HOW TO: animate GIF in INFINITE LOOP

Is there a way to make it less flashy, as the pic is black with coloured stars (as you can see below under script) it flashes white, so it doesn’t look at neat as I thought it would :confused:

EXT. BLUE - DAY with INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY at layer 1 with INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY at layer 1 with INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY at layer 1
&cut to zone 1 AND zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0.5
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 create from INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 moves to layer 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 create from INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 moves to layer 1 AND INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3+OVERLAY_6 create from INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 in 0.5 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 moves to layer 1
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 opacity 1 in 0.1 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 opacity 0 in 0 loop INFINITE times



The script isnt normaly flashing
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8UgsBflvnE/?igshid=1x0an1a7ib8cp

Here you can see video of mine intro and no white flashing.

You have a lot things different than I have in the script so seeing it in phone I cant tell what is the reason.

But test it in app if it flashs too. I know writers portal had big problem with animated overlays if they ware written next to the background. Thats the reason why I create them separatly but you have created them next to the bg.

Also there is no reason to duplicate the overlays you make it just way more complicated when you actually need to animate only 3 overlays.

Also 3 overlays that is not really a gif. so problem can be also in the overlays that there are not enough different overlays to have smooth animation. Gifs have usually over 20 overlays. But if the difference is small it might be OK… I cant test it in phone so just guessing all possible reasons.

I’ve got it now, I changed background and had 1 error so fixed that :slight_smile:

Take it back, just refreshed page and gone back in to check…it’s still doing it :stuck_out_tongue: If I send you the 3 pics and my script, could you see if it’s fixable your end?
I’ve tried everything now and still not looking clean like in your vid

@Farah_DeSantis
this is my script (It only split into 3 pics, but created doubles of each because I can’t work out how to do it just for 3)
It’s not clean/smooth animating, it does the commands but then it flashes white at same time (not like on the original gif)
This is my script could you advice where I’ve gone wrong please and how to do it just for 3 pics please? Also adding the 3 pics
INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1 with overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY at layer 1 with overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY at layer 1 with overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY at layer 1
&cut to zone 1 AND zoom on 0 0 to 100% in 0
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 create from INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 moves to layer 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 create from INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 moves to layer 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 create from INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 shifts to 0 0 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 scales to 1.000 1.000 in zone 1 AND overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 moves to layer 1
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.4 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.4 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.2 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 opacity 1 in 0.4 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 opacity 1 in 0.4 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY_4 opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY_6 opacity 1 in 0.4 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY_5 opacity 0 in 0 loop INFINITE times



I love you :pleading_face:

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try it this way:

INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1

&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY create
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY moves to layer 1
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY create
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY moves to layer 1
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY create
&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY moves to layer 1

&overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.5 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.5 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 1_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 3_OVERLAY opacity 1 in 0.5 THEN overlay INT. RAINBOW STAR GIF 2_OVERLAY opacity 0 in 0 loop infinite times

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Hi can you do one for 60 overlays??

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Hello,
First holy crap, are you sure you need that many? Lol it can still run smoothly if you took some out. But yes I can although it is possible it could be glitchy for some readers given how many overlays are in the scene.
What is the name of your first overlay? Is it GIF1 or GIF01 or something else?

Its GIF00 to GIF60

Hey can I ask you something do you do templates for looping gif for everyone by his order or do you help people that have problem while directing it?

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I’m assuming you meant only the animation coding part.
Hopefully I didn’t accidentally put an extra space somewhere.

Here it is:

&overlay GIF00 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF60 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF01 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF00 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF02 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF01 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF03 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF02 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF04 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF03 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF05 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF04 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF06 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF05 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF07 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF06 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF08 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF07 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF09 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF08 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF10 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF09 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF11 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF10 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF12 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF11 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF13 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF12 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF14 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF13 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF15 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF14 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF16 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF15 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF17 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF16 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF18 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF17 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF19 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF18 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF20 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF19 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF21 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF20 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF22 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF21 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF23 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF22 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF24 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF23 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF25 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF24 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF26 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF25 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF27 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF26 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF28 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF27 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF29 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF28 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF30 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF29 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF31 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF30 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF32 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF31 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF33 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF32 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF34 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF33 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF35 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF34 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF36 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF35 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF37 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF36 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF38 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF37 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF39 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF38 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF40 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF39 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF41 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF40 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF42 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF41 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF43 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF42 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF44 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF43 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF45 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF44 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF46 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF45 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF47 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF46 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF48 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF47 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF49 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF48 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF50 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF49 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF51 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF50 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF52 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF51 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF53 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF52 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF54 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF53 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF55 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF54 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF56 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF55 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF57 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF56 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF58 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF57 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF59 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF58 opacity 0 in 0 then overlay GIF60 opacity 1 in 0.1 then overlay GIF59 opacity 0 in 0 loop inf times

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Hello,
I’m not the original poster of the thread lol I just go around randomly helping. I technically don’t do templates for this per se as this thread is meant to help people learn how to code it themselves but I have helped when it comes to more than 6 gifs and/or if there’s an issue with directing it. But again this is Farah’s helpful thread and her coding technique that I’m just going by so she’s the mastermind behind this. lol
If you’re having a problem with directing it, I’m sure either one of us could help you with that. And if you’d like a template for yours, I’d be willing to make you one although I think personally it would be best to try to make it yourself based off of what you can learn here. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I will try doing it by myself first if I couldn’t I will ask you to help if you can of course :heart:

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Certainly :relaxed:

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THANK YOU SO MUCH I WILL TRY THIS!!! You are so kind​:purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:

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Hey what’s your instagram??

No problem🙂
My Instagram is episode_elaina