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What software is probably used for these construction animations?

I often find videos of construction animations like this one or this one where the construction steps are detailed. Out of interest I would like to know which software is most probably used to make ...
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How can I change my workflow or use Simple Choke to get my desired effect?

So I am trying to animate a logo. I'm far from a master of AE, but I usually figure things out, but this time I am at a loss. I have two visual goals, outside of the animation itself: have these ...
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How to animate top view ceiling fan 2D

Not sure if this is a valid question. I am trying to animate this fan in Adobe Animate. I have the blades and the base setup. Trying to do a frame animation I just don't know where to start, how to ...
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Timeline option "create video animation" does not appear

Usually when animating in Photoshop, you enable the timeline bar and choose between "create frame animation" and "create video animation". However, on my PS 2022, that I bought ...
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Making HQ gifs and web banners [closed]

I’m new to animated gifs, and exporting in GIF format is vexing! What I've tried: The best ways to (relative) HQ I’ve found so far are (1) gifgun (2) giphy. I’ve tried the Premiere way but it’s not as ...
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Freeware tool for slowing down a video and audio

I created an animation with the free version of Hitfilm Express and I would like to slow it down a little bit. Although generally this is possible with Hitfilm Express, the quality of the sound is ...
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How can I make this Transition?

I am not very good at Adobe XD, But I want to make this using prototype. How to make this kind of transition in Adobe Xd? Please see the attached video for your reference. I am talking about the ...
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Why are GIF animations so intensive to load on websites compared to Mp4?

The exact same animation rendered as a 30 mb mp4 video, as well as a 30 mb gif animation, we would see the web server struggle to load the Gif animation for autoplay even though both files are the ...
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How do I keep the file size of a GIF in check for an animated Google Ad?

I designed 5 Google ad banners on photoshop ( first time creating animated gifs for Google Ad) and I wasn't aware of the requirements. The size of the banners were very big between 200 and 1500kb. I ...
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Unable to changed shape fill due to expression rule in After Effects

I bought a template expanded the shape properties and layer attributes in order to disable the fill expression and later saw that the fill expression disable sign = was missing. Now it's impossible to ...
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Animation in powerpoint of mathematical proofs

I'm working on a powerpoint presentation of a mathematical proof. I'm showing it using a tabel of 2 columns - one is with the mathematical statements and the other is with the rationale. Meaning each ...
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Is there a standard video logo size? When could a 1500px png logo 300 ppi size be possibly needed?

Is there a standard video logo size? When could a 1500px png logo 300 ppi size be possibly needed?
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How to animate a knot tying and morphing into other knots?

I want to animate a transition between two (more later but just two for now) different types of knots, I was told it was almost mathematically impossible to do such a thing in After Effects, does ...
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After Effects motion preview issue

In my After Effects, motions preview is not working properly (motions are stuck and slow). But once I render the same, motions are smooth. How should I solve that?
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How to make a fading hue animation of a static image?

Say image A is a static portrait drawing of someone. You'd like to make an animation that has no movement of the artwork, but just alternating re-colorations of the portrait in such a way that it ...
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How to give a .gif animation variable frame delay speeds in Gimp?

When exporting an animated gif in Gimp (each layer is a frame of the animation), you can set the speed between each frame (layer) as a fixed number, by default 100 milliseconds. How do you instead ...
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How to morph between two images as an animation?

Say a portrait is in color, and you duplicate it but in black-and-white. How to create an animation as .png using Gimp that cycles between the two images by gradually morphing them together in a loop ...
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How to move a layer that has hidden sub-layers?

I'm creating an animated character which has plenty of hidden artwork (mouth shapes, eyebrow shapes etc). The problem is that whenever I want to move some body part that has hidden child layers, these ...
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Does this fall under 2D Animation or 3D Animation?

I have been searching hard for past few weeks and not been able to find even single video on youtube, etc. which can show how to create a video like this. I am not sure if this is done in Adobe ...
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How can I convert an fbx animation into a sequance of obj files for every frame?

The game engine I'm using asks for each frame to be in its own .obj file, how can I convert an arbitraty fbx animation into that. If not possible, how can I create such sequence starting from a single ...
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From already-generated image/sketch to drawing animation (with user-defined duration)

First of all thank you in advance for all the inputs and suggestions! I am looking for a software (or a piece of code, python ideally) that can help me to achieve the following. import an already ...
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How to make resize handel visible in after effects final rendering?

I'm am making an interaction design of a wireframe, Where In I want to show the geometric lines such as the resize handle, the pen tool path with handles etc. Is there a plugin that allows us to show ...
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what animation tool/software do you think is used for this?

what animation tool/software do you think is used for this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeVmR4U-PYs
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Repeated scale/zoom by small % creates cross/seam at center. How to mitigate?

I'm trying to process an image into a video by apply effects to each frame. One effect is a slight zoom, say 5%. I'm running into an issue where after a few frames an obvious cross/seam begins to ...
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How do I make elements sway back and forth in a loop?

I have an illustration and I want some of its elements to subtly sway back and forth or slowly scroll across the screen (clouds). You can see what I mean in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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How to add text with a revealing effect

I want the text to be revealed as the scroll opens. How can I achieve this? I want my effect to come off exactly like this sample GIF just that I want to add my own text.
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How do I create a video with animation loops?

I am an illustrator and I want to create a video with animation loops similar to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8a45UZJGh4 Sample screen capture: How is something like this done? Do ...
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How can I sell animated vectors? [closed]

I am a motion designer and I usually get vector assets from sites like Freepik or Envato Elements... then animate them in order to use them in my motion graphics videos. I am asking whether it's ...
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How to merge a group of video layers to a single video layer in PS?

I am making a character animation in Photoshop. Few frames in it need to be edited but the issue is I have multiple video layers and when I'm trying to merge them they become a smart object layer. ...
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Adobe Animate How do I slow an Animation Down if its too fast?

I have an animation I created in Adobe Animate I was wondering is there a fast way to slow the animation down if it plays too fast. I have my animation going about every 15 frames unless I wanna speed ...
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Animated Videos

The top knowledge I have in animations comes from Powerpoint presentations and I am looking to improve upon this. I really admire the way animated educational videos are made by several channels like ...
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Whats a good rate of change in frames for starting out in animation with adobe animate?

I am starting out drawing some basic animations in adobe animate. what I am wondering is what is recommended for drawing changes in the animation like how many frames in between should I skip to ...
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Rendering Photoshop anim. with transparent background results in "missing codec" (invalid file)

I'm trying to export a Photoshop animation and can get the file with a black background but cannot export it without a background without the getting this Any help? (I did the proper exporting ...
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Parabolic curve with straight lines to create a self-contained shape

Honestly I don't know if this is more of a maths question than a design one, but: I have been asked to redraw this shape: ...so that it can be animated. The animation part is no problem, but I'm a ...
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3D stereoscopic rotation effect from image(s)

I am trying to reproduce a certain 3D rotational animation effect, where an image appears 3D and is rotated back and forth slightly. I think it is achievable using a pair of stereoscopic images as the ...
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Pinning Feet Not Working: Adobe Character Animator

I've created a character, and I spent a great deal of time (a couple hours) working on him. After importing him into Adobe Ch Animator as a puppet, I try and pin his feet down with the pinning tool so ...
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What can I do to extract images from a video and what software can I use to edit them?

What can I do to extract image frames from a video? Why is this so complicated? I want to extract the images of a video frame by frame cause I want to edit each one of them like how I edit an image in ...
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What animation tool is best for teachers for 2D animations?

I am an online teacher who often have to explain the concepts which are best understood with 2D animations like these : https://youtu.be/u1DYs2I-_lU?t=134 I learnt AfterEffects because that was the ...
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How can I create floating objects animation

How can I make these kind of animation? Like in this project by Pentagram studio. https://www.pentagram.com/work/unesco-futures-literacy-summit Or this https://bangbangeducation.ru/ Is it AE, Cinema ...
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Is there a name for the style clash of moving objects from the background in cartoons?

You know how you could always tell which elements in a scene of Road Runner was part of the Coyote's trap? Or how characters have a much simpler art style from the rest of the background? I ...
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Most productive workflow to create animated display ads

I am currently working on over a dozen display ads using Google Web Designer. I use the Static template and animate within GWD to export as a mix of SVG and HTML files that comply with Google's ...
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AfterEffect. Arrow with stationary origin, moving head

need help animating an arched arrow in adobe after effect. Here is an animation “draft” of what type of movement i need to create: or you can download a video here. animation draft That is: The ...
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What file type will an animated illustration come in?

I am an iOS mobile app developer, and I am looking to hire someone to create an animated illustration similar to this image hosted on Dribble. My question is, what file type(s) will the graphic ...
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Tool for creating animated timeline Infographic?

I'm looking for a tool to create an Infographic-like timeline (historical, like in the picture below), but I need it also to be animated by auto-scrolling from beginning to end of timeline either ...
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how to convert animation to gif unity?

I have made animations in Unity2d And I would like to export them as GIF files to attach to my portfolio and I cannot find a proper way to do that. I appreciate your help. Thanks
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UI animation easing curve and time

I am designing some UI animations for desktop program. I read some articles about animation (as I never did this before) and I have an idea on what and how. But one thing is I can not figure it out. ...
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Image Sequence to Movie - How to Get Desired Frame Rate (QT)?

I rendered 250 png images for an animation. In QuickTime (10.5), I open these images as an Image Sequence and set the frame rate to 24 per second. This should give me a movie of around 10 seconds. I ...
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Use clipping mask to fill transparent shape in photoshop

I have a rectangle in photoshop that is transparent with a black outline, and I'd like to make a frame-by-frame animation of the rectangle filling with red. I know there are a few ways to do this but ...
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Applying an opaque background to 205 frames?

Okay so sorry about the title I had no idea how to word it. Heres what I'm doing. I'm taking a video, and sketching over it frame by frame. In this instance its a little rat running across the screen. ...
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Is it possible to automatically export many subsequent frames in inkscape?

I am using inkscape to make a small series of scenes and then am stitching them together using R. I was wondering if there is a way to track movement and automatically export many frames from inkscape?...
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