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Things you need to know to create something like this in After Effects: How to make a Project and Compositions When you start AE, you can press Cmd+N to create a new Project with one Composition inside it. If you already have a Project open, pressing Cmd+N only creates a new Composition. In this project, I used 2 compositions. GUI comp to hold the ...


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There are a lot of ways to animate things on the web. There are even more ways to create animations then export to web-playable animations. There are huge benefits to designing animations in something like AfterEffects or Animate CC (which can both import Illustrator and Photoshop files) for the obvious reasons of division of labor and use of a graphical ...


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The file must have a Timeline or Frame sequence. (Window > Timeline) You need to set the animation options in the Save for Web dialog: In addition, it is possible to have a quick animation and not see it initially due to speed and duration if the Save For Web options are set to "once". You may need to reload a page/image to see the animation. Also, ...


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No. But, you can make a hotkey for it. From top menu: Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts.. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K Just select Palette menus from the drop down list and then Animations. Once you've given a hotkey press Accept. ( Make sure to listen to photoshop when it warns you if the inserted hotkey combination would override any existing ones. You can try to use ...


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A lot of this answer is also posted in this related question on how to animate illustrations for the web. Avoid SMIL animations Sara Soueidan, probably the best animator of SVGs on the web, wrote "I know I wrote the guide to SMIL animations but, seeing their future, I don’t personally use them anymore." You shouldn't either. SMIL animations don't work ...


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To Convert the Video File into a Compatible Structure for the Animated GIF File Format Open Photoshop without opening the video file. Go to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers. In the options that appear, make sure the Make Frame Animation checkbox is ticked. At this stage you can also select only a specified range of the video enabling you to ...


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Here's a simpler solution using gifsicle than JohnB's script: gifsicle -U input.gif `seq -f "#%g" 0 2 99` -O2 -o output.gif This command should work in most Unix shells; I've tested it in bash. Replace input.gif and output.gif with the input and output file names, and 99 with the number of frames in your animation. (It's OK to use a larger number, but ...


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It depends on what type of animation you need. .gif images - Fully supported, but limited use with frames. .png files are supposed to have support for animation, but you don't see it in the wild very often, if at all. Flash, Silverlight, and other plugins - Flash has the most ubiquity, but all plugins need to be installed in the browsers and can't ...


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Using a bash script To do this from the command line, you could use a utility called Gifsicle. There is no built in method to delete every other frame, so you'll need to get your hands dirty with some scripting. Here is a quick script I made to do just a single GIF: #!/bin/bash # This script will take an animated GIF and delete every other frame # Accepts ...


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When exporting/saving (depends on version) your work as GIF, you have several options for it. One way for that, what you probably want, could be done by choosing from "Frame disposal where unspecified" option "One frame per layer (replace)".


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This is what I understood... Yes there is a way, open up your animation panel. I created some shapes and you can see how they were together in first SS, after clicking on the make frames from the layer, it automatically create all the layer as frames in animation panel. Do according to my SS, is it what you needed? Sorry for these awful screenshots (open ...


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What Program? Those "Think with Google" animations were made with After Effects. One of the things I like about Behance is if the author chooses to post the tools they used, it will show up in the right column under their name. The link you posted says it was made with After Effects & Illustrator CS6. How? From what I've gathered from inquiring ...


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If you are targeting free, possibly GIMP and Inkscape will do. Other free/open source wares like Synfig Studio, a 2D animation software and Blender, for 2and3D are worth a short. But since you are talking about working from MS Paint there may be a steep learning curve for you on the latter. But if you really wish for serious animation, you have to put your ...


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NOTE: This answer was posted before there was a command line/open source requirement, but I'm leaving it up as it may help someone else in the future Using Photoshop This is not an open source or command line solution, but you can do this with Photoshop: File ▸ Import ▸ Video Frames to Layers... "Limit To Every __ Frames" will do the trick for you


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For the current version (2.8.0), in the name for each frame layer, include (replace). For example: frame 1(250ms)(replace) That will tell gimp to replace instead of stacking. Note that you can use the stacking for some pretty cool effects as well.


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I've been involved with real time graphics in 2D and 3D, including developing Virtual Reality games. My own preference would be to invest in the 3D side as in the long run this will speed things up for you and give you more flexibility if you need to create and adjust for multiple views from different angles. It should allow for easier control of ...


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Export png sequence from Flash. Import to Photoshop as images sequence. Save for web in Photoshop as animated gif. Much better results and proper colors and dither handling by Photoshop.


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Starting from version CS6 you can animate the size of layers in photoshop. Just convert the layer to smart object, and position property will change to transform.


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I think the animated gifs are a good beneficiary of flat design. If you have a limited number of colours, and you do not use gradients you don't need to use dithered patterns. We are used to see this patterns becouse a lot of people use real video segments as avatars, etc. But in this case you have just some colours, lets say 20 and you have at your ...


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There are several ways to fake this (very, very convincingly) in AfterEffects; I would suggest that. If you're using a raster image it'll be more difficult but what you'd essentially do is use the scribble and paint effects to fill in areas. If you have vector art (or can convert it to vector art using something like Live Trace in Illustrator) you can ...


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For 24-bit/32-bits APNG: In Photoshop (File - Export - Render Video), then use apngasm. Checked method.


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I find that if you dig deep enough there's usually a nugget of sense in even the craziest client requests. The words they use to express what they want are usually wrapped up in a hodge-podge of what they've seen and what they think is normal - but every profession has its own flavour of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing". It could be worse, we could ...


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I don't think this is possible with the Timeline panel in Photoshop. I think the closest you can get is to use the Keyframe animation panel instead and manually scale the object in a duplicate layer(s). You may also want to look into using After Effects. After Effects will allow you to import your Photoshop layers into the composition. Then you can scale ...


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When drawing a citcle in Inkscape then this will be its path : To convert this path to Bezier lines just select the object, then choose Path > Object to Path: We can now insert nodes, break paths or whatever there is we need to do (below example was obtained by inserting 3 nodes and deleting the path between two selected nodes):


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Animation is not terribly hard, per se. It is just that doing animation is time consuming and requires some practice. The reason why you do not see very many people around you doing animation is in the tediousness. So unless you have a burning passion in telling the kinds of micro stories that animation requires, then most likely even a few minute long ...


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Something to consider is traditional art tools. They are really cheap, and there are many high-quality ways to digitize your work later. You don’t have to create the art digitally to make digital art when we have really high-quality cameras and scanners today, which you can rent or borrow if on a tight budget, because you only need them when a whole notebook ...


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GIF is not designed for high-quality images. Smooth vectors from Flash will end up pixelated in GIFs not matter what you do. Photos and the like will generally look bad because of the reduced palette. Dithering can help, but the end result will still be much lower quality. If you want an animation, you should really be using straight Flash and not GIFs (...


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After Effects. I'm guessing that the primitives were created in either Illustrator or Photoshop and the flares, drops, etc. were accomplished using various plug-ins that manipulated particles and lighting. You can find tutorials for this : Excellent Adobe After Effects Tutorials Adobe After Effects Tutorials


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There's a link to the "home wiki" where I found this. What software edited the animations? Didn't completely understand your question... Did you mean what graphic editor I used to create animations? None at all. I used MSVC++ to write a little program that calls some GDI+ functions and draws a multi-layer TIF picture each layer of which is a ...



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