Implementing the Mac "Quick Look" type of window

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 15:33:27 EDT 2010


  On 12/04/2010 22:17, Andre Garzia wrote:
> Richmond,
>
> You can't do that with Rev... In Rev all elements inherit the stacks own
> blendlevel :-(

Blast!

> If you are not moving your stack, you can take a screenshot of the screen,
> crop it, set it as background of the stack with a clever image with a blend,
> then it will look like the effect you're trying to achieve but if the window
> moves, the background will not move with it...
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Richmond Mathewson<
> richmondmathewson at gmail.com>  wrote:
>
>>    On 12/04/2010 20:30, stephen barncard wrote:
>>
>>> <snip>
>>>
>>> Anyway, a facsimile of the Quick Look window shouldn't be that hard to do
>>> with 4.0's graphic effects.
>>>
>>>   >Wow; Cowabunga!
>> http://andregarzia.on-rev.com/richmond/STUFF/FREAKY.rev.zip
>>
>>> well, it took this "genius" about 3 minutes (and that is because he's
>> slow!).
>>
>> I have just uploaded a new version of this which shows up a slight problem:
>> while it is a breeze to set the blend of a stack to, say, 50%; there is no
>> way
>> that I can find to stop objects in the stack from inheriting that blend
>> value.
>>
>> My stack contains an image "DEVO" which I would like to have a blend value
>> of 0; and it does; but, because it inherits the blend value of the stack
>> that
>> is overridden and the image is still partly transparent.
>>
>> I think that those smoky, grey (whoops; "gray"), semi-transparent windows
>> in Mac are really very sexy; but they would be a lot sexier if they could
>> be
>> used to contain/present fully opaque objects (such as images).
>>
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