Lightning Ball - Animated Icon
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Lightning Ball - Animated Icon

Updated Feb 10, 2009 by zigboom


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Lumic
Comment #1 Tuesday, February 03, 2009 3:37 AM
Wow...
zigboom
Comment #2 Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:07 AM
Thanx SinTactics for your feedback
Quicksilver007
Comment #3 Thursday, February 05, 2009 7:40 AM
Cool, I like this!
j0hncramer
Comment #4 Friday, February 06, 2009 11:38 PM
I liked this icon alot but i didnt have any generic places to put it, so i tossed a mass effect icon on top of it. it looks sexy. if you want it to add to your collection im happy to give you my edit.
zigboom
Comment #5 Saturday, February 07, 2009 4:26 AM
i'm not sure what is a mass effect icon.. anyway i'm curious, i'll be happyu top check it out, maybe you can upload it to rapidshare or send it with email, you can pm me if you like to change emails. Anyway i'm happy you found a use for it and it looks sexy
j0hncramer
Comment #6 Saturday, February 07, 2009 11:54 AM
i just put it on skydrive. mass effect is a shooterish RPG. http://cid-dc048ab714d38023.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/massLightningBall.png?ccr=9719
zigboom
Comment #7 Saturday, February 07, 2009 3:40 PM
i still don't understand what is "shooterish RPG" but it looks nice anyway ...
zxcorp
Comment #8 Tuesday, February 10, 2009 8:10 PM
im new to dock and i need help how do i get this to work??
armani911
Comment #9 Wednesday, February 11, 2009 1:15 AM
I think its hot, and Mass Effect is the hottest game PERIOD !! hey john good idea.
zigboom
Comment #10 Wednesday, February 11, 2009 5:54 AM
Hi zxcorp. To make it work you'll need this docklet : http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=2074&libid=29&p=3 . Then copy the Images from here to any location (for example - C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\Bundled Images\Misc Icons\Animated Icon) Then configure the animated shortcut to point to the image and setup the speed in ms (100ms for example) , you can also edit the target to point to any aplication or link. Hope it helps, check out my other animated shortcuts for more help and cool animations
zigboom
Comment #11 Wednesday, February 11, 2009 5:58 AM
Thanx armani911, happy you find it hot good idea indeed .. feel free to use it anyway you like to ...
DaveRI
Comment #12 Wednesday, February 11, 2009 6:18 AM
im new to dock and i need help how do i get this to work??
While you're on the docklet page zigboom pointed you to, have a look at comment #67 there - it does a pretty good job of going into more detail. I really like this icon, adds a little zip to the ol' dock   . Thanks zigboom, I'll bet it took you a little while to put it together!
Spippy
Comment #13 Sunday, February 15, 2009 11:30 AM
This is by far my very favorite. Why no one has made a animated png for thunderbird??????
Spippy
Comment #14 Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:01 PM
Can you tell me how to make animated png. Which software do you use? Thank you.
zigboom
Comment #15 Sunday, February 15, 2009 2:19 PM
Thanx forzaitalia for your feedback. so, to make an animated png you need to have a sequence of frames that will loop nicely. i'm using gimp as visual editor(it's similar to phoitoshop but it's free and open source). then when you have the sequence you can usi Aniutil to join the frames as a filmstrip. Another way could be to extract the frames from gif or avi and then use Aniutil (search google for it).. hope it helps.
MouseGoddess
Comment #16 Monday, February 16, 2009 10:09 PM
I was always under the impression that you can only animate a gif.....
zigboom
Comment #17 Tuesday, February 17, 2009 3:45 AM
I was always under the impression that you can only animate a gif.....
Well, there are some other formats, even a new animated png format called APNG.. Anyway, here it's a simple and smart trick .. we join the frames as a filmstrip(by Aniutil it's easy). The frames must be square so the animated docklet can figure how many frames there are then create the frames again and display the animation. The main advantage of png is that it can have transparency (gif cannot).. also the quality is better.
Spippy
Comment #18 Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:13 AM
Hello Zigboom, I don't know what I'm doing wrong but Aniutil doesn't stitch my png very well, everything is always shrunk or in black and white... strange. How do you make you icons appeared in 3D and how do you do a reflection? (light coming from the top). Check out my 2 animated icons, you are the one who inspired me. Thanks.
zigboom
Comment #19 Monday, February 23, 2009 1:20 PM
hi forzaitalia, so, about aniutil.. first thing you should do is to cancell the "compress image" option (zzbut make sure you compress your png's (the frames), name the frames as no.'s (001, 002 ,003 exc.) ,then click on "proccess image" and choose all (ctrl-a). it should work.. otherwise try to choose the frames by the order using ctrl while clicking. and about the reflections, i make it by hand in a graphic editor but i can give you a great tip.. try iReflector by sir smily (use google:), it will allow you to drag and drop pngs and create a reflection in few seconds and it does it very well... And about the 3D..well anytime it's abit different, using mostly filters or shadows and lights to give it some depth but anyway there's no easy answer, just digging into the graphic editor of your choice
Spippy
Comment #20 Thursday, February 26, 2009 8:51 AM
One last question and I leave you alone. What do you mean by 'make sure you compress your png's (the frames)'? Do I need to re size the frame before using aniutil it for example 256x256 pixels, I didn't understand that. Thanks.

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