GIF animation(how do I?)

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GIF animation(how do I?)

Postby 76 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:15 am

I know this has been asked BUT


How do I make an animation using the gimp or some other software?(I don't have PS)

I have like, forty little images that I want to make into frames for an animation but I have no clue as to where to start.
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Postby x_rex30 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:07 pm

get the latest virtualdub and you can export clips as a gif.

I guess that doesn't help for the type of gifs you want to make.

I'm not to sure about good free gif editing software.
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Postby x_rex30 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:08 pm

You can also try to put the clips together in a video editing software to make it a movie then export it, then put it in vdub and then export it from there.

I think you can also put pics side by side in avisynth if you use the right script.
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Postby Vivaldi » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:08 pm

I forget the exact process in GIMP, but basically, every layer will be a separete frame, starting from the bottom and going up, so if you want to make your gif from a series of short pictures, just layer them up and export.
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Postby 8bit_samurai » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:17 pm

Vivaldi wrote:I forget the exact process in GIMP, but basically, every layer will be a separete frame, starting from the bottom and going up, so if you want to make your gif from a series of short pictures, just layer them up and export.


Base image>file>open as layers, choose next frame

or

if you already have the next frame open in another window just copy/paste. Just don't anchor/merge down layer
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Postby 76 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:50 pm

Thanks allot guys, I really appreciate it.
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Postby 76 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:31 am

/sigh


the gif is 80+ kbs. Any way to compress it?
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Postby 8bit_samurai » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:47 am

Which software ya using?
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Postby 8bit_samurai » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:02 pm

You could always resize it to 90x90 or 80x80, though I don't think it would help much
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Postby x_rex30 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:59 pm

You can post it and ask someone to compress it if they can.
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Postby 76 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:47 pm

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I cut it down a couple dozen frames and it's still 50+. The original plan was to use it as an avatar, but it's a little silly. Rofl.

Knowing how to compress GIFs would be a useful skill if anyone cares to share.

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Postby x_rex30 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:20 am

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There you go. It's under 40kb so you can host it off site.

You had extra frames that were the same so I deleted the extra ones also optimized it so the motion is the same. Deleted a few colors too but mainly the least used ones.
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Postby 76 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:58 pm

Thanks. I'll do more research into this and save you guys the trouble next time.
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Postby DemonicTsuchiya » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:25 pm

that is one freaky avatar. :lol:
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Postby 76 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:34 pm

Oh goody, it's catching the sort of attention I was aiming for. ;)
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