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ToiletDuck

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Aug 17, 2002
Here is a pretty cool theme.
http://themes.freshmeat.net/screenshots/25244/

It has given me an idea. In windows you can download a desktop background that has the matrix code in it moving. It's a resource eater but it does provide some eye candy when you want it to look nice. Is there a way to make moving backrounds in Linux? If you take a look at that theme you will see a very pretty picture of the world. I was wondering if it would be possible to get a nice shot of the world like that and make it move. So that it spins very nicely and smoothly at any rate that I want. Now I know that for it to do this would mean that I would have to have tons of frams. The faster I want it to turn the less the frams and such. For it to turn nice and slow taking about 20 seconds to revolve around would require. 1200 frames at 60 fps. unless i interlace the frames and pring it down to half that. But that's getting technical and ahead of myself. have you guys ever seen any backdrops that move for linux? If so where at? I'd like to look at them. Also if you have seen any for windows i would like to see that also. A nice one for windows is called Dremple.

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Titan386

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Jun 8, 2002
I've seen moving backgrounds before. There was a guy somewhere who had the xflame screensaver as his background, complete with animation. I don't know how you would set this up though, sorry.
 
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ToiletDuck

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Aug 17, 2002
Darn. those are so cool. I don't know how to find it though. I have looked all over google. if you find it let me know.
 

Titan386

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Jun 8, 2002
I think the guy who had it was over at linuxnewbie.org. I'll try runnin some search in their forums and see what I can come up with.
 

Titan386

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2002
Alright, I randomly stumbled upon this, and it looks to be pretty close to what your trying to do:
http://xplanet.sourceforge.net/

Edit: Here's some more info, I don't know if it helps you at all, but with this command I got myself a moving matrix background:
/usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/xmatrix -root -delay 80000 -density 40 -both -small -trace -phone 5705551212 &
 
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UnseenMenace

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Apr 23, 2001
Think theres a nice little 'quote' in my signature that finishes this off nicely.. something about 'he who plays with root eventually kills tree'
 

XWRed1

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Joined
Oct 31, 2001
-root makes it display in the root window, which is effectively the background in most window managers.