Want to make a overlay animation (GIF)? Here for tips


#1

Don’t do this:

&overlay OVERLAYFRAME21 CREATE
&overlay OVERLAYFRAME20 clear
&overlay OVERLAYFRAME21 shifts to 42 -165

&overlay OVERLAYFRAME21 scales to 1.180 1.180

&overlay OVERLAYFRAME21 opacity 1

HEre is a template of what you should do:

&overlay DEAD ARM .1 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .1 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .1 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .1 opacity 1.0

@transition fade in black in 0.30
@pause for 0.001
@overlay DEAD ARM .1 clear

&overlay DEAD ARM .2 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .2 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .2 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .2 opacity 1.0
@pause for 0.001
@overlay DEAD ARM .2 clear

&overlay DEAD ARM .3 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .3 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .3 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .3 opacity 1.0
@pause for 0.001
@overlay DEAD ARM .3 clear

&overlay DEAD ARM .4 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .4 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .4 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .4 opacity 1.0
@pause for 0.001
@overlay DEAD ARM .4 clear

&overlay DEAD ARM .5 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .5 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .5 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .5 opacity 1.0
@pause for 0.001
@overlay DEAD ARM .5 clear

&overlay DEAD ARM .6 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .6 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .6 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .6 opacity 1.0
@pause for 0.001
@overlay DEAD ARM .6 clear

&overlay DEAD ARM .7 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .7 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .7 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .7 opacity 1.0
@pause for 0.001
@overlay DEAD ARM .7 clear

&overlay DEAD ARM .8 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .8 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .8 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .8 opacity 1.0
@pause for 0.001
@overlay DEAD ARM .8 clear

&overlay DEAD ARM .9 create
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .9 shifts to 115 21
&overlay 6733239679451136_DEAD ARM .9 scales to 0.144 0.144
&overlay DEAD ARM .9 opacity 1.0
@pause for 0.001

It isn’t a good idea to put an & on a clear because it WILL make it disappear and then after maybe a second (a very short amount of time) the next frame will show up.

I don’t think you’d like that.

Don’t put “.1” because it will not run smoothly, you want “0.001” because I have used videos and the frames in all the vids only last for 0.001 millisecond!

It will run smoother if you do. And it will run CORRECTLY.


How to add GIFS to Episode?
#2

Still so confused haha


#3

I want the intro to be animated like a gif… So how would I do that and is it even possible?
Thanks for the response x


#4

You upload a background here is a template

#BACKGRUND HERE
@pause for 0.001
#BACKGRUND HERE
@pause for 0.001
#BACKGRUND HERE
@pause for 0.001
#BACKGRUND HERE
@pause for 0.001
#BACKGRUND HERE
@pause for 0.001
#BACKGRUND HERE
@pause for 0.001

First you have to go to a website that separates frames.

I choose

That is what I use.

You go to the splitter on the site, and then you split the gif and then you save it, and then you extract them from the zip folder and upload them one by some into the background catalog. Read the site instructions.

And then you Do exactly what the template says but replace the #BACKGROUND HERE with the frames or backgrounds you want.

Don’t so 0.1 because that may not do what u want it to, use 0.001 instead.

Don’t go past .999 Because that is as far milliseconds can go.

You can tell if there anything else I need to explain to you.


#5

Thanks so much :smiley:
Will do, I really appreciate your help x


#6

Hi there it appears there is a thread already like this here by @Dara.Amarie

@Ryan @Jeremy


#7

Uhhhh, no. this is not the same. I have a overlay in frames where the hands opens up and the only way to do it is if you do it like you would with a background, not just moving a picture of a overlay across the screen. In fact, to do this you’d have to keep the overlay in the same place as the previous overlay.


#8

Huh? I already covered this in my topic.


#9

Oh, I didn’t know that. Oh well, we both have some useful info on our topics.

As long as it helps people, it’s all good.


#10

Closing due to one month of inactivity :slight_smile:


#11