The compiz fusion guys gave me a repository on their git servers to host some of the animation effects that I wrote! I compile all of compiz from the latest git and advise that you do too for building these effects. I recommend you follow this official distro-independant guide to install a bleeding edge compiz version. Don’t worry, its not too tough. Anyway, if you want my new effects, install compiz from git and follow these steps.
git clone git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/users/kdubois/extra-animations
make install (I think this by default installs to ~/.compiz)
Once installed, fire up ccsm and look for the plugin called ‘Animations Plus’. Click it, and a message will show up asking if you want to disable the Animation plugin. Select “Disable Animation Plugin”, and you’ll have the new effects available to you, and configurable from the AnimationPlus icon in ccsm. Enjoy! 😀
As of today (June 5,2008) there are two new effects, Helix and Blinds, as well as hexagonal tessellation for the leafspread effect (the window assembles from hexagons instead of rectangles). There are some neat particle-based effects in the work, as well as triangular and gaussian distribution point tesselation (both of which are likely to give rise to new effects). The new effects I just mentioned should be cooling on the windowsill soon, so I’ll announce them when they come out of the oven! 😛