Animation Formats

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Animation Formats by Mind Map: Animation Formats

1. Shockwave

1.1. Adobe Shockwave is a platform used to implement animations, interactive games, audio etc.

1.2. Shockwave player is a plugin used to view animations made by Adobe Shockwave on websites.

2. Flash is a professional animation software that is used for creating animations, vector graphics, games etc.

3. Adobe Flash

3.1. Has the ability to create high quality animations

3.2. Includes cross browser compatibility

3.3. Animations look much more professional

3.4. Takes time to make short animations

3.5. Is very expensive compared to alternatives with similar features

3.6. Can be very difficult to learn without prior knowledge of animation

3.7. Requires a plugin to work in browsers

4. GIF

4.1. Creates small file sizes

4.2. Supports transparent backgrounds

4.3. Are easy to make using the correct application

4.4. Lossless, so file sizes can be compressed without much distortion

4.5. Is supported by all browsers

4.6. Too many on one page can cause it to slow down

4.7. Can look pixelated and low quality

4.8. Has a limited colour depth of 256 bits

5. Adobe Shockwave

5.1. Supported by most devices and browsers

5.2. Allows users to create interactive games, videos and audio

5.3. Requires a plugin to be installed

5.4. Large file sizes which can take time to load

5.5. Is expensive to buy

6. Flash Vs. Shockwave

6.1. Both require plugins to be installed before they can be played in devices or browsers

6.2. Shockwave can be used on Apple products but Flash is not supported

6.3. Flash is designed for online advertising and Shockwave is designed to be an interactive priduct

7. Flash Vs. GIF

7.1. Flash requires a plugin, but GIFs do not

7.2. GIFs are free to make online for free, but Flash is an expensive program

7.3. GIFs are much lower quality than Flash animations and look less professional

8. GIF Vs. Shockwave

8.1. GIFs are free to make but Shockwave is not

8.2. Shockwave requires a plugin but GIFs are supports over most browsers

8.3. GIFs do not have the ability to be interactive, Shockwave does.

9. GIF files are simple animated images used on the internet as web adverts, animated logos, budget adverts etc.