?
Solved

adding flash to an image

Posted on 2013-01-22
3
Medium Priority
?
295 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
Hi, Is there a way to add flash to an image (making it an swf)? What my client needs is to have header images on websites that contain an image of water. But he wants the water to appear to move.

So we have an image of a river, and it looks like the current is moving. Or an image of a waterfall, and it seems to be falling.

I know it's not something I can do myself, but I don't even know who to hire to do it, or if it can be done. That's why I'm coming to you. so the questions are:

1. Can it be done?
2. Do I look for a flash expert to do it?
3. If it can't be done, where can I find flash images of this kind of thing, to purchase?

here's an example of what I mean: http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/Wolani1/
0
Comment
Question by:mel200
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
quizengine earned 1600 total points
ID: 38806145
In the same way that there are various image types (.gif, .jpg, .png etc) Flash has its own filetype. This is a .swf

You don't necessarily need to know how to create swfs to be able to use them in a webpage. In the same way that you can embed an image in a webpage, so you can embed a swf.

So the question then becomes "How do I get a swf with the content (moving water) in it?"

Firstly there are many 'stock' Flash sites where you can buy pre-made content - a bit like you might shop for stock photos on istockphoto.com

In fact that site does sell Flash content. Try this....

http://www.istockphoto.com/search/text/waterfall/filetype/flash/source/basic#1c615f91

(you can filter istockphoto content by using the popout menu just next to the search button and search for - for example - only Flash content)

Here's another site - http://activeden.net/search?&term=river

And if you can't find what you want on a stock site, how about posting a project for a freelancer to complete the work for you - try www.elance.com or www.peopleperhour.com

Freelancing sites normally allow buyers (i.e. you) to post a project for free. You don't need to accept any freelancers, and can cancel the job without paying anything. Usually any project commission that goes to the website comes out of the freelancers fee, if you go ahead with hiring someone.
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:section25
section25 earned 400 total points
ID: 38806148
1. Yes, it can be done.
2. Probably, but you may need something more than just Flash. You probably need a graphic artist who specializes in such thing and has more at thier disposal than just Flash.
3. Don't try it yourself. If you know you can't do it, it will look very amaturish if you try.

Yo umay be able to fins something similar to what you want that has already been done elsewhere. Yo may just need to find it and pay for it. It may not be exactly what you want, but it for the cost of having it done, it may be worth it.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mel200
ID: 38806258
Great, thanks very much, I'll look at that flash.
0

Featured Post

Get MongoDB database support online, now!

At Percona’s web store you can order your MongoDB database support needs in minutes. No hassles, no fuss, just pick and click. Pay online with a credit card. Handle your MongoDB database support now!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Although a lot of people devote their energy toward marketing for specific industries, there are some basic principles that can be applied to any sector imaginable. We’ll look at four steps to take and examine how those steps were put into action fo…
When it comes to security, close monitoring is a must. According to WhiteHat Security annual report, a substantial number of all web applications are vulnerable always. Monitis offers a new product - fully-featured Website security monitoring and pr…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question