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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:38 am

instead of using st ol en, cra cked software or paying full price, try giving free or open source a go.

for GIF animation you can use The Gimp 2.4. create your images with layers and simply save as a .gif
The Gimp is free as in beer and free speech.

other places to find great alternatives:

http://mashable.com/2007/09/23/open-source/

http://sourceforge.net/index.php

http://dailyrevolver.com/
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:58 am

I just use Microsoft GIF Animator, (because I'm old school like that. 8) ). I've used it since I started developing, and I still do. You can even download it for free, legally, from Microsoft's Web Site, if you have Windows.

All you have to do is make each frame in Paint, batch convert the frames to GIF, (using PaintShop v4, another freebie), and lay em' out in GIF Animator, and save.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:44 pm

Does pop up blocker keep the animations from working? All I get is pics looking like they where done in MS Paint.
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:53 pm

markfh11q wrote:I just use Microsoft GIF Animator, (because I'm old school like that. 8) ). I've used it since I started developing, and I still do. You can even download it for free, legally, from Microsoft's Web Site, if you have Windows.

All you have to do is make each frame in Paint, batch convert the frames to GIF, (using PaintShop v4, another freebie), and lay em' out in GIF Animator, and save.


Yea I think I'll try that out, sounds much more easier than working in adobe flash.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:17 pm

c19o wrote:Yea I think I'll try that out, sounds much more easier than working in adobe flash.


Well, I wouldn't know about that. It's certainly not easy, (you edit each individual frame), but if you get good at it, you can do pretty much anything.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:19 pm

markfh11q wrote:
c19o wrote:Yea I think I'll try that out, sounds much more easier than working in adobe flash.


Well, I wouldn't know about that. It's certainly not easy, (you edit each individual frame), but if you get good at it, you can do pretty much anything.


That's what I do in flash, make an original frame, copy into the next frame and edit that one for the next step etc
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:23 pm

MrCrowley wrote:
markfh11q wrote:
c19o wrote:Yea I think I'll try that out, sounds much more easier than working in adobe flash.


Well, I wouldn't know about that. It's certainly not easy, (you edit each individual frame), but if you get good at it, you can do pretty much anything.


That's what I do in flash, make an original frame, copy into the next frame and edit that one for the next step etc


Hell, thats what I do too in GIMP. With occasional exporting into paint for specific pixel editing then back again.

Theres always little automated stuff like blending images together but I can't be bothered with that much.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:29 pm

Same here again, except I use paintshop CS3 over mspaint :lol:

Flash just skips out the middle man more or less, but it can be harder to draw in.
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