Create Avatars

Glowbe avatars are animated characters that represent the personality, mood or style of the owner to the Glowbe at large. Custom avatars are easy to make with the right tools, and let you create a truly unique appearance for yourself or sell your creations to the eager masses. Follow the tutorials below for both step-by-step guides to the basics of avatar creation and helpful techniques for more advanced creators. Some avatars have "actions" and "states" that make chatting more fun!

Getting Started

The simplest way to make your own unique avatar is to buy a remixable avatar. If you want to try your hand at some programming, you can make avatars either in Adobe Flash CS3+ or in standalone Actionscript 3.0.

Adobe Flash CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6

Adobe Flash CS3+ is the tool that most creators use to make avatars. You can work create entire avatars from scratch or follow a pre-coded template given by others. Adobe Flash CS5/CS6 is a more recent version of the software, and can also be used. (Adobe's Flash page)

Adobe CC Animate and + Higher

The highest functioning and most efficient flash versions up to date.

ActionScript 3.0

Standalone Actionscript 3.0 is targeted more at programmers.