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Steampunk live wallpaper?

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by IamBob, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. IamBob

    IamBob New Member
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    Anyone know if there is a Steampunk Live Wallpaper? Moving Cogs would just be awesome :D
     

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  2. Stormwave

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    I tried looking around for one for ages, I love that style too. Couldn't find anything though. I was planning on making one at some point in the near future, so I'll let you know when I do :)
     
  3. NexuSix

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    you mean like this one?
    [​IMG]
    http://goo.gl/1QAL

    found originally here

    If anybody knows how to turn this into a Live Wallpaper that would be awesome, but you should get formal permission from the creator linked above.
     
  4. IamBob

    IamBob New Member
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    Yup! something like that would be awesome
     
  5. semmtexx

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    LOL that one is kind of wack though!
     
  6. wabbitt1970

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    I can do something like this. I already have some tourbillon clock live wallpapers on the market so adpating it to do these simpler cogs without telling the actual time would be pretty easy.

    I'll start now. I don't think I'll do the same as above in case of copyright, but I'll do something along the same lines.

    Here's a link


    I agree with semmtexx... that example isn't great. I'm sure we can come up with something better
     
  7. wabbitt1970

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    There you go.. All done and dusted in just under two hours by the time I started it :)

    Search for it in the Market. It's very basic at the minute, you can only change the frames per second to relieve CPU use, although I did take the time to add scrolling into it.

    I think I might develop this further when I get more time and make it a full working timepiece.

    Hope its at least a little bit like you wanted.

    Cheers,
    Dean (time for a pint or two now)
     

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  8. NexuSix

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    Thanks it looks very nice, I was wondering if you could develop a few more Live wallpapers, based on Open Source enlightenment 17 animated backgrounds:

    1. Circuit with a working 7-segment led-style clock display, circuit diagram included.; License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 (originally found here: GET-E.org - Art for your e17 desktop experience! )

    [​IMG]

    2. Nixie Steampunk background with animated nixie tube clock that tells the system time. Based off 'circuit'. License: GPL (originally found here: GET-E.org - Art for your e17 desktop experience! )

    [​IMG]

    I for one would gladly pay for a Circuit type live wallpaper.
     

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  9. NexuSix

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    btw I just installed your steampunk live wallpaper and it is pretty darn, awesome!

    I love it!

    if you develop it further please leave this one as is, and maybe a paid version with more advanced options
     
  10. IamBob

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    sorry for being a noob, but I looked up "Steampunk" and "Steampunk Wallpaper" on the market and didn't see it.
     
  11. wabbitt1970

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    Thanks for the thanks haha. If I develop this one any further I'll do a seperate apk file and item on the market. For now I'll leave this one as it is.

    I can certainly develop something like that.

    I'm off on my holidays this week and won't be doing anything for a few weeks but I'll certainly look at it when I get back.

    It's weird you aren't seeing it on the market. I've uploaded it here for you. Remember you need 2.1 or higher.
     

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  12. IamBob

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    Wow, I'm a complete jerk for not saying thank you. my apologies. This is what I get for posting a message right before I goto sleep.

    But seriously thank you so much.
     
  13. wabbitt1970

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    Whoops. I was thanking NexuSix for his thanks lol. Don't worry about it. I did this paper because I thought it would be fun.

    I wish I could have put more frames of animation in because it's a little clunky but the apk file would have doubled so I left it. If I'd animated each cog with a bitmap rotation it would have killed the CPU, so I think this is the best in-between option (Android phones hate rotating too many large bitmaps). Seems a russian comment doesn't like it too much (Ее бесплатно обои. Смиритесь с этим.)

    I might work on the cog animation a little more to see just how much it strains the cpu.
     
  14. NexuSix

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    Your Welcome :)

    That would be greatly appreciated, if you get a chance to burn a live CD of an e17 distro, you could see those live wallpapers in action.

    I am mostly interested in the circuit live wallpaper, something minimal and simple.

    I did a search for 'steampunk' and it came right up, but I am using the updated Android Market on Froyo 2.2 build# FRF91.

    Thanks again and have a great 2 weeks off :)
     
  15. tech-ninja

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    Bumping this thread to keep it alive.

    I'm watching for a new development. :)

    Already running the current wabbitt developed steampunk live wallpaper and pretty impressed with it, however can anyone tell me how to adjust my fps?

    Got a Desire HD, only got it yesterday.

    Cheers,

    techninja
     
  16. vretil

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    I found a live wallpaper by Quality Themes called Steampunk Gears LWP. It's the best, smoothest lag free wallpaper Ive ever used. I haven't noticed much battery use from it. It looks super crisp and clear. I love it. I also have a theme from Quality Themes and its also great looking. You should take a look. I love it and I was so impressed that I tell people about it whenever I get the chance.
     

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