5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2006 11:47 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Adding HOTSPOTS to Animated GIFS

    meddling
      Hello there.

      I developed a Animated GIF, 5 frames, 5 seconds each. No problems here... I never had to add a HOTSPOT to the frames before. Today I noticed that when I add a HOTSPOT or a SLICE to 1 frame, it replicates itself to ALL the other frames.

      I wanted each individual frame to have a UNIQUE HOTSPOT. Each hotspot will link to something different. Imagine 5 big squares that keep switching every 5 seconds. I made the hotspot the size of the entire canvas, and I thought Fireworks would let me add hotspots to the other frames, but when i clicked on a different frame, I still saw the hotspot i added to a previous frame. How to get around that?

      Can someone PLEASE HELP !!! I am working on a project to be finished tomorrow and I don't know what to do... Looked everywhere for answers, but nothing like what I am looking for,
        • 1. Re: Adding HOTSPOTS to Animated GIFS
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          "meddling" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Can someone PLEASE HELP !!! I am working on a project to be finished
          > tomorrow
          > and I don't know what to do... Looked everywhere for answers, but nothing
          > like
          > what I am looking for,

          It can't be done in Fireworks because the Web layer is shared by all layers
          and frames.


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          • 2. Re: Adding HOTSPOTS to Animated GIFS
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            meddling;
            Afaik the animated gif file format cannot contain link information--a
            hotspot placed on an animated gif translates to an image map in the html. I
            imagine it would require some fairly sophisticated javascript to apply
            multiple time ("frame") sensitive links to an image map...
            -Tom Unger


            • 3. Re: Adding HOTSPOTS to Animated GIFS
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              meddling;
              Probably should have offered some solution--simplest method IMO would be
              to create it in flash.
              -Tom Unger


              • 4. Re: Adding HOTSPOTS to Animated GIFS
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                Like Tom said, just to be clear, the hotspot functionality is HTML-based and
                not image-based. Because a hotspot will generate only static HTML, the
                hotspot must be static and cannot change. This would be a project for
                flash. Or, depending on how picky you have to be about the hotspot, just
                make it the image size or even just link the entire image. The exact effect
                won't be what you want, but maybe it will work well enough visually for the
                visitors to your site. Could be a quick fix until you learn flash?

                HTH,
                Tony


                • 5. Re: Adding HOTSPOTS to Animated GIFS
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                  meddling wrote:

                  > Can someone PLEASE HELP !!! I am working on a project to be finished tomorrow
                  > and I don't know what to do... Looked everywhere for answers, but nothing like
                  > what I am looking for,

                  Note that you can add more than one hotspot to the animation. They just
                  can't be added to separate layers. Here's a quick demo of hotspots added
                  to an animation. If you click at the top left of the square, you'll go
                  to the PWF home page. If you click at the bottom right, you'll go to
                  Google.com.

                  http://www.playingwithfire.com/test.html


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