For this to work the image should be 3 times as wide as it is tall (because PI=3.1472)
If your image is not this shape then re-size it to be so. It doesn't matter if it gets distorted because it will be even more distorted when we've finished. I chose to re-size to 300x100 to make the math easier.1 Load the image to map into PSP and select "Image->Re-size" (SHIFT-S)
2 Resize to 300x100.
3 Cut the image into 3 equal squares (Call them L, M, R for left/middle/right)
4 Click on L and select "Edit->Copy" (CTRL-C)
5 In AS2, select "Paste->As new image" (CTRL-V)
6 Select "Paste->As new frame" (CTRL-E)
7 In PSP select R and "Edit->Copy" (CTRL-C)
8 In AS2, click on frame 2 and select "Edit->paste as new frame (CTRL-E)
9 In PSP select M and "Edit->Copy" (CTRL-C)
10 In AS2, click on frame 2 and select "Edit->paste as new frame (CTRL-E)
11 You should now have the frames L.M.R.L
12 Click on frame 1 and select "Effects->Insert Image transition" Choose "wipe" from the drop down list and a duration of 0.4 Customize as follows
13 OK Customize, OK "Insert Image Transition" window
14 Click on M (Should be the frame to the right of the last selected frame)
15 Select "Effects->Insert Image Transition", Use the same settings as before (Just OK the "Insert Image Transition Window")
16 Click on R (Should be the frame to the right of the last selected frame)
17 Select "Effects->Insert Image Transition", Use the same settings as before (Just OK the "Insert Image Transition Window")
18 Delete the very last frame
19 Select all frames (CTRL-A) and export them to PSP "File->Export Frames to PSP"
20 In PSP one of the frames will be selected.
21 Select "Image->Deformations->Circle"
22 Select "File->Close" - OK the window that pops up.
23 The next frame in your animation will become selected. Repeat step 21&22 for all frames
24 In AS2 you can now save your animated gif.
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