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animated pics
« on: December 14, 2006, 03:21:49 PM »

How do you get an animated pic to show on your profile?

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Re: animated pics
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 03:38:37 PM »

Try... http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1671.0

... eventually - about halfway down the thread...!!  ;D
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 05:04:54 PM »

I can get the pics, but for some reason I cant animate them grrrrrr
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2006, 05:59:45 PM »

Took me ages to suss and even now not sure what I did  ;D I know that the various sites with animated avatars don't allow you to use their web address as the link when you set the profile up. I ended up downloading something called Flock Photobucket (same sort of thing as firefox) which allows you to import avatars then use that as a base web address for the forum profile. When you do it check that there is not a doubled up http:// thingy as there is one already in the blank and another one gets plonked on with the exported avatar.
I expect you are not much the wiser I know I'm not and I wrote it  :D :D Suffice it to say it took me a lot of messing about with plenty of dirty looks from SWSBO  ;)
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 09:09:01 PM »


I also found it next to impossible, but then I'm always getting it wrong   :D

My prop is supposed to go round !!!

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Re: animated pics
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 09:29:13 PM »

Mine too, it goes round ok on the club website I run !!!
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 09:38:58 PM »

easy one but then im no computer expert,

i use photobucket to host my avatars simply to do on the forum here aswell
just take away [IMG] before the text and after, then you should just be left with the http bit and where the animated thing is hosted with .gif at the end.

hope this helps  ;D

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Re: animated pics
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 09:09:13 AM »

easy one but then im no computer expert,

i use photobucket to host my avatars simply to do on the forum here aswell
just take away [IMG] before the text and after, then you should just be left with the http bit and where the animated thing is hosted with .gif at the end.

hope this helps  ;D

Jay

Thanks Jay, that's what I did but couldn't put it into English  >:( ;D

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Re: animated pics
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 11:38:53 AM »

I think the best way is to find the animation or clip you like, download it to your PC,
Martin.



Or create you own!!!

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Re: animated pics
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 02:53:25 PM »

I think the best way is to find the animation or clip you like, download it to your PC, then upload it to the form via your profile settings.

Martin.


That is the first way I tried and ended up with the problem Boatmadman and Kenny had ie the avatar was animated until you added to the profile when it froze. The photobucket method seems favourite but if you are a bit of a dimwit like wot I am it takes a bit of time checking if it is moving then going back and trying another tack. Talking of which I think I might bring my gyrating matelot back in the New Year for a change  ::) ::) it seemed to have caused a bit of a stir last time  ;D ;D

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Re: animated pics
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 04:52:55 PM »

On profile enter URL of avatar where it says "I have my own pic" making sure you only have one http//. Click on change profile button. Job done!!
Works for me .

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2006, 08:02:04 PM »

woo hoo, cracked it!
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2006, 08:15:43 PM »

well done finally got it in the end then.  ;D ;D

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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2006, 11:45:52 PM »

In the profile settings it's possible to upload an animated GIF directly from your harddrive. I've tried doing this, but the GIF doesn't animate. I suppose I could do as DickyD says (which obviously works, incidentally), but I prefer Admin's suggestion of uploading from my own PC.

Talking of which...

While I'm uploading and generally trying to find out why the GIF doesn't animate, I received this message. Probably of more importance to Martin...

"Sorry, the copyright must be in the template.
Please notify this forum's administrator that this site is using an ILLEGAL copy of SMF!".
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2006, 12:33:23 AM »

"Please notify this forum's administrator that this site is using an ILLEGAL copy of SMF!".

That's interesting..... SMF if free  ??? :P ???
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2006, 12:58:28 AM »

woo hoo, cracked it!
Lovely feeling of satisfaction when the damn thing finally starts moving isn't it ?? :D :D

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Re: animated pics
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2006, 10:33:39 PM »

Hay PMF

Can you get yours to slow down abit  :o  :P  :-[  ::)
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2006, 10:36:12 PM »

Quote
Please notify this forum's administrator that this site is using an ILLEGAL copy of SMF!".

Well, that's the upgrade for you...
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2006, 09:37:00 AM »

Very good PMK !! I was wondering what lildavid was on about 'cos nothing was moving on the Tx, then hey presto a tantalising flash. Not a self portrait by any chance ?  ::) ::)

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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2006, 11:54:21 PM »

Why is my gif so squashed  ??? ??? ??? I have created this on ulead gif animation, uploaded to photobucket so to use that as the url. i have even widened the flags more to try to resolve the problem. what you see is the last remake. Heelllllpppp
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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2006, 12:13:02 AM »

Almost sorted just the writing.. can anyone guess what it says??
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« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2006, 01:43:44 AM »

The avatar should be 86 c 65 Pixels, try resizing without marinating the same aspect.
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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2006, 02:20:25 AM »

Tried everything, on profile to upload gif image, it uploads as php ( no animation) I don't like using
outside sites to host image, I wonder if attachment works ? will find out if banned,
A snowmans lot is not a happy one click image.
 
 
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« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2006, 03:09:21 AM »

Fun,  OK try again
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Re: animated pics
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2006, 08:11:09 AM »

It seems that animated Avatars have to be live animations i.e. already somewhere on the internet then you can point to it using "I have my own pic:" under your Profile settings.

If you can't get your animation to work, send it to me and I'll upload it for you.... no guarantees how long it will take though.......  ::)

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