pm
Actually Jdez your right, it will be kind of annoying to have somthing moving all the time on your back round. I'll just try to make animated gifs for otherthings. I'll find a tutorial on youtube.
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: mak on March 04, 2010, 05:33:00 pm
i think anim8ting your own screensaver would be cool
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on March 05, 2010, 12:19:35 am
If anyone has flash you could look at SWFlash Screesaver

Not 100% sure of the safety virus wise, but for creating screensavers it's pretty good! (Or was when I used it)

Just import the anim into flash and save.
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: Monex on March 05, 2010, 07:34:08 am
If you can program, then it's really easy to use csharp to make a screensaver -> http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/scrframework.aspx
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: JeffFarris on May 19, 2010, 12:13:25 pm
If anyone has flash you could look at these wealthy affiliate results (https://affmountain.com/my-wealthy-affiliate-review-and-results) and the SWFlash Screesaver

Not 100% sure of the safety virus wise, but for creating screensavers it's pretty good! (Or was when I used it)

Just import the anim into flash and save.

Hmm, I tried using a GIF as my background but it doesn't work. Also I'm sure it would probably slow the computer down a bit wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Make my own moving desktop background?
Post by: siragin on May 20, 2010, 01:12:16 pm
just go to http://www.axialis.com/ssp/ and use that program. It may cost money but they do have a trial version that just limits the ue to 15 to 30 days. You can create a series of images just as you would do for a gif image, or if yo have it, you can create a flash swf. The program with convert the file to a windows format screen saver which you can also use as a desktop background. It is preety simple.