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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 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?

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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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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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 can I use to create animated videos like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3zqpAleU5g And I mean: one or more pieces of software to do this in good resources for obtaining / generating graphics that are to be used in the video (e.g. ...
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Revolving Text animation

I am a noob in animation, I know how to use Photoshop key frame and that's pretty much it. What would be the easiest / fastest way to do something like this http://www.flashvortex.com/3D-Rotating-...
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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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Website calculator with animated graphics [duplicate]

Since flash is getting old I can't decide what should I use on the website to make an calculator with animations. I need to make a calculator that calculates the bricks needed to build the wall and ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...