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beginers guide to - Makein gifs/animations

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  1. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    Darkprinnys simple sprite gif tutorial
    Yes its a simple one


    For this you will need
    Paint
    Mircosoft gif animator
    A spare minuet
    A sprite sheet (google is the key but Im providein one for practice)
    [​IMG]

    Step one
    Open your sprite sheet in paint
    Open another paint
    and open the other programs

    Change the back ground to a color not on the sprite (greens a good one)

    Get the first part of the animation and highlight it (dont need to be exact just keep it as close as possible)
    [​IMG]

    Paste it into the empty paint window
    [​IMG]
    Stretchso theres room
    Copy all and paste into gif animator
    Now with the sprite sheet I gave you you can just flip it (saves time)
    and paste it to gif animator

    Get the next frame
    [​IMG]
    Paste it into paint and click the bit surrounded in red and line up his foot so its over the other
    Then click the bit above (the rest of the background should become green)
    Get rid of any of the bits remainin
    Copy paste to gif animator
    Flip the image
    paste into gif animator

    Now in gif animator
    [​IMG]
    Color code
    Green is for your copy paste
    Red is for movein the frame up and down
    Blue is the order there displayed
    Yellow is for previewin

    Arrange the images so they look in the correct order (preview if unsure)
    Now click on "animation"
    Then "looping" followed by "repeat forever"
    Then image
    Click on the two squares on top of the one square (it highlights all the frames)
    Right I have color coded the next bit
    [​IMG]
    Red is for how long each frame is (7 is good)
    Put the green bit onto "restore background"
    Now in the blue box click the "transparency" box (it should auto get rip of all the green bit)

    Preview
    If good save
    [​IMG]
    End result




     
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  2. ROB64

    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    which is easier to use?
    Gimp or MS GIF animator?
     
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  3. Dal

    Dal The Seagulls Cry.

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    I has a question.....How do you get Mircosoft GIF Animator?
     
  4. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    MGA is mostly something used to paste frames in
    Easy to use
    GIMP is a editin tool as well
    Not as easy but still easy


    2 secunds in google
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/13212
     
  5. Dal

    Dal The Seagulls Cry.

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    Well....here's my first gif:
    [​IMG]

    I did what you told me to do, but it's still big and green....
     
  6. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    You missed a part out
    But I reconend that you dont have the back ground green (Due to luigis green cousutme) try red

    You will alos need to change the sequance of the images to make it look cleaner
     
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  7. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Good job man, helpful.
     
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  8. wiilike

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    okay so, manred just pm'ed me a picture of my sig. i tried copy and pasting it but it didn't work. what do i do to add the sig to my... sig!!! (pleez )
     
  9. DBloke

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    First you post the question in a topic relivent to sigs
    Secound dont copy paste it into every topic
     
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  10. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Great stuff Prinny!

    I was going to be looking for one of these soon =]
     
  11. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    I might just write a intire topic about how to use Micro soft gif animater

    But I have yet to use the "options" tab
     
  12. iOwnage

    iOwnage Confiscation of the Mind

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    Very helpful

    I'll make one soon, just not now.
     
  13. Dal

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    Ahah! Did it! Thank ya DP! Here's Mario on Crack:
    [​IMG]
     
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    You need to make sure that you clicked on the icon with three squares on it
    Then do the transparancy
     
  15. Dal

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    *sigh*.....I'll get it right someday.

    EDIT: Is this good enough?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice tutorial, it should help a lot of people =]
     
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    thanks prinny awesome
     
  18. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    so thats how you do all those pinguin animations



    clever
     
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  19. Bigred

    Bigred Homework!

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    using sprite sheets is cheating.
    For an animation you can could your own, you need to make them yourself. Anyone can take a sprite sheet, animate it, and then call it their own. But that's not fair, because the actual artist did nearly all the work and you got credit for it.

    For BEGINNERS, I suggest using a template because it is easier to make characters and you are doing most of the art.
     
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    that's not a fair statement... we all use prefabbed gifs and images and modify them a lot or a little... depends on what effect we want... :yesnod:

    like you didn't draw the clarinet in your avy...
     

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