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GIF form

Hi Guys,

I want to turn my gif into a form for a newsletter, the animation is an envelope which pops open with a piece of paper, it then closes and a sent stamp appears on it. I want to get the gif to stop at the point the paper pops up and allow visitors to the site to put in their details press send then get the gif to reanimate with the paper going back into the envelope. Can anyone suggest a way I could do this or if it's possible?

Is this for an email or a page on a website?

3 Answers

Thanks so much Luke! You are amazing. Unfortunately I already paid an animator to do gif so I can't do the animation in SVG. But thank again for your help.

HI Luke,

Thanks for helping me, it's for a website.

Phew, I was worried for a second you were going to say it was for an email which would have been a difficult situation. Yes there are several javascript frameworks that exist which can pause gifs such as:




The biggest challenge you'll face is timing the gif perfect, and it might be too much trouble to go that route. Have you considered using an SVG or a sprited image to achieve the same effect? Here are some examples from a codepen search http://codepen.io/search?q=Envelope&limit=all&depth=everything&show_forks=false :