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The Animated Avatar Workshop

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Can you do movie clips? Much like halo's LOTR avatars, just a few seconds and not too fast...

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I can't make movie clips like halo's unless I have the frame's myself, if you got them for me I could put them together and make you your avatar. I'm not sure how Halo does his maybe if you ask him he'll clue you in.

Sorry I can't be more help

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Hmm, how would I go about getting these frames?

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Good question,

to be honest I don't have the answer, I would presume if you have some sort of movie-maker on your computer, or if you are able to play movies and save the screenshots as images then you can do it. Ask halo how his are done maybe he knows, I don't know if he makes them himself or just downloads them.

What is it that you're after?

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Blinking tutorial

As animations go making them blink is one of the simplest to do and a good one to start off with. For this example I'm using an avatar briefly used by Janiel from the film "The Grudge".

Step 1

First I took the normal image that Janiel already had as his avatar and saved it to my computer as '01'...[see Fig.1]

Fig.1

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Step 2

Next you have to find a colour suitable for an eyelid, usually this is a few shades darker than the charaters skin colour but in this case its all black, then we colour in half the eye, [see Fig.2] and save the image as '02'.

Fig.2

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Step 3

Same as Step 2, just fill in the whole eye [see Fig.3]

Fig.3

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Step 4

Now you just stick them all in your animator, remember that you'll need 4 frames, Fig.2 is needed twice, once for the eyelid going down, then once for it going up again. Make the timing as quick as possible for the blinking, with a nice long time for the first frame with the eye open, at least a few seconds.

In my example I've made it blink once, then a pause, then twice, but any combination of blinks is avaliable to you depending on how large a file you want your animation to be.

When your done it should look like this...

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Wow. Its that easy?!?!?! I thought it would take a lot more frames

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I am thinking that with the following pic...maybe you could make acid saliva drip from the alien's mouth;and the pred's eyes can be red,and flash rapidly;and on the middle of the face of the alien,the 3 red dots(signature of predator)can flash on and off rapidly evey time the red flashes on the eyes of predator.So,whenever the preds eyes' flash red,the 3 dots can show up on the face of the alien grin2.gif It would be cool if you could do this stuff for me thumbsup.gif

The first is the pic i want done for my avatar,and the second is of the predator's target,3 red dots...

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Are you guys able to do mine? original.gif ^

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i'm confused, do you want th animation done to your current avatar, or to the really dark picture that's really hard to see?

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Hey, one quick little thing.

Can you made my avatar fade back to the beginning?

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i would if i could, but i dont have Ulead... i think you can do that with Ulead

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i wish... if it was i would have dnld'd it by now.... Jeremy Rumbolt tried to send it to me thru MSN, and i got an error report, and the file transfer stopped... so, i dont think i'm gonna get it....

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i'm confused, do you want th animation done to your current avatar, or to the really dark picture that's really hard to see?

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In this one...

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I dunno if i can do yours canadian. But i have Unlead tongue.gif So, I'll try Janiels.

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barman, just got to say thank you one more time. i love the animation you've done on my avatar. thumbsup.gifthumbsup.gif

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Could someone do something cool with mine?

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Whao...where do we download Ulead? Barman, there are a lot of requests and maybe some of us can help grin2.gif .

Could someone do something cool with mine?

What do you want specifically to happen? Or maybe you have another pic in mind?

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it's not dnldable.... it costs money

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it's not dnldable.... it costs money

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o, thanks anyway jesus freak original.gif .

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Could someone do something cool with mine?

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Sure, im working on it now.

Edit: Done. Im proud of it tongue.gif

Put Avatar made by Jeremy Rumbolt in your sig

Edited by jeremy_rumbolt

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hmm i was wondering if anyone here can make my avatar move and stuff, you know make it a bit interesting.

Thanks

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Hi, could it be possible to do something with my avator please? Maybe make the flames on the background move or something like that

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i kno i recently asked for this, but can someone please make some blue fire effect on my current avatar?

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I have a challenge for you guys!

UA made my awesome matching sig/avatar with animated flame. Now the question is, can the signature and avatar be edited, while keeping the animation?

What i'd like, is a little christmas hat on my dude, maybe with the top of the hat falling forward back into the frame infront of his face, if ya know what i mean.

Any attempts will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!!

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w00t.gif

i bet i could do that...

i shall try original.gif

do you want to hat grey scale too?

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AHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHA

i did it grin2.gif

Edit: I hosted the pics for you too original.gif

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Edited by Janiel

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