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Wallpaper idea

Postby BlueJayofEvil » Wed May 14, 2008 21:30

Haven't seen this mentioned here, so I thought it'd be worth suggesting. In case anyone has tried Mandriva 2008.1 Spring or Fedora 9, the default backgrounds "change" depending on the time of day. This is accomplished by producing a series of gradual variations of one image and producing an xml file to load each variant at different times of the day.

Attached is a screenshot of the default Fedora 9 folder that contains the images. The xml code will be listed below.

The reason I suggested this is because I think it would be a great idea to put into Sabayon. We have plenty of images available on this forum alone that could be reproduced and 'gradiented' then set up in an xml file to be 'changed' throughout the day.

Here's the xml code:
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<background>
  <starttime>
    <year>2007</year>
    <month>04</month>
    <day>01</day>
    <hour>07</hour>
    <minute>00</minute>
    <second>00</second>
  </starttime>
<!-- This animation will start at 7 AM. -->

<!-- We start with sunrise at 7 AM. It will remain up for 1 hour. -->
<static>
<duration>3600.0</duration>
<file>
   <!-- Eeepc size --> <!-- 5:3 -->
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-0-morn.png</size>
   <!-- Odd resolution but apparently popular --> <!-- 5:4 -->
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-0-morn.png</size>
   <!-- Standard 4:3 -->
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-0-morn.png</size>
   <!-- Widescreen 16:10 -->
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-0-morn.png</size>
</file>
</static>

<!-- Sunrise starts to transition to day at 8 AM. The transition lasts for 5 hours, ending at 1 PM. -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>18000.0</duration>
<from>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-0-morn.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-0-morn.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-0-morn.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-0-morn.png</size>
</from>
<to>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-1-noon.png</size>
</to>
</transition>

<!-- It's 1 PM, we're showing the day image in full force now, for 2 hours ending at 3 PM. -->
<static>
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<file>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-1-noon.png</size>
</file>
</static>

<!-- It's 3 PM, and we're starting to transition to sunset. Transition completes at 6 PM. -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>10800.0</duration>
<from>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-1-noon.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-1-noon.png</size>
</from>
<to>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-2-evening.png</size>
</to>
</transition>

<!-- It's 6 PM, and it's sunset, for an hour. Ends at 7. -->
<static>
<duration>3600.0</duration>
<file>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-2-evening.png</size>
</file>
</static>

<!-- It's 7 PM and it's going to start to get darker. This will transition for 5 hours up until midnight. -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>18000.0</duration>
<from>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-2-evening.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-2-evening.png</size>
</from>
<to>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-3-night.png</size>
</to>
</transition>

<!-- It's midnight. It'll stay dark for 5 hours up until 5 AM. -->
<static>
<duration>18000.0</duration>
<file>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-3-night.png</size>
</file>
</static>

<!-- It's 5 AM. We'll start transitioning to sunrise for 2 hours up until 7 AM. -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-3-night.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-3-night.png</size>
</from>
<to>
   <size width="800" height="480">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-eeepc-0-morn.png</size>
   <size width="1280" height="1024">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normalish-0-morn.png</size>
   <size width="1600" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-normal-0-morn.png</size>
   <size width="1920" height="1200">/usr/share/backgrounds/waves/waves-wide-0-morn.png</size>
</to>
</transition>
</background>
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Re: Wallpaper idea

Postby wolfden » Wed May 14, 2008 22:25

good idea

seems to work good?
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Re: Wallpaper idea

Postby chickpea » Wed May 14, 2008 22:34

Good idea, plays nice with compiz?
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Re: Wallpaper idea

Postby BlueJayofEvil » Wed May 14, 2008 22:43

wolfden wrote:good idea

seems to work good?


Works very well.

chickpea wrote:Good idea, plays nice with compiz?


Haven't tried it yet, but I don't see a reason why it shouldn't work.
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Re: Wallpaper idea

Postby Wait...What? » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:52

I'd love to make something like this to use with Sabayon. Where does the folder go in order for it show up as wallpaper. I want to be able to test as I go.

Thanks!
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