How to create animation in "Start Menu" / "taskbars"etc.

Saturday, June 28, 2008 by BwanaBen | Discussion: WindowBlinds Tutorials


I'm a newbe,but I'm wondering how the dragon-animation in the "Molton"-skin has been done.

I realy love it and I 'd like to create my own animation in the "Start-menu"

I tried in Skinstudio to track the dragon-animation,without succes.


I'd wanted to experiment by replacing the dragon by my own animation in order the learn to work with Skinstudio

The same I tried with horizontal taskbars.I tried to copy them in a image-editor and change it with a own creation.This didn't work.The animation was gone in the taskbars.

So I'm wondering that if I would find the Dragon-animation,if it is possible to change it?


Can someone help me find the Dragon-animation and explane how to alter or change it.(insert a own animation)

How do I alter create animations in taskbars etc.?


Many thanks,


Reply #1 Saturday, June 28, 2008 10:54 AM
For the startpanel animations, you have to open the start menu animation builder (under tools). Note: this is only available on the pro version of sks.

As you can see, it's pretty straight forward.

For the start button, You just have to build your animation frame by frame and put them in a long evenly spaced row and import (molten has 28 frames). Make sure you adjust the image count to reflect the number of frames in your animation.

Click on the animation tab. There you can adjust the frame rate, choose whether or not the animation loops or plays once and specify where the animation starts and finishes.

Hope this answers some of your questions
Reply #2 Saturday, June 28, 2008 12:19 PM
Many Thanks 2of3,

I tried it with version 6.that's why it didn't work!?
I just have to buy the Pro-version than and try it again.


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