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Adobe InDesign interactive/animation: Can I change object layer options

tldr; Is there any way that I can use animations to change the opbject layer options of an .ai file in an interactive InDesign presentation, avoiding my need for 10 slides for a single .ai? I do a ...
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Creating gradient stroke progress bar animation

I'm working on a circular progress bar animation or so-called loader that would look like this: I achieved a solid purple - white, no gradient one using rectangle + rounded corners + trimmed path in ...
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Is there any software that can make drawing transitions for us?

I want to start a 2d game containing pixel sprite as characters. To make a walking animation, I know I need to simultanously put different sprite to make it seem like he walk and I can make it more or ...
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Adobe Animate Bone Tool - Parenting Layers in Canvas

Parenting layers is disabled if the platform type is HTML5 Canvas, which is what I am working in. I have a robot arm with a claw. The robot arm should extend whilst the claw stays "parented". I've ...
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How to “unwind” text or shapes that aren't paths?

Alright, I have a logo that is just a word typed out in a font: And I want to do something where the type "draws itself" or unwinds in, like this (wait for the end): I know how to use trim paths ...
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How to convey the specifics of animation mockups to developers

The developer at my studio is pushing me to create more compelling/interactive mockups of websites. We are at a total loss as to how I can communicate the specifics of the animations in these mockups ...
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How to create animation with svg format file?

How to create svg animation like this? https://cl.parspack.com/clients/templates/ps_seven/img/svg/header.svg I search on google but I can't any way to create animation with svg format file like this. ...
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Krita: How to make a particular layer appear (be visible) from a particular frame onwards?

I am using Krita 4.2.6 on Linux / Ubuntu and making an animation. I have a layer, on which there is a .png image. This layer should be invisible in the first 30 frames of my animation. How can I make ...
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Is there a “Do not modify corners of shape” function in Adobe After Effects?

I want to do a simple animation of leaves and a branch. There are two anchor points that should be stopped from moving their positions. In Adobe Animate there is a function called Do not modify ...
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How to make this staggered 3D rotating text effect in AE?

I saw this amazing moving poster... and I really want to know how to make this text animation! So, i wanna know how to make that kind of spinning text. and what is that irregular glitch effext???
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AfterEffects 3d - can I get an outline around an extrusion?

Ok, so Ive imported a path from illustrator into AE and made it 3d, so I have this - What I want is an outlined version, but of the extruded path. This is rough, but like this: Dynamic while it is ...
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Is there a name for this transition?

Is there a common name for this kind of transition? This is a bit like a Slide Transition, but the content does not move here. (The animation looks jerky because of low FPS of the gif image. It's ...
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Relative coordinates in animateMotion path

I cannot figure out why the blue ball1 in the following example does not "move to" the point on the path specified in #wire from its starting positions to mimic the path animation of the pink ball2. ...
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Synfig studio: how does one make generic animated skeletons

I have cutout characters which their bodies are made of limbs in separate images. Say, I have a generic humanoid skeleton, and I have animations which make this skeleton move, and I want any new model ...
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how to limit translate of an object to just move on surface of another object in maya?

I want to be able to move the eye lens that I have created and limit its translate to just move along the surface of my eyeball and because my eyeball is round I don't know how to do it
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GIMP: How do I “step to previous frame” in Animation Playback?

GIMP has the tool Animation Playback (found under Filters/Animation) to help with creating animations. When creating an animation, it is very useful to be able to manually "scrub" through the frames. ...
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Where to get Chibi Maker with complete customizable movement?

I found out that Chibi Character Maker online is the best tool i ever known. Such as these list: 1) ChibiMaker 2) GamesGames But none of them are making the chibi character has a movement, such as ...
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Convert Spriter animation file to Synfig

Having a Spriter Configuration XML (.scml) file, how can it be imported / converted into a Synfig animation?
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Save the animation process of a character for another character

You need to develop similar characters (clones of a starting one) behaving in the same way (idle, running, falling, etc.), but do not want to animate each one independently. Is there a way to animate ...
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Job title of a person who does web animation

Does anyone know the job title for a person who develop websites just front-end but is heavily involved with creating animations, WebGL and all moving elements? I know it wouldn't be just a front-end ...
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How do I export text as paths in Photoshop?

I have a logo that is made simply by mixing two different fonts with custom settings (the image in the center is actually big G in Webdings): I want to export my logo as an svg (paths). Unfortunately ...
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Is there a way to advance to the next slide after animation in Keynote?

I've set up an animation that uses move. For some reason, Keynote doesn't let you do a build out with just "move" so I used regular animations instead of build-out effects. Once my animations play, ...
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Create lasers beams in Lumion

I'm trying to create laser beams in Lumion. I tried to create a standard material with emissive option, but it wont create the right effect- it doesn't look like a laser beam, and it won't cast light ...
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Online tool without login to create animated GIF

This request is addressed to all users in order to create animated gifs that can be placed on one of the stackexchange sites (I use a lot of TeX.SE.) when I would like to better explain a question or ...
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Reusing 2d animation

I designed a robot sprite and I have to make an idle animation, it's easy but the problem is that I need to reuse that idle animation with some other sprite, I've asked to my animation teacher and ...
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copy animation setup from one slide to an entire presentation

I've inherited from a colleague a huge slide deck, but he doesn't use animation on any slides. I'd like to do a one-click conversion of the slide deck to incorporate a very simple animation scheme. ...
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How do I improve the bottom part of this horse walk cycle animation?

So this is a horse walk cycle for a videogame that looks incredibly stiff and mechanical. I know the whole body should engage in the action, but I'd prefer to get the legs right first. Any help would ...
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Add motion to multiple layers in Photoshop

I have created a painting with too many layers in Photoshop. I'd like to add motion to it and make a simple animation using Photoshop timeline. Is it possible to add a motion one time and extend it to ...
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How to stabilize series of jpgs for animated gif?

There is this series of jpegs that I want to turn into an animated gif. That's easy enough, but the subject jumps around as the people in the image shift. How can I stabilize the subjects? I know ...
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How is a “wipe effect” intellectually accomplished, animated DIRECTIONAL fade-in from left to right

I don't understand what a "wipe effect" or DIRECTIONAL fade in is "intellectually." To provide some context, here is my graphics environment: Layer 3: if needed, I can use too (please note the ...
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Static web design = Photoshop, animated web design =? [closed]

I'm a project manager and I want to hire people to design a new website. For typical websites without animation, I hire Photoshop specialists and receive deliverables as .psd. But this time I'm ...
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Can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation?

Apologies if this question has been asked before. But can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation? I’m trying to make an animation similar to the following: https://www.youtube....
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Need tips on creativity and inspiration [closed]

I am getting into motion graphics, video editing, some 2d and 3d, compositing (the whole vfx pack). I am getting good at handling the software I am using, and have completed a bunch of tutorials and ...
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Confusion about stroke and fill for SVG path animations?

I'm trying to replicate this SVG animation: Codepen-original but with my SVG logo. Here is the same codepen with my SVG logo: Codepen-with-my-SVG. I'm new to dealing SVG's and started learning and ...
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How to create color palette to avoid dithering in GIF?

I create a GIF in FFmpeg using a custom color palette. Since custom color palette significantly reduces the size of the GIF I want to keep it as restricted as possible. The GIF I'm trying to convert ...
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What's beneficial about temporal auto Bezier keyframes over continuous Bezier keyframes?

From what understand, a temporal auto Bezier keyframe automatically re-adjusts both of its direction handles whenever a neighboring keyframe is moved somehow and the influences of both of its incoming ...
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3D Perspective moving background

I'm trying to recreate a piece of animation from Adventure Time. In the episode "Three Buckets", Fern, disguised as Finn, walks home carrying flowers. The grass he's walking on is clearly several ...
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How to access objects from a SVG image in Tupi

Given a SVG image file imported to a Tupi project, is it possible to edit the objects that this image contains (change their position, color, etc)?
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Given two points on a curve, how can I calculate rotation degree of the curve to get from one point to another?

Given the image below, I am trying to find the degrees I need to rotate the curve itself, to get A (x1, y1) to point B (x2, y2). I need this rotation to animate a circle along a path for the web (...
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What software/tools was used for this [closed]

https://dogstudio.co Saw this on awwwwards today, and was blown away was just curious what tools/software could have been used to create an interactive background like that.
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Kings and Generals technology [closed]

I'd like to make videos similar to a Youtube channel named Kings and Generals. Most of effects needed are object animation on a map. If possible, there is a preference for Open Source software, for ...
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Animated GIF transparency waves In Photoshop [duplicate]

I created an animated outer glow around a shape like shown below: But when I save it the outer glow shape changes to dotted instead of clear glow.
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Aftereffects: How to create easing with Mask path changes?

Alright I have a growing pill shape in AE that one frame where the width is very small, final frame has width pretty big. Just 2 frames. I set keyframe interp to bezier, but Im getting a pretty ...
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Chocolate Fluid animation In After Effects

Basically i'm designing one candy themed game and i chose cheese plus chocolate theme as you can see in below image and upon dragging chocolate [fluid properties] it should flow downside like ...
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Is there possibility to export from Toon Boom Animation Harmony 16 Pro to json?

I'm a developer and we want to create an animated hero for one-to-one video chat and this here will be like the third participant. We want to get along only with css animation in extreme case start ...
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Set origin and rotation on a path with SVG's animateMotion

I'd like to apply a rotation on a path animated with SVG's animateMotion tag. Here's where I'm stuck at, my aim was to repeat the animated circle on the other three lines. It seems that transform-...
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Preventing SVG's animateMotion tag from resetting

I'd need the SVG-equivalent of CSS' animation-fill-mode:forwards;. Is there something that can help? Thanks!
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Creating high quality animated backgrounds from Illustrator files

I have some artwork in illustrator that I would like to animate and get a gif. Say I have a background pattern and I want to randomly move the elements inside to get a natural look of particles ...
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How to make a “storyboard” for motion graphics / abstract videos?

I'm wondering if there is any common "storyboarding" approach for motion graphics videos, that are rather "design-based" instead of being a story. For example - I'd like to create animation for a ...
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Crazy values on morph targets in unreal engine 4 [closed]

Oy I'm doing some animations in Maya 2019 and I have some issues once exporter in Unreal Engine 4.20. For exporting I use the File > Game Exporter menu. (Any other export workflow I tried so far ...