Ubanimator – Animate your Userbars online …for free

Userbar AnimatorThis one’s meant for the forumers… a simple online tool to create animated Userbars – which are small rectangular images frequently sighted in forum signatures. They usually convey the interests, hobbies, or graphical skills – in short, the personality of a user. Userbars come in a wide variety of flavours including the animated ones. Here are a couple of examples of Userbars…

American Red Cross Blood Donor UserbarLost Userbar

Ubanimator can prove to be a great help in creating animated flicks out of your Userbars. The tool takes up a maximum of 10 different Userbars as input and creates an animated gif file based on the transitions (Fade, Scroll Up, Scroll Left, Door & Squish) and pause between each transition, specified by you. The gif file can then be easily added to your signature. The tools has been designed to provide you with a a hassle-free one-step process. The only major drawback I found is the lack of ability to specify different transitions between different Userbars. Whatever transition you pick is applied globally. But then, the complexity of the tool would have increased quite a bit that way. Here’s how an animated Userbar looks like…

Animated Userbar

As for the actual Userbars used to design the animated flick – you’ve got 3 options. If you’re a skilled enough artist and have got a bunch of pre-created Userbars, simply go ahead and upload them. Or, you can point the tool to the location (URL) of existing Userbars on the net. The third option (for the artistically challenged) involves choosing a set of readily available Userbars from a huge archive at the Ubanimator site. The archive contains Userbars for every conceivable subject from video games to music to TV shows and movies. If you don’t find one of your liking, you can always head over to the popular Userbar forums such as Userbars.com and Userbars.net and check out the collection there.

Visit Ubanimator and try it out for yourself…