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Windows 7: How one man designed the Windows 7 boot animation

02 Dec 2009   #1
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 
How one man designed the Windows 7 boot animation

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Rolf Ebeling, a senior user experience lead for the User Experience Design and Research Team for Windows, is the man who designed the Windows 7 boot animation.

Rolf Ebeling, a senior user experience lead for the User Experience Design and Research Team for Windows, Windows Live, and Internet Explorer, is the man who designed the 105-frame Windows 7 boot animation that millions see or will see every day for years to come. Along with developing the famous boot animation, he also helped with the appearance and functionality of the calculator. He's already confirmed that he'll be working on the next version of Windows.

Ebeling was only with the company for four months before he was asked to start designing what would become four swirling balls of light that come together to form a pulsing Windows 7 flag. Although the sketches of the early boot animation concept pictured above don't show it, Ebeling said he looked everywhere for inspiration, including street lights in the rain, light reflecting off water, and fireflies. A self-taught designer with a degree in English literature, Ebeling was a creative director for Newsweek.com in New York before joining Microsoft in April 2008, his first software job.

That means Ebeling started working on the Windows 7 boot animation in August 2008. It leaked to the Web in the form of a 24-second video in December 2008. Then, in February 2009, Microsoft announced that it would not support changing the Windows 7 boot animation by those who want to personalize their rigs further than just changing themes (you can read our guide to customizing Windows 7 with themes here.
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29 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Can you post a link to the above article?

I am very interested in the ingenious "color flames" animation.
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29 Dec 2009   #3
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Er, I think you'll find that Windows 7 Boot Animation was my idea.
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29 Dec 2009   #4
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Can you post a link to the above article?

I am very interested in the ingenious "color flames" animation.
Hi, it is on the bottom of raj1402, his post.


How one man designed the Windows 7 boot animation
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31 Dec 2009   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

What a lovely new year's read. Thanks
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31 Dec 2009   #6
og loc

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Reminds me of the PS2 startup.
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31 Dec 2009   #7
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

I turned the boot animation off to cut down on my loading time lol

But the first time I saw it I think it was kind of cool. I was hoping by the time the animation was done the loading would have been done as well so it would finish on par but that did not happen
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01 Jan 2010   #8
navkan

windows 7 premium
 
 

Adamd

I would like to turn the animation off to shorten boot time. How do you do it?
Thanks
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02 Jan 2010   #9
Peaches

Windows 7 Final
 
 

That's really cool how one man designed the whole thing.
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02 Jan 2010   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Interseting. Thanks for posting it.
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