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Blob on path (precise), how did they do it?

I just saw this animation: http://www.panic.lv/ (Load) and here's the animation, disected: http://www.panic.lv/assets/public/images/logo_400.png And I just couldn't wrap my head around how they did ...
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Create animated gif of an arrow being hand-drawn

I want to hand-draw an arrow, on either an ipad or the trackpad of a macbook, and generate an animated gif which 'replays' the drawing in real time. I want the animation to look like an arrow being ...
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How to do animation frame pngs?

I wonder if there is any automated way of doing animations like on https://www.dropbox.com/ An image is really a set of frames that is cyckled through with javascript. What I would like to know is if ...
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Creating animation and exporting it as series of PNG files

I am keen to have a tool that allows me to generate a particle animation and export it as a series of PNG files with alpha transparency. This is possible to do so with GIMP/Photoshop by drawing ...
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What method to use to create opening animation for webpage

I need advice on what program to use to create an opening animation for a webpage that looks similar to this: http://melaniedaveid.com/ I am most familiar with adobe illustrator and am not familiar ...
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Can Animated GIFs be reduced in filesize by comparing regions that actually changed?

Can GIFs be optimized so that only the changed regions (pixels within certain rectangular bounds per frame) are rendered / calculated in the final filesize? This is assuming that by default - each ...
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Can you make the split corners merge while using bones and a brush?

I am Trying to animate using the bone tool, i played around with it using the lines, and it works fine. i then used the brush to make it look smoother, but when i bend it it snaps. like this: ...
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How can I modify a GIF that uses “cumulative layers”?

When you save a GIF in GIMP, you're given the option to use cumulative layers (combine) or one frame per layer (replace). Choosing cumulative layers causes the GIF's layers to only contain the pixels ...
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SVG optimization practices when drawing in Illustrator

I’ve noticed that when exporting a file from AI to SVG, there is a lot of code created that is not necessary and I realized then that this code can be certainly optimised. Found this interesting SVG ...
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Tips for starting in motion design

This may be the wrong place to post this type of question but here i go... So recently i've been really interested in motion design like the examples i've put below example 1 example 2 But i'm not ...
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Adobe Fireworks Animation: Animate an object on curved path.

I am using adobe fireworks for creating a animated gif for UI animation. The project requires to show the interaction in a gif form to show the demo. Currently I am able to animate things in a ...
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animated media files in indesign interactive pdf

I've been trying to add an animated file into a pdf through indesign. So far every technique and file format I've tried results in a problem with the color of the image. Basically I'm trying to match ...
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Cut circle into equal parts in Sketch to implement animation progress bar?

I have a circle in Sketch 3 that I would like to animate a progress bar in iOS. So I will need to cut the green circle in 30 pieces so I can spin through circle-01@2x.png to circle-30@2x.png to give ...
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After Effects, scaling up an object while shrinking a mask?

I want to scale up and move an object, easy enough, and I want to have a mask stay exactly the same while the object is moving around. You would think if I set the mask path at the beginning of the ...
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Specific problem in texturing of a realistic 3d earth model

Why am I HERE? I want to ask very much specific question about a problem I faced while making a realistic earth model in Cinema 4D. There are dozens of tutorials available on this topic in youtube ...
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Are there any reactive animation tools?

I am planning on animating a Dual action out the front style switchblade mechanism. This is for a assassin's creed style hidden blade remake. I was wondering, is there an animation software that ...
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How to prepare animated after effect files for iOS?

What's the best way to prepare a motion graphic that has been animated in After Effects to be used in iOS/Android (assuming they're similar) ? A common example of this is an animation in an app's ...
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Solution for making flash animation without grainy look?

I copy pasted a design made from Illustrator to Flash CS6 and when I export as an animated gif, I get a grainy image. Any solutions to making a flash animation convert to animated gif without loss in ...
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Android animation formats

I would like to add some animation to an Android application, in which an icon would move from left to right along a horizontal line. Our graphic designer suggested animated GIFs or MOV files, but ...
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What settings do I use to export a high-quality *.gif file?

I created a loader animation icon using the shape tool (ellipse). But when I export my animation, the circle has jagged edges and the quality isn't good. What are good settings to prevent these edges ...
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Creating infinite zooming images

What's an easy way to create a forever zooming & looping image like this: In particular what design applications (after effects comes to mind) allow recursive nesting of compositions?
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How may I transfer a frame animation from one PSD file to another?

How may I transfer a frame animation from one PSD file to another? Recently, I created a short frame animation of a logo in Photoshop CC. I would like to integrate this animation into a larger ...
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How can I create an animation from stills in photoshop without importing to layers? [duplicate]

Assuming there is a folder containing 200+ sequentially named jpeg files, would there be a simple way to import each of these stills into photoshop to create an animation, without the need to manually ...
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How to create a solid color background for a brush drawing?

Imagine I draw something with the brush tool in Photoshop CS5. I want to save the drawing as .png, but I want it to have a solid color background (white, for example) like here: But creating ...
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Saving all visible content over and over with ascending names in Photoshop

I make animation in photoshop by drawing a layer by layer,so my problem is that I want to ,by pressing a single button run an action, that would save the whole visible thing,the last layer and the ...
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After Effects precomposing and text issue (what is the # icon?)

I've been working in a composition containing 65% opacity Shape layer background and some animated text layers on it. Then I'm trying to paste this composition into another one, but there I can see ...
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How to create a button in Adobe Flash CC that reverses to its original state

I have a button that plays an animation as soon as the mouse goes over it, and I want to know how can I have the animation play in reverse (back to its original state) as soon as the mouse goes off ...
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Migrating from PSP9 to photoshop, looking for tutorials [closed]

I have extensive experience with PaintShopPro 9, and lots and lots of assets (many many GB worth). I wanted to try Photoshop now that the CC version can be had for a monthly fee, since I heard it was ...
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How to animate a circle in a rectangle in After Effects?

I've been trying to recreate this simple effect in After Effects, but with no luck so far I'm fairly certain I have to work with a circular mask, but I have no idea how to make it work like in the ...
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How can I delete border lines from a 2 frame gif in photoshop?

I am creating an animated logo for my web site. It is a simple 2 frame gif. The only difference between the 2 frames is that the first one has a glowing object and the second one doesn't. Here's the ...
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how do you save layers as separate files in paint tool sai?

I am using SAI as an animation tool and therefore I will need to save the layers as separate images so that I can use a different animation program to put them together. Is there any way to do this?
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How to reposition an animated smart object with some transform keyframes in Photoshop?

I created an animation on Photoshop video timeline. The animation contains a smart object that its dimensions change at some transform key-frames. My question is how can I reposition whole of this ...
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Efficiently creating animation sprites

I'm currently developing a simple 2D game using LibGDX. The core game logic is in place, but the assets are simply taking forever to create. My current method to create each animation frame is to ...
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Is it possible to animate a PNG in a website?

We saw this page and wanted to know if anyone can point us in the direction of how this was created? https://www.zoho.com/creator/ Watch the PNG move and animate.
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Software used for video animation gif [closed]

Can anyone suggest what software might have been used to make this video animation? https://dribbble.com/shots/1912589-G-M?list=searches&offset=62 I see its been made into a gif so assume this ...
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How to quickly turn hundreds of layers into animated sequel in Photoshop?

I am under the impression that photoshop only supports manual adjustment on timeline, allowing one to edit one frame at a time. If I have hundreds of layers, it will take days to create a gif that is ...
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Flash CC - Draw letter animation

I am making a splash screen for a website I am making, and I want one of the letters to draw itself, then expand out into the whole word. I have the expanding part done, but I need to make the letter ...
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Open source softwares for editing a macromedia flashplayer animation [closed]

I do not have any prior exposure to animation and thsi is teh first time that I am going to edit a file. I have an animation file as an EXE file. In the properties it says Description: Macromedia ...
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Does anybody use Duik plugin in after effect? I need some help or need a better plugin for rigging

I'm Newbie in after effects and try to make some animations with caracter movement. I was looking for a plugin for that and just found Duik what is really cool, but I have still some questions. Or the ...
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How to convert a video file into an Animated GIF in Photoshop?

I was trying to convert an MP4 into an animated GIF for an answer on here. I tried opening the file directly in Photoshop, and then clicking on the timeline menu and choosing both: Convert Frames > ...
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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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Get rid of thin white lines between shape 'joins'

I've created an icon made out of basic lines/shapes in Adobe Illustrator, then make it one solid, continuous shape. I want to use this icon as a pre-loader on a website, the idea being each 'segment' ...
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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 ...