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Animated GIF - Fastest frame rate?

Oct 21, 2011 5:38 AM

Tags: #gif #animated

I am trying to create a sort of lightning effect and would like to flip through three or four frames super quickly (for the flash effect).


Problem is that in my animation settings, even if i set the frame duration to 1/100, the frames still show for like half a second each. Really does NOT come off like a lightning strike...


Is there some sort of trick to making the frames flip faster?

Or maybe a limitation on animated GIFs that I am not aware of?


On a side note, would Flash be a better tool for animated GIFs?

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    Oct 21, 2011 5:19 PM   in reply to swhinck

    Are you using photographs in the animation? Is the animation large (what are its dimensions)? If yes. it could be the complexity of the image causing the delay. The more complex the image, the longer it takes the browser to render it. GIF animations should be small and the imaes it contains posterlike vector images. Flash might be the best program to use for your animation.

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