Animated Tar

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  1. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    hey guys & gals,

    i know you love all the tar threads that pop up... but i have a quick question... i am able to upload a tar... but not animated ones...

    why is that?

    when i upload or link to an animated tar it just shows the first frame... therefore it is not animated.

    am i doing something wrong :confused:

    Sorry for yet a nother Avatar thread :eek:
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    What format are you using? If it's GIF, it should work okay...

    If you want to post it as an attachment, I can see if I can get it to work for you.
     
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    What program should I use to make an animated avatar?
     
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    What size is it? (dimensions & file size please)
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

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    I use ImageReady. I'm sure there are others, but none I am intimately familiar with.
     
  6. Electro Funk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ooohhh... i think its a .jpg let me change to gif.
     
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    Also, if your avatar is just slightly too big (in either dimensions or file size) vBulletin may automatically downsize it, and because of a "glitch", convert it to a JPEG, and therefore a still avatar
     
  8. Electro Funk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks emw... that is mighty kind of you...

    here is the animated .gif i am trying to use...
     

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    I resized it for you, kinda.
     

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    I made a animation in Indesign now how do i save it as a gif animation?
     
  12. emw macrumors G4

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    I'll do what I can, even if it is a Windows-themed avatar... :D
     
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    Strangely I've had a lot or problems with it too lately. I also use ImageReady and an animated gif (that is the correct size), that animates as an attachment, and or as an opened file in Safari just doesn't animate in the forum. It'll become my avatar, but won't animate. It's weird.
     
  14. Electro Funk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the irony of it all! thats why i find it funny... its attempting to give a damn...

    and then doesent! :D
     
  15. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    How about this? It's not perfect, but not terrible either.

    electrofunk.gif
     
  16. Electro Funk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    skoker... thanks! that worked as you can see....

    unfortunately the text is now to small to read on the tar... Darn...

    hmmmm..... what to try next....

    Edit: Wild cowboy, thank you as well... unfortunately i am having the same problem as skokers...

    i can read the attempting to give a damn text... but the stopping and the damn not given text is unreadable... to me anyways... maybe i need glasses:D

    Edit2: what is the .php.gif (php) tag that was on both of your revised tars?? did that come from the program you used to resize?
     
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  18. Electro Funk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All i can say is "YOU ROCK!"

    Thanks EMW!

    one more question for you... i DL's a few other animated tars that are 64x64 and those dont animate either... those should be within the size limits right?

    im not sure why?
     
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    Are they less than 20,000 bytes?
     
  20. Electro Funk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oops:eek: it was 29.69kb... gotcha...

    Thank all of you for your help!

    EMW, did you resize that tar in imageready?

    something fairly easy for a n00b to do if i get the software?

    thanks,

    Mr. Funk
     
  21. emw macrumors G4

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    ImageReady is fairly intuitive to use for simple stuff like animated 'tars, yes. But I don't know that it's available as a stand-alone package vs. coming with Photoshop.

    As a note - I took your 'tar, resized it, then recreated the text in a different size in order to make it readable. I also changed a couple of optimization settings.
     
  22. Electro Funk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks again, you have been MORE than helpful today and it is much appreciated...
     
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    sorry to kinda resurrect, but i'm wondering about the programs you guys use make animated avatars. i realize one was with photoshop, could anybody recommend a free program to make animated 'tars?

    edit: i also understand that i wont be able to have an avatar until i reach 500 posts.
     
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