Nov 232011

The Archer

It is primitive and raw, but at least it also needs a lot of work.

On the plus side, it works! Thanks to Halo_572, Deahamlet and Cordovan for pointing me to Fraps, and thanks also to the hundreds of anonymous programmers who made The Gimp!

Photobucket automatically converted it to the tiny thumbnail you see here. The original is DDO-sized, but on the other hand is also 7meg which probably explains why Photobucket was so harsh. I’ll need to find a way to host it full-size.

The next one might even be good… nah who am I kidding.

🙂 😀 🙂

  6 Responses to “First try at DDO-derived animation”

Comments (6)
  1. No way! That’s really cool. I will need to make one myself, I think. So, Photobucket essentially auto-gifs it?

  2. No. I’m sure there is an easier way to do this but the way I used this time went sort of like this:

    (1) Make a short video with Fraps which saves it as .AVI

    (2) Use GIMP, along with the extension GP (GIMP Animation Package) to open the .avi file and separate it into frames. This one had 121 frames.

    (3) Save and close.

    (4) Then reopen each of the individual frames as layers in one combined GIMP .xcf file

    (5) Modify the individual images as desired (I cropped from full screen to just Pantera and added a gold frame). And yes, I had to do that 121 times.

    (6) When frame images are the way you want, Save as a .gif animation. In my case, the final output is 300×400 and takes up 7meg.

    (7) Upload to a site for sharing. I use photobucket so I uploaded it there.

    (8) Be dismayed as Photobucket reduces the size of your GIF to a postage stamp, although that does have the side benefit of reducing file size from 7meg to 1meg.

    And there you go.

  3. Oops I forgot a step between (1) and (2)

    (1)(a) Open the .avi in Windows Movie Maker to trim the sequence to just the part you want to animate and re-save

  4. Sweet! A lot of work, but I may give this a try anyway. Thanks for the instructions.

  5. Might try ImageShack. Of course, if you’re not a “premium” member, you’ll need to trim it down to 5 MB (10MB for premium). And no, this is not a paid advertisement (darn it).

    Hmmm…maybe DeviantArt? (And still “no”.)

  6. That looks cool! Glad to help 🙂

What do you think?

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