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Create a Company "Bouncing Logo" Screensaver
If you want to promote your company, creating a simple
screensaver with your logo bouncing on the edges of the screen is so simple!
Create the Project
1. In the menu,
choose File/New/New Screen Saver Project,
a dialog box opens. Select the "Sprite
Based Screen Saver" type in the list and click Next.
A second dialog box opens:
2. Specify the Screensaver Title:
specify your own Description, Author Name, Copyright information and click Next.
REMARK: Click on the context help button to
get more information on a specific area in the dialog box.
A black background
3. In the WYSIWYG editor window,
double-click (using the left button) or right-click and select "Properties"
or choose Project/Screen Background menu command.
4. A Project Properties dialog box
opens (Background tab is selected).
Select the Solid Color option
and choose Black.
Add the logo (sprite)
5. First, you
need to create a nice image of your company logo. Create this image in
an external program like Photoshop® (professional tool), Paint
Shop Pro® (shareware tool) or Gimp® (free tool). Crop your image just around your logo. Do not leave a black
space around the logo. Use the real colors (24 bits), not 16 or 256 colors.
If you know how to create 32 bit images with alpha channel, the result
will be better. If not, add a black background to your company logo too.
Save it to BMP or PNG file.
6. Return in
the application, select your project document if necessary. Choose in
the menu: Project/New Sprite (Ins) or click the New Sprite button
in the local toolbar. A standard Windows® dialog box opens. Search an select
your file. Click Open. The logo is added in the center of the screensaver.
Set the sprite motion parameters
7. Now we're going to make the sprite move on screen. Double-click on the
logo sprite. A dialog opens. Select the Motion tab if necessary.
8. Choose Straight Line and Bouncing on the edges of the screen options.
9. Now we'll
set the direction and speed of the sprite. We can do this by specifying
2 values: The Horizontal and Vertical speeds. Specify 40 in Horizontal speed and -40 in Vertical speed. When done, click OK.
10. We can take
a look at the result full screen. Press F11 or click the Full Screen button
in the toolbar. The screensaver is executed full screen. Press a key or
move the mouse to end the full screen test.
11. Save your
project by choosing File/Save or by pressing Ctrl+S.
12. Now you
can compile your screensaver or compile
and create an installation package.
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Article written by Axialis Software Team on June 19, 2008.