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how do you get animated avatars?

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  • Started 8 years ago by JadeEmperor
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JadeEmperor
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i really like Rick's animated avatar so i tried changing my avatar to a dancing chick (the one that grows up to be a chicken) but all i get is a static avatar.

how can i make my avatar like Rick's?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

JadeEmperor,
Again, Thank You for your very nice comment concerning my Avatar.
It is meant to to be eye pleasing and definitely not self promoting.
Been on the net too long for that !!!! (lol) (lol) (lol)

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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Scott
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JadeEmperor
Posts: 244

um, nope. can't bring avatar to life. :-(

animated posts are fine as there's a link provided like this one:

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Scott
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This will be my next one ;)

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SarahJames
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Hi JadeEmperor - I had to work a bit on it too, but I found I needed to resize the avatar to 50x50 myself, because if you let it be resized for you, you get a jpg file as output and you lose the animation.

Hope this helps ;-)
(And now I have an animated avatar too - change again, now will I get yelled at? LOL)

Cheers,
Sarah.

BTW - if you can't resize gifs, send me the one you want (or paste it here) and I'll downsize it for you ;-)

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SarahJames
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raphoenix
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CAT FIGHT !! CAT FIGHT !!


IT'S MY AVATAR - NO !! IT'S MINE !!

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raphoenix
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@SarahJames,
I love your Cat Avatar !!!! Keep that one !!!!
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:) :) :)

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SarahJames
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Thanks Rick:-)
I'm not a catty person, but I liked this one too.
We'll see how long it lasts:)

Cheers,
Sarah.

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raphoenix
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My picture of SarahJames in my dreams :) :)


Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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LH
Posts: 20002

Don't let women loose with pointy sticks!

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raphoenix
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@LH,
(LOL) (LOL) Cropped out the end of a rake.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦ (Can't beat ol' McIver) :) :)

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JadeEmperor
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@Sarah

Thanks for the tip. I feel like duh! The size requirements is already staring at me but somehow didn't notice it. :-D

--
Rino :-D

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JadeEmperor
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and keep your catty avatar. i like it too. :-)

--
Rino :-D

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SarahJames
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Naughty avatar Rino! It's cute:)

Keep dreamin' Rick! LOL

Cheers,
Sarah.

(covered in paint - I'm doing the walls ...)

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The Geek
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I have to help somebody paint tomorrow... hopefully it won't take too long, I'm not a fan of painting :)

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SarahJames
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Hi Geek - I love it:) But we all start looking green. My Lily finally has something in common with the source of her name - black doggy, green hips!
I wonder if I still like it when done, because there's a whole lot of walls in this house LOL.

Hope you have a nice day tomorrow - paint and all.

Cheers,
Sarah.

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misdaroc
Posts: 110

So did i miss the answer to the question that started all of this.lol...i think you are rubbing it in because i don't know how to do this..i did try to Google it and found quite a bit of info on how to do this but it seems a bit complicated for me. Is there an easy way to do this. and would Facebook allow you to use one of those as a profile pic? ya and no more "showing off".lmao.

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

You need to make sure your avatar is less than 50x50 pixels, or else it'll be resized and lose the animation.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

misdaroc,
COPIED FROM HTG FORUM RULES AS PER THE GEEK'S POST.
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The following image formats are allowed: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.
File names may not contain the following special characters: # ? & % " | ' * `
File size must be no greater than 1024KB
Image dimensions greater than 50 x 50 pixels will be resized automatically.
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Many Software Programs can do this BUT this is probably easiest way for you.
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Up-load Animated Gif file here.
http://www.gifworks.com/cgi-bi.....nsfer_open
Re-size Animated Gif File to Meet 50 x 50 Pixels plus 1024KB HTG Forum Rule Limit Above.
Down-load or Copy Re-Sized Animated Gif file back to your computer.
Go to your HTG Profile.
On Avatar Tab, Browse to the Re-Sized Animated Gif file on your computer and Up-load.
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Post Back if you can't get it to work.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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misdaroc
Posts: 110

ok Rick thanx a lot.its Friday night so i'm going out for a beer and i will try this maybe tomorrow..any idea if facebook supports this?

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raphoenix
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misdaroc,

OK. Drive Responsibly.
Not into Facebook, Myspace or any social networking.
Remember, I've got my own websites which I can have hosted and code myself.
Always advise ALL to purchase their own Top Level Domains (instead) of using the social networks.
One has "The Controls" that way. (lol) (lol)
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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Scott
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SarahJames
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@ raphoenix - He Rick, where did your pictures go? Missing your dreams :(

Sarah ...

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raphoenix
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@SarahJames,

Was coding the pictures in from off of one of my (real name) websites secure store folders.
The Google Crawler was picking up the pictures and associating the name (raphoenix) search results with the pictures I posted on HTG.
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Not really sure why this was happening or how to stop the (cross) website associations so just pulled down all the pictures off that particular website store because postings on HTG cannot be edited or deleted after an hour now.
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Since I own so many Top Level Domains Name Sites, have had problems in the past with illegal non US off-shore sites being associated on Google search results with my legal websites so thought it was best just to not use my websites for posting pictures to other websites.
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Tis a strange situation as Google takes no responsibltity for its Crawler and neither does Icann enforce Internet rules any longer.
Sorry; no more pretty pictures any more from me :( :(
Hope your small puppies are doing OK.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.

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SarahJames
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@ Raphoenix - sorry to hear (oh well, read) that. I use PhotoBucket myself and try and keep myself as anonymus on the internet as possible (more difficult than it seems, because there are quite a few nice people out there that you do tell about yourself LOL).
Puppies are still hanging in there, eventhough they are smaller than any I've seen so far. It's a matter of luck if they will survive.

Bye,
Sarah.

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