Introduction: Computer Background Prank!

This Instructable is going to show you how to scare people to death with a funny animated background!

All you need is a picture of someone smiling!



Pretty good huh?

Step 1: Step 1: Getting the Picture

Like I said, you need a picture of someone smiling.

I got mine on google pictures but this can be any picture.

If you don't have a picture already than look up "pictures of a smiling person," and choose your favorite.

Then click on the picture and then right click on it and click on "save image as."

Step 2: Step 2: Prepare the Mouth

Now you need to open paint and click on "file," then "open," and find your picture.

Now zoom in on the mouth.

Then use the square cut out and cut a square from where the teeth come together down.

Next you right click inside the square you cut out, and then click on copy.

Then you open another paint program and click "edit," then "paste."

Now you need to bring the size of the blank white area, to where your mouth is.

Save this and go to the whole head.

Now delete the mouth and save this.

Step 3: Step 3: Animate the Mouth

Now that you've done that last step you need to open pivot stickfigure animator.

I used pivot because I am not any good at gimp and pivot is simpler, so if you want to use gimp that will work fine to.

Load your faceparts as sprites onto pivot and keep pulling it up and down (while taking pictures) to animate.

Then save your animation as a .gif file.

Step 4: Step 4: Loading the Background

First start up control panel.

Then click on display, and then desktop.

Now click on browse, then find your animated .gif.

Then load it up as your background.

Step 5: Step 5: Use It!

Now go add it to someones computer and get ready to have some fun!

Comments

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Goalie1 made it! (author)2010-03-14

What version of pivot did you use??

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wilcurt made it! (author)wilcurt2010-03-17

This version would be the unofficial program, Pivot 3.1.1. I used this not only because it was the newest version, but Peter Bone, the creator, stopped work on the "pivot" project, so we won't get any more official pivot versions any more.

So, just load the newest version of pivot, the insert a sprite/.gif

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Goalie1 made it! (author)Goalie12010-03-18

I did load the newet version of pivot, but it just doesn't have "Load Sprites" option.  I also did try to load it using everything else.

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heyaheya made it! (author)2009-06-01

I have problems with loading that image in pivot

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Goalie1 made it! (author)Goalie12010-03-15

I could't get the pics on either

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ublind made it! (author)2009-06-29

lol that was messed up! :0 it doesn't show up when you try to load a stick figure!

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ublind made it! (author)2009-06-29

You need to have http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=pivot-weblog&filename=pivot_130beta3_full.zip&use_mirror=softlayerto load images as sprites (if the link doesn't work, just search for "Pivot Beta 3" on Google.

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lemonie made it! (author)2009-03-26

Man I am so scared to death...

(But to be serious you should add some text in the mouth)

L

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