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    Default How to animate?

    Hello everyone

    I really want to learn how to animate my sprites. Do you know about any good tutorials or programs for it?

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    i ask the same question.

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    If you're using GIMP (http://gimp.org), all you need to do is make each frame of the animation a layer, then save as .gif, and choose 'animate layers' instead of 'merge/flatten layers'.
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    In Photoshop: Make layers for frames, Window>Animation, Make frames from layers, save for web and devices.

    If you want, you can PM me the sprite frames and I can put up an animation for you :). Sprite animating
    really makes one's work neat and awesome!

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    Default Re: How to animate?

    Unfortunaly, I don't have photoshop and I'm a total noob at GIMP :/

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    Default Re: How to animate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex800 View Post
    Unfortunaly, I don't have photoshop and I'm a total noob at GIMP :/
    Many members of BMGf and other art sites use GIMP frequently and almost religiously. I am certain many of would be happy to help you.
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    i just downloaded gimp... i dont even know how to make a sprite transparent.

    Hello.

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    Default Re: How to animate?

    Maybe this will help: http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/

    I used that when I first learned.

    ALSO another helpful idea: Try saving a small sprite animation and open it on GIMP. Look at how the layers and things are set up and try to learn from that. :3

    If anyone wants help and no one else is around, I am always available to assist.

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    Default Re: How to animate?

    Yes! I finally figured out how to animate :D this tutorial helped a lot

    Here's my animation



    But I'd like to know how to make it transparent...
    Last edited by Alex800; 16th March 2011 at 05:31 PM.

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    In GIMP or Photoshop, use the Magic Wand tool, and select the white and press delete on every frame (bit tedious, but it's the only way I know how). And I do recommend watching more of those GimpKnowHow tutorials. That guy basically taught me how to use it, and I don't think I'd be anywhere near this level without his tutorials.
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    Default Re: How to animate?

    Thanx for your help eveyone ^^

    If anyone has time, would you like to help me with one thing? my computer just doesn't seem to get enough of annoying me -_-

    You see, I'm trying to makee a Glameow licky to practice on GIMP and when I try to paste a picture to GIMP it turns pink. I have no idea how to fix it.

    I took a video of it:


    And also, some icons in GIMP seem to be pink, like this:


    Any idea how to fix it?

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to smash my computer screen if I can't fix it >.<
    Last edited by Alex800; 17th March 2011 at 05:18 PM.

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    Default Re: How to animate?

    Those icons are meant to be pink, that's fine. Try pressing q (just q, no ctrl or anything), does that get rid of the pink on the image?
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    Default Re: How to animate?

    Fixed ^^ Look:
    Last edited by Alex800; 18th March 2011 at 10:04 AM.

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