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How do I create a water ripple distortion animation on text?

Hi everyone. Can you please help me to understand the process behind it? I'm studying the process starting from the static image so through displacement map on photoshop but I'd like to obtain my ...
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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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Strange GIF artifacts when uploading to Behance

I'm getting these weird effects when I upload GIFs to Behance. Here is the GIF, on stack.imgur: Here is a screencap of what it looks like on Behance: The trails don't appear in the upload preview ...
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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 do I set a new SVG Path starting point?

I'm animating an SVG using CSS and I need to edit the SVG to have a new starting point for the animation. The path is relative. How can I go about doing this in Inkscape? Same issue but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I loop and blend footage end/beginning frames in After Effects?

I'm trying to figure out how to do this for a couple of days now and I feel like it would probably be an easy fix. I have a clip of a beach setting that I successfully looped with the loopOut() ...
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After Effects animation - text rotating with CC Cylinder

I'm new to this site and to After Effects. Could somebody point me to a tutorial, to show me how to create the rotating text below (just nabbed this gif from a previous question that somebody posted) ...
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Smart Object Not Transforming Correctly In Animation

I'm doing a simple animation mockup and for some reason, a section of the smart object layer won't stay. The animation is simple. The iPhone just moved right then back left again. The bottom corner ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can you combine two small animations into one on FireAlpaca?

I use FireAlpaca and I currently have one problem with it. Is there a way to make one separate animation and combine it with another animation made from FireAlpaca?
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Add 3D objects to the same scene in Photoshop

I've just created a bunch of 3D objects with material settings, positions and animations that I like, using Photoshop (CC 2015). If I play the animation with a 3D object layer selected that ...
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After Effects - Control orientation on shape layer line cap

Is it possible to control the line cap orientation when using stroke on a shape layer path? I have created a gif achieving what I want: Notice how the second stroke is different from the first one. ...
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How to animate the triangles within a hexagon in 3d Max?

Basically I have created this structure and what I would like to do now is to animate the triangles within each hexagon so that they will open up like this. If anyone has any idea on how I could do ...
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How to create smooth animations (Spine 2D)

Three months ago, I started to work in Unity 2d game development. I am student in electronic engineering and programming, so I like to work on animations in my free time and create games. I also ...
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How to create a button in Adobe Flash CC that reverses to its original state

I have a button that plays an animation as soon as the mouse goes over it, and I want to know how can I have the animation play in reverse (back to its original state) as soon as the mouse goes off it?...
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Animated slides conversion into static PDF

For all of you, people who make ppt slides with animations like: Showing bullet points one by one Showing images one by one or zooming a plot Showing a border on an active element Internal navigation ...
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How to fix a Soft Body on selected points in Cinema 4D?

as the question says... I want to fix a soft body on selected points so when the physics kicks in it should behave as natural as possible. Progress: When i create a point selection tag end drop the ...
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How to transform fire particle in Anime studio

I want to create animation of meteor 's moving in sky , this meteor has fire , for its flame/fire i draw a fire and then use particle , but now I can't control completely whole fire : fire must be ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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