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Snow

plugin-snow.png

Package

Plugins Unsupported

Category

Extras

First release: 0.5.2

The Snow plugin draws objects on your desktop from image files that drift in any direction.

YouTube video of Snow plugin

Using Snow

To use Snow, first be sure the Snow plugin is enabled, then press <Super+F3>, which is the default keybinding toggle for snow. This should start snowflakes, falling, on your screen. Note: your CPU usage may go up while snow is active. This is because the redraws and calculations for snow travel is CPU-intensive, especially since there are about 1500 snowflakes by default.

The Snow plugin animates and rotates images as textures. The images can be png, svg, or jpg in any combination. To add a texture, go to the Textures tab in Snow plugin. You can then add more textures to this list.

<!> You must enable PNG, SVG, and JPEG plugins under "Image Loading" for those image types to be supported.

Snow appearance

Within snow settings, you can change animation and appearance

Number of Snowflakes

How many snowflakes appear on screen

Size of Snowflakes

The image size

Snow Speed

The rate of movement of the images on screen

Update Delay

The rate of redraw of the snowflakes on screen

Screen Boxing

How far inside or outside of the screen the snowflakes can be drawn

Screen Depth

The depth the snowflakes will be drawn giving the appearance of depth to the scene

Snow Over Windows

Allow snowflakes to pass over the window = enabled, or behind = disabled

Rotate Flakes

To enable or disable image rotation of the snowflake

Snow Direction

Which direction the snow should travel

Snow Settings Example

Within this package is a folder named hotair:

example images

baloons2.png

Number of Snowflakes

your choice

Size of Snowflakes

slider all the up (50,000)

Snow Speed

your choice

Update Delay

Approximately 12

Screen Boxing

Slider all the way up

Screen Depth

Slider all the way up

Snow Over Windows

your choice

Rotate Flakes

No, if you want a realistic scene

Snow Direction

Left to right, or Right to Left again if you want realism

Debugging

Snow also allows you to disable alpha-blending of textures and textures altogether (Leaving 'white squares') if you wish.

Plugins/Snow (last edited 2008-10-01 04:26:43 by pool-151-201-57-196)