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Macromedia Flash 8 Eye Blinking Answered

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I have Flash 8 and was wondering how you make a cartoon character(that i drew) blink there eyes continuously. I don't mean just wink at you or something and be done but forever. Thanks.

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Sandisk1duo (author)2008-11-26
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CameronSS (author)Sandisk1duo2008-11-27

Wouldn't you then lose the vector-ness of Flash? GIFs are raster....

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CameronSS (author)Sandisk1duo2008-11-27

Flash animations typically use vector images, which define the different shapes that make up an image. A GIF is a bitmap (or raster, they're synonyms) image format, which defines the individual pixels that make up an image. Image below is an example of the difference, stolen from Wikimedia Commons.

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Congrats on using a jpeg to explain what a vector is.

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Sandisk1duo (author)CameronSS2008-11-27

oh, i see you could make a high resolution image...

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CameronSS (author)Sandisk1duo2008-11-27

Meh...I've never used flash, but I'm guessing that it's not that hard to loop an animation. Probably a lot easier than converting fifty frames to GIF format and piecing them together.

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Sandisk1duo (author)CameronSS2008-11-28

nah, 2 images, looped, and you are good to go!

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Sandisk1duo (author)JellyWoo2008-11-27

animate the eye with Gimp, then save it as an animation

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JellyWoo (author)Sandisk1duo2008-11-27

how do you do that? thanks for the help.

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