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What file format for browser-friendly animation, e.g., on Dropbox homepage?

I noticed that the left half of Dropbox's homepage includes an animation (a fairly slow-paced one), with: gradually-revealed complex drawing, such as a "handwriting" animation cross-compatibility ...
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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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What presentation-creator app can do zoom-ins and zoom-outs well?

I am interested in creating a presentation that is based on a shrunken view of a large system flow. Each area of the flow, in turn, I'd like to zoom in on, explain in detail, then zoom out back to ...
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Autodesk maya 2014 animation loop (graphic editor), doesnt seem to loop the whole animation

I´m struggling with a assignment, where I need to animate a robot to walk. The animation is done, however now I need to make it loop, so it seems he is walking for a long time. I'm using the graphic ...
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Rendering Video in 3ds Max 9 Custom 1280x720 didn't come out 16:9

Ok I tried a few times rendering my 3d animation to video custom 1280x720, image aspect 1.778 pixel aspect 0.9. So far when you see it as it renders it appears to look fine, but after all the ...
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Flash: Creating a single walking pattern for multiple characters

I have a big project to do right now. And my final delay is... now. It's a ~35-second animation I have to do in Adobe Flash Professional CS6. Anyone having ever animated on this software knows that ...
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Creating a new stage in Adobe Edge Preview 0.10.0.134.17040

I recently started working with Adobe Edge, and need to create an additional stage for a more complex animation. How can this be done?
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Are there any animation programs other than Flash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What programs can be used to make animations? I saw this stack exchange and thought it'd be the perfect place to finally ask this. Basically, with Flash I use to make ...
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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 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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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 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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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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How do I Transfer the animation from my smart object to my real file

I am using photoshop cs4 currently, but I have photoshop cc at home. I want to know if there was a way to transfer the animation I've worked on the smart object to the original project.
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anchor a floating selection to multiple layers in GIMP?

I'm making an animated GIF using layers in GIMP. I have an image of an equation that I want to put on the same place in each frame. I tried opening the equation in GIMP, and then copy and pasting it ...
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Is it possible to animate a modifier in 3ds Max?

Is it possible to 'animate in' a modifier? Elaboration: I want a cube to behave as a regular cube for, say, 10 frames, and only after 10 frames should a cloth modifier fade into the cube. This ...
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GIF animation skipping immediately to last frame

I was making a GIF animation with GIMP. When I tried to play it back, though, it skipped directly from my first frame to the final frame and missed all the others. Is this a glitch in GIMP, or am I ...
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3D Facial Expression Database

Can anyone suggest 3D Face Expression Database which has basic expressions like happy, sad, surprise, anger, disgust, ... I am trying to simulate different expressions on a 2D face image. As a ...
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Gimp: How to reverse the direction of gif image

How can i reverse Gif image with out affecting animation of the image and save it. I used Flip Tool and reversed image then after save it. Then i lost the animation effect of the image.
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Recommended frame-by-frame animation software by using body parts?

I have a game project, and I also have a side-view character I want to put in it. I have the character separated in multiple pieces: head, torso, arms, hands, legs... etc. Because I plan to make ...
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advice on workflow and people needed for an app

I'm looking for some advice on workflow and what people I'll need to put together an app for tablets and smartphones. There are 3 questions down the bottom of this post. There are 2 apps planned -- ...
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How can I animate images with a paper workflow instead of digital tablet?

Not everyone has the possibility to use graphics tablets. I myself have one, but is in no way comparable to the precision that I have when drawing on paper (and even fewer are those who can afford ...
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methodology for cartoon animation- technique of making components to easily have movement in frames

I want to make an animation of cartoon characters. I do not want to draw them from scratch each time. I would like to use adobe illustrator because I believe that it will be the best for making ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to transform fire particle in Anime studio

I want to create animation of meteor 's moving in sky , this meteor has fire , for its flame/fire i draw a fire and then use particle , but now I can't control completely whole fire : fire must be ...
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Use Ink Bottle Tool to outline shapes converted to symbol in Flash CS 5

I have been teaching myself Flash CS 5 and attempting to do some simple animations. I have created a simple bat drawing that I am attempting to animate. I read that it is a good idea to break ...
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How to save each slide of a gif animation to png in ImageReady

Can someone please explain me how to save each slide of a gif animation as a png file in Adobe ImageReady?
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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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Adobe Flash CS6 won't Export Animated Gif - How do on the main timeline?

I am using Adobe Flash CS6. I have my .fla attached for you. Simple movie. I want to however export it as a GIF and the animation just does not work. It exports a static file. Someone mentioned above ...
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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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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 Software was probably used to make these?

All From WikiPedia Made by this Guy
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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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Workflow for animating part of the bigger graphic. GIF or sprite maybe?

Could someone provide a fine crafted footage of how to animate only part of the image? Let's say we have a image 1366x500 showing some device mockup and we only want to animate the screen of that ...
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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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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 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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Photoshop CS3 animation opacity problems

Here is my dilemma. I am making a scrolling text gif. I need the background on this gif to be transparent with a white box centered in the middle with the text showing ONLY in the white box. This ...
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Making Kinetic Text animations

I know this is called Kinetic Text, but I don't imagine one does this in powerpoint. What tools would I need to learn to get this done? I'd love if they were open source or low cost.
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Looking to find how to make this type of 2D animation

I am currently interested in how (what program to use) to make this effects of lighting and animated aura in the following video. Snapshot of video: