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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: Icon help Reply with quote

Soooo i was wondering how people get animated icons like a video.
i make animated icons but not like this. Example
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would imagine it's the same method you us now...take frame by frame shots of the dance, and set the speed for animation to be higher than normal to make it look like a vid.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But then there would be a lot of frames and the size would go above 50kb
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: use less frames Reply with quote

Try it with 50% less frames and perhaps lower the kbs by 1st saving the images for web use, then arrange them for animation?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You use a screen capture program and then import the frames into Photoshop, I'm not sure if that method of importing works for GIMP as well. you'll end up with a lot of frames but most of them are repeats of each other so you take one from each step and place it as a layer in your icon and make the .gif file.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What screen capture program do you recommend? i have gimp and photoshop
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Camtasia which is a paid program but CamStudio is a free program that can do what you need it to do.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i try to record with camstudio and try to save nothing happends when i save =\
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.imvu.com/groups/group/The%2BGimp%2BMasters%2BGroup/

Join that group and read my animated avatar sticker tutorial. It should explain everything you need to know.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just remember that IMVU does have plans to change the icons and amongst those changes is meant to be a stop to animated icons
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's so wrong about animated icons?
I'm starting to dislike imvu more everyday >.>
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that the icon frame rate can often end up being to fast and strobes which isn't good for ESP or a good many other medical conditions. Hence the recent changes IMVU added to the animated icon rules.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well yeah, but most are not annoying and flashing, few changing pics but it's not so bad. And most new creators do the whole flashy thing cuz I dunno they don't no how to make icons. Who knows. Imvu is looking out for those peoole that have medical conditions but it's the same as just as chatting and some one puts on a flashy outfit, is imvu gonna band all flashy outfits too?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well by the TOS and the VGP the clothing if it flashes to quickly or strobes it is breaking the rules.
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