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Crop image while keeping center point

I have an animation that is split up in ~20 individual images that I use for a mobile game. The game engine I use will take all the individual images and compile them into a sprite sheet for me. My ...
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Do I need to stay in Title & Action Safe areas for Youtube

I'm creating a short promo video for a mobile app using After Effects. It's going to be used only on YouTube. I'm trying to show the actual layout of the app, but the menus are all along the left and ...
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Drawing animations like PHDcomics

I've been trying to obtain an animation like this one from PHDComics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kCtiOS_F_M Does anybody have a good idea of how to achieve it? or at least on which program is ...
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Problems with frame interpolation in Poser 9

So I am making an animation in Poser 9. I am have a keyframe at the beginning of the animation and at the end of the animation for the feet. The feet literally have the same values at the end and ...
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How can I create interactive animations without Flash? [closed]

I have a client inquiring about the following image having the gears rotate constantly, and also have mouse over interaction shown by the one gear and text being darker. How would one go about ...
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Zoom transition in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint for a presentation (I know that other tools may be better, but not in this case). In a transition between two slides, I've to zoom part of an image (which is a simple tree ...
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Recommended format for a large stop motion animation on website?

I have a stop motion animation of about 35 seconds in duration (~150 frames). The resolution is quite large at around 900px x 450px. What is the best format to play this looping on my website? I ...
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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 animation and rendering but I cannot figure out how things work. Let's take this article as an example ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I achieve effective handdrawn line boil? [duplicate]

I am trying to achieve a deliberate line boil effect in a pose-by-pose animation. Similar, for example, to the effect achieved in Dr Katz (I know this particular example was done with software rather ...
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How to relocate face points in opencv / face distortion? [closed]

I have to simulate facial expressions on a face image ( say open mouth ). For this I first extracted the facial feature points and found the corners of the lips. Now I need to deform the image by ...
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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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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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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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Where could i start to try and make something like this video?

i was browsing the web for some animated backgrounds for ppt when i came accross this: http://www.faithclipart.com/video/he-is-the-vine-video-splash-screen-loop.html Does anyone know what techniques, ...
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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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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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How to prevent unification when animating in photoshop?

I am trying to create an animated gif where text drops down and smashes into the background and cracks it. Whenever I try and transform it though, the transformation is applied to all frames. How do I ...
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Best Tools & Tutorials to transition from Flash to HTML5

A friend of my is a Flash designer and animator, and uses tools like Adobe Flash CS5. She want's to learn to do similar work in HTML5. What tools and tutorials are available (free or commercial) to ...
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Free fast and easy animation with sound

I'm looking for a quick way to make a video clip from a series of images, combined with sound. I have about 30 images, and just need them to be played one at a time, with a 1-2 second delay between ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to export an animated .PDF from InDesign?

I am trying to export a .PDF from Adobe InDesign which contains some animated layers in it. But when I export it as interactive .PDF, the animations are not playing in the .PDF File. It only shows a ...
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Trying to reduce the area a layer can bee seen in After effects

I'm creating a UI animation for a phone. I've got it so the menu transitions slowly moves in from the side. However as you can see the menu can be seen coming in from outside of the screen like the ...
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Noise issues resulting into heavy grains

I was working on an animated GIF image and found out some really heavy noise issues that results into heavy grains that is kind of like disturbing the motion sequence. The animated GIF image was all ...
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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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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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100 frame circular burn-down fuse animation

I'm working on a game and want a burn-down timer which is a circular fuse, burning down (erasing itself) over 100 frames (3.6 degrees each.) How can I generate these frames with software instead of ...
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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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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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Hiding part of a layer in timeline animation

I wanted to create a snow animation inside a round shape using the Photoshop CC timeline. To do that, I created a bigger layer of snow moving downwards through the smaller sphere. I don't want to ...
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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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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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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 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 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 ...