Questions tagged [animation]

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Can I export an animated GIF as a PNG Sequence in Photoshop?

Hey we're getting an animation made for a startup loading for a new device and the company need it as a PNG sequence... is it possible to save this out in Photoshop as a PNG sequence? Thanks!
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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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What software is generally used to create these animated illustrations?

I am a fan of these type of illustrated gifs: https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/288987/screenshots/2984258/wf-43.gif And many more. I have come a long way to improve my illustrating skills and I would ...
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Why are there no animated album covers?

Throughout Graphic Design I'd say few realms have been as forward thinking as Album Cover Art. It's commercially viable but often without the constraints of the typical corporate design job allowing ...
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Adobe After Effects: Smooth, believable animation of objects jumping and falling

In Adobe After Effects, I am trying to animate a letter first »lying« on the ground, then jumping up and falling down again. I want the animation to look believable, meaning that the jumping and ...
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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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Adobe InDesign Animation: Properly rotate text on path

In Adobe nDesign, I am trying to add a simple animation to a string of text on a circular path. See the screenshot below for my animation settings. The text is supposed to rotate in a circular motion ...
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What are some good resources for learning Synfig Studio?

I am new to Synfig and am facing issues in understanding how to proceed with the application. Can you share some resources which can help me getting started with Synfig-studio. Or can you suggest some ...
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Adobe InDesign: Simple “animation” in interactive PDF

I would like to use InDesign to create a very simple interactive PDF in which a sound file is playing while a couple of elements appear over time. Is something like that possible within an interactive ...
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How to change a flat 2D png image into an image with more depth, similar to the animated Disney images? [closed]

I created a puppy out of lines and shapes in Illustrator CC. It is rather flat and I am trying to make it somewhat more 3-dimensional, similar to the images created by Disney. Is there a way to do ...
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Blood Dripping Down Screen Effect [closed]

I was wondering if anyone had a tutorial or an idea of how to create a dripping effect similar to that of the famous blood drip. In this case, I was curious as to how I could change the color, instead ...
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rotate 3d object at specific point with photoshop CC

Hello I want to create some simple assets for my iOS game but I'm very new in creating graphics. What I want to create is a moving punching ball. I created a 3d model for that but was not able to ...
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Is motion/animation part of graphic design?

I work with a few design studios with mainly graphic design experience. Nowadays more and more they are asked for motion and non-static solutions. I wonder. Is that out of their scope? Should they ...
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After Effects: animate the characters in the main comp or use separate comps?

I'm making an animated short in AE using some basic rounded rectangles as characters. There are 2 characters, a red rectangle and a blue rectangle. I am now not able to decide whether to draw and ...
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Which Adobe product must I use to create a moving banner like this?

I want to create a moving banner just like this: http://share.bannersnack.com/FB8FFFBC5A8/bc561lfno I need to make it in a GIF format. Which Adobe product do I need?
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating around object with proper “3-dimensional” perspective

This question is based on a previous inquiry into how to animate a rotating string of text, the original question can be found here: Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating without cylindric ...
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How to apply layer style on the same layer on all frames at a same time

I am working on a gif where i have used a cloud image. I now want to apply effects on the single layer .i.e cloud image on all the frames at the same time. I have tried selecting the no. of ...
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Animation (Adobe After Effects): Text rotating without cylindric wrapping of text

I am trying to animate a piece of text rotating in a circle. In itself, this is a relatively easy thing to achieve; using Adobe After Effects I created a string of text and used the CC Cylinder effect ...
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How to make this explosion animation better

I need some help with this explosion animation design. I made it for some mobile words puzzle game. It shows up when gamers solve the puzzle and reveal the right answer tile. However, one feedback I ...
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Help animating a character

My goal is to create a "bobbing" animation with a character I created. The character is attached below. (Suggestions on the character also welcome. :)) I'm new to graphic design and am not sure how ...
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How to create a GIF animation that moves smoothly? [closed]

How to create an animation that moves smoothly similar to the GIF below?
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Smart object video frame won't play on frame animation timeline

I have a 5 sec video file that I converted into a smart object - the video plays fine in the stand alone window. When I import the smart object to the animation timeline (minutiae screen capture v3) ...
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How to export a pdf file with each stage of builds from Adobe InDesign?

I am using Adobe InDesign to create slides for an oral presentation at a conference (as a substitute for Microsoft PowerPoint). The end product that I want is a pdf file with my slides. I am not ...
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Animate a circle - how to?

I'd like to animate a circle like here http://canvasjs.com/html5-javascript-pie-chart/ using a design tool, not code. I tried with Animate CC and After Effects but can't get ahead of it. The output ...
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Illustrator: how to make a CPU fan graphic?

What I want to do is create a CPU fan which I will then import into After Effects and have it spining, therefore symmetry is very important. The picture below shows what I am trying to achieve. I've ...
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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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Working with animated GIF in Gimp 2.8

I need to edit layers from an imported animated GIF the same as I would on an imported JPG. Is this possible? Using Gimp 2.8 on Windows 7.
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Import image sequence in Pencil2D

I'm using Pencil2D animation software (Pencil2D Git nightly build on Arch Linux). I'm trying to import an image sequence in my timeline, but I always get one blank frame in between 2 images (i.e., if ...
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creat a graphic picture from a video [closed]

I'm not familiar with animation software. I recorded fish larvae locomotion in mp4/ AVI format. i need to present it in a graphic style . Anybody knows about the proper software? Actually I need to ...
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Create high-quality lightweight screencapture

We're building the features page for our web product (online investment management service). We'd like to showcase some of the features by displaying short clips of user interactions with that feature ...
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Moving to next slide after completion of animation which requires MouseClick (PowerPoint)

I'm working with a Presentation and I have some problems... Before asking them I'd like to show up objects/element of slide I'm working on: I've added some elements in a slide and I'd like do ...
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Animation quality on Instagram

I've made an animation using Sketch + Principle + Photoshop. I exported the video as high quality 1080p MOV or MP4. But when I upload the video to Instagram, result is very bad. Here you can see the ...
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size problem when i tried to render large dimensions video with AE

i've been asked to make a 5 sec video for a street advertising screen 4*2 meters (11339 * 5669 pixels) but that produced a very large file size and i really need to reduce it when i render as AVI file ...
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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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Problem exporting video as gif in Photoshop

I made a video file which loops 3 images in a scrolling animation. I have converted this videofile into a gif file using photoshop but during the process it keeps cutting about 4/5th of the gif so it ...
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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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Merge down/add a layer on all layers bellow it with GIMP

I wanted to add some text on an GIF animation. After downloading few GIF editors and finding them all complete crap, I opened GIF in GIMP. GIMP displays every step of the animation as a layer: I ...
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i want to learn how to animate [closed]

i would like a free online website that is easy to use, I've looked all over the internet but kind find anything that is the right one, i would like to draw them my self.
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What format should animations be in for Spritekit / Swift?

Our graphic designer created a character for an iOS game built with Swift and SpriteKit. While she has created animated GIFs before, she has never created animations for an iOS game. 1) What sites/...
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How to correctly delete background of gif image?

I'm trying to delete the background of a gif image. After deleting the background of the image animation, it's no longer playing correctly. How do I correct for the incorrect changes occurring here: ...
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Gif transition (sample attached)

How can I make the following transition in After Effects (or another software maybe)? I have the different colours of the piano as pictures, I just don't know how to make this transition! Please check ...
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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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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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Pixelation problem, beginner, custom brushes

As a complete beginner, I'm using Gimp for animated gifs. I created lots of custom brushes for universal in-betweens: faces, eyebrows, arms, lips, etc.. I find it very time-saving. In scenes where I ...
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What is a free option to create a 3D animation of my logo?

I'm looking for a software, online or downloadable, which can animate my logo, which I will put in my YouTube channel. I want the animation to be 3D, and free. There should also be no watermarks, or ...
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With photoshop timeline animation, how to I animate a large number of layers moving together (linked)?

I'm working on the animation of a user interface mock-up for demonstration, and I want to move essentially the entire interface at the same time. I simply link the folders containing all of the layers ...
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GIF file stops animating in Photoshop

I have a GIF file that works perfectly fine, but when I open it in Photoshop, it stops animating and all layers change to 1 static image: As you can see the Layers section, they all changed! I didn'...
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How can I apply Indexed colour to a large number of animation frames

I would like to create an animated gif from a number of frames in Indexed Color (or otherwise with a limited palette + dithering). However, changing the Mode to Indexed Color flattens the image. Thus, ...
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How do I start creating these small Animations?

I am a UI-UX Designer working for web and mobile apps since last 2 years. Now I am planning to expand my skills and want to learn basics of Animations (e.g Compositing a Mobile App into a Cell Phone) ,...
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How to animate an adjustment layer in photoshop cc 2015?

I'm trying to animate the levels of a threshold adjustment layer to go smoothly from 1-255 and back again. I have the timeline open but can't even seem to get it to change from one keyframe to another ...

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