Behind the Windows 7 Startup Animation

Play Behind the Windows 7 Startup Animation

The Discussion

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    Interesting story, I'm surprised at the process MS went through to develop this animation; I was expecting a story involving dozens of focus-group tests and things like that.

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    Nice behind the scenes Smiley I love the animation!

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    Excellent story. Well worth the 14 minutes to follow it to the end. Thanks to @shanselman on Twitter for the link to this video.

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    When I first saw it I didn't think it was possible to do without using some sort of graphics driver, especially considering the nice smooth animation that goes along with the loading page. I guess it is kind of nice that my PC isn't the fastest in the world since I get to see that animation at least a few times a week.


    I was also interested in how it was built, and seeing that you stringed together TIFFs that were 200 by 200 I am shocked in knowing it worked so well.

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