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barrington
18-04-2005, 09:07 AM
On my fifteenth attempt I was finally ninja enough to find the hidden "Transparent Desktop" option in Windows XP. Give it a go yourselves.

http://www.kkwavefront.org/media/users/barrington/dtx.jpg

Baz

Digital_Ice
18-04-2005, 09:21 AM
nice one, ive always wanted to do this, except my wall is mighty boring... one comment, wheres the corner of the photograph?

barrington
18-04-2005, 09:24 AM
Yeeeah messed that bit up. Oops.

Digital_Ice
18-04-2005, 09:27 AM
how long did it take?
how many failed attempts at a picture that lined up about right did it take?

barrington
18-04-2005, 09:40 AM
About four shots.
The actual alignment is really done in the second photograph, then you can move the camera quite easily to match up the background.

These Guys (http://www.flickr.com/photos/w00kie/sets/180637/) are a shit-load better at it than me.

Digital_Ice
18-04-2005, 12:37 PM
sweet. im going to re arange my room and do the same...

how many failed attempts at a picture that lined up about right did it take?

On my fifteenth attempt I was finally ninja enough to find the hidden "Transparent Desktop" option in Windows XP. Give it a go yourselves.


oops...

hang on

About four shots.

????

deviljet88
18-04-2005, 12:42 PM
Haha that's some awesome stuff. I'd like to try it if I had a digital camera :D

bruman
18-04-2005, 02:09 PM
damn
1. dont have digital camera
2. screen is just behind a wall => nothing to see :( :p

frodo1511
19-04-2005, 01:49 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you need a digital camera, and you have to take a pic of what's behind your screen, and arrange the moniter in the same position?


I thought their was actually something in the back of the LCD screen that made a background from what was behind the screen. Didnt' think this was that easy...

Jacoby
19-04-2005, 02:01 AM
That's one of the best things I've seen in a while.

Digital_Ice
19-04-2005, 02:06 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you need a digital camera, and you have to take a pic of what's behind your screen, and arrange the moniter in the same position?


I thought their was actually something in the back of the LCD screen that made a background from what was behind the screen. Didnt' think this was that easy...

nah, baz is just a whiz with electronics and ran up a feed from behind his monitor, using optical camoflage technology.... lol

seriously... get a camera... get a photo.... get photo on pc... apply to desktop.... the only tricky thing is getting the bastard thing to line up properly.

oh, and on that link.. the one of three laptops behind each other has to be the best...

(how the hell do you spell camoflage?? argh...)

Jasper
19-04-2005, 05:47 AM
My friend's is better!

http://www.retetched.com/images/powerbook_trans_2.jpg

deviljet88
19-04-2005, 06:35 AM
Nice backdrop, though more pool and plants would've been more fun than the corner of the table.