From KierYou need to have the PHP extention ImageMagick installed on your server and have it selected as the Default Image Processor in the ACP -> Options -> Attatchments page.
Then when you upload your gif it converts it to every avatar size so it will remain animated all over the site. I just spent the evening trying to get it work on my site, looks good
Let's be absolutely clear here. Having ImageMagick installed on your server does not mean that you can have animated avatars. You must look in your phpinfo for an extension called imagick.
YepThank you Robinhood. So if I do this, does this, my member will be able to upload gif images as avatars?
Yep, I meant imagick, which is the extension for php, ImageMagick is the image processing module (as I learnt from Qwk86k earlier!)From Kier
ok, I have imagick installed, and selected in the admin system, but it only ever shows a single frame from the gif I upload, doesn't matter where, every instance of the avatar is still. It uploads ok but it's never animated.
ImageMagick 6.6.9-7 2012-08-17 Q16