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How to compress an animated GIF?

I have an animated gif banner 125x125 that needs to be < 10 KB. I started at 60 KB and my best efforts (remove all animation, reduce number of frames) resulted in 28 KB. Any ideas how to make it &...
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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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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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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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Convert Photoshop animation to spritesheet

I have an animation that I have exported to gif, works perfect and all, but it is for a game and therefore I need to create a spritesheet for display. Also, I may be creating other animations for the ...
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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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Animate images in correct order using ImageMagick [closed]

I'm using ImageMagick on Ubuntu Linux and I'm attempting to convert sequentially named files into a gif animation. Usually this is an easy operation and only requires that I run something like convert ...
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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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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 to know how much to charge for an animation?

I'm a robotics engineer who just joined the world of video animations, I just finished my first project and I have no idea if I charged the fair amount for it. I would like to know how to put prizes ...
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How can I improve the clarity of my output animation in Flash CS6?

I am using Flash CS6 ActionScript 3.0. I am creating an animation with 3-4 images of registration form. The clarity of images is poor in the output of animation even though I am using really clear and ...
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Free Windows software for animations

Can anyone suggest a good (and easy to use) freeware for creating animations in Windows? I was looking at the Pencil mentioned in a similar question, but it seems its development has stopped. In ...
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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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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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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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Photoshop merging timeline frames in 1 image side by side

I have created an animation in Photoshop. I want to merge them in 1 image file side by side. Is there an easy way to do it? Because I will do this process about 10-15 times. My animation timeline (...
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How do I make changes to the mesh when I've already started to make animations?

I'm animating a character with bones, using keyframes. The character is made up of a skeleton and a bunch of planes attached to that. I want to edit the scale of one of the planes, but when I do that, ...
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FBX Export Plugin does not export animation layers

I'm trying to export a object with animation layers to a ascii fbx using 3ds Max (2012, 2014 or 2015). The thing is that while Maya exports the animation layers, the 3dsMax exports the layer data, ...
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In InDesign, is it possible to hide the Web Content loading icon?

I am using web content layouts to make sure my animations are shown on the iPad. If I display the magazine on an iPad, I can see a loading icon on opening the page, right before the animation starts. ...
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Can I recreate a model and post it?

Can I create a 3d model from pictures that are available on the internet and put it into a small animation and post it on YouTube? For example I want to create a 3d model of a car from images found on ...
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Which program is used to create these effects? (see example within)

http://www.mynuvia3.com There's an animation on the front page and eventually I'd like to make something like that. I don't know where to start though. Which program(s) could be used to make such ...
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What is the best tool to make animations for iOS games?

What is the easiest tool and way to make moving animations that can be used in iOS games? If there are tutorials, I can also learn. I also want it to be vector or retina. Something like hd. Thanks.
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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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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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Animation of entire project in Illustrator

Is there a way to make an animation of an entire Illustrator project from start to finish? I don't want to screen capture movie (as if it were a tutorial), nor do I want "my current view" of the ...
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How to add a stroke property or animate the fill path of an svg?

I've been using a combination of Illustrator, Sketch, Inkscape, and Peter Collingridge's svg-editor to create and manipulate SVG's, but I've been running into a few issues. I am trying to create a ...
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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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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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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 be,...
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Weight of an simple AE animation

I was just wondering, i have never used After Effects and I have no idea how big the animations actually are in terms of KB/MB size. I want to create a simple typographic animation, with music ...
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Improving the dithering of the gif image

I was having a question between this gif and my work: Is it possible to get the better quality of dithering of colors on the first gif to my work? Btw, I did this on Ps via frame animations with the ...
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What tools do designers use to help envision and plan the design of a parallax site?

Making a parallax site is something I've always wanted to try and am now getting into. I understand that they range in complexity and so, for sites more on the advanced side with several layers to ...
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Free animated gifs for web: loading and progress bars/spinners

Where is the best place to find free animated gifs? I have tried googling 'free animated gifs' but the sites that come up offer just useless gifs such as balloons or something in that direction. I'm ...
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Happy birthday, Mac. How to achieve canvas logo animation like this one?

How was this animation created? Can someone give an example how to create animation like this one? Is it possible to achieve animation like this one using canvas and logo in .svg format? Is this some ...
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How animations like this are done…3d/artistic/cartoonish

the animation: http://vimeo.com/17535548 it's very much painted but it's 3dish...were all frames painted or some 3d software is capable of producing it... Animation does look very fluid. I am ...
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Color palette in animated GIF: Photoshop vs. FFMPEG

I have created both animated gif files with Photoshop CS5.1 (combining single frames; gif 128 with dithering) and FFMPEG via command line (converting a .mov file to a .gif file; -pix_fmt rgb24). ...
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How to reverse a Flash animation?

I have an animated globe that is spinning from the right to left. Since this is supposed to simulate Earth's rotation, it should be from the left to the right. How can I reverse the already created ...
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Making GIF in GIMP from set of PNG's, resulting in the screen filled with all layers

I have imported a set of PNG'S as layers by calling FILE > OPEN AS LAYERS And I get the result: All the layers are oddly cascaded on top of each other So when I got to export it, I get this: ...
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converting a video of someone exercising into its animation equivalent

I'm new here so please bear with me... I've gone through search results but i couldn't find quite what i was looking for. for easier understanding, i shall explain my goal and hopefully you shall ...
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How to change the animation speed per 'state' in Adobe Fireworks

I want to know how to alter the animation speed of some text appearing across a banner. The default is too fast. I'm trying to set the duration of time that each state shows for. Thanks in advance!
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Animating paths in Photoshop CS6

I am trying to create a gif of a growing line, which changes direction. I drew the line using the path tool, so I need a way to animate drawing process of a Beziér curve. Essentially I need to create ...
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InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project

I am designing e-books for iPad & Android tablets. The problem is I have very little options to add animated effects to my e-book when doing it on InDesign (which is a must for me, as the e-books ...
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Overlay animations in Photoshop?

I've just done two animations in Photoshop, each the same size, same number of frames. The second animation has a transparent background. Is it possible to merge the two by overlaying the second onto ...
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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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mass animate shape layers like the attached .gif

I want to animate each shape layer like the two on the attached gif image. To do this manually will take forever. I have tried an animation preset but it saves the position meaning they all animate ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...