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How to make PNG-quality animations in GIF format?

I've noticed more and more sites using animated GIFs that have PNG quality. You'd think they're the latter if you didn't check the image info. The lines are crisp, the colors look great, there's none ...
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Downloaded GIF Breaks Halfway Through When Viewed in PS CS6 [on hold]

I had downloaded a .gif online, then opened it in photoshop to view the animation in greater detail. However, for some reason the .gif breaks around the 28 layer mark, and all subsequent frames and ...
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Get rid of thin white lines between shape 'joins'

I've created an icon made out of basic shapes. It's 1 solid shape and has no gaps at all. I want to use this icon as a preloader on a website as an SVG. The idea being each 'segment' (line) fades in ...
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How to create smoother animation in Photoshop?

I'm creating a very basic gif in Photoshop using tween for the first time. It looks okay, but the movement seems like it could be smoother. Are there additional settings that I've overlooked, or ...
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How to edit a single frame without affecting all frames of animation in Photoshop CS5? [duplicate]

I can't figure it out why this is happening. I want to animate a logo frame by frame using Photoshop CS5 and everytime i change something in a frame, it changes all frames before until the moment i ...
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Separate each letter of a text to its own layer

I feel like there is a simple solution but I can't find it basically what the title says. I select the text and select release to layers (sequence) and nothing happens or just creates a new layer ...
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How to mask in Illustrator then use in After Affects aswell

I am trying to do this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z58VpFg30k. Basically it has a circle and uses a mask to create holes in it and animate it. I was wondering if I could import circles ...
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How are modern cartoons animated, more or less?

I'm talking like The Simpsons, Family Guy, etc. These shows blend 2-D and 3-D together, and are very high quality or "sharp", and they're not manually animated by hand much, if at all. In some ...
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How should I Turn an Animated Gif Trasparent?

I have an animated GIF with a background color. I needed to remove the background for one of my works, so I just deleted background for all 250 layers with the magic eraser! When I run the animation ...
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Open Source software for 2D graphic animation like this:

Can someone suggest me a good software of graphic 2D animation, for animating images, and also a software for insert some more or less static text during a video? I'll post an example of my animation ...
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Transfer Photoshop animation timeline screenshots into After Effects?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could best transfer a Photoshop video timeline with screen shots to After Effects? I was creating a gif then it became a huge production of 301 ...
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Color blending options (Multiply) in a web context? [migrated]

We have a customer who has created an animated graphic (using AI & After Effects). The graphic is essentially 3 overlapping donuts (can't post right now for "obvious reasons") Each donut isn't ...
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Object getting displaced while animating - SVG

I am trying to animate an image along a path in SVG. The object does get animated along the defined path but away from its intended position. I am not able too see as to what's wrong with the code. ...
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Gimp - How to loop a gif seamlessly?

So I'm new at editing and I'm trying to insert gifs but somehow it always ends up with a gap after the gif ends and looks weird, I have no idea how can I change that :/ can anyone help me please?
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Alternatives to jQuery for simple, backwards compatible, client-side website animations?

I was recently looking for an alternative JavaScript animation library, because for the few simple animations I wanted, a ~200kb jQuery library is not the best option. After a bit of searching, I ...
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Is there an online animation repository I can use to communicate my ideas?

I am currently working on a mobile based game. There are a lot assets involved and an equal amount of animations (buttons, graphical elements, etc.). Now the real problem is that getting the exact ...
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Winter Bash 2014 Graphic Design

Merry Christmas, everyone; my expertise lies not in web design, though I have had a little experience in the past. I really enjoy the design of the Winter Bash 2014 page. It is soothing to look at, ...
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Proper steps for importing PSD files into flash cs6

Anybody can explain how to import the PSD files into Flash CS6. I have tried this but i could not import the transparent image with the quality. It is getting pixellated and with the outline from the ...
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How do I turn on animation timeline options in Photoshop CS6?

My version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 (standard) doesn't have the options on the animation timeline that appear to be available on all the Photoshop Animation tutorials. Onion skinning, different layers ...
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How to export an animated .PDF from InDesign?

I am trying to export a .PDF from Adobe InDesign which contains some animated layers in it. But when I export it as interactive .PDF, the animations are not playing in the .PDF File. It only shows a ...
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PowerPoint 2013 wipe animation prevent blurriness

When using the wipe animation on a shape in PowerPoint, in older versions, there wasn't a blurriness to it, but in 2013 (I'm new to this version), the wipe animation adds a sort of motion blur. Is ...
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AE: Parent Element to a point of a path?

I want to parent an element (pre-compose) to one of the points on a path. Imagine a line that has two paths. I want to parent an object (say, a leaf) to the top point of the path. So if my path is to ...
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How do I ensure a colour is flat (and not dithered) when exporting it from Flash?

What settings/methods are best for creating an animated gif with sharp image quality? Here's what I'm working with: http://demo.jessewhite.me/envelope/index.html This graphic is for a high-end ...
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What software can be used to create high quality GIF images?

Does anyone know what software is best to create high quality GIF images? I do not know if this kind of GIF can be created in Photoshop? If Photoshop cannot be used what type of software is ...
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How can I Animate a tree in Camera view on 3DS Max?

i made a tree using Onyx TreeStorm and applied necessary wind and lights. after importing the file into the Autodesk 3DS Max, the file is working just as fine and wind and other things working ...
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Using simulation data as input to 3D studio Max animation

I have some simulation data which describes my object's position and orientation at specific time points. I would like to use this data to create an animation in 3D studio Max. Right now the data is ...
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Trying to reduce the area a layer can bee seen in After effects

I'm creating a UI animation for a phone. I've got it so the menu transitions slowly moves in from the side. However as you can see the menu can be seen coming in from outside of the screen like the ...
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Has anyone used Blender for prototyping animations of mobile apps?

After Effects and other Mac only tools are popular among designers for prototyping animations of mobile apps. I wanted to know if there's anyone here who uses Blender for prototyping. If you do use ...
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How does a chibi character do her hair?

"Chibi" or "super deformed" (SD) is a "cartoonish" art style that involves making characters two to three heads tall. One example of a well-known work that consistently uses a chibi art style is the ...
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What file format should my fledgling animator use to create a “logo sequence” that precedes my movie?

What file format (ex: GIF, mov, etc) should my graphics artist/fledgling animator use to create the logo sequence for my new movie production company, please? I submitted a storyboard of .png images ...
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How to create a responsive sprite sheet animation in css?

i've been trying to do this for hours but so far i haven't made any progress. I have a site with a few animations in it, some will be activated on click and some on hover. something similar to the ...
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Photoshop CS5 is not importing full gif

I have this image But I need to edit part of it, the problem is that photoshop is not importing half of the frames. I mean, when I import the image into the animation bar, it show only the first 4 ...
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What's the best way to animate an illustration for the web?

I have a couple of illustrations done in Illustrator and I am planing to animate it for a website that I am working on, I've heard of Create.js toolkit with flash, but is it the best way to go or is ...
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Comparing numbers of vastly differing scales

I'm working on a project that looks at the nature of electronic data (bits/bytes, storage) and the exploding nature of data traffic on the internet from 1990 to projected 2016. For one part of this ...
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Animate Drawing of SVG Text

I've had some background mostly in pixel-based graphics and web design. However, I've never came across SVGs. A Google search for this problem convinced me that the answer might be to use SVG for the ...
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Apply Ease to Part of Motion Tween

I have a motion tween on a symbol where the symbol moves into the scene horizontally, waits awhile, and then moves vertically. In the image below, you can see the animation motion graphed for the ...
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How to export quality animated gifs in photoshop

New to making animated gifs in photoshop (for loading designs). I know gifs aren't the highest quality format, but I've seen dribbble designs that look great, and they're gif format. But when I ...
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Help regarding introduction to svg based animation

Can anyone help me regarding how to get started with svg based animations. I had a glance on snapsvg.io but finding it difficult to grasp. Is there a proper wayout? Another question is that can svg ...
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Noise issues resulting into heavy grains

I was working on an animated GIF image and found out some really heavy noise issues that results into heavy grains that is kind of like disturbing the motion sequence. The animated GIF image was all ...
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Best 2D animation software [closed]

i just want to ask which software is "best" or which software is mostly used on these 2D animations. example 1. https://dribbble.com/shots/1623679-Open-Close?list=searches&tag=gif&offset=2 ...
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How do gears / cogs behave in an animation?

So I want to make a 3d system of gears. Like working gears, with math and everything :) and for ease of use, I can just make the master gear rotate smoothly by 360 degrees over a period of X seconds. ...
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Animated slides conversion into static PDF

For all of you, people who make ppt slides with animations like: Showing bullet points one by one Showing images one by one or zooming a plot Showing a border on an active element Internal ...
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Cannot freeze transformations in Maya

I'm trying to freeze transforms in Maya, for an object that has animated children, but is not animated itself. (Explanation will follow in detail) First of all, is this possible? Because it should ...
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How to fix a Soft Body on selected points in Cinema 4D?

as the question says... I want to fix a soft body on selected points so when the physics kicks in it should behave as natural as possible. Progress: When i create a point selection tag end drop the ...
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gimp - animation formats besides gif

Using Gimp 2.8.4 I am developing an animation for a game in gimp. The game does not require a gif animation - I load individual images as frames, usually pngs, and animate them in the game engine. ...
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How to create an animated demo of my webdesign?

How to create an animation of my webdesign so the client can see the interactivity in the page (including popups, tooltips...) instead of seeing a set of still images? I used to make this task using ...
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Hearthstone trailer animations

i am trying to find out a way to make 2d animations like in this hearthstone trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SDJgW3A_sw maybe someone knows what tools shoud i use?
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How to move the background in After Effects?

I have just started learning Adobe After Effects, and I couldn't find how to do this : I have a character which looks like walking on a black background. So I want to move the background (or the ...
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Create ripple effect gif

I would like to take an image and create ripple effects on it, similar to the (poor quality) background in this YouTube video. Is there any free software out there for this purpose? Or ways to do it ...
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Mobile UI Animation [duplicate]

can anybody tell how do they animate the mobile UI/design to showcase their work.I have used Photoshop but the GIF quality sucks, i wonder what would be the best way to get the desire result please ...