Onto, yet, another DeskMate homepage animated icon, however this one is a bit simpler than the others I’ve shown so far. What you see above is the center piece of the entire homepage, and is supposed to have (as you might have seen in a previous post) the rest of the animated icons surrounding it, yet again, signifying the importance of what the icon says, and what sub-page it should lead to (which in this case, I would assume would be a Contact page of sorts, or perhaps an About Me page).
Instead of trying to capture the feel of some of the principles of animation, I wanted to simply have a cute, yet somewhat impactful animation for this one (that, and you can’t animate a hunk of wood and metal in too many realistic ways). Considering one of the colors for the 4-color palette we chose is gold, I wanted to compound that idea and give this piece a shimmer on some of the golden areas, scaling up and down a simple, 4-pointed star on various parts of the icon. I think this turned out nicely, and Aeowen – the DeskMate client in question – simply adored it, per usual.