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Which is better for flat animation, After Effects or Flash?

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 Flash comparisons for flat design ...
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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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How can I import an animated GIF into photoshop timeline

I wanna to import an animated gif as a template to photoshop timeline that preserved the file animation, who know something about this?
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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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Guideline for short animation [duplicate]

I want a guideline for how to make in a simple way an animation like the one in he loading time in this page Active theory I know a little about photoshop and illustrator but nothing more.
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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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Wrap image in 3d max model [on hold]

How to wrap image in auto desk 3 d model ? Please reply it is related to my final year project.
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Photoshop CC: convert to frame timeline releases only one frame

I have a 20 second animation brought in from After Effects as a jpeg sequence. When I import it, it makes a video timeline, but I need to delete individual repeat frames so I can add a delay to reduce ...
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photoshop animation merge multiple gif frames

I'm trying to optimize an animated gif size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicated frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my ...
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How to convert a video file into an Animated GIF in Photoshop?

I was trying to convert an MP4 into an animated GIF for an answer on here. I tried opening the file directly in Photoshop, and then clicking on the timeline menu and choosing both: Convert Frames > ...
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PhotoshopCC Dropping frames on image sequence export

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds ...
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How to export quality animated gifs in photoshop

New to making animated gifs in photoshop (for loading designs). I know gifs aren't the highest quality format, but I've seen dribbble designs that look great, and they're gif format. But when I ...
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How do you save layers as separate files in the paint tool SAI?

I am using SAI as an animation tool and therefore I will need to save the layers as separate images so that I can use a different animation program to put them together. Is there any way to do this?
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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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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 to create frames from layers in Photoshop extended?

Is there a way to automatically create frames from layers in a Photoshop document? Bridge lets you open several images into one Photoshop document as layers, now I would like to get these 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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AE: Parent Element to a point of a path?

I want to parent an element (pre-compose) to one of the points on a path. Imagine a line that has two paths. I want to parent an object (say, a leaf) to the top point of the path. So if my path is to ...
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Is it possible to add a background image to all 'layers' of an animated gif?

I have an animated gif with transparent background, and I want to add a background image to all layers: How can I achieve it without adding it to every layer individually?
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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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Recreating the motion graphics of “creative applications logo” in after effects?

I'm trying to learn motion graphics in after effect and I really want to learn how to create the logo of http://www.creativeapplications.net/ in after effect. Would anyone have any tips, tricks or ...
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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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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 prevent interpolation between keys in 3ds max

I have an object passing in front of the screen , when the object is offscreen, I move it again on top of it so it "falls" again. The problem is that the 3ds max interpolates the key "on return" and ...
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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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Is Adobe Animate CC suitable for these animations?

I have noticed many people on Dribbble and Behance create animations such as the one below in Illustrator and then animate it in After Effects. I need to create similar animations, as well in an ...
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Why does my Photoshop animation drop quality as it progresses? Does duplicating a layer affect the quality of the image?

So, this is just my second time using the Timeline tool to animate something in Photoshop. The first one was a simple GIF that changed the background. This time, I'm working on another simple ...
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How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?

I have a folder full of videos that I want to convert to an animated gifs. ffmpeg/avconv does a bad job of doing it directly, so I instead convert the video to a gif by first outputting each frame as ...
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Animated Image File in Windows Live Movie Maker?

I have created an animated gif file in Imageready CS2 which I was trying to import in Windows Live Movie Maker but failed. In the net I found a way around by converting the gif into mp4. I used an ...
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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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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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How can I create an animation of an image being drawn/painted, automatically?

Im looking for some software that will allow me to create an animation of a given image being drawn in real time. for example, I have a jpeg, its a picture of my pet dog, i want some software that ...
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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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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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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 do you animate SVG for the web?

Vector graphics are now taking over the web and even mobile applications. Icons, buttons and elements of web pages or mobile apps are now becoming increasingly vector based, dropping bitmaps because ...
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AE - 3D Text Distortion Effect Issues

I'm putting together a short kinetic typography clip in After Effects CS5, but I've run into a few issues when I try to zoom the camera in to the 3D text layers. Essentially, I created the text ...
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What software can I use to get started in webcomics/animation?

I have been using Microsoft paint but it doesn't have layers like Photoshop. I am a poor person so can't get photoshop, anything else I can use?
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Importing animated GIF into Photoshop CC

Is there any relatively painless way to import an animated GIF into Photoshop (CC 2015) and then be able to export a functioning GIF file back?
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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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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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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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What's the best way to animate an illustration for the web?

I have a couple of illustrations done in Illustrator and I am planing to animate it for a website that I am working on, I've heard of Create.js toolkit with flash, but is it the best way to go or is ...
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What is a free and simple program to create basic text animation?

What I'm looking for is just to have a black background and a word on top of it in white. then break the word to 2 parts, make one part disappear with a fade effect.. some of the free/open source ...
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How do I make a rectangle an exact pixel/point size in Motion 5?

I only see options to position the X and Y, and then scale the image (or drag the corners). But I would like to do something like height: 300pt, width: 300pt. Is that possible using Motion 5?
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Anime Studio vector imported weirdly!

When I tried to import a vector image into Anime Studio via .svg file, the file originally looked something like this: However, when I imported it into Anime Studio, it turned out very differently: ...
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What is the name of the editing technique by which foreground objects are set in motion?

One well known example of this technique is the GTA load screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_YJnor4XH4 Also, I would appreciate it if you could direct me to a good tutorial video as well as ...
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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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2D animation tool with free-form deformations

Basically, I'm looking for something that provides the 2D animation capabilities of Spriter (the support for bone rigs, in particular) but also comes with the deformation capabilities of Photoshop's ...
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Whats the best (easiest) way to make an animation like this? [closed]

This is the animation I know absolutely nothing about video editing and animation, so whats the easiest way to make something like that, and how long would it take? Thanks a lot!