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 PostPost subject: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:29 pm 
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What type of blur does Windows Vista/7 use in the background of windows and the taskbar?
Is it gaussian blur?


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:49 pm 
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i think its gaussian blur as you said


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:31 pm 
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I always wondered that, too! Is there any tutorial to create a glass-effect like the *real* glass? (Preferably Longhorn-Style, too, because I believe details changed from let's say Beta 1 to the RTM).


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:03 am 
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details ?


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:59 pm 
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One thing I have found is the image that is placed over the blur to imitate reflections on the glass:
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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:18 pm 
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Pretty Cool finds but yes Windows Aero does use Gaussian blur as people have said.

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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54 pm 
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so ?
it was there since b1


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:12 am 
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LuLu wrote:
so ?
it was there since b1

Actually, blur appeared in 4066 4074 my bad for leaked builds, and 5048 has it too(if you use XPDM/WDDM drives for DWM, with standard vga it won't work.), here's a screenshot of 4074 with blur(you need patched desksrv or it will get green borders):
http://longhorn.ms/wp-content/uploads/4 ... erview.png

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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:59 pm 
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TinaMeineKatze wrote:
I always wondered that, too! Is there any tutorial to create a glass-effect like the *real* glass? (Preferably Longhorn-Style, too, because I believe details changed from let's say Beta 1 to the RTM).


hey man, back when I admin'd the joejoe.org site someone had uploaded a great tutorial that helped me learn how to create a "glass-effect" in photoshop, I have attached the .RAR, I believe it was Jordy (?) but I am more than likely wrong on that, lol

anywho... hope it helps yo!

http://www.mediafire.com/file/zbburrz53 ... hop%21.zip

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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:27 am 
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i meant for "reflection" layer


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:00 pm 
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Something like this?


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:43 am 
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Not my question to answer, but I couldn't help but say that's a pretty impressive recreation.

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No surprise there, though...you're the guy who made that Longhorn Start Menu recreation I used in that Classic Shell skin (and later modified slightly for use in skin for the upcoming Start9), aren't you? Funny seeing you around here O.o


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:22 pm 
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dejco wrote:

Not my question to answer, but I couldn't help but say that's a pretty impressive recreation.

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No surprise there, though...you're the guy who made that Longhorn Start Menu recreation I used in that Classic Shell skin (and later modified slightly for use in skin for the upcoming Start9), aren't you? Funny seeing you around here O.o


It is bad. I should use gray, black, gray to gray gradients to make it more accurate.

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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:49 pm 
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dejco wrote:
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dejco wrote:

Not my question to answer, but I couldn't help but say that's a pretty impressive recreation.

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No surprise there, though...you're the guy who made that Longhorn Start Menu recreation I used in that Classic Shell skin (and later modified slightly for use in skin for the upcoming Start9), aren't you? Funny seeing you around here O.o


It is bad. I should use gray, black, gray to gray gradients to make it more accurate.

...wait, the glass reflection thing or the Longhorn menu background?



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I haven't been on here half that long lol...never noticed you around before, that's all ^-^


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 PostPost subject: Re: What type of blur does Windows Aero use?        Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:40 pm 
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nice one dude... I kinda skipped through it quickly, but that was pretty damn spot on

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