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I envy those who have an animated avatar. I implore the wise to teach me.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by raffster, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. raffster

    raffster IncGamers Member

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    I envy those who have an animated avatar. I implore the wise to teach me.

    I want my Avatar to move.

    Any advice especially on what software to use (free is always best) will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. Yaboosh

    Yaboosh IncGamers Member

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    Image Ready does it, but that costs money I think.

    All moving avatars are is multiple gifs strung together to shuffle through at a set time per frame. So you would need to make all the different frames one at a time and then string them all together in a program that creates the animated gif. It ain't easy.
     
  3. Johnny

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    Making a moving gif is as illegal as downloading copyrighted music. But I dont think anyone is going to enforce it here.
     
  4. AeroJonesy

    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    What are you talking about Johnny?

    Don't gifworks and gimp do the job? I believe both are free programs, and one of 'em is web-based, but that's all I know.
     
  5. Johnny

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    A few years ago a company went to court claiming they invented the format gif and they won and now they own the rights to all gifs and when you make one you shold pay them money.
     
  6. kryo

    kryo IncGamers Member

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    Compuserve controls the gif format, but that only means that makers of software using the format need to pay a royalty. You can still make all the .gif images you like.

    The mp3 format is the same way, but again, only software developers who incorporate the format into their programs have to pay royalties. You can rip mp3s all you like, and the format owners could care less.
     
  7. SassyChickyMomma

    SassyChickyMomma IncGamers Member

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    i use animation shop to do all of my animations. actually a combo of animation shop and paint shop pro 7. (they came together from JASC software) it is very easy to make animations with them. if you can acquire a copy of them, you will find that there exist MANY tutorials out there for them :D
     
  8. ~Kazama Fury~

    ~Kazama Fury~ IncGamers Member

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    Are you thinking of making a Naruto tar?

    I was thinking of using this Itachi one, but my forum name wouldnt make much sense, now would it. =/

    Take stills of a scene, crop the images and make an animation out of it in gif format.
     
  9. Ranger14

    Ranger14 IncGamers Member

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    Do a search for free animated gifs or avatars and you will find some sites that will let you link or download for free.
     
  10. Gorny

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    There are free programs to make animated .gifs, I used one called "easy GIF animator".

    you can search free download sites or google it.

    You get 30 free "trials or evaluations"

    I used it to customize my current avatar and a few others.
     
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    Tor IncGamers Member

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    how do you make it with imageready?
     
  12. Yavanna

    Yavanna IncGamers Member

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    What I did to get an animated 'tar was find an animated image that fit the size specs.
     
  13. DrunkCajun

    DrunkCajun Banned

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    Do what I did. Whine and moan to Lord_Shinnok about how you really really want an animated 'tar and you have the coolest idea ever but can't make it happen.

    Worked for me...
     
  14. Gorny

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    heh Shinnok once made me that gorny with a christmas hat on...

    I can pretty much do the same on my own now.
     
  15. Necrolestes

    Necrolestes IncGamers Member

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    Self-animation

    Follow DC's advice: ask Lord_Shinnok for help (he's responsible for most of the Santa Hat 'tars that were floating around Christmas time). He'll make you swear an oath to all things Bond but that's a small price to pay.
     
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    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    The banned Jandirex :)() made my sweet Death Star with a Santa hat 'tar. I rather miss that one, but it's not really Christmas anymore.
     
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    im to stupid to even thinking of making a animated avatar
     
  18. {KOW}Spazed

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    If you send me a description of the animation and if you can a link(or attachment) of the files I can do it. I would have it finished at the latest, Saturday.


    E-mail me at [email protected]
     
  19. DrunkCajun

    DrunkCajun Banned

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    Aha! I've discovered your true identity!

    *runs off to google g woodford in case of needing a new number for drunk dialing*
     
  20. Merick

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    Yeah, don't ask gorn to put a santa hat on your 'tar.
     

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