Anyone got any ideas for *.swf backdrops?

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  1. Chas Roberts

    Chas Roberts

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    Hi Everybody,


    I am wondering if any of you fellow gurus might have a pointer to a stockpile of finished relatively simple *.swf files to be used for backdrops?

    Something like rippling water, moving clouds, fire, starfields, or anything even more bizzarre, like bubbles popping, lightening, fireworks, lasers, etc?

    Different colors like scrolling gradations, or waving flags...

    Seems like there are tons of clip art collections for pictures, animated GIFs, etc, but where can I find some neat simple animated backdrops?

    Maybe in different sizes, like, 100x400, 200x600, 320x240, whatever...

    Sure would appreciate some help, gang!


    Hope to hear from you all soon?
     
  2. KD-did

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    If you are willing you can actually make your own with the use of an inexpensive (about $30) program. It is called GIF2SWF Converter 1.2c
    http://www.soft32.com/Download/free-trial/GIF2SWF_Converter/4-102573-1.html

    I would resize with something like Jasc Animation Shop before converting another inexpensive program. There maybe others that will allow resizing of an animation but I do not know what they are.
    http://store.corel.com/webapp/wcs/s...reference&trkid=animshopgoogle&trkid=17747334
     
  3. Chas Roberts

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    Animated backdrops redux

    Great idea!~

    But where would you get the animated GIF's to convert?

    It's not that I am lazy, but I really don't have the time to draw all the tweens.

    Is there such a resource? Anyone???
     
  4. Worlock

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    What kind of animation do you need? I do animations and I happen to use Jasc Animation 3..Heres a small example of what I can do.
    http://www.wepuke.com/lock.html
    Check it out and let me know if you need my help and I will try to help you as best I can.
     
  5. KD-did

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  6. Chas Roberts

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    Animated Schtuff

    Hey, Worlock - nice Lock!

    Actually I am looking for some backdropp-ish type thingys... But your padlock is A-OK!

    KD-Did - Thanks for the links, I am about to harvest some goodies. This is more like what I was thinking...

    Keep them coming, if you have the time and interest, I sure appreciate the help!

    You guys are TOPS!
     
  7. Chas Roberts

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    oops just looked and these are copyrighted so they can't be used...

    :helpnow: bummer!

    maybe there are more...
     
  8. Worlock

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    Heres an image that I got for free and I animated it, Is this something like your needing?
    check here
    http://wepuke.com/graphics/water.html

    If you can get an image that you want to use, email it to me and I'll see what I can do to get it to where you would want to use it in your swf file
     
  9. Chas Roberts

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    Thanks, Worlock - Great images!
     
  10. Worlock

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    Hey Chief ! U know me :D
    always willing to assist !
     

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