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    clouds fitting + animating...

    I am ..... Stuck on this. I have this cloud picture. After some work, it fits pretty good but.....Ya, could be a LOT better. Also......Is there anyway I can acheive the effect of fast moving clouds...(animating). If anyone has some catchy gizmo for this...It would Help me a LOT.....Anyone who helps me sufficient enough can get 10000 ad views on my site for free (which is not much)(whenever it gets up).........





    view it repeat:
    http://www20.brinkster.com/amplifieddesign/Index.html

    view it alone:
    http://www20.brinkster.com/amplified...background.jpg


    edit, to view it alone...u gotta go to index.html then type in background.jpg
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    I have never come across an animated background that wasn't part of a flash movie.


    Try animating the clouds (which will be very hard to do), and save it as an animated gif.

    That may work.
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    hmmm...

    How can I make it fit together perfectly though?

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    Hrm... that is just waaaay too hard to explain... and well really really hard to even do, seeing as clouds are variable objects...
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    Hmm, the whole fact tha the background tiles together is going to make an animation a lot harder. But if I were to take a stab at animating it, it might be an idea to make a lot of dark streaks with the airbrush tool and then just have those move across. I have never tried this, but it might work....
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    My skills in photoshop are very minimal.

    What about having some lightning(not like a line) Like when clouds are covering it and it just brightens up. A lot like you see when tornados are out. The animation would include a lot of math with tiling. The sides each would be controlled. Right would fit with left. Top " " " bottom. Then going in it would repeat, yes?

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    I have thought about this for a while, and this is what i think, there is no way to have the clouds "flow", but instead, why not have one cloud image, that is centralized within a larger canvas?

    If you animate that, it may just help you acheive this.
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    well,

    I thought this is completely possible.
    If you have a square animation.
    The left pixel would be the same as the line left to it in the last frame.
    Then vise versa with right.
    It would look like a box exploding with pixel lines moving....Wouldn't that work?

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    Not if it were animated.
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    hmmm,

    Can I make it part of a flash movie then? and use an absolutely positioned -1 z-index to make it seem a background? I am dull at flash.

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    If you do that, then you will have to make a very large cloud image that is animated, and put it into the flash file - not an easy task.


    I presume that you are probably looking to do something like www.2advanced.com have done.


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    wow,

    not bad. It looks kinda cheesy, but it'll do

    Hey, anyone played WarCraft III b.net?
    wonder where those backgrounds are stored? I may just have to open the mpq


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