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Lava Lamp Widget

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islayermarc



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
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Location: Melbourne

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 - 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part of the skin is embedded in the Quartz portion of the code. This means a each new skin is a new quartz module. The skin doesn't just sit under the whole thing. Not impossible at all. I just want to have everything else sussed before creating skins.
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jtbandes



Joined: 17 Jun 2005
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Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 - 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that piece when I opened the .qtz file in Quartz Composer. But can't the skin be transparent and go over that piece, and have each skin be the same in that small overlap area? Or could you take that part out of the .qtz file and just have the skin cover the edges?
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islayermarc



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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 - 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We haven't worked out how to have the qtz masked to a shape yet. If you know a way then please let me know! It could be square finished, but I don't think that'd look as good. I'm happy making up each skin as a separate file.
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jtbandes



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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 - 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I mean is have the quartz in a rectangle, and then have the skin as an image with transparency that goes over it and covers the corners of the quartz file.
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IanTheMacFan
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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 - 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone wants photos of a real lava lamp, I have one.
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jtbandes



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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 - 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After I set the widget out in Developer mode on my desktop, and it cycled through the colors a few times, it cycled to red and stopped cycling, although the blobs still move. What happened?

EDIT: they started cycling again, but it stayed on red for a really long time first, and they're really slow.
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Da_Vinci



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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 - 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtbandes wrote:
After I set the widget out in Developer mode on my desktop, and it cycled through the colors a few times, it cycled to red and stopped cycling, although the blobs still move. What happened?

EDIT: they started cycling again, but it stayed on red for a really long time first, and they're really slow.
That's what I had mentioned some posts ago.
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jtbandes



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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 - 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Da_Vinci wrote:
That's what I had mentioned some posts ago.

Sorry, I hadn't seen that. Wink
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Da_Vinci



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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 - 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtbandes wrote:
Da_Vinci wrote:
That's what I had mentioned some posts ago.

Sorry, I hadn't seen that. Wink
Don't worry! Flowers
Nobody replied to it - so it's good to have it re-mentioned. Wink
(My comment wasn't meant to be a prompt note Cool )
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islayermarc



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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 - 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanTheMacFan wrote:
If anyone wants photos of a real lava lamp, I have one.

Yes please.

I watched one at a NYE party for a while... I don't think there's an easy solution to get it more realistic. We will keep developing it as we have time though.

Re: slowing down. I'm not sure why. The makeup of the widget is really simple, so it could just be an OS X Quartz thing.
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IanTheMacFan
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Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 - 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some pictures:


My brother's lava lamp. It hardened like this.


My lava lamp, in the dark








EDIT: For some reason, the last three pictures don't have thumbs. The links still work though.
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islayermarc



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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 - 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah thanks! That's great reference for me.

When I get a chance I'll look into making it a bit more realistic. I think the best solution would be full 3d meta balls. Not easy to do though.
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EricNau



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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 - 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed OS X 10.4.4 on my iMac and now anytime I flip any widget over, the lava lamp flickers. I'm not sure if this is a new problem that came with the install of 10.4.4, or if I just haven't noticed it until now.
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jtbandes



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Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 - 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the same thing.
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islayer



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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 - 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does it actually continue working ok though ?

we are working on a new version aswell which is ALOT more realistic and includes pausing
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