So the situation is you're having a party at night. You are setting up the decorations and want something out of the ordinary. You start thinking. Hmmm, what about a disco ball? Wait, all the shops are closed this time at night. What do you do?
Make a virtual disco ball! Using your computer, you can create a disco ball that looks quite real, in my opinion. The idea is create different "frames" of the disco ball and put it together into a video. During the party, or whatever the occasion, just play the video in full-screen.
Step 1: Materials
You'll also need a video editor. I personally use Sony Vegas, but you can use Final Cut Pro, Pinnacle, or whatever. If you don't have one, MovieMaker should be fine. MovieMaker should be built into your computer if you have Windows XP or Vista.
You should also have experience with image and video editing.
Step 2: Create The First "Frame"
Draw a disco ball outline. A circle in the middle with a line sticking out from the top.
Draw vertical and horizontal curved lines inside the circle. Curve more at the edges, less in the middle. Customize it to your preferences.
In the colors window, select the light gray. Click the "More" button. Using the "Paint Bucket" tool, fill in some of the "facets" of the disco ball. Then, go to the colors window again and "V" value lighter or darker. Fill in some more of the facets. Change the "V" value again fill in some facets.
Keep repeating until the disco ball is filled up.
Save the file somewhere as "Disco Ball 1"