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Old 10-10-2008, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone got any info on how this is done? Does Plazmic 4.6 allow it? I know importing an animated gif into the background field doesn't show it on the Simulation phone, but does it do it when exported and OTA'd?

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Yes 4.6 does allow for this. So does Plazmic 4.5
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..... but does it do it when exported and OTA'd?
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we need more animated themes!
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If the simulator doesnt show it animated, then it will not be animated OTA.
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Yes it does or you wouldn't see the animated themes
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Yes it does or you wouldn't see the animated themes
animated GIF background will not show OTA. There is a different process for getting it than just changing the background image.
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If the simulator doesnt show it animated, then it will not be animated OTA.
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Oh! I read it wrong...I was mistaken when I read that...was reading it too fast
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I have figured out how to do animated themes in both svg and gif format but when I
import a gif, it does not work and I noticed that there is a bug in composer 4.6 that
does not allow you to 'loop' svg files. If you have gotten it to work please tell me.
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I have animated a theme that loops just fine. Works on all 4.5+ devices
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Care to Elaborate then please Sith?

If you don;t want to publicly announce how, please can you send me a PM regarding how to do it? I assume it's all about looping an SVG file rather than "just an animated gif imported" ?

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http://www.themes4bb.com/%7Ebbthemes..._boldtoday.jad
There is the OTA link (9000 only) to a demonstration theme. I havent decided how/if i am going to release the information. Currently I am trying to animate other types of files to see if it was a fluke or not.
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Care to Elaborate then please Sith?

If you don;t want to publicly announce how, please can you send me a PM regarding how to do it? I assume it's all about looping an SVG file rather than "just an animated gif imported" ?

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Can you please PM me too regarding how to do it...please
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Umm, just downloaded that Theme Sith and it's not animated.
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ok, established the initial animation

However, it only goes through 1 loop, not "infinite".

Any thoughts here Sith?
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GOOD NEWS

I have now resolved all issues with custom animated backgrounds.

I will be releasing the first one in about 20 minutes and of course, it will be the BB Forums one

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Sith's theme animates in the simulator.
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Odd, not on my phone.

Still, new Animated upload coming shortly ;)
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yeah works on all the devices i have tried it on, any OS 4.5+. I have a 83/88xx version as well that works.
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