I implemented a new KWin effect called “Sheet”. It animates modal dialogs. The dialog is rolled up and flys in from the parent window. Well difficult to describe it with words. So here’s a video (of course speed is set to very slow):
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Currently you don’t want to use the effect if fade effect is enabled as well. The two effects have different durations, so the dialog is completly faded while still being rolled up.
Work on cube is still going on and new features are added. Yesterday for example I surrendered and implemented the 3D Windows feature due to many requests. So windows can hover above the cube. It’s actually one of those features I don’t like myself but Compiz has it, so it had to be implemented 😉
There are still small glitches caused by the painting sequence, but nothing that couldn’t be solved.