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How to expand an animated gif without affecting aspect ratio?

I am currently trying to turn a 35x75 pixel animated gif into a 75x75 animated gif while preserving the aspect ratio - in other words, I want to add 20 pixels of empty space on either side of the gif. ...
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Which software is being used for creating such type of animation?

If anyone can tell me which software is being used for creating such type of animation in the video. YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/LgB3UxdLu2c?si=c77aG-ixlt9uUypd
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Steps to creating a Motion Graphic Scenery

I am looking for directions in creating an animated scene like the one portrayed in this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh0jhjs2z7c I am completely blind to the process and I would love to get ...
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How can I create a wipe transition effect in Figma like in the link?

Wipe effect animation sample My Animation in Figma Moving mask is the solution. I need it for Lottie animation. I also used opacity for the slider like in the sample. I made that as an interactive ...
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What formats are commonly used in animated elements on web pages?

What is the industry standard format for animated elements on web pages? I know these can be videos and GIFs, but it doesn’t seem as if these formats are providing high enough quality, and video files ...
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How to create an animated WebP using WebPShop?

In the README for WebPShop (a Photoshop plugin for saving WebP files) there is mention of a method for creating animated WebP files, but the method for producing such files is not described in detail. ...
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I want to know the type of effect usedin this type of animation.?

What is this style called where the object drops in comes close to the camera and flys back to a position in the background.please refer to 0:29 time in which the pillows first drops in and than goes ...
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Workflow for making stroke animations for any script out of existing fonts?

I am looking to make this Hanzi stroke animator, which has JSON data such as this, work for any language (as of now, Tibetan, Devanagari, and Tamil). Basically I want to show an animation of how to ...
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SVG animate accordion two letter word into longer word?

Using a plain-text editor, preferably, or Inkscape, are there any good tutorials on taking two letters and inserting more letters between them, and animating it so that the two letters expand outward ...
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fill multiple animation cells in Clip Paint Studio

I have 8 frames of line art animation that I want to fill. Fill meaning adding a silhouette to the line art. I am currently filling by setting the line art as a reference layer and using magic wand to ...
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How do I transpose the movements of an iclone 8 character into a 2D image of a person?

I am not a designer or animator, and just need this one functionality from iclone. I have a 2D image (jpeg, png) of a character I built in Midjourney, and I know how to add simple body movements to a ...
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Exporting a shape and a circle

How can I take an arbitrary shape in Illustrator and move all the points outward until they fit a circle. I was looking at blend shapes, but what I really need to export a version of the shape that ...
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How to make identical selections on each layer of an animation gif (excluding the parts that move) in photoshop?

I am working on an animation of a cigarette sitting in an ashtray with smoke rising from the tip. The cigarette and the tray stay the same throughout the 30 frames, but the smoke changes in each frame....
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How to export a PNG sprite sheet from PNG sequence

I need a tool (software) which generates PNG sprite, vertical or horizontally. So I thought of Adobe animate, unless there's another easy application or plugin anyone can recommend. So I have made an ...
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Creating complex animation for web

This question is a rebirth of How do you animate SVG for the web? with little additions to modern realities. My question is this - how to create complex animation for the web? By complex animation, I ...
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How can I author or create Lottie animations on Linux?

I use a Linux machine as my daily driver for web development, and I would like to create Lottie animations. I need to draw my shapes and use timeline / keyframing / tween tools. It can be using a full-...
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In what direction do I take this animation?

I have a reference image to design my animation according to, here it is: Now my graphic is much simpler and this is how it is, The reference animation is described as "Open hand makes a small ...
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What software should I use to animate a simple 2d hexagon logo?

I'm starting out in graphic design and am looking to animate this interlinked hexagon: Basically I want the blue/black vectors to extend 1 by 1 to create this logo. Is there any software/feature that ...
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How to make my animated SVG CLI-like typewriter effect work as intended? (SMIL)

I am just starting to learn to do SVG Animations, and I'm trying to make a command-line style 'typewriter' effect, typing out several different lines of text, one after the other. I would like the ...
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When designing a simple website toolbar layout in powerpoint office 16, is it possible to animate menu items to expand and collapse upon clicking?

I am designing the layout/look-and-feel of a website in Microsoft PowerPoint (Office 16) on Windows 10. The website I am designing will have a horizontal toolbar at the top that will allow the user to ...
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How to preview Lottie JSON files

How can I preview Lottie JSON files after creating them? When I try to view the files, they just open the code in Notepad! :@ I would like to watch the animation like I do after creating a GIF file. ...
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Is there a program similar to After Effects that lets you animate the points of a polygon according to a mathematical function?

I have some irregular polygons defined by points whose coordinates depend on a variable r, for example: x = if(1 / sqrt(10) <= r < 1 / sqrt(5)) { -2 r² + r sqrt(1 - r²) - sqrt(2 r⁴ - r² ...
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How to continue on my work, which is in Flash CS 5.5?

After googling and learning (and much frustration) that Adobe canceled the Flash Prfessional Animation tools especially the CS5.5 version in which I still work, my issue is the following: (Leaving ...
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How to rotate a layer in photoshop script

I'm trying to rotate a layer for an animation of my profile picture (below) The initial layer name is "_a_Original" New copies should be "_a_Copy (copynumber)" The idea is to ...
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Cinema4D: Animation question: How can you organise your different loops so they can be triggered one after the other?

My interest is on animating characters on Cinema4D to then export into Unreal. I'm trying to jump into the domain of animation after 8 years purely modelling and texturing. What is the best way to ...
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Code teaching and animation videos - Software recommendation

I want to make code teaching video animations. Something similar to this https://youtu.be/UF9Iqmg94tk?t=195 I want to know what software/app should I use for making professional looking animation ...
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Shadows in Lottie Animation

I created an animation in the following way: sketched some basic shapes in Figma, animated it using Jitter, exported the animation json and importing it to Lottie then downloading the Gif. I wanted to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to make resize handle visible in After Effects final rendering?

I'm am making an interaction design of a wireframe wherein 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 me 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 iteratively. I have an order of operations, specifically a series of effects. This process loops until I'm satisfied with the result. To showcase how the process ends up ...
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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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