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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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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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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 start,...
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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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What is the difference between After Effects and Flash/Animate for animation?

I'm thinking of becoming an animator. I mainly want to make videos similar to Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, who make videos like this. When I searched for AE and Animate / Flash comparisons for flat ...
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See two frames in Photoshop at once

I have a gif with several frames in Photoshop. I used to use Fireworks for this and it would let me select more than one frame and one frame would appear on top of the other. Is there anyway to do ...
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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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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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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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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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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 it?...
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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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Best 2D animation software [closed]

I just want to ask which software is best or which software is mostly used on these 2D animations. Example 1, example 2, example 3 I know that Flash is commonly used, but I just don't like Flash ...
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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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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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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 we'...
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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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Why is this simple, masked animation flickering?

I'm working on animating a pie chart. I've started with a hypothetical 60% chunk. Here's the fla... it's pretty simple, but in order to mask more than 180 degrees I had to use a movie clip for a mask, ...
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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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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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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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Winter Bash 2014 Graphic Design

Merry Christmas, everyone; my expertise lies not in web design, though I have had a little experience in the past. I really enjoy the design of the Winter Bash 2014 page. It is soothing to look at, ...
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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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Smoother animation in Photoshop?

I created a .gif animation in Photoshop, but the motion seems very "jumpy" instead of smooth. It's just some text that rises. What can I do to make it a smooth move?
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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:
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Any tips for good tutorials or discussions on web page animation? [closed]

The simple effect I'm ultimately after is this: load an image in the centre of a web page have the image slide across to the left then start loading other text and images around it I don't mind ...
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amalgamation morphing effects

Doesn't mean to ripped off. I know how to create morphing between images but does anyone know how to make the animated wavy effects showcase here?
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can't properly create motion tweens between two keyframes in flash CS4

I'm trying to create a flash animation of a wing flapping using three keyframes. The first keyframe is at frame 1. I then created a second keyframe at frame 5 by pressing F6, and then I created ...