Animated Starfield is a fun effect that adds an interactive starfield backdrop to your Adobe Muse website that pans and scrolls in the direction of your mouse movement.
This is great for astronomy and sci-fi themed sites, or just for some added interest on the page.
Browse to the location where you downloaded the widget file. Extract the contents of the file. Double-click the .mulib file to import it into the Library. This will launch Muse if it's not already open.
Alternatively, once you’ve unarchived the file, you can import the widget into the library by clicking the Import Muse Library icon at the base of the Library Panel.
Once it's imported the new widget will appear in the Library panel as a folder containing one or more items..
Start by dragging the widget onto the design canvas from the Library panel. The widget's options panel will automatically open.
The first option lets you set wether or not the starfield starts scrolling as soon as the page loads. If this is disabled, the stars will start to scroll as soon as the mouse is moved over the page.
The next option is Starfield Density. The default setting is 1, which gives a good coverage. You can go down as far as 0.1, which gives a small spattering and go right up to 30, which gives a tightly packed effect. We've set a density of 1.5 for the demo page.
It's worth noting that the larger values will have a heavy impact on the speed of the scroll and can also slow down the page and the computer!
The final setting is the Scroll Speed. This determines how fast the starfield scrolls as the mouse is moved towards the edges of the page. The default is 1.0 and can be set as low as 0.1 up to 30. Here we've set the speed to 0.5, which gives us a slow drift effect. Again, this is the setting we've used for the demo.