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#1681    lightbeyondthedark

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 11:06 PM

I would love a flashier avatar... I like mine, made it myself, but it doesn't have much "pop"...

Would love some help...

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#1682    Jesus_Freak

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 12:21 AM

did this real quick for ya LBD... hope ya like it...

oh, and a question for the other Uleaders... is there a way when tweening with a black background to not make the background fade also? (like in this animation)

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:16 AM

QUOTE(Jesus_Freak @ Feb 19 2005, 04:21 PM)
did this real quick for ya LBD... hope ya like it...

oh, and a question for the other Uleaders... is there a way when tweening with a black background to not make the background fade also? (like in this animation)

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I didn't understand the question much blink.gif , but your animation for LBD is stunning w00t.gif !!!

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#1684    Jesus_Freak

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 05:43 PM

nothing too big.... i just did what Barman did with "Bobby"... just erase a little bit each frame, and then reverse the frames

Edited by Jesus_Freak, 21 February 2005 - 12:07 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2005 - 01:53 AM

hey, (request), id like somesort of military scene, (preferably Iraq/urban setting), with U.S. soldiers walking down a street and then, a sniper pops up from a roof and fires and kills one, they hide, the end
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#1686    Jesus_Freak

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 02:36 AM

CPA, there's tons of ways to do that... do you want it cartoony, or with smily faces, or actual pictures, and is it avatar size, or signature size, or.... ya know what i mean?

maybe you could give us a little more detail.


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Posted 21 February 2005 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE(Jesus_Freak @ Feb 20 2005, 12:21 AM)
A question for the other Uleaders... is there a way when tweening with a black background to not make the background fade also? (like in this animation)

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Nice work JF, and in answer to your question yes there is. The problem is Ulead blends the two frames together by fading one out and the other in, however where the two meet this allows the white background to show through.

All you do is change the colour of the background. To do this create an all black image and insert it into the animation. On the right hand side of the screen Ulead lists all the different images you have in the order they are stacked (Object organiser), this means one frame can have two images in it, the images higher up the list will appear at the top.

When you select a frame along the bottom, the images on the right with a blue 'eye' visable next to them are the images you can see in that frame [See fig.01] . Insert your all black image then delete its frame, the image will still be visable on the right but wont actually appear in your animation.

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Find the image on the right and drag it down to the bottom, then for each frame that is "Tweened" select the blue 'eye' and it will appear in the background, thereby blocking out the white that was there before. [See fig.02] Note that you'll need to delete the already tweened frames and tween it again for it to work, once you save your animation Ulead combines all the images together.

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Hope this helps, hopefully I'll have time to do it myself later and you can then open it up with Ulead and see for yourself...

Edit: I did it, although I think if you download my version Ulead combines all unecessary objects so you wont be able to see what I've done so I suggest trying to replicate it yourself. I also used Uleads Edit/resize image function to get it down to avatar size rather than having UM do it, reducing the file size as well.

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Edited by thebarman, 23 June 2005 - 04:07 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 11:42 AM

grin2.gif the siggy says it all grin2.gif
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Posted 21 February 2005 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE(Jesus_Freak @ Feb 20 2005, 09:36 PM)
CPA, there's tons of ways to do that... do you want it cartoony, or with smily faces, or actual pictures, and is it avatar size, or signature size, or.... ya know what i mean?

maybe you could give us a little more detail.

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avatar or signature, whichever one looks better, and more "Smiliesque"(if any1 else uses tht word, i will kill them)


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Posted 21 February 2005 - 03:34 PM

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hey, (request), id like somesort of military scene, (preferably Iraq/urban setting), with U.S. soldiers walking down a street and then, a sniper pops up from a roof and fires and kills one, they hide, the end


QUOTE(CertifiedPublicAssasin @ Feb 21 2005, 03:15 PM)
avatar or signature, whichever one looks better, and more "Smiliesque"(if any1 else uses tht word, i will kill them)

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I'll have a go at that...

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#1691    Jesus_Freak

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:22 PM

yeah, i'll try something too...

well...it's been about an hour, and i just finished drawing my first frame... and so far it's looking pretty good... i drew everything by mouse.

... and finally a few hours later... here ya go CPA

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Edited by Jesus_Freak, 22 February 2005 - 12:20 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:54 AM

QUOTE(Jesus_Freak @ Feb 21 2005, 03:22 PM)
yeah, i'll try something too...

well...it's been about an hour, and i just finished drawing my first frame... and so far it's looking pretty good... i drew everything by mouse.

... and finally a few hours later... here ya go CPA

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thx, its awsome, its always better when someone spends more thean 15 minuets on it


#1693    Jesus_Freak

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 01:33 AM

not a problem CPA... glad you like it!

and is it just me, or does that trashcan that i drew look like the ones in the old sega/super nintendo game "street fighter"? the level where you're on the dock fighting Ken... haha... just thought they looked similar

Edited by Jesus_Freak, 22 February 2005 - 02:34 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2005 - 11:24 AM

Wow, nice work Jesus Freak, I'm glad you did a signature because I did an avatar, I do enjoy creating an avatar from scratch it makes a change to just animating someone elses design.

Hope it's OK...

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Edited by thebarman, 22 February 2005 - 11:36 AM.

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#1695    Jesus_Freak

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 05:07 PM

very nice Barman! i like it! i like the expression on the soldiers face on the left after his bud gets shot.  thumbsup.gif

Edited by Jesus_Freak, 22 February 2005 - 05:09 PM.





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