lot of people want a simple program that just lets them input their
text and generates an animation. No programming, no difficult procedures,
no special skills required. Anim-FX does just that. Plus, unlike
some other tools that create banners or text effects, Anim-FX gives
you multiple lines and the flexibility to put the text wherever
you want within the animation. Further, we felt that we have created
different and more complex text and background effects from our
competitors. On top of that we provide you with the easiest way
possible to update the content of the files by simply modifying
the textfile which resides on your webserver. Definitely a time
I buy Anim-FX now, will I miss out on future upgrades?
once you buy Anim-FX, you are guaranteed to get ALL future upgrades
for FREE. So there is no reason to wait. Better yet, if you buy
it now you only pay US$27 and will never have to pay for any upgrades,
but you can be sure that this price will increase over time and
when the features have expanded. So take advantage of this attractive
offer and get Anim-FX now!
Updates will be be sent to you through email on a quarterly basis.
is there a separate textfile combined with a Flash file, instead of
just one complete Flash file?
of it as a database system - although you may think it is a bit
inconvenient when you start out, in return you get an extremely
simple way of updating your effects. You see, if you want to make
any changes to your animation, you only need to change the textfile
of the effects and voila, it's done. So if your boss asks you to
change the content of a banner, you just click on the textfile,
replace the content, save the textfile and that's it. Easy-peasy!
Is Anim-FX compatible with windows vista?
Yes, Anim-FX will work nicely on systems runnings Windows Vista, only when Windows Vista is set to high security (DEP) you are adviced to install Anim-FX into the "appsdata/local folder" instead. This is where you should by default install all third party software when running Windows Vista.
you have a program which saves the SWF files without textfile?
we own another Flash software application. It's called
Mix-FX Flash animations,
which is one the leading Flash text effect and Flash button
creators. Mix-FX Flash animations
allows you to create hundred of different text effect combinations.
It's extremely easy-to-use and highly recommended for the starting
web designer! The file sizes of the created effects are only
4KB on average! Mix-FX Flash animations
also comes with a lifetime FREE update guarantee.
is the required SWF code when I use Frontpage or do all the HTML coding
you use a tool such as Dreamweaver you don't need to worry about
it as it's done automatically, but when you code directly in HTML
or use Frontpage you need to add the following code: ( Note that
the registered version of Anim-FX does include it's own HTML code
To make this code work for you you need to update
the name of the SWF file twice (currently blinds.swf)
and set the desired width and
height. (Currently 468 x60
Remember that this code is also included in the "C://Program
Files/Anim-FX/Website HTML Samples" directory and that you
can also generate this code inside Anim-FX by clicking on the "HTML
A short explanation on the above code!
When you insert a Flash movie into a document, you should use both
the OBJECT tag (defined by Microsoft for ActiveX controls) and the
EMBED tag (defined by Netscape) to get the best results in all browsers.
That's why you must change everything twice!
A final note.
Please ensure that the SWF & TXT file are placed in the root directory
of the web and not a sub-directory.
to import Anim-FX files into Frontpage 2000?
Go to Insert - Advanced - Plug-in
and click on the "browse" button. Select your Anim-FX
file. Now enter the appropriate size and click on OK. Finally,
save, and preview your file. It's of utmost importance that
you save the file first before you click on preview, or else
you will see nothing.
Everything will work fine like that until you try to create an animation
with a totally different size such as a banner. This requires that
add the scale="noborder"
tag in your HTML code so then your complete line of code
should look something like this:
Insert - Web Component - Advanced Controls - Plugin
Please refer to the Frontpage 2000 section for any further info.
to import Anim-FX files into PowerPoint?
Go to View - Toolbars - Control
Toolbox and click on the icon which looks like a little hammer.
Select "Shockwave Flash Object" from the list. Now
you must drag a square onto the place where you want the Anim-FX
file to appear. After you have done this, right-click on the box,
choose properties, and the properties menu will pop up. To add the
Anim-FX file you must click on "Custom", and select
the "Build" icon (the three dots at the end of the
line). Now you must enter the Movie URL (make
sure that you enter the correct path!)
and check the "Embed Movie" box as well. Finally,
save and run your slide show in presentation view. Click
here to see the entire tutorial.
do I make an Anim-FX effect jump to my HTML page at the end of the
First make sure that you enter "1"
in the loop field. Then enter http://www.yourdomainname.com in the
"URL at end" field.
do I turn off the sound?
Simply turn the sound to "0".
Can I insert the Flash animations into Myspace.com?
No, this is not supported as you can not upload the textfile and SWf file to your myspace.com account.
do I open a different window when the user clicks on the animation?
Enter the respective URL, in the URL
input field, and put the target frame to "blank"
have inserted the Anim-FX animation into my website, and when I preview
it I can see the preloader but after that I'm left with a black box,
where supposedly the animation should be?
problem happens because the SWF file can not find the TXT file,
and therefore it does not displays the content of the animation.
You can resolve this by putting the SwF file and TXT file in the
same directory as where the HTML file resides.
problem normally happens when you put the SwF and TXT file in a
sub directory, such as assets, graphics, animations, etc., or when
you forgot to upload the TXT file altogether.
assuming that you put the SwF file in your index page, you must
also upload the SwF file and TXT file to the root of your website
reason might be, although odd, is that the textfile was corrupted,
this happens sometimes when you upload the text file as binary instead
do load the effects into Flash?
You must use the Loadmovie action
to do this. For example
loadMovie ("zoom.swf", "holder"); You can use _levels and target movieclips
to attach the effects to. The licensend application does include a
sample.fla file as well Check out this sample.
can I use the files in my website?
must copy the text file and the chosen effect to your webpage directory.
Then you must import the Flash files into your webpage and modify
the width and height settings until you get the dimensions you want.
This is exactly how we put the animations onto this website as well.
Read a detailed how to here.
I limited to the dimensions in Anim-FX or can I alter the sizes?
are not limited to them; you can easily change the dimensions by
just modifying the width and height properties of the effect in
your HTML file and adding the SCALE parameter. For example, the
effect at the top of this page is made with a standard intro size
of 600x300, and in the HTML file we have put the width at 100% and
the height at 80 pixels, thereby changing the size. If you want
to use different dimensions, for example for a banner, it's important
that you always leave the Y position of the effect in Anim-FX at
150. An add the scale no border tag in the HTML code. Anim-FX does
have a feature to generate the code with the desired dimensions
I use special characters like é, ñ etc. in Anim-FX?
you can. Just use the special keys on your keyboard to generate
these letters or characters, or use the universally understood Alt
codes. For example, Alt-130 (pressing Alt while typing 130) will
give you é, Alt-148 gives you ö and Alt-146 gives you
ñ. Some of these may not display in your text field in Anim-FX,
but will come out in your preview window and saved file. There is
one exception and that is the "&" sign, as you need
to enter %26 instead of Alt-38.
more info on this please visit the official Macromedia
Flash web site where you will find the correct code for special
characters in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, etc. as
usefull resource is the windows character map.
Access it from Windows
1 Click the Start button.
2 Choose Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character
can I modify the text file?
you want to modify the text file there are a few rules that you should
1) Always use your notepad. Other tools might add hard returns
when you save the file, and this may cause a part of the text to disappear.
2) Never change the structure of the text file. Each variable is referred
to as "&variablename=details". To update the
content of your file you only need to change the details section.
3) When you save the file, don't change the filename into a
name which is different from the corresponding SWF file.
Of course you can also create a new text file in Anim-FX.
have successfully adding the SWF file into Dreamweaver, but the animation
is too small.
happens because you want to use a smaller size such as a banner of
468 x 60. Therefore, it's important that in the "Flash properties"
menu you set the "Scale" to "no border"
created a banner and added the no border tag but still can't see the
When you create a banner it is
important that you put all the Y positions of the text to 150 (the
default setting) as only the middle of the SWF file will remain when
the top and bottom of the animation will be sliced off because of
the no border tag. So don't set the position of your animation in
Anim-FX to X 20 and Y 20 but to X20 and Y 150!
about that freeze button?
Anim-FX let's you freezes the
5th line of each animation. To do this you must enter 5 lines of text
and put the loop option to "1" or higher. Click here
to see a sample
there any license restrictions?
You may not make or distribute copies of the software, or transfer
it from one computer to another or over a network. You may not rent,
lease or sublicense Anim-FX, nor may you modify it or create derivative
works based upon the software.
I resell the Anim-FX animations as part of my own templates?
Template-developers who want to distribute/resell the effects as part
of their existing HTML/FP/Dreamweaver/Flash/HTML or any other kind
of templates, are not allowed to do this.
I add a background picture underneath the SWF in HTML
a background picture is possible. To do this, just add the following
line of code to the object section of your HTML code:
<param name=wmode value=transparent>
in the embed section of your HTML code you must add:
The licensend application does include a sample HTML file with transparency.
about the "HTML code" button?
Flash file does require some dedicated HTML tags. The "HTML code"
feature allows you to generate this code instantly. You need to set
the "width" and "height" of the effect and put
the scale to "no border", "show all" or "exact
fit", and click on "generate code". Note that to create
a banner you must put te "scale" option to "no border".
target frame should I choose?
Loads the specified URL in the same window or frame containing the
Flash movie. This is the default value, if none is specified.
- Launches a new browser window and loads the specified URL into
it, keeping the original window available.
- Loads the specified URL into the parent frameset of the frame
containing the Flash movie.
- Loads the URL into the outermost frameset of the current HTML
you recommend a program which creates Flash News tickers?
Flash News Ticker
creates news tickers instantly. It only takes a few quick steps
to create a complete Flash news scroller.
Flash news scroller lets you create impressive and professional
Flash tickers for your website.
it now at just US$19.95
to add the Anim-FX animation to Netobjects
the swf file to the page using the FLASH tool. Next, click on the
assets view, and click on new asset. Give it the name of the desired
textfile , -for example spinner.txt- and browse for the file.
to change the black top and bottom stroke
is not related to Anim-FX but it is caused by the background color
of your html file. To change the background color of your HTML file
you must change the background color tag in your HTML page. In case
you don't have this tag. Please add the following line of code in
the body section of your html code. <body
will render the HTML page red
is a popular software program to create Flash animations