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Animation over a static jpeg picture

I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the ...
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Trouble while animating 3D models on Maya [closed]

I'm modelling my first 3D character on Maya and I've been following lots of tutorials that taught me how to make from the basic body shapes to rigging and paint skin weight. When I began to animate my ...
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Implementing an inverse-square force field in 3D Maya [closed]

I would like to make some simple visualizations of the interactions between charged particles using 3D Maya. I cannot find a simple way to add a radial force field that scales as 1/r^2. Is there any ...
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Can I create a GIF that loops only a subset of frames?

I am creating a banner using Photoshop CC 2015. How can I make only two frames loop forever and the reset happens only once? My frames from 1 to 30 brings content to the picture, it takes like 1 ...
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Animation: “Snapping a frame” with actions?

I'm using Photoshop CS5 extended for handmade 2d animation. It works just like the old cel technique: I have a background, and then I move or redraw something in the foreground on a different layer, ...
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Semi Transparent Animations? [duplicate]

I would like to have a semi-tranparent animation on my website. Something like a gif, but with opacity that isn't just on or off. Does something like this exist yet? Is it time for someone to ...
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Critique: Does this image looking like active brain?

I want to represent an active brain. So I created an image of brain. In order to show that it is active, I used a bit of animation. I want to highlight right & left brain which suits my ...
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Photoshop (CS6) - Character rig

Say I want to use Photoshop's puppet warp to animate a (2D) character. I have a psd-file with a layer for each component that can be moved individually - e.g. a layer for the body, one for each arm, ...
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Exporting ray-traced 3D animation Photoshop CC

I have a 3D logo made in photoshop and I made a basic 3D rotation animation. I ray-trace the object but when I export it, it appears that it's not ray-traced and looks bad. I've tried all the 3D ...
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How to convert .png stripes to one .gif file? [closed]

How to convert .png stripes to one .gif file in photoshop or any other application. Thanks in advance.
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Rotate an object smoothly in Photoshop CS6

i am currently using Photoshop CS6 and there is no "create video animation" option in timeline tab. I have only one option to create animation via "create frame animation". I want to rotate a ...
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How to export Animated SVG file from Adobe After Effects?

I am working on a text animation in Adobe After Effects and I want to export my animation as an Animated SVG so that I can use it on my website and Mobile Apps. Does anyone know how to do that?
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After Effects - Parenting shapes to points on a stroke

I've created, rigged, and animated a character in After Effects using strokes for legs and arms. I was wondering if there's a way to parent a shape (such as hands/feet) to the ends of the strokes. ...
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Making the jump on my gif smoother

I have a gif generated using Python. It looks like this: To avoid the jump in resolution at the start, when is a good time in the animation to introduce the next layer? EDIT: Implementing fading ...
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How to Export Circular Animations as Bitmap Images in Inkscape?

I am trying to export a series of circular images which make up the health bar in my game. I'm coding it in C#, which only accepts bitmap images AFAIK, meaning that I have to export my animation as ...
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How can i copy and paste arabic in After effects?

When i try to copy and paste arabic text in After effects the letters in the words look divided one from the other. I already had the same problem with Ps and i had to change the settings of the ...
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Overlaying two frame animations in Photoshop [duplicate]

I've just done two animations in Photoshop, each the same size, same number of frames, using the FRAME ANIMATION function in the timeline. They are on two different photoshop files. The second ...
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How can I make a transparent PNG object spin from the center in Photoshop for a gif if the object is not a square

I've been trying to achieve this for a while now. I need to make (Image A) spin on the center point of the logo, image B (the tree point). The final should look like image C but the centre piece ...
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Which version of the Mac computer is most appropriate for students studying graphic design? [closed]

My daughter is going to be a Freshman at Liberty University this fall. We are interested in knowing which mac version would be recommended as she will be studying Graphic Design. Also we need to know ...
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Why does fade in/out animation stop working after animation is exported from After Effects

I've created a simple animation where I have four images (bits of steam) that fade in then out in sequence (shown below). This works fine until I export the animation out and convert it to a gif. As ...
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Add a Color Overlay Layer in After Effects

I want to flip a card on the y-axis about 180°, so I see only the back of the card. So I need to define a backface of the card, which only should be gray. I found this article about that topic, where ...
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Photoshop CS6: create looped animation from layers

A client sent us a .MP4 video, made of 10 frames and text, which loop 3 times. Since we need to edit the text (translate it into another language), the client sent us a .PSD source file, also ...
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Animate a perspective transformation in Photoshop

I need to animate a card, which moves under a scanner: Start picture: left: the scanner. right: the card End picture: the card moves under the scanner. the scanner won't move Now I tried to ...
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How do I hyperlink .oam-Animations Muse? [closed]

I have an .oam Animation made in Adobe Edge embedded in Adobe Muse. It animates on mouseenter and mouseleave using JavaScript. How can I hyperlink it using Adobe Muse. I want to use HTML so the link ...
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Smoother shape animation

I'm not new to Photoshop but I'm new to animations in Photoshop and my question is how to animate vector shapes in Photoshop. I have made a simple paper plane and then refolded it in Photoshop. T he ...
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How to create smooth animations (Spine 2D)

Three months ago, I started to work in Unity 2d game development. I am student in electronic engineering and programming, so I like to work on animations in my free time and create games. I also ...
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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 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 ...