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Why do I get these artifacts when exporting GIF from Adobe Flash CS5.5? [on hold]

I lately installed Adobe Flash CS5.5 and when I try to publish simple gif, it is doing this (flick on top of the red circle). When I try CTRL+ENTER it is perfectly fine. I tried many settings in ...
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How can I control amount zoom effect in Photoshop's animation timeline?

I've discovered the Timeline in Photoshop CS6. This allows one to create animated presentations of photographs. I've selected part of a photo, cut it, and placed it on another layer above the base ...
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3D Animation ( Career VS Side project ) [closed]

Is 3D Animation good as a main career or it just should be a hobby or a side project? Also, I'm scared to study this course, cause many people say it's very hard to find a job. is that true ?! *...
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Animated system diagram - time efficient way and software?

I need to create a set of animated 2D diagrams to illustrate plumbing and how a heating system functions with water flows, heating elements, pumps, etc. I have experience of Illustrator and Photoshop,...
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What program could I use to make animated vector icon constructions?

I've created some vector icons in Illustrator. Recently I found this designer's work and was intrigued by his animated constructions, like the following: I've contacted the artist to ask about his ...
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Animating SVG Stroke with Variable Widths (Greensock)

I am following a tutorial and trying to get the usual animation of a script font writing out a word via SVG and GreenSock, however it has varying widths while intertwining with other letters, so it ...
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What technology to use to make animation in browser? [duplicate]

I want to make an animation of a blob of ink flowing down and then shaping into text. What js libraries can I use. On my research the only way i could find to do this was SVG with GSAP js library. Is ...
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Moden era GIF replacment in photoshop?

I have a created a small GIF consisting of 7 frames using photoshop CS 4. Unfortunally, my GIF contains alpha/transparency and only after the fact did i realize the whole alpha / color palete problem ...
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How to convert an animated PSD to a still-image PSD?

I have a Photoshop document that I used to create an animated GIF. I want to save a copy of this animated PSD as another PSD, preserving my clipping path but dropping my animation. I'm able to ...
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How to prototype an animation of a ring diagram filling in its value using Principle?

I'd like to know if there are any members here who are Principle app geniuses and know how I could create an animation of a ring diagram filling up its value in a transition? If I describe it in a ...
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Is there a tool for easily creating a GIF/video with a morph transition between two images? [closed]

I have found the following video, which shows a transition effect which is based on a sort of morph-based interpolation between two images: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/andrew/scs/cs/15-463/f07/...
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How make a 'null path' - center of objects following path

What I mean: https://youtu.be/vHXavxVEfGk Can I do it? I want (invisible) null path to control objects position (but no rotation)
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Strokes are broken in After Effect Stroke character animation

I am new to After Effect. Need your help. I am having an issue in stroke character animation. Sample Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6HEH23W_bM Hand animation in the above sample video at 00:...
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How to charge for IP Rights / Production Files?

I have created an animation for a client who has asked if they can take the graphic assets for use in future sales collateral. The usage hasn't been defined further than that so far. Having read ...
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Rendering for big productions

How much time does it take for large studios to render a big production? I don't know much about animations or rendering, but I cannot figure out how things work. Let's take this article as an ...
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What is the difference between After Effects and Flash/Animate for animation?

I'm thinking of becoming an animator. I mainly want to make videos similar to Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, who make videos like this. When I searched for AE and Animate / Flash comparisons for flat ...
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Why is this simple, masked animation flickering?

I'm working on animating a pie chart. I've started with a hypothetical 60% chunk. Here's the fla... it's pretty simple, but in order to mask more than 180 degrees I had to use a movie clip for a mask, ...
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Recreating the motion graphics of “creative applications logo” in after effects?

I'm trying to learn motion graphics in after effect and I really want to learn how to create the logo of http://www.creativeapplications.net/ in after effect. Would anyone have any tips, tricks or ...
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Why does my Photoshop animation drop quality as it progresses? Does duplicating a layer affect the quality of the image?

So, this is just my second time using the Timeline tool to animate something in Photoshop. The first one was a simple GIF that changed the background. This time, I'm working on another simple ...
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How to prevent interpolation between keys in 3ds max

I have an object passing in front of the screen , when the object is offscreen, I move it again on top of it so it "falls" again. The problem is that the 3ds max interpolates the key "on return" and ...
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Is Adobe Animate CC suitable for these animations?

I have noticed many people on Dribbble and Behance create animations such as the one below in Illustrator and then animate it in After Effects. I need to create similar animations, as well in an ...
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What is the most recommeded Gif creation plugin for sketch [closed]

I am new to sketch and I am looking to make animated gif's like I do in photoshop, Is there a plugin that can do this probably with a timeline too?
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Strange gif artifacts on behance

i hope you're doing well. I thought the web guys out there might be able to help me. i'm getting these weird effects when I upload gifs to behance. here is the gif, on stack.imgur here is a ...
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AE - 3D Text Distortion Effect Issues

I'm putting together a short kinetic typography clip in After Effects CS5, but I've run into a few issues when I try to zoom the camera in to the 3D text layers. Essentially, I created the text ...
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Importing animated GIF into Photoshop CC

Is there any relatively painless way to import an animated GIF into Photoshop (CC 2015) and then be able to export a functioning GIF file back?
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How do you animate SVG for the web?

Vector graphics are now taking over the web and even mobile applications. Icons, buttons and elements of web pages or mobile apps are now becoming increasingly vector based, dropping bitmaps because ...
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What software can I use to get started in webcomics/animation?

I have been using Microsoft paint but it doesn't have layers like Photoshop. I am a poor person so can't get photoshop, anything else I can use?
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Anime Studio vector imported weirdly!

When I tried to import a vector image into Anime Studio via .svg file, the file originally looked something like this: However, when I imported it into Anime Studio, it turned out very differently: ...
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What is the name of the editing technique by which foreground objects are set in motion?

One well known example of this technique is the GTA load screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_YJnor4XH4 Also, I would appreciate it if you could direct me to a good tutorial video as well as ...
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Photoshop CC: convert to frame timeline releases only one frame

I have a 20 second animation brought in from After Effects as a jpeg sequence. When I import it, it makes a video timeline, but I need to delete individual repeat frames so I can add a delay to reduce ...
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photoshop animation merge multiple gif frames

I'm trying to optimize an animated gif size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicated frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my ...
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Remove transparent pixels from an imported image in Flash Professional

I'm using Adobe Flash Professional and using a sprite my friend drew for me. It has a transparent background and when I import it into flash and break it up, it recognizes the background. This is ...
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2D animation tool with free-form deformations

Basically, I'm looking for something that provides the 2D animation capabilities of Spriter (the support for bone rigs, in particular) but also comes with the deformation capabilities of Photoshop's ...
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Whats the best (easiest) way to make an animation like this? [closed]

This is the animation I know absolutely nothing about video editing and animation, so whats the easiest way to make something like that, and how long would it take? Thanks a lot!
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What's the name for cropping a video clip/animated gif in time and making it shorter?

I'm having a nightmare searching for this and it seems pretty simple. I have an animated gif and I would like to not have the last few seconds/frames. I.e. I would like to crop it in time, not ...
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What is a free and simple program to create basic text animation?

What I'm looking for is just to have a black background and a word on top of it in white. then break the word to 2 parts, make one part disappear with a fade effect.. some of the free/open source ...
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PhotoshopCC Dropping frames on image sequence export

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds (...
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how to make image frames that give animation effect of a ball or circular object separating from a thick substance [duplicate]

I am trying to draw individual image frames that when pieced together will to give the animation effect of a ball or circular object coming out of a thick (not necessarily sticky) substance or liquid. ...
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How to create ball moving under blanket effect

I am trying to get an animation effect of a ball moving under a blanket with some resistance or a round object protuding out of a flat surface. Below is what I've been able to do so far and what I ...
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How do I correlate different effects' values to another dynamically?

So, expressions in After Effects allow you to tie the values of one object's animation to another, such as a percent meter bar correlating to a hidden number value from 1 to 100 (see image attached, ...
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Animated SVG Javascript Infographic for timeline

I am considering to make an animated infographic based on SVG, Javascript and CSS technologies of a timeline. I have lots of experience in programming but not so much in using these technologies to ...
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Inserting interpolated “in-between” frames to a frame animation in Flash

I've just started learning multiplication animations and I'm trying to draw some torch. I've drawn the fire animation and I'm sorta fine with it, it is made of fills I've drawn with brush tool and ...
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Need to know about some some tools and skills [closed]

I don't really know if it's the right place to ask this, but I want to know what should I learn (software, skills...) to start making videos like these ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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See two frames in Photoshop at once

I have a gif with several frames in Photoshop. I used to use Fireworks for this and it would let me select more than one frame and one frame would appear on top of the other. Is there anyway to do ...
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Animating Moving Fog/Mist in Photoshop Image

I am currently working on an animated GIF in Photoshop, and I need to find out how to animate moving fog/mist on the four corners of my GIF. I have the fog/mist already created, but however, I need to ...
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Resetting a layer's scale without changing the actual size

I have a rectangle with a horizontal scale of 105%. If I just set the width to 100% again it's obviously gonna get smaller, which is not what I want. Is there any way to make the current scale of the ...
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induce pseudo-random movement of figure in image (gif?)

I've created what I think is an interesting gif. It involves a kind of voodoo head that moves around the frame. What I would like to know is, is there a way that I can encode this so that- rather ...
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How do I create realistic 3D models from photos of people, and places that I can later animate?

I have an app I have created. I was having problem with my computer and allowed Microsoft remote access to my computer to fix it. They crashed and later deleted over 200 files including a good ...
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How to make TB studio vector lines to look like pencil lines in AI patch processor?

So I made this drawn animation in ToonBoom Studio 8.1. TB-S does not have very many snazzy brush options so I took the image to AI to make nice brush line. I also need Alpha in the frames for comp. ...
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How to create basic animations of Illustrator files?

I have this device that I need to create a movie for. I also have the Illustrator files for it. I now have to create a basic animation out of them , things such as basic moving parts, changing ...