3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2006 7:08 AM by Captiv8r

    Animated gif -- not moving

    peggymattis
      I inserted an animated gif into my project -- but it's not showing up with the animation. Is there a setting I need to set?
      Thanks!
      Peggy
        • 1. Re: Animated gif -- not moving
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi Peggy and welcome to our community

          Let me guess. Did you click Insert > Image... to insert the animated .GIF? If so, this is why. Try instead clicking Insert > Animation...

          Also, don't be too surprised if after doing this, the animated .GIF file appears to have taken speed or consumed about four shots of espresso! This is because the Frame Rate of Captivate (Movie > Preferences > Preferences tab) is normally 30 frames per second and the .GIF may be configured for 10 frames per second.

          Hopefully this helps... Rick
          • 2. Re: Animated gif -- not moving
            peggymattis Level 1
            Thanks Rick!!

            Now that little bug is flitting around like a maniac!

            Is there a way to slow him down, if necessary?

            Thanks again!
            Peggy
            • 3. Re: Animated gif -- not moving
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi Peggy

              There are only two ways I'm aware of.

              1. Slow Captivate down. Earlier I told you where to adjust the frame rate. Try adjusting from 30 down to 10 or so. But this could have adverse effects on your movie. Try and see.

              2. Increase the frame rate of the .GIF by editing it in an animation editor. (I'm guessing this isn't very likely. I've run into very few folks that know how to create animated .GIF files.

              Cheers... Rick