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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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Issue with Combining 2 Gifs in Gimp

So I am trying to combine 2 gifs in gimp but my issue is that when editing and exporting both gifs separately they are fine, but when I try to be put them together and exported as 1 then It has issues ...
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Black screen when importing video as embedded Adobe Animate

I followed the process from Alan Becker of importing a video to be animated on. I went to File / Import / Import Video, I import my Flv file, choose Embed FLV in SWF, choose embedded video and ...
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Use CSS cubic-bezier for keyframes in After Effects?

I'm really new to After Effects, and I am used to creating CSS animations. I want to animate something in After Effects, and I know how to set the animation except for the timing function. I've used ...
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GIMP GAP - exporting frame sequence as .png with transparency

I can't find anywhere how to save my frames as .png sequence with alpha channel. Frames are semitransparent grey. I need it because then I want to convert them into .webp animation with another tool. ...
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How can I change the shape of a stroke? (after effects)

I have created a happy face with the mouth being made out of a single line of stroke. How can I change the shape of it to change into a sad face?
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Shape fill won't change and won't show in layers After Effects

I'm having an issue where my shape fill won't change, nor will it appear in my timeline>? Not too sure what's going on? Any help would be amazing :) Thanks! Kristian
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Best workflow for both google HTML5 banner ads and animated GIFs

We have recurrent product campaigns and we are moving on to HTML5 banner ads from just plain GIFs but we are still keeping both formats as some of our target audience is on old systems. I am looking ...
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Which is Better APNG or GIF? for animated sticker in which format can i export?

I'm Creating Animated stickers using Illustrator and Aftereffects, I need to export them since it going to work on Mobile devices like iPhone and Android. So in which format can, I export the Animated ...
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Ceiling fan 3d rotation animation in after effects [migrated]

So i had This Fan: which i converted to this using 3d effect in illustrator : and then i imported the .ai in after effects and converted the vector layers to shape layers. Now i want to rotate the ...
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Difference in style between foreground and background objects in 2D animation?

this seemed like the best place to get an answer. In some 2D animation, the "active" objects - those that move during the scene, or will be interacted with somehow - have a distinct style compared to ...
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How to show the actual mesh of a .fbx animation in Maya?

I have Maya 2020 and downloaded an animated .fbx however I don't see the human and instead I see these blue circles. How can I see the animated human and download a video of it with transparent ...
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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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Best way to Create Low File Size GIFs in Premiere Pro

I want to use Premiere Pro to create small sized (300kb or less) GIFs. The typical set up would be a static image that doesn't move, and then an animated part (from a video) inside the static image. ...
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Use Inkscape project in an animation app

I have a few .svg files from Inkscape that I would like to animate. However, I am not aware of a simple-to-use software that would let me paste it in its app and move my vectors in it to create the ...
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Creating GIF Animation For Web to Animate Memory Management / Data Addressing in Computers

I need to create a GIF animation for my blog which will explain the memory management and data addressing of a computer w.r.t a clock. Let's say, I have a digital clock signal with a frequency of 1 Hz ...
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Free and easy to use tool for easy 2d animations [closed]

I would like to make easy 2d animations and I am looking for an easy tool for this purpose. The animations I intend to do are quite simple (e.g. exchanging messages between different computers, rotate ...
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Can you do animations within an artboard when using the Sketch Prototyping feature?

We're trying to do animations within a single artboard in Sketch for prototyping. Specifically, when a person clicks a button, we want the standard 'Share Sheet' to slide up from the bottom of the ...
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Is it possible to interpolate between two different master fonts?

I know that it is possible to interpolate between different masters of one font but is it somehow possible to interpolate between two different fonts? Lets say Times and Helvetica? It is for ...
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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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Edited GIF slower than original

I've imported the GIF, edited some layers, and now when I save it for web, it's considerably slower. Original GIF vs Edited GIF Why is this happening, or rather, how can I prevent it?
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Cyborg texturing in Cinema 4d [closed]

I'm doing project about Cyborgs and I saw this animation in instagram. How do you think This texture is applied and the movement of texture is made? https://www.instagram.com/p/BVskoXTAkCC/?...
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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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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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How to limit number of frames when exporting Aftereffects as image sequence?

I am very new to Aftereffects and need to know - I have succeeded in exporting my animation as an image sequence (the setting PNG sequence) but it exports A LOT of images, because it is exporting one ...
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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 was this particle path effect done?

Im trying to emulate https://dribbble.com/shots/7444078-Drip-Drop-Dribbble It looks like some kind of unwind path action, with 2d particles. Ive looked at particle tutorials specifically but wanted ...
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Morphing a complex illustrator line shape that has separate path highlights in after effects

I would like to simulate a spring drawn fairly simply in Adobe Illustrator compressing and stretching in an After Effects composition. It seems very straight forward to do this with a couple of simple ...
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anchor a floating selection to multiple layers in GIMP?

I'm making an animated GIF using layers in GIMP. I have an image of an equation that I want to put on the same place in each frame. I tried opening the equation in GIMP, and then copy and pasting it ...
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Removing a glowing Artifact from a series of 200-300 photos (Animation)

So I've created a series of photos with Blender tying together into an animation but there's a glowing ring artifact in approximately 200 images that I would like to get rid of. Is there any way to ...
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Interpolate an entire layer's animation in Krita

I'm wondering if it's possible to interpolate a layer's position in the Krita graphics editing and animation tool. Let’s say I have a picture in position A at frame 1. I want this picture to move ...
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When I edit an equation, it removes all animations from that slide. Is this an option or a bug? Is it possible to change this?

It's pretty straightforward. I've recently started teaching a large course (190 students), and this has forced me to teach using PowerPoint instead of a white board. The biggest issue I've faced with ...
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DAZ Studio animated model to Cinema 4D: how to get it right?

I am trying to export a DAZ Studio animated model to Cinema 4D while keeping the animation. What I tried: Convert aniMate timeline to keyframe timeline; Export as .fbx 2012 & .fbx 2014 (binary) ...
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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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Rendering 3D model with animation as pixel art

I have been making games for a while now and have a substantial understanding of the 2D animations and processes. However my understanding with 3D modeling is limited even though I have made some low ...
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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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Dynamic 3D model rendering with physics using known keypoints position [closed]

(A bit of background: I am a C++ engineer with 0 graphical design experience) I have a following task: Capture a 3D keypoints position from live actor using multi-camera motion capture technique ...
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Is there a way I can transfer a smart object's animation to the original file?

I am using Photoshop 2020. I have a mockup of a laptop with a smart object as the screen. I created a scrolling animation within the smart object. Is there a way to transfer this animation so that ...
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How to make a cylindric wrapping go all arround

I´m using After Effects and the cylindric wrapping tool for Text. The Text has the right size and everything, the only problem is, that the wrapping won´t close all the way. There is always a gap left....
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What do you call the inverse of an ease-in-out curve for tweening?

I understand that an ease-in-out curve starts slow, gets fast in the middle, and then ends slow. But what if I want the opposite of that? Starts fast, slow in the middle, ends fast? The reason is that ...
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Changing and animating texture - how to create your own path? C4D!

Im working on Changing and Animating a texture on my 3D-model in C4d. Im working with the alpha/gradient effect, but the animation, transformation is living its own life... how can i get more in ...
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RubberHose distorts a shape

I'm trying to animate a shape in After Effects with RubberHose plugin. I'm creating a shape layer and placing it in pre-compose. Then placing a 3 pins on that pre-compose. After I select them and alt+...
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Circle cursor on User Interface (UI) animation

How to make that transparent circle cursor in the view, looks like when we interact with our phone (open "Assistive Touch" feature). Is this made from After Effects as well ? Or do I have to download ...
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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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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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How do I create animation for google adwords?

I have created an ad campaign for Google Adwords in Photoshop and am now saving the files as .gif but I cant get my file sizes to under 150kb while keeping the image quality. What are my options ...
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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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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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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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Should I get a graphics tablet for animation?

I want to buy a graphics tablet so I can animate videos for school and maybe a youtube channel if I am good at it. I don't want to spend over $150 and I just want one that would work. (Also, if ...

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