[ubuntu-art] Day of Ubuntu wallpaper slideshow

Yann Dìnendal yanndinendal at universfantastiques.org
Tue Jun 10 15:06:00 BST 2008

On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 07:44, Dylan McCall <dylanmccall at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not an artist, but I stuck the three Dawn of Ubuntu variants
> together into a slideshow and became very pleased. This is, in my
> opinion, an example of the wallpaper transition effect working
> fantastically. There are only three key frames, so the transition is not
> at all jarring; it happens subtly in the background. Because each image
> is very similar aside from colours, the transition is absolutely
> brilliant! It really feels like a day passing by in the background, with
> the simple fading effect doing a great job giving us tons of colourful
> variations.
> The functionality of this little feature seems to be misrepresented by a
> lot of the wallpaper slideshows out there right now, so how do you think
> this one is?
> I am posting this because I think the time lapsed wallpaper idea is
> genuinely interesting, and could be put to good use. With this quieter,
> day-long transition, does anybody here encounter issues? (Technical or
> otherwise).
> Also, I noticed editing the little XML file here was very, very painful.
> Would anyone be interested in a GUI to help that along?
> It is too big to attach to this message, so the slideshow thingy is
> hosted on Google Pages, of all places...
> http://dylanmccall.googlepages.com/DayOfUbuntuSlideshow.tar.gz
> Have fun!
> -Dylan
> PS: I take no credit for the artistic end of this, and have merely
> pushed the three things together. Kudos to the artists who made these
> wallpapers, credited in the Readme file, for keeping things consistent
> and attractive. Furthermore, I realize that this enormous post and the
> numerous license stuff attached sounds like a lot of pomp about what
> amounts to very, very little. You would be correct in thinking that; I
> seem to have accumulated too much free time.
> That, and it doesn't hurt to be prepared for the unpredictable
> possibility that somebody links to the file here from somewhere else,
> the brilliance of which would cause a chain reaction spreading it and
> the numerous attached works all over the interwebs!

Hi, I really appreciate this wallpaper, is there any possibility that it
could be in Intrepid's default wallpapers, as was the static "Dawn of
ubuntu" ?
Also, I've just noticed you have added a 4th wallpaper in the slideshow
(midnight), so it's even better now !
But I think it might need some tweaking... For example, the transition
between noon and dusk is too fast, so in the afternoon, the wallpaper is
already getting blue. Maybe the dawn wallpaper could be used between noon
and dusk ? If you want, or if anybody is interested, I could try some ideas
like this and show you the result.

Yann Dìnendal <https://launchpad.net/%7Eyannbreliere>
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