Desktop visual effect

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Fri Jan 18 17:09:19 EST 2013


Folks,
Thanks for all the suggestions.  I have found that I can get the effect I
want by using a hidden group and show/hide it when appropriate with the
visual effects.  Didn't have to use a stack at all.
Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com>wrote:

> Alejandro:  One issue with the stack you referenced is the technique
> relies on a screen capture of the desktop, which is no longer necessary
> since LiveCode can create actual translucent windows.  Any PNG image that
> contains transparency will work, simply by setting the windowShape of the
> stack to the id of the source image.
>
> Chipp's stack was great for the time it was developed, but I'm sure he
> would agree there are easier ways to create the same effect these days :-)
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
>
>
>
>
> On 1/18/13 12:27 PM, "Alejandro Tejada" <capellan2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi Pete,
> >
> >
> >Peter Haworth wrote
> >> Thanks Scott.  I guess I'll have a go at the blendlevel fade trick.
> >
> >Please, check this source code in a stack and the executable Demo
> >posted by Chipp Walter in this mail list. Visit his webpage and look
> >for the following text:
> >
> >http://www2.altuit.com/webs/altuit2/RunRev/Downloads.htm
> >
> >Splash Screen Stack
> >This stack creates a very interesting splash screen effect -- sorta like
> >Kai Krause's MetaCreations programs used to do. It's actually quite
> >simple,
> >but the effect is astounding. All the code is in the stack script. Notice
> >the translucent butterfly wings. Feel free to use as you like.
> >The executable is Windows only, but the effect should work on Macs as
> >well (use the .rev stack)
> >
> >Download Windows Executable (.zip)
> >
> >Splash Screen Source Code
> >One of the interesting things about this Splash Screen window is the way
> >it fades on. You can download the source code by clicking the link button
> >below.
> >
> >Have a nice weekend!
> >
> >Al
> >
> >
> >
> >
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