DROID's boot animation, in Adobe Bridge

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  1. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    Getting ready to customize my DROID's boot animation. Opened 1 of 2 folders of PNG files using Adobe Bridge. 76 files in the first folder, 16 files in the second. The first set of files draw the "DROID" word, then the eye.

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    The second 16 files animate the eye.

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  2. DoctorWho

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    Sweet! Any idea what you're going to make?
     
  3. messenger13

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    My first thought is to spell out "messenger13's DROID" instead of just "DROID". I don't know what to do with the eye just yet. :(
     
  4. lemodular

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    May I ask where those files are located on the phone?
     
  5. Tymanthius

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    Anyone want to do a blue police box with a flashing light?

    Bonus points if we canget the sound effect too. :)
     
  6. RyanB

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    I dunno if it's possible to do this or not, but could it be made into some sort of animated wallpaper, and have the glowing eye stare at you from the middle of the screen?
     
  7. Howie

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    Yep, that's where I got my avatar... from those files and assembled them all as a GIF file in photoshop :)
     
  8. dave412_4

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    Does droid have to be rooted to do this?
     
  9. messenger13

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    /system/media/bootanimation.zip


    I don't know of any other way to do it, as you need root access to the system files. At least, for the time being. Who knows what apps are coming down the pipe.
     
  10. leftystrat

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    I noticed this after the 2.0.1 upgrade.

    I just shook my head. This is the kind of thing iPhone users like :)
     
  11. messenger13

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    Yep iamkewl, you sure are! :cool: Thanks for paving the way! Imitation is still the purest form of flattery, isn't it? :D
     
  12. LethalAndroid

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    Iamkewl did it always say droid in the loadup??? Mine does not nor has it ever. If not how did u add it?
     
  13. messenger13

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    Mine did before 2.0.1, and still does. :thinking:
    Are you sure your sound is on?
     
  14. CatsTide

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    mine used to but doesn't any more
     
  15. LethalAndroid

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    Ya sound is on but droids not home. Oh well I don't really care just wondering.
     
  16. messenger13

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    Found it. Go to Settings > Sound & display > SD card notifications (needs to be CHECKED) If that option is UNchecked, it won't say "DROID" upon boot-up.
     
  17. inssane

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    Joe - can you make the eye blink and open again - I'm sure if you are open to trying, you could throw your artistic side to it and make it fit the whole idea of this crazy droid eye.
    Lemme know
    Just think it would be cool if it blinked a couple times at you.
     
  18. messenger13

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    Did you see the finished product?

    Joe Droid boot animation
     
  19. JoeProcopio

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    so what program did you use to create the new animation? AE?
     
  20. inssane

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    Nice work!
    Now if I was only named Joe... ;)
     
  21. Sticks

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    Maybe one day I will get up the nerve to root my phone. I'd love the option to change up the boot animation.

    But then I would have to learn how to make one.

    Good work guys!
     
  22. Seagal

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    doesn't it checks "/data/local/bootanimation.zip"
    then "/system/media/bootanimation.zip"
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    i thought it works in that way ? :S
     
  23. messenger13

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    Yes. But I *think* it then writes it to the /system/media directory. So, either directory works actually. I'm just used to this way.

    The /data/local/ directory was discovered later on.
     

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