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GiF Animation in Fireworks

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I created a gif animation in fireworks, where 6 frames share 0/100 frame delay. The size of this animation is 22 px by 22 px. When previewed in Fireworks itself, it works fine...the animation is moving extremely fast.

However, when exported as animated gif, there is some kind of delay, like, instead of 0/100 seconds of frame delay, it's like 5/100 seconds frame delay.

What could be the problem and how do I settle this?

Thanks

Sylviawee
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Your problem here may be the limitations of your browser/viewer.  Certainly in IE I often find my larger animations struggle to playback at the intended speed, so if web deployment is your goal, I fear you'll be stuck with a certain amount of lag.  You could try specifying 1/100s delay and see if this improves things.

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Nope, still the same.. :(

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It would seem that once a gif is loaded it should play smooth, especialy at that size. you could check and see what version of gif you are publishing and the amount of colors (pallet) used.

-> I know this may not be an option, but you could import your gif into flash and it would probably run smooth.
Did you make sure that the box for "include when exporting is checked"? If you do not know where that is, click on your frame and then click on the drop menu to get to properties.

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Yes I did billy...I dunno what's the problem... :(
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Thanks Blake. One further question. Is doing it in Flash and exporting as GIF makes any difference compared to doing the animated gif in fireworks?

FYI, I find the above answer by Blake very good help but I can't do it in Javascript because they want SINGLE IMAGE in GIF format....

Thanks to the rest who participated in this thread.
Unfortunately, in the end, Flash still exports it as 89a, and is rendered by the browser in the same fashion as if you had created it in Fireworks.

I created it in Flash, 6 frames at 120 fps, which would take 0.05 seconds to 'run', and it is definately a mirror image of the original.  If your only choice is the single animated GIF, they have to be willing to sacrifice the speed of the animation.

Sorry!
Blake
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