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5/23/2011, 2:52 pm
When animating in flash, which should I use? What are the pros and cons of BMPs and PNGs?

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5/23/2011, 3:19 pm
Bitmap. Sprite-wise, you should break it apart (sideclick>break apart), and use the lasso tool, and change it to wand at the bottom of the tool window. Use the wand to remove the black out of the sprites.

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5/23/2011, 3:30 pm
You should check out Lange's tutorial in the tutorial section : )
He's got the all the answers.

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5/23/2011, 3:43 pm
It depends.

If you're exporting the sprites from a separated program, then importing them in Flash, I FORCE you to use PNG.

Why?

Well, first of all, PNG is compact. BMP is a damn huge thing. PNG is also transparent. BMP not.


That's it.
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5/23/2011, 4:42 pm
Oh, word. BMP is gay with Flash sometimes.

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5/23/2011, 6:55 pm
Bmp? Fuck you Ping I should ban you for giving that advice. Are you retarded?
Bitmap format is no good for Flash. Its a raw, uncompressed format with no special uses, and is nothing but a detriment for Flash. However, Flash normally compresses it anyway, but you will waste both utility and hard drive space by relying on them.

PNG, always, and forever. Its a lossless compression format, so it has the same quality as a bmp at a much smaller file size, and PNGs support alpha channels (transparency) in the image.

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5/23/2011, 6:58 pm
if your importing throuhg fireworks use the bitmap but with Lossless PNG as one of the properties.
I can't help you if you are importing dirrectly to flash cus i don't do that

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5/23/2011, 9:35 pm
PNG
For fucks sake, PNG.
Flash will on it's own turn it into a bitmap in the library and you get to keep your quality.

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5/23/2011, 10:32 pm
I import Gifs It works out for me and Its quality is Okay in standards

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5/24/2011, 7:55 am
Always png unless you riped it from mugen in wich case your stuck with gif but thats good too.

but if you had to ask this question I pray that we never catch you even THINKING about jpeg

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5/24/2011, 10:34 am
Gifs can be used aswell, but they have a darned limit of 256 colors per gif so, well PNG wins.


Just, PNG. PNG everything you can. PNG is even becoming animated.
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5/24/2011, 4:28 pm
is it really?

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5/24/2011, 4:32 pm
I just got owned. Now I know why my .swf are obese.

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5/24/2011, 10:13 pm
As everyone has already suggested, fucking PNG all the way. When you do paste your shit in, Flash does it's own thing where it changes it to a bitmap. No need to paste in a bitmap, it'll just get it more cluttered.
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5/24/2011, 10:40 pm
There is actually an animation capable variant of the PNG format, called MNG (PNG quality images, animation works like gifs). Sucks though, since almost nothing anywhere will recognize it, and Flash is no exception.
Yeah, PNG animations are a bad idea, unless they are short and your images are very small, and consider reducing bit depth of the alpha channels or not even using an alpha channel. You can, however, set every png image to jpeg compression, and the alpha channel will still work, and you can get very good compression results this way if done right. If all else fails, try using a video file. AVIs are capable of using alpha channels, and you can convert a png sequence to an avi with transparency intact if you know how.

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5/24/2011, 11:15 pm
AAAAAAAAAH THE LANGE!!!!! HE RETURNETHS

on topic: obviously png, just look at the difference

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5/24/2011, 11:50 pm
About the .avi. Are we talking about the video file? Some codecs or different settings can ruin the .png, right?

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5/28/2011, 1:49 am
Yes, avi, the video format. Raw avi files are capable of storing RGBA pixel data (the A being Alpha, our magic channel).

Despite being a lossless compression format, it is technically possible to harm the quality of a png image by using extreme compression settings. In most cases this must be done very explicitly, so you will probably never do that by accident.

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5/28/2011, 2:57 am
Thanks. My Q has been A'd.

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5/28/2011, 6:29 am
Ok, so everyone says PNG, so I guess my question has been answered. Are you going to lock or solve this?

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5/28/2011, 8:22 am
Yeah. Just not me.

LOCK PLZ

AND NO MORE POSTS (that includes you Ping)
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6/28/2011, 10:40 am
Solved.
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