Sunday, January 24, 2010

"In my opinion, the existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon."



Flash makes crappy animated gifs, Photoshop makes incorrectly-timed animated gifs, and there is nowhere on the interwebs that will efficiently host a swf for free and allow for hotlinking. So here I've settled with an incorrectly-timed Photoshop gif.

7 comments:

jemanjiman said...

You know I hate that flash and photoshop do that so very much, and that there is really no good way to create a well timed animated gif that I know of (tried using after effects and it makes them artifact like crazy as well). Bleh.

Yes, though I like it alot, game sprite-y sorta feel. Nice rendering as well.

K!M said...

yeah if only i could find somewhere that would host a swf, without having to pay for my own hosting, that would solve everything =/

saramations said...

FDSLFsdfjsk GIFS ARE A PAIN.

The only *work around* I've found is that if you know you are going to make a GIF, is to set your FPS to 12 in flash.

K!M said...

but does that make the color and stuff work too, cuz it still exports it like it's on windows 98...

saramations said...

yeah as long as you export as a PNG sequence, photoshop is able to save the colors 7462626276 times better then flash.

brent said...

I think you could do this pretty easily if you had a wordpress.com blog instead of blogger, no hosting necessary and you could import your old blog posts pretty easily... (I think) You might want to sign up for a wordpress.com blog and test it before doing all the work.

Simon Tsui said...

Contrary to what you've said, I find Photoshop's animation palette to be workable.

I've shown you on occasion a number of animations that I've created using Photoshop, and saved out as animated .GIF(s). Most of them transitioned very well for pixel animations.

It's more of an art in determining how many frames to create, and the speed at which the frames move. If you need help with Photoshop, let me know and I'll teach you some of my tricks.