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#1 13 years ago

Well I have relized that in order to make something animated and make it a gif you need to sacrifice quality. I was wondering if theres any way around that. Here is the example: smccoolsig.gif As you can see it seems much more pixalated when its animated. Any help would help Thanks -SMC




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#2 13 years ago

Not really, the only way you can maybe up the quality is with Optimize settings (Perceptual, Selective, etc.) and it often doesn't work. Sadly gif only allows maximum of 256 colors.




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#3 13 years ago

One thing you can fix is the jerkiness of the animation by tweening instead of moving things by hand. Also, for animations is better to use solid colors. Gradients always look like crap in a gif.




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#4 13 years ago
FraggerOne thing you can fix is the jerkiness of the animation by tweening instead of moving things by hand. Also, for animations is better to use solid colors. Gradients always look like crap in a gif.

Actually I didn't use a gradient... I did do multicoloring though using a cloud render so that might be what your talking about. As for the jerkiness I did tween it, i specifically made it slow down and then quickly speed up to give the effect of what the ship does in the show. Everytime i tried to add color to the engines at that part though it looked horrible But fragger, i notice your sig is animated but the colors are very sharp




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#5 13 years ago

Gradient is when a color turns into another seamlessly, not the photoshop tool. Like your background. I use 256 colors in my signature and they're mostly solid.