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Trim transparent pixels on the outer edge of an animated GIF

Here is a transparent GIF that I made using Blender and Photoshop: I'm happy with it, but I would like to trim out the transparent pixels that are unused around the ball throughout the animation to ...
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Reducing the frame rate of an animated GIF in Photoshop

I'm doing an animated GIF logo for a client and would like to know if there is a way to reduce the frame rate in Photoshop? I know I can delete frames one by one, but that's not a great solution for ...
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How can you create an animated GIF from a GIF sequence?

I just tried to export a GIF from Adobe Media Encoder using the preset GIF sequence: It was a surprise to me that, unlike the GIFs I’ve tried to export from the plugin Gifgun or to the online ...
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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 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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Make 2D object rotation look like 3D

First of all, sorry for that title. I really couldn't find something better, how to describe my problem in short. I've drew a lock, you can see it on image: I would need to create a frame animation, ...
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Rendering for big productions

How much time does it take for large studios to render a big production? I don't know much about animations or rendering, but I cannot figure out how things work. Let's take this article as an ...
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Inserting interpolated “in-between” frames to a frame animation in Flash

I've just started learning multiplication animations and I'm trying to draw some torch. I've drawn the fire animation and I'm sorta fine with it, it is made of fills I've drawn with brush tool and ...
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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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Weight of an simple AE animation

I was just wondering, i have never used After Effects and I have no idea how big the animations actually are in terms of KB/MB size. I want to create a simple typographic animation, with music ...
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What tools do designers use to help envision and plan the design of a parallax site?

Making a parallax site is something I've always wanted to try and am now getting into. I understand that they range in complexity and so, for sites more on the advanced side with several layers to ...
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Free animated gifs for web: loading and progress bars/spinners

Where is the best place to find free animated gifs? I have tried googling 'free animated gifs' but the sites that come up offer just useless gifs such as balloons or something in that direction. I'm ...
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Making GIF in GIMP from set of PNG's, resulting in the screen filled with all layers

I have imported a set of PNG'S as layers by calling FILE > OPEN AS LAYERS And I get the result: All the layers are oddly cascaded on top of each other So when I got to export it, I get this: What ...
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converting a video of someone exercising into its animation equivalent

I'm new here so please bear with me... I've gone through search results but i couldn't find quite what i was looking for. for easier understanding, i shall explain my goal and hopefully you shall ...
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How to change the animation speed per 'state' in Adobe Fireworks

I want to know how to alter the animation speed of some text appearing across a banner. The default is too fast. I'm trying to set the duration of time that each state shows for. Thanks in advance!
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Animating paths in Photoshop CS6

I am trying to create a gif of a growing line, which changes direction. I drew the line using the path tool, so I need a way to animate drawing process of a Beziér curve. Essentially I need to create ...
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3D stereoscopic rotation effect from image(s)

I am trying to reproduce a certain 3D rotational animation effect, where an image appears 3D and is rotated back and forth slightly. I think it is achievable using a pair of stereoscopic images as the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Low resolution display ad is blurry

I design sales advertisements for low resolution outdoor video displays, for example 180 pixels by 126 pixels size. The actual sign is more like 8ft tall, but from afar it looks small. When I save ...
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Animation of scanning, transition to the other layer on effect

I want to create a transition using scanning effect (horizontal line going from a head to a toes of a character). Basically let's say I have two layers, one with green human, and second wth red human. ...
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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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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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What program could I use to make animated vector icon constructions?

I've created some vector icons in Illustrator. Recently I found this designer's work and was intrigued by his animated constructions, like the following: I've contacted the artist to ask about his ...
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Is Adobe Animate CC suitable for these animations?

I have noticed many people on Dribbble and Behance create animations such as the one below in Illustrator and then animate it in After Effects. I need to create similar animations, as well in an ...
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Remove transparent pixels from an imported image in Flash Professional

I'm using Adobe Flash Professional and using a sprite my friend drew for me. It has a transparent background and when I import it into flash and break it up, it recognizes the background. This is ...
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mass animate shape layers like the attached .gif

I want to animate each shape layer like the two on the attached gif image. To do this manually will take forever. I have tried an animation preset but it saves the position meaning they all animate ...
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Animation over a static jpeg picture

I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the ...
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How can i copy and paste arabic in After effects?

When i try to copy and paste arabic text in After effects the letters in the words look divided one from the other. I already had the same problem with Ps and i had to change the settings of the ...
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Gimp - How to loop a gif seamlessly?

So I'm new at editing and I'm trying to insert gifs but somehow it always ends up with a gap after the gif ends and looks weird, I have no idea how can I change that :/ can anyone help me please?
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Is there an online animation repository I can use to communicate my ideas?

I am currently working on a mobile based game. There are a lot assets involved and an equal amount of animations (buttons, graphical elements, etc.). Now the real problem is that getting the exact ...
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How does a chibi character do her hair?

"Chibi" or "super deformed" (SD) is a "cartoonish" art style that involves making characters two to three heads tall. One example of a well-known work that consistently uses a chibi art style is the ...
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Apply Ease to Part of Motion Tween

I have a motion tween on a symbol where the symbol moves into the scene horizontally, waits awhile, and then moves vertically. In the image below, you can see the animation motion graphed for the ...
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Crop image while keeping center point

I have an animation that is split up in ~20 individual images that I use for a mobile game. The game engine I use will take all the individual images and compile them into a sprite sheet for me. My ...
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Drawing animations like PHDcomics

I've been trying to obtain an animation like this one from PHDComics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kCtiOS_F_M Does anybody have a good idea of how to achieve it? or at least on which program is ...
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How animations like this are done…3d/artistic/cartoonish

the animation: http://vimeo.com/17535548 it's very much painted but it's 3dish...were all frames painted or some 3d software is capable of producing it... Animation does look very fluid. I am ...
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Problems with frame interpolation in Poser 9

So I am making an animation in Poser 9. I am have a keyframe at the beginning of the animation and at the end of the animation for the feet. The feet literally have the same values at the end and ...
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How can I create interactive animations without Flash? [closed]

I have a client inquiring about the following image having the gears rotate constantly, and also have mouse over interaction shown by the one gear and text being darker. How would one go about doing ...
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Gimp: How to reverse the direction of gif image

How can i reverse Gif image with out affecting animation of the image and save it. I used Flip Tool and reversed image then after save it. Then i lost the animation effect of the image.
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Zoom transition in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint for a presentation (I know that other tools may be better, but not in this case). In a transition between two slides, I've to zoom part of an image (which is a simple tree ...
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Recommended format for a large stop motion animation on website?

I have a stop motion animation of about 35 seconds in duration (~150 frames). The resolution is quite large at around 900px x 450px. What is the best format to play this looping on my website? I ...
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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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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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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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