Vector window shapes and the great mystery of ink effects
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Feb 25 20:13:52 CST 2009
So I'm looking at OS X's increasingly popular transparent panels as
And I'm thinking, man, I would love to have rounded corners on resizable
Then it hits me: could there be some way to layer graphics with
different blendLevels and different ink effects so that I could define
the visible window region with one graphic and have everything outside
of it transparent with another graphic?
So I started to play with various combinations, and the multiplicity of
possible options made my head explode.
Anyone know a way to do this?
Am I dreaming?
Sure, I know the corners would still not pass clicks through, but I'm
okay with those few pixels if I could at least get the look right.
Even more interesting, if such a magic combo could be found we could
effectively punch visual holes in our windows, making resizable frames
around anything underneath.
Should I just make a request to use graphics as window shapes and move on?
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