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How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-06-05 05:01:05 Reply

Well, I've pasted this so many times now, I think it warrants its own topic for reference.

CREATING AN ANIMATED GIF FROM FLASH

Go to Publish Settings>GIF tab, and set the following:

Animated
Match Movie

Optimize
Interlace
Smooth

Opaque (can go transparent, but bumps filesize up)
None (can use dither, but bumps filesize up)
Adaptive
255

Click OK, then SHIFT+F12 to publish when you're ready. This will create the animated gif in the same folder as the fla.

That usually creates a reasonably good filesize vs quality

If you want, you can then open the resulting gif in ImageReady/Animation Shop, and mess with the palette/drop the number of colours to trim a bit off of the filesize

* Animations INSIDE MCs can work in exported gifs, but the number of frames that the MC exists on the main timeline has to match the number of frames of the animation INSIDE the MC... ie, if you have a 15-frame animation inside an MC, make sure that the MC exists for 15 frames on the main timeline.

Other tips:
If you're making a sig for NG, you'll need to keep the filesize under 40 kb (dimensions should be 400x60). To do this, you're best off keeping the actual animation to a small area, and avoiding gradients. You'll probably be limited to around 20-50 frames, depending on the size of the animation and the number of colours.


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-06-05 05:02:11 Reply

People do ask that question alot... morons should be smart enough to figure easy stuff like that out on there own.

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-06-05 05:03:47 Reply

The only problem is that this topic is going to die...No non-intelligent person will use the searchbar to find this topic.At least it can be usefull for a few days...


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-06-05 05:05:26 Reply

At 6/5/05 05:03 AM, Dark_Toaster wrote: The only problem is that this topic is going to die...No non-intelligent person will use the searchbar to find this topic.At least it can be usefull for a few days...

That's why I'll keep the URL in Notepad, along with my other useful links... you should, too.


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-26 02:42:37 Reply

whenever i go to look at my gif it says preview not available ~!

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-26 02:44:24 Reply

At 8/26/05 02:42 AM, Medal12 wrote: whenever i go to look at my gif it says preview not available ~!

PUSSY

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-26 03:25:57 Reply

I bookmarked this page a long time ago!

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 01:55:41 Reply

awesome!

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 01:58:19 Reply

At 8/26/05 02:44 AM, Blood_Bhaal wrote:
At 8/26/05 02:42 AM, Medal12 wrote: whenever i go to look at my gif it says preview not available ~!
PUSSY

shutup stop spamming

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 02:03:39 Reply

At 6/5/05 05:02 AM, ramonestheused77 wrote: People do ask that question alot... morons should be smart enough to figure easy stuff like that out on there own.

Everyone was a moron at one point.

http://www.newground../topic.php?id=205509


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 02:33:15 Reply

thanks denvish.

any chance you could IM me on either AIM/MSN, i need to speak to you


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 05:59:18 Reply

hey denvish what happened to the worms on your sig?

any way thnx


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 06:14:33 Reply

At 8/26/05 02:44 AM, Blood_Bhaal wrote:
At 8/26/05 02:42 AM, Medal12 wrote: whenever i go to look at my gif it says preview not available ~!
PUSSY

The sun shines well on you and your ass...

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 08:19:53 Reply

At 8/28/05 02:33 AM, Mogly wrote: thanks denvish.

any chance you could IM me on either AIM/MSN, i need to speak to you

I avoid IMs like the plague. Email me denvish[@]newgrounds.com

At 8/28/05 05:59 AM, lilninja wrote: hey denvish what happened to the worms on your sig?

worms? what worms?
<_<
>_>

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 08:37:19 Reply

At 8/28/05 08:19 AM, Denvish wrote: I avoid IMs like the plague.

What's wrong with the plague?

O_O


Sup, bitches :)

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 08:41:24 Reply

At 8/28/05 08:37 AM, -liam- wrote:
At 8/28/05 08:19 AM, Denvish wrote: I avoid IMs like the plague.
What's wrong with the plague?

O_O

It smells of fish.

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 10:46:18 Reply

Okay, um, do you mean taking a swf. or something and changing it to a .gif, you could just go file-export-export movie...

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 10:48:31 Reply

At 8/28/05 08:19 AM, Denvish wrote:
At 8/28/05 02:33 AM, Mogly wrote: thanks denvish.

any chance you could IM me on either AIM/MSN, i need to speak to you
I avoid IMs like the plague. Email me denvish[@]newgrounds.com

could you email me your list then, or post it on NG so that we can all use it?


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 11:00:45 Reply

this is great for learning to do a GIF or JPEG

link to GIF or JPEG movie

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 11:09:41 Reply

Step by step exporting as .gif


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 14:55:27 Reply

I can't get mc's to play, even if they match the timeline perfectly. One thing I found that works though, is using a graphic..

Put your animation inside a graphic, set it to loop, and tween that graphic. Your animation inside should play...


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-08-28 14:58:53 Reply

flash is not a good tool for gifs, at all, it has very bad side effects when producing them , and there are so many better things for making gifs, some free

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-10-24 06:14:58 Reply

Can You give me an example please inglor, I want to make a really good sig pic.


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-10-24 06:20:44 Reply

Lol, someone just bumped this topic after I posted my topic;

But heres my question; how do I get .swf quality as a .gif? :(

Is there any plugins Denvish?


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-10-24 10:49:45 Reply

At 10/24/05 06:20 AM, IWantSomeCookies wrote: Lol, someone just bumped this topic after I posted my topic;

But heres my question; how do I get .swf quality as a .gif? :(

Is there any plugins Denvish?

Basically, you can't. The maximum number of colours allowed in a gif is 256. So you're never going to able to get the same quality of image/animation, particularly if you're using a lot of gradients. A single-colour>black gradient alone can use over 128 colours.


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-10-24 10:54:17 Reply

i do think this helps people alot...though, many know this already by now...you should create a 'Flash: Main topic' =P and but it besides 'AS: Main' =D

I do think this will lesser the n00b questions on the forums...and my questions too =$

but anyways, good job doing this,
greetz from me

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-10-28 11:16:43 Reply

cheers

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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-10-28 12:54:55 Reply

At 8/28/05 11:09 AM, -liam- wrote: Step by step exporting as .gif

Wow this does help alot usually actions speak louder than words.


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-10-28 12:56:04 Reply

omg u forgot:

animated MCs cannot be used as the animation within the MC doesn't work

happy to add whether you like it or not :P


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Response to How to: Flash to Animated .gif 2005-10-28 12:56:05 Reply

I already knew this, but keeping the link will help, thanks :)


I like it.

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