creating live wallpapers

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  1. alm0614

    alm0614 Active Member

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    anyone have any idea how to create live wallpapers? for starters im not interested in making them interactive, rather just live.
     
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    they are just wallpapers that move..

     
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    The star field one is awesome!
     
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    I would like to see one that is rain falling.
     
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    OP-I'd like to apologize if my initial reply to this offended you. The "insult" in put in my thread was self-depricating humor. Basically calling myself a noob and admitting my failure so that the veteran members didn't feel obligated to throw down on me.

    It was not directed toward you. Staff has contacted me and given me an infraction.

    Oh well, I'll look on the bright side. Do I hold the record for the quickest infraction after registering?

    Anyway, in all seriousness, I apologize and the remark was not directed towards you.
     
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    i didnt take offense at all. i thought you were legitimately asking what live wallpapers were, hence the video
     
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    I was asking what they were. I'm definitely a noob, and this is my first smart phone so I've got a big learning curve.
     
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    i didnt see how your post could have been offensive, oh well. hope you see what live wallpapers are
     
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    so it appears that making a really cool live wallpaper is very complicated :p
     
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    yea i thought it would be easier haha
     
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    Hello Friend,
    I have a really amazing tutorial for you...hope you find it appropriate as per you requirement for making live wallpaper...

    A Live Wallpaper is a subclass of WallpaperService and an Engine inner class.
    Optionally an Activity (for settings) can be added to the package.

    1. ) In the manifest.xml file, add these elements inside the application tag
    [
    <service android:label="@string/mylwpservice" android:name=".MyLWPService" android:permission="android.permission.BIND_WALLPAPER">
    <intent-filter>
    <action android:name="android.service.wallpaper.WallpaperService" />
    </intent-filter>
    <meta-data android:name="android.service.wallpaper" android:resource="@xml/mylwp" />
    </service>
    <activity android:label="@string/mylwpactivity" android:name=".MyLWPActivity" android:theme="@android:style/Theme.Light.WallpaperSettings" android:exported="true">
    </activity>
    ]

    2.)The xml resource specified in the meta-data of the service must point to the Activitiy.

    [
    <wallpaper xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/
    android" android:settingsActivity="mylwpexample.MyLWPActivity"/>

    ]
    The user can start the activity by selecting the settings button in the preview screen or directly in the wallpaper settings on the home screen.
    To have the wallpaper change without restarting after changing the settings, the engine can implement the SharedPreferences.OnSharedPreferenceChangeListener interface to receive such changes.

    3. ) Create the WallpaperService subclass called MyLWPService.It must have an inner class which subclasses Engine in WallpaperService and an onCreateEngine method to return it.
    [
    public class MyLWPService extends WallpaperService {


    @Override
    public Engine onCreateEngine() {
    return new MyLWPEngine();
    }


    class MyLWPEngine extends Engine {
    }



    }
    ]


    To get to the canvas, use the getSurfaceHolder method in WallPaperService and call lockCanvas from the holder.
    Call the holder's unlockCanvasAndPost method when done drawing.


    Hence the wall paper is created and is ready to be used....

    Caution : Kindly avoid the square bracket place at the start and end of all the executable code in every step.
     
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    What kinda irritates me is that I cant just set a gif file to my wallpaper and have it move like I could on my Dare...I have some awsome ones but meh whatever

    such as.....
     

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    Macross SDF-1 Live Wallpaper

    hello ,new here i am from argentina first live wallpaper :)

    [​IMG]



    download

    sdf1-live-wallpaper.rar




    :icon_ banana:
     
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