Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * * * * 16 votes

The Animated Avatar Workshop


  • Please log in to reply
4815 replies to this topic

#1    thebarman

thebarman

    - Avatar Guru -

  • Member
  • 2,589 posts
  • Joined:08 Jan 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:the pub

  • Avatar: A visual manifestation of your digital personality within a virtual world.

Posted 18 June 2004 - 03:08 PM

UniversalAbsurdity and I set up this thread over three years ago for all those wanting a bit more flare to their avatars, however it's been going for so long now that it has evolved into what it is today - with many new animators and of course styles avaliable.

The idea is you simply post in the thread with your image or your request, and one or more of us will attempt to animate it. Please note the animators are all unpaid volunteers who do this for a love of animation and to help other forum members to have the avatar they want.

Members who ask politely and are patient are much more likely to get their work done than members who are rude and demanding.

If you would like to view all the avatars without having to trawl through the thread, there is a link to each animators work after their name below.

If you feel like taking a trip down memory lane maybe you'd like to read this, where the animating began all those years ago....

Simple resize jobs are also available if you have already found a picture or animation you would like to use, simply post with your image and one of us will work our magic.

Current animators (and links to their work) are:

The Founders
UniversalAbsurdity: (1-109)
thebarman: (1-10) (11-20) (21-30) (31-40) (41-50) (51-60) (60-70) (71-78)

Animators
Tom R
Dan'O
Jeremy Rumbolt (1-5)
tiddlyjen (1-15)
sayntbrigid (1-10)(11-15)
Venledar (1-10) (11-20) (21-30) (31-37)
JohnnyBoyC (1-8) (9-16)
Bigfoot_Is_Real
MrFahrenheit (1-7)
wabbit (1-9)
Jesus_Freak
Triniant
_Hailo_
Scorpius
cerberus

If you've had an avatar done by one of the animators please could you add a credit to your signature - nothing big, just a little "Avatar animation by (animator)" just as a thankyou...

If you're having trouble getting your avatar to work this thread written by UniversalAbsurdity will guide you through the steps.

Animating your own

If you'd like to have a go at animating youself here's the link for MS Gif Animator which is a nice bit of freeware. Once you've done a few avatars that people have used, we'll be happy to add your name to the list of animators above  thumbsup.gif

Remember if you are interested in animating to first read the Animating Etiquette.

Here are a few tutorials put together so other's can learn how to animate avatars;

Learning the basics
1.The Basics with MS Gif animator by UniversalAbsurdity
2.Blinking tutorial
3.Lightning tutorial

Intermediate animating
4.Tweening with Ulead
5.Flame tutorial
6.Spiral tutorial

Advanced animating
7.Rain tutorial using Paint Shop by wabbit

Edited by thebarman, 24 June 2008 - 04:18 PM.

Posted Image
Click the signature to get your own animated avatar
Are you artistic? Like designing? Come and join the Avatar Workshop!


#2    thebarman

thebarman

    - Avatar Guru -

  • Member
  • 2,589 posts
  • Joined:08 Jan 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:the pub

  • Avatar: A visual manifestation of your digital personality within a virtual world.

Posted 18 June 2004 - 03:23 PM

Here's the one I did for Dot9M:

user posted image

Here's Burnsides one with the animated flame done by UA:

user posted image

And again with added flicker of the flame:

user posted image

Posted Image
Click the signature to get your own animated avatar
Are you artistic? Like designing? Come and join the Avatar Workshop!


#3    Universal Absurdity

Universal Absurdity

    Poltergeist

  • Closed
  • 2,592 posts
  • Joined:12 Sep 2003
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:everywhere

  • You wont win.

Posted 18 June 2004 - 03:26 PM

  I hope this thread goes on for a LONG time,

Here are a couple before and afters that I've done

tendo:
user posted image

user posted image

Jenk:
user posted image

user posted image

Janielsen:
user posted image

user posted image

Edited by UniversalAbsurdity, 18 June 2004 - 03:32 PM.

Ű∩ίvệѓšα|ΛЬşűяđĬŧỵ™

Founder Of The Animated Avatar Workshop
43 things

#4    thebarman

thebarman

    - Avatar Guru -

  • Member
  • 2,589 posts
  • Joined:08 Jan 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:the pub

  • Avatar: A visual manifestation of your digital personality within a virtual world.

Posted 18 June 2004 - 03:34 PM

I'm not overly proud of this one but I'll stick it here anyway, it was done for Mentalcase in his avatar competition but alas he (obviously) didn't pick it  sad.gif

user posted image

Posted Image
Click the signature to get your own animated avatar
Are you artistic? Like designing? Come and join the Avatar Workshop!


#5    Universal Absurdity

Universal Absurdity

    Poltergeist

  • Closed
  • 2,592 posts
  • Joined:12 Sep 2003
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:everywhere

  • You wont win.

Posted 18 June 2004 - 03:53 PM

Here is an avitar i altered (also for MC's avitar contest)

user posted image


And another that i made for myself a while back (this was the most difficult animation i've ever done)

user posted image





Ű∩ίvệѓšα|ΛЬşűяđĬŧỵ™

Founder Of The Animated Avatar Workshop
43 things

#6    Universal Absurdity

Universal Absurdity

    Poltergeist

  • Closed
  • 2,592 posts
  • Joined:12 Sep 2003
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:everywhere

  • You wont win.

Posted 18 June 2004 - 04:07 PM

I offered burnside to have the guy flick the lighter

i thought it would be cool anyway even tho he decided against it.

user posted image

Ű∩ίvệѓšα|ΛЬşűяđĬŧỵ™

Founder Of The Animated Avatar Workshop
43 things

#7    mowo

mowo

    Extraterrestrial Entity

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 493 posts
  • Joined:03 Oct 2003

Posted 18 June 2004 - 04:34 PM

If you could animate my avatar, I'd be most impressed!


#8    Universal Absurdity

Universal Absurdity

    Poltergeist

  • Closed
  • 2,592 posts
  • Joined:12 Sep 2003
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:everywhere

  • You wont win.

Posted 18 June 2004 - 05:27 PM

How is this?

user posted image


The image comes off a bit larger, because the original was a jpeg, you should be able to right click on the image and go to properties for a url to use when updating it. If it dosent work, let me know and i'll do my best to resize it.

Ű∩ίvệѓšα|ΛЬşűяđĬŧỵ™

Founder Of The Animated Avatar Workshop
43 things

#9    BurnSide

BurnSide

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Member
  • 25,390 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Everywhere.

Posted 18 June 2004 - 06:50 PM

UA, actually that flicking is pretty cool.
Except the picture would have to go dark when the flame went out, since it's the only source of light.

Barman, i love the light flickering on the dude, i'd like to post that one as my avatar but i can't save it and use it because the system says i can't use that type of file.


Guys,
You know Falcos avatar? I think it would be AWESOME if the planet in the background moved as they bird flies, yanno? Up down.


#10    Mekorig

Mekorig

    Government Agent

  • Member
  • 3,577 posts
  • Joined:08 Dec 2003
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Argentina

  • A Lithium flower about to bloom

Posted 18 June 2004 - 11:32 PM

Could you make Garfield blink? or something?

Iīm an evil pinko UN slave liberal commie

I don't think any of these "The Vague Society of Nebulous Meanies are going to take over the world and light up a planet" theories worry too much about practical considerations like that. It's all about rousing ill-informed, paranoiac fear, not making sense.

--Jaylemurph


Posted Image

#11    BurnSide

BurnSide

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Member
  • 25,390 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Everywhere.

Posted 21 June 2004 - 02:55 AM

Alrighty. UA/Barman, i've been taking some comments from people on the board, and they think the light flicking on the dudes body is to much. Any chance you can tone the flicking down a little to a smaller area just around the flame itself, or something like that?


Thanks guys!!


#12    thebarman

thebarman

    - Avatar Guru -

  • Member
  • 2,589 posts
  • Joined:08 Jan 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:the pub

  • Avatar: A visual manifestation of your digital personality within a virtual world.

Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:20 AM

QUOTE (BurnSide @ Jun 21 2004, 03:55 AM)
Any chance you can tone the flicking down a little to a smaller area just around the flame itself, or something like that?

I'm on it, watch this space...

...I had to slow the frame rate down a little to stop the light looking as frantic but it's not hard to speed it up again if needed:

Attached Images

  • Burnside_Gif_tamed.gif

Edited by thebarman, 21 June 2004 - 09:28 AM.

Posted Image
Click the signature to get your own animated avatar
Are you artistic? Like designing? Come and join the Avatar Workshop!


#13    Daughter of the Nine Moons

Daughter of the Nine Moons

    ☆。Fearstriker Do'Teh 。☆

  • 15,150 posts
  • Joined:11 Jan 2004
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:I forgot...

  • ☆彡

Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:59 AM

Great work guys! Love Mowo's little dog thumbup.gif  

"You cannot pass," he said. … "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass."

#14    thebarman

thebarman

    - Avatar Guru -

  • Member
  • 2,589 posts
  • Joined:08 Jan 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:the pub

  • Avatar: A visual manifestation of your digital personality within a virtual world.

Posted 21 June 2004 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE (Mekorig @ Jun 19 2004, 12:32 AM)
Could you make Garfield blink? or something?

Certainly my good man, is this ok?

Attached Images

  • garfieldblink.gif

Posted Image
Click the signature to get your own animated avatar
Are you artistic? Like designing? Come and join the Avatar Workshop!


#15    Universal Absurdity

Universal Absurdity

    Poltergeist

  • Closed
  • 2,592 posts
  • Joined:12 Sep 2003
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:everywhere

  • You wont win.

Posted 21 June 2004 - 02:06 PM

I got a paranoid garfield  laugh.gif

Burnside, i'm gonna work on falco's today.  

Attached Images

  • Garfield2.gif

Ű∩ίvệѓšα|ΛЬşűяđĬŧỵ™

Founder Of The Animated Avatar Workshop
43 things




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users