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How can I make smooth, crisp animation?

I am working on doing an Electronic Direct Mail (EDM) for a client and I want to make a really smooth simple animation of a notification bell ringing. Typically I would use Photoshop to make a .gif, ...
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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 do animation frame pngs?

I wonder if there is any automated way of doing animations like on https://www.dropbox.com/ An image is really a set of frames that is cyckled through with javascript. What I would like to know is if ...
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Position keyframes do not make a straight path

I have made a square and inserted a position keyframe and holding shift I drag to right and got a straight path. When I want to raise up or make an "L" shape by holding shift it does not make a ...
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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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What software to use for very basic rigged animations like this one?

this question may be really basic, but I am looking to create animations following a style like this or this. In case the links don't work, those should refer to the YouTube videos of 'Rock of Ages - ...
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Edit Animated SVG File in Adobe Illustrator and keep Animation

I have an animated SVG that I would like to edit. The edit is very simple and I only want to change some text. I can open the SVG correctly in Illustrator and make the change, but when I save it and ...
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Critique: Does this image looking like active brain?

I want to represent an active brain. So I created an image of brain. In order to show that it is active, I used a bit of animation. I want to highlight right & left brain which suits my ...
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How can I delete border lines from a 2 frame gif in photoshop?

I am creating an animated logo for my web site. It is a simple 2 frame gif. The only difference between the 2 frames is that the first one has a glowing object and the second one doesn't. Here's the ...
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Where could i start to try and make something like this video?

i was browsing the web for some animated backgrounds for ppt when i came accross this: http://www.faithclipart.com/video/he-is-the-vine-video-splash-screen-loop.html Does anyone know what techniques, ...
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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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How do I export text as paths in Photoshop?

I have a logo that is made simply by mixing two different fonts with custom settings (the image in the center is actually big G in Webdings): I want to export my logo as an svg (paths). Unfortunately ...
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Drawback of using your logo for animations

I am considering using an animation during which my company’s logo morphs and changes color (company colors). I’m not sure if it is good for your image and brand recognition. What are potential ...
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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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How to make whiteboard animations?

How to make animations like these ? I have tried with drawing on whiteboard and taking time lapse of it. However from videos, they looked like picture is drawn first and then erased by some software. ...
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Moden era GIF replacment in photoshop?

I have a created a small GIF consisting of 7 frames using photoshop CS 4. Unfortunally, my GIF contains alpha/transparency and only after the fact did i realize the whole alpha / color palete problem ...
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Is there a tool for easily creating a GIF/video with a morph transition between two images? [closed]

I have found the following video, which shows a transition effect which is based on a sort of morph-based interpolation between two images: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/andrew/scs/cs/15-463/f07/...
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How to create ball moving under blanket effect

I am trying to get an animation effect of a ball moving under a blanket with some resistance or a round object protuding out of a flat surface. Below is what I've been able to do so far and what I ...
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Create animated gif of an arrow being hand-drawn

I want to hand-draw an arrow, on either an ipad or the trackpad of a macbook, and generate an animated gif which 'replays' the drawing in real time. I want the animation to look like an arrow being ...
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Best Tools & Tutorials to transition from Flash to HTML5

A friend of my is a Flash designer and animator, and uses tools like Adobe Flash CS5. She want's to learn to do similar work in HTML5. What tools and tutorials are available (free or commercial) to ...
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Free fast and easy animation with sound

I'm looking for a quick way to make a video clip from a series of images, combined with sound. I have about 30 images, and just need them to be played one at a time, with a 1-2 second delay between ...
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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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2D illustration to animate into 3D gif? [closed]

How can I create any 2D animation to do this type of animation? What programs can I use? I am looking to make a flat, circular-bound illustration into a 3D coin (with a different back) and rotate ...
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Exporting SVG from illustrator as strokes instead of paths

I have this image, which I'm exporting as SVG with the intention of animating it: In the version I'm exporting as SVG there's no background colour, that's just there so you can see it on this post. ...
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Animated GIF not fading in

I created an image that's kind of in three parts. The left piece, a plus sign, the right piece. The idea was that I'd create an animated GIF and start with the left piece, then fade in the plus sign, ...
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Cinema 4D render settings for animation

I am about to create my 1st animation in Cinema 4D. I would like to have it as a FullHD animation which later will be edited by using After Effects. Could someone recommend the best render settings to ...
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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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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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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 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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Photoshop: Why my gif animation is not smooth

I have a simple line which should be smoothly loaded step by step (like a loading bar), but instead it just fades in. I use Photoshop CC. For that I create first and last layers and then automate it ...
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Merge duplicate GIF frames in Photoshop

I'm trying to optimize an animated GIF size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicate frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my animation,...
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What's the name for cropping a video clip/animated gif in time and making it shorter?

I'm having a nightmare searching for this and it seems pretty simple. I have an animated gif and I would like to not have the last few seconds/frames. I.e. I would like to crop it in time, not ...
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Can I create a GIF that loops only a subset of frames?

I am creating a banner using Photoshop CC 2015. How can I make only two frames loop forever and the reset happens only once? My frames from 1 to 30 brings content to the picture, it takes like 1 ...
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How can I make a transparent PNG object spin from the center in Photoshop for a gif if the object is not a square

I've been trying to achieve this for a while now. I need to make (Image A) spin on the center point of the logo, image B (the tree point). The final should look like image C but the centre piece ...
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Blob on path (precise), how did they do it?

I just saw this animation: http://www.panic.lv/ (Load) and here's the animation, disected: http://www.panic.lv/assets/public/images/logo_400.png And I just couldn't wrap my head around how they did ...
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What method to use to create opening animation for webpage

I need advice on what program to use to create an opening animation for a webpage that looks similar to this: http://melaniedaveid.com/ I am most familiar with adobe illustrator and am not familiar ...
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How to export an animated .PDF from InDesign?

I am trying to export a .PDF from Adobe InDesign which contains some animated layers in it. But when I export it as interactive .PDF, the animations are not playing in the .PDF File. It only shows a ...
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Trying to reduce the area a layer can bee seen in After effects

I'm creating a UI animation for a phone. I've got it so the menu transitions slowly moves in from the side. However as you can see the menu can be seen coming in from outside of the screen like the ...
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Noise issues resulting into heavy grains

I was working on an animated GIF image and found out some really heavy noise issues that results into heavy grains that is kind of like disturbing the motion sequence. The animated GIF image was all ...
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What file format for browser-friendly animation, e.g., on Dropbox homepage?

I noticed that the left half of Dropbox's homepage includes an animation (a fairly slow-paced one), with: gradually-revealed complex drawing, such as a "handwriting" animation cross-compatibility ...
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What presentation-creator app can do zoom-ins and zoom-outs well?

I am interested in creating a presentation that is based on a shrunken view of a large system flow. Each area of the flow, in turn, I'd like to zoom in on, explain in detail, then zoom out back to ...
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Autodesk maya 2014 animation loop (graphic editor), doesnt seem to loop the whole animation

I´m struggling with a assignment, where I need to animate a robot to walk. The animation is done, however now I need to make it loop, so it seems he is walking for a long time. I'm using the graphic ...
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Rendering Video in 3ds Max 9 Custom 1280x720 didn't come out 16:9

Ok I tried a few times rendering my 3d animation to video custom 1280x720, image aspect 1.778 pixel aspect 0.9. So far when you see it as it renders it appears to look fine, but after all the ...
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Flash: Creating a single walking pattern for multiple characters

I have a big project to do right now. And my final delay is... now. It's a ~35-second animation I have to do in Adobe Flash Professional CS6. Anyone having ever animated on this software knows that ...
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Creating a new stage in Adobe Edge Preview 0.10.0.134.17040

I recently started working with Adobe Edge, and need to create an additional stage for a more complex animation. How can this be done?
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Are there any animation programs other than Flash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What programs can be used to make animations? I saw this stack exchange and thought it'd be the perfect place to finally ask this. Basically, with Flash I use to make little ...
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100 frame circular burn-down fuse animation

I'm working on a game and want a burn-down timer which is a circular fuse, burning down (erasing itself) over 100 frames (3.6 degrees each.) How can I generate these frames with software instead of ...
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GIMP: How do I “step to previous frame” in Animation Playback?

GIMP has the tool Animation Playback (found under Filters/Animation) to help with creating animations. When creating an animation, it is very useful to be able to manually "scrub" through the frames. ...
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Crazy values on morph targets in unreal engine 4 [closed]

Oy I'm doing some animations in Maya 2019 and I have some issues once exporter in Unreal Engine 4.20. For exporting I use the File > Game Exporter menu. (Any other export workflow I tried so far ...

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