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Swf to Animated Gif

Feb 23, 2011 4:36 PM

Hey guys,


I tried everything and read multiple forums on the topic but nothing still seems to work. I am trying to save a fla file i made (a banner) as an animated gif using Flash Professional CS5. Here is everything i did and tried and i am out of ideas!

- set the publish settings to Gif and in the Gif settings, selected animated and loop continuuously (also tried "repeat 2 times")

- tried playign with all the other settings like color and all just in case checking and unchecking the option boxes in that tab.

- tried publishing straight from that tab, or saving the settings, exiting and publishing from File --> Publish

- tried using Firefox or Explorer 9 (and an older version too but dont remember which) to view the file and all i see is an empty white box on white background.

- Even tried downloading a freeware that converts from swf to animated gif to see if the browser was the problem. It didnt really work but it got two elements from the banner to display as a static image.

- Made all my animation in the main menu. Its not really complicated animation, just a timeline with a dozen layers that show things at different times. Simple color background with text appearing and disapearing. Tried creating objects and motion tweens just for the fun to see if that would stick even though ididnt really add any motion and that didnt work either.


I just dont know what else to try. Am i missing something? I jsut started using flash but got the hang of most of it and my swf banners work. But i may be overlooking something really simple that i just dont know yet...





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    Feb 23, 2011 4:44 PM   in reply to 00Arka00

    See if seting things per the information on the page linked below helps...


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    Apr 16, 2012 6:39 PM   in reply to 00Arka00

    I just had this problem, here is the fix:


    1) Go to File / Publish Settings
    2) Tick and click 'Gif Image' on the left to load the Gif settings

    3) Change the 'Player' at the very top of this window to be 'Flash Player 5'

    4) Publish and enjoy your working gif.



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    Jul 18, 2012 10:35 AM   in reply to swpryor

    Thanks swpryor it works!

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    Jul 16, 2013 10:25 AM   in reply to QSOZG

    Would anyone have a idea why my images are being distorted afterwards?

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    Jul 17, 2013 11:27 AM   in reply to swpryor

    thanx it works

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    Oct 9, 2013 6:28 PM   in reply to

    Just export your fla video as swf file with Flash Professional CS5, then convert the swf file to gif file.

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