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Help To Make An Animated Signature


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#1 Guest_White Warrior_*

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:34 PM

Hi

Basically, I am trying to make a signature out of animated letters like this: here

only not as fancy. I don't want it spinning etc, and it has to be under 10 KB

I want to take images of different coloured letters, upload them to photobucket, then link to them to use as a signature.
I need a code I can add to each frame and then use UnFREEz

Also, when I upload an animated gif to photobucket, it is not animated when I link to it.

And what do I have to do to codes such as the one below so I can use it as a signature?

<a href="http://AeonGraphix.Com" alt="AeonGraphix.Com"><img src="http://AeonGraphix.Com/alpha/style8/w.gif" border="0" alt="Animated Text by AeonGraphix.Com"><img src="http://AeonGraphix.Com/alpha/style8/w.gif" border="0" alt="Animated Text by AeonGraphix.Com"></a>


Any help will be greatly appreciated


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:23 PM

This board uses BBCode, not HTML.
The code you would use to put an image in your sig, using the image you posted:
[img]http://aeongraphix.com/alpha/style8/w.gif[/img]

The above code would produce:

Posted Image

Here's a good tutorial on using BBCode:
BB Code Application, Choosing colors, fonts, size, etc.


I want to take images of different coloured letters, upload them to photobucket, then link to them to use as a signature.
I need a code I can add to each frame and then use UnFREEz

I'm not sure I understand what you're asking, about using UnFREEz.
To use UnFREEz you need to load the individual images into it (no code needed).
Set a Frame delay.
Put a check in the Loop Animation box, and then click Make Animated GIF.
The image created, is the one you would upload to PhotoBucket.

I explain how to use UnFREEz in Post #2 of this tutorial:
Resizing An Animated Gif
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:13 PM

Hello tg1911

Thanks for answering.
Can I be a real pain in the !!!!!! and ask you to help me please.

Iíll try to explain myself better somehow.

I want to take an image such as: Posted Image
Copy it say 5 times, then animate those 5 images so I can use UnFREEz.
I donít know how to do the animation.

Because it is going to be a signature, it has to be kept under 10KB

If you copy the code below into Fass please it will show you what I want to end up with.

[img]http://www.iconbazaar.com/alphabets/animated/rainbow/rnbw_r1a.gif[/img]

I donít want it spinning, like your avatar, just the colours moving.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:23 AM

Copy it say 5 times, then animate those 5 images so I can use UnFREEz.
I donít know how to do the animation.

UnFREEz, is what does the animation.

You would have to make an image with the colors, where you want them.
Then, make another image with the colors moved a little.
Then, make another image with the colors moved a little more, and keep doing this, until your colors have cycled all the way through, from top to bottom.

Each image would have to be in the GIF format.
Once you had all of your images complete, then you would load them into UnFREEz, to make your animation.

I took the "A" you linked to, and extracted the individual frames.
There were 19 frames, that made up that GIF.
I removed the rotating frames, which left me 6 frames, to use.
I converted them to GIFs, and ran them through UnFREEz, and this is what I ended up with:

Posted Image

You'll notice the colors don't cycle all the way through.
The Yellow gets about halfway down, and then the cycle starts over.
That's because when the Yellow gets to that point, is where the rotating frames start, but since I removed the rotating frames, the rest of the cycle is lost.

That image is 12.9kb, but the file size can be reduced considerably by playing around with the image quality settings, in Irfanview.
In UnFREEz, I set the Frame delay to 20.
A higher setting would make it cycle slower, and a lower setting would make it cycle faster.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:45 AM

Hello tg1911


You would have to make an image with the colors, where you want them.
Then, make another image with the colors moved a little.
Then, make another image with the colors moved a little more, and keep doing this, until your colors have cycled all the way through, from top to bottom.

Each image would have to be in the GIF format.
Once you had all of your images complete, then you would load them into UnFREEz, to make your animation.


That's what I'm doing now using nero photo snap viewer.
What would be a better program to use?

The image below is what I have produced so far.

Posted Image




I took the "A" you linked to, and extracted the individual frames.

I removed the rotating frames, which left me 6 frames, to use.
I converted them to GIFs, and ran them through UnFREEz, and this is what I ended up with:


How do I do that?

Another problem I have is that the image will animate in Fass but not here on the forums.


Thanks for helping me.


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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:16 AM

Hello tg1911

I found GifWorks and extracted the frames I needed, put them through UnFREEz and they work perfectly in Fass

Now my only problem is they won't work on this forum.
Do you know why?

When I upload to photobucket I get a Server IO error could that be the problem?

Posted Image


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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:55 PM

When I upload to photobucket I get a Server IO error

Sounds like the problem is with Photobucket.

I see the animated "G" that you posted.

If you can upload successfully to Photobucket, but you can't view the image properly on the forums after you post it, it's probably a problem with your cache.
Try clearing it.

You could have extracted the frames using Irfanview, if you have it installed.
Open the animated .gif in Irfanview, then select Options / Extract all frames...
It'll extract them to .bmp files.
Then use Irfanview to convert them to .gif, before running them through UnFREEz.
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:56 PM

Hello tg1911

I'm sorry about the missing G

Here is the direct link and the img link I copy from photobucket.


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk27/ro...rannie/endG.gif


Posted Image


Will go and learn about Irfanview.

Thank you for helping me :thumbsup:


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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:15 PM

You're quite welcome, White Warrior.

I'm sorry about the missing G

What missing "G"?
I see the one's you posted in Post #'s 5, and 8.
Can't you see them?
Have you cleared your browsers cache?

Will go and learn about Irfanview.

You can find several Irfanview tutorials in the Mini guides and how-tos forum, under the Images, Image Editing, Image Viewing sub-forum.
I included a video, with most of them.

If there's anything else I can help you with, just let me know.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:01 AM

Hello tg1911

I thought you might like to see my final effort.

I'm still not seeing them animated on the forums. Are they animated to you?

I've cleaned my cache, ran CCleaner and turned all my add-ons off----so it's got me beat.

I'll be happy if other people can see them.

And I'm sorry for bothering you. Sending me to one of your own tutorials.
That's when I realized who\what you are.

You could have done it for me in your sleep.

Anyway, thanks again.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:43 PM

No bother, White Warrior.
That's what we're here for. :thumbsup:

I see the image animated.
Is it only your images, you don't see animated, or all of the images on the forum?
Try logging out of BC, not just closing the page, but logging out, using the Log Out link at the top of the page.
Then clear your cache, and close your browser.
Re-open your browser, log back in, and see if you can see them animated.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:17 PM

Wait can i just ask something?

Are you planning on putting more than oen fo those animated letters in your signature? If you are, I believe there is a one image limit for signatures here at BC :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

Hello tg1911

It is only my gifs that are not moving. Your avatar is spinning nicely

Tried logging out etc. Didn't work.

It is the same result for both Firefox (default) and IE.

Tried adjusting Zone Alarm settings, still no luck.

Logic says if I can see yours, then I should be able to see mine.


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Posted 03 May 2008 - 07:46 AM

Wait can i just ask something?

Are you planning on putting more than oen fo those animated letters in your signature? If you are, I believe there is a one image limit for signatures here at BC :thumbsup:

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It is possible to put all the letters/images into one picture file :-) which is what White Warrior could do if he wanted, so long as its below the maximum size limit..




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