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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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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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Animation is'nt smooth in figma. How to fix it?

So i made a gif of an arrow and I'm trying to do a component with this animation on delay in figma: So the first 3 frame that i made in my animation work perfectly. They stretch out and in normally ...
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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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What are GIFVs?

I heard about GIFVs from Imgur, but what exactly are they? How do I make some? Are GIFV files lossless? I tried looking onto it from the site but I got an error. http://blog.imgur.com/2014/10/09/...
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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 change filter to all layers in GIMP?

Asking here cause GIMP IRC is almost dead and their nowhere else Theoretically or not: I'm making an animation with 50 or more scenes/images/layers and want to filter all layers at once by filter i ...
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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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Cannot freeze transformations in Maya

I'm trying to freeze transforms in Maya, for an object that has animated children, but is not animated itself. (Explanation will follow in detail) First of all, is this possible? Because it should be,...
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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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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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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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How to move individual layers using onion skin when rotoscoping with video layers in photoshop?

I am using a video layer to animate frame-by-frame over a video. Because the video shifts over a little, the rotoscope is not a perfect loop, so I would like to move the shifting frames over one-by-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What's the best way to animate an illustration for the web?

I have a couple of illustrations done in Illustrator and I am planing to animate it for a website that I am working on, I've heard of Create.js toolkit with flash, but is it the best way to go or is ...
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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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What formats supporting animation are suitable for the web?

What formats supporting animation are suitable for the web and what are the pros and cons of each.
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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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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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Software for math-based animations

I'm looking for an animation software which has native support for creating and manipulating mathematical objects, such as parabolas, and algebraic curves. At the same time I want to be able to use ...
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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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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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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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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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What software is appropriate for professional game or animation 3d models?

I'm learning how to make 3D animation (I know that one person can't do much in this topic but I want to give a try). I have been keen on it for 1-2 years, but I have been started doing it seriously ...
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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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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

I don't want to make a PNG sequence, I just want to make a GIF directly from After Effects. Once I checked out an online tutorial there I could see the GIF option while Rendering composition. But I am ...
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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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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 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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How do you animate SVG for the web?

Vector graphics are now taking over the web and even mobile applications. Icons, buttons and elements of web pages or mobile apps are now becoming increasingly vector based, dropping bitmaps because ...
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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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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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How to make PNG-quality animations in GIF format?

I've noticed more and more sites using animated GIFs that have PNG quality. You'd think they're the latter if you didn't check the image info. The lines are crisp, the colors look great, there's none ...
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Transfer Photoshop animation timeline screenshots into After Effects?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I could best transfer a Photoshop video timeline with screen shots to After Effects? I was creating a gif then it became a huge production of 301 ...
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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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Improving the dithering of the gif image

I was having a question between this gif and my work: Is it possible to get the better quality of dithering of colors on the first gif to my work? Btw, I did this on Ps via frame animations with the ...
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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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Animated GIF shows all layers instead 1 after 1

I used an existing GIF and deleted the background on all layers. I saved it again with a transparent background. The image is 150 layers. It a a growing figure (like an opening flower). From layer 78 ...
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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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