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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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Animated system diagram - time efficient way and software?

I need to create a set of animated 2D diagrams to illustrate plumbing and how a heating system functions with water flows, heating elements, pumps, etc. I have experience of Illustrator and Photoshop,...
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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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Why do I get these artifacts when exporting GIF from Adobe Flash CS5.5? [on hold]

I lately installed Adobe Flash CS5.5 and when I try to publish simple gif, it is doing this (flick on top of the red circle). When I try CTRL+ENTER it is perfectly fine. I tried many settings in ...
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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 edit an animated gif in gimp to include transparency?

I have an ajax spinner which unfortunately has a white background in the corners. I want to remove the white and make it transparent using GIMP. How can I go about doing that? I tried opening it in ...
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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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How can I control amount zoom effect in Photoshop's animation timeline?

I've discovered the Timeline in Photoshop CS6. This allows one to create animated presentations of photographs. I've selected part of a photo, cut it, and placed it on another layer above the base ...
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3D Animation ( Career VS Side project ) [closed]

Is 3D Animation good as a main career or it just should be a hobby or a side project? Also, I'm scared to study this course, cause many people say it's very hard to find a job. is that true ?! *...
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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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What program could I use to make animated vector icon constructions?

I've created some vector icons in Illustrator. Recently I found this designer's work and was intrigued by his animated constructions, like the following: I've contacted the artist to ask about his ...
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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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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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Animating SVG Stroke with Variable Widths (Greensock)

I am following a tutorial and trying to get the usual animation of a script font writing out a word via SVG and GreenSock, however it has varying widths while intertwining with other letters, so it ...
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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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How can I create an animation of an image being drawn/painted, automatically?

I'm 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. It's a picture of my pet dog, and I want some software ...
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How make a 'null path' - center of objects following path

What I mean: https://youtu.be/vHXavxVEfGk Can I do it? I want (invisible) null path to control objects position (but no rotation)
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What technology to use to make animation in browser? [duplicate]

I want to make an animation of a blob of ink flowing down and then shaping into text. What js libraries can I use. On my research the only way i could find to do this was SVG with GSAP js library. Is ...
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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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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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Moden era GIF replacment in photoshop?

I have a created a small GIF consisting of 7 frames using photoshop CS 4. Unfortunally, my GIF contains alpha/transparency and only after the fact did i realize the whole alpha / color palete problem ...
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How to convert an animated PSD to a still-image PSD?

I have a Photoshop document that I used to create an animated GIF. I want to save a copy of this animated PSD as another PSD, preserving my clipping path but dropping my animation. I'm able to ...
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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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Is there a tool for easily creating a GIF/video with a morph transition between two images? [closed]

I have found the following video, which shows a transition effect which is based on a sort of morph-based interpolation between two images: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/andrew/scs/cs/15-463/f07/...
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How to prototype an animation of a ring diagram filling in its value using Principle?

I'd like to know if there are any members here who are Principle app geniuses and know how I could create an animation of a ring diagram filling up its value in a transition? If I describe it in a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Strokes are broken in After Effect Stroke character animation

I am new to After Effect. Need your help. I am having an issue in stroke character animation. Sample Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6HEH23W_bM Hand animation in the above sample video at 00:...
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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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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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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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How to charge for IP Rights / Production Files?

I have created an animation for a client who has asked if they can take the graphic assets for use in future sales collateral. The usage hasn't been defined further than that so far. Having read ...
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How can I export a flash file to a gif format without losing quality?

I'm making a series of animated gifs witch I design using adobe flash. The problem is that when I export it to the animated gif format, it pixelates losing a lot of quality. I wanted to know if ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...