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#2461    Venledar

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 02:45 AM

Thank you UA, I got her to work with the new one you sent grin2.gif

soooooo.... any takers on the challenging part of animating today?  devil.gif


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Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:16 AM

mmmhmmm i agree..im bored... grin2.gif

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:51 AM

Someone can do Faedens if they like, it's already half done.

He needs this:
user posted image

...but without the word "Evil", I've done the flame animating but the sparks need adding and also the name "Faeden" written up the side in "Old English" text,

user posted image

anyone up for it?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:10 PM

can someone make a white spiral behind the cow in my avatar? so that it looks like it's traveling to another dimension?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:27 PM

Its pretty fun installing new fonts grin2.gif

If the flame is flickering a little oddly, tell me...

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:23 PM

I think he wants the sparks, and Faeden in Old English across the head? Please correct if that is wrong, Don't wanna give it a shot and come out with something wrong  hmm.gif


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Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:40 PM

The lettering looks fine to me, only the sparks to be added.

Just PM Faeden and ask him if he likes it if you're worried how it looks  thumbsup.gif

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#2468    Faeden

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:38 PM

You guys rock, thanks for doing that, I think they are all great.

Thanks  thumbsup.gif


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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:12 AM

QUOTE(Pyro Pheenix @ Aug 24 2005, 08:10 AM)
can someone make a white spiral behind the cow in my avatar? so that it looks like it's traveling to another dimension?

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Couldn't make a spiral but check this out Pyro, see if you like ja? original.gif

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#2470    thebarman

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 08:06 AM

I did manage to make a spiral but I screwed it up by accident and it went all wobbly, I'll have another crack at it later in the day  thumbsup.gif

Edit: I'm just doing it now, hopefully it'll look something like this...but animated...

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Edited by thebarman, 25 August 2005 - 12:08 PM.

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#2471    thebarman

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 12:32 PM

Whey hey! Did it, damn that was harder than it looked!

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Hope it's ok pyro...

Edited by thebarman, 25 August 2005 - 12:35 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 02:59 PM

Did you use photoshop to do that? If so, how to you rotate a backround and not the foreround?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:03 PM

No I don't have photoshop, I don't beleive in all these flashy programs.... huh.gif


Actually that's a lie, lol, it's just my computer is too slow to run in properly  mad.gif

Anyway, first, I found a pic of a spiral using google, which wasn't hard. Then I used Microsoft Picture Editor to rotate the pic round, creating one frame for every 45 degrees, 8 frames in total.

Then I stuck them in Ulead gif animator and cropped each pic to avatar size, 115 x 115 pixels, then I stuck the cow on top, easy peasy  thumbsup.gif

I can write a tutorial on it, with pictures if that's easier?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:36 PM

Yah original.gif w00t that would be awesome

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:48 PM

As requested by StalingradK,

Spiral animation tutorial as used in Pyro Pheenix's Avatar

Step 1
Find a picture of a spiral, I used google and found this one...

user posted image

Step 2
Next, I used Microsoft Picture Editor to rotate the spiral by 45 degrees, but any decent program will do it. As a circle is 360 degrees, I rotated the spiral by 45 degrees 8 times (360 divided by 45 = 8) to make 8 frames, they looked something like this:

user posted image

Step 3
Once I had my eight frames I stuck them in Ulead Gif Animator and then changed the canvas size to 115 x 115 pixels...
user posted image

Then it's a case of going through the frames and centering them so it doesn't wobble, you do this by simply dragging and dropping each frame and previewing it to check it out. Maybe there's an easy way of doing this but I didnt find it  blink.gif

Step 4
Once you've centred each frame, it should look like this:
user posted image

Step 5
Now it needs the cow:
user posted image

Stick it in Ulead, then use the "Rubber" tool to erase the black round the outside:
user posted image

Step 6
Make sure the Cow image can be seen in all frames by clicking the "Eye" symbol on the right for each frame. When that's done it should look like this:
user posted image

....and there you have it  thumbsup.gif

Edited by thebarman, 25 August 2005 - 04:28 PM.

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