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#1441    Devilwolf

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:48 AM

How exactly do you use this ms gif animator?

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#1442    thebarman

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 10:55 AM

It should come with a "read-me" file when you download it that should tell you how it works but basically you draw each frame yourself in a program like paint, and then insert them into the animator which sticks them together and plays them.

As with any program the best way to learn is to just give it a shot, play around for a while and see what you can come up with, you'll figure out much more that way than reading anything I might have written  thumbsup.gif

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:45 PM

o. well thank you jeremy! my mistake

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:52 PM

QUOTE(neo cloud 8900 @ Dec 15 2004, 03:45 PM)
o. well thank you jeremy! my mistake

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I'm confused, jeremy hasn't posted in this thread for about 3 pages, who are you talking to?  wacko.gif

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(Devilwolf @ Dec 15 2004, 12:48 AM)
How exactly do you use this ms gif animator?

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To use it open any image in paint (or any image editing program -photoshop, ulead, ultimate paint, corel draw, ...etc), save it as a GIF (you may loose color, pasting the original image over a saved gif sometimes helps) Then edit the image, for movement. Save each frame in a temp folder (click file, and save as. NUMBER EACH FRAME!)when satisfied with your animating right click the last image and "open with" GIF animator (you will have to browse for the GIF animator the first time) Add each frame from last to first, use the '+' button to add frames.

-The first tab is trial and error with the dither method (undefined usually works best)
-Second tab is for looping or repeat amount (click repeat and forever)
-Third tab is for frame duration. (10-20/100s usually works best for fluid movement, more for pauses, less for flashes)

you can open any GIF to see the frames and the 'inner workings' to get ideas on how to perfect your skills- Right click on an existing GIF and click 'open with' then choose GIF animator.- sometimes you may get odd frames (mostly blank or partial frames) these are from compression, or GIF images made with other programs.

Good luck  thumbsup.gif

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Edited by UniversalAbsurdity, 10 July 2005 - 02:16 AM.

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#1446    thebarman

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:15 PM

Cool post UA, I'll add it as a Tutorial to the first post if thats OK then people will always be able to find it, saves anyone writing it again...

Edit: Done  thumbsup.gif

Edited by thebarman, 15 December 2004 - 04:21 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:04 PM

No problem barman, thanks for adding it thumbsup.gif
It was a PM that i sent to whomever wanted to learn how to animate. Fortunately i had it saved and came across it while cleaning out my PM's. Perfect timing too laugh.gif

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#1448    Jesus_Freak

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 08:25 PM

i corrected neocloud, when he said that UA did his avatar, and i told him that jeremy did it... he was thanking jeremy for that

Edited by Jesus_Freak, 15 December 2004 - 08:25 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 08:34 PM

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 06:09 AM

this animator is a pest whenever i save something and try to open it up on the screen it says there is an error

"I did it before and i'll do it again
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they'll lose their children 'cause i'm now back again
they don't notice the way i'll make them insane" -IT


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Triniant animated my graphic also and did one hell of a job

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 03:47 PM

i thought ua did my avatar. but jeremy did. oops, i should have specified more

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 05:29 PM

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this animator is a pest whenever i save something and try to open it up on the screen it says there is an error


What error message?  
Do you get the error message when you open something you're trying to animate? If so , make sure you save each frame as a GIF.

If you get the error message when you open an existing animated gif, its possible that the file(s) were not made with msGIF animator, and the animator simply cant read the file. All of my animations were done with msGIF animator, try a couple and see if it works

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#1453    Devilwolf

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 05:44 AM

it says, "there was an error reading the file.  It could be invalid or corrupt."

"I did it before and i'll do it again
another time, another way to pay
they'll lose their children 'cause i'm now back again
they don't notice the way i'll make them insane" -IT


"Avatar animation by UA & thebarman" And it kicks ***

Triniant animated my graphic also and did one hell of a job

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 10:47 AM

do you guys want to make me animated?
pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaassssssseeeeeeee????????
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Posted 18 December 2004 - 04:14 PM

when i animate, i don't even save the pictures... i copy and paste the 1st frame into paint, and then into MS Gif. Then i edit the 1st frame in paint, and copy and paste that into MS Gif, and so on, and so on...





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