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Daniel5000
Screen Saver
on Nov 24, 2005 at 4:12:35 pm

Hello All
In Tiger there is an RSS screen saver that updates text with new information. I was wondering how apple created this screen saver.
Specifically the motion background and text elements.

Did they use Motion?


Any Ideas
Daniel


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Noah Kadner
Re: Screen Saver
on Nov 24, 2005 at 6:54:27 pm

Just a guess but I suspect it is programmed directly via Core Image.

Noah


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specialcase
Re: Screen Saver
on Nov 26, 2005 at 7:30:20 pm

Heya,

The RSS Visualizer was created (I believe) using Quartz Composer, which gets installed with the Developer Tools. Any QC project can be saved out as a screen saver.


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Jim Kanter
Re: Screen Saver
on Nov 27, 2005 at 6:06:46 pm

Quartz Composer is a cool process tree-based app that is a lot of fun to play with. It is derived from an old app called PIXELSHOX STUDIO whose author was hired by Apple and is the developer of QC.

If you join the Apple Developer Connection (free membership available) you can download it for free with the xcode developer tools:
http://developer.apple.com/

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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Daniel5000
Re: Screen Saver
on Nov 28, 2005 at 9:42:23 am

Thanks everybody

Not much of a programer but will have a look at Quartz Composer
Many thanks
Daniel


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robgreene
Right, but the text part... THAT can be done in Motion, right?
on Nov 29, 2005 at 5:26:30 am

It was my understanding that Motion can generate that text effect... can someone confirm this, and perhaps offer suggestions on how TO do it in Motion?
=rg=


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Tesla
Re: Right, but the text part... THAT can be done in Motion, right?
on Dec 8, 2005 at 12:28:34 am

No problem. Just write an FxPlug that uses QuartzComposer to render into an OpenGL surface. What could be easier?

;-)

Tesla


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