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12 December 2004, 03:12 PM
"GIF Animation Battle"
Welcome to the cgtalk sketch group.

We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

These are the rules:
* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
* RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
* They can be done on any medium.
* If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
* Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
* The topics will be posted every day between 10:00 - 12:00 am US EST.
* The artist also has to post total length of time it took (Thanks Clanger for the idea) and program used.
* Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
* Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
* The topics will be picked at random from the list on this thread
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
*You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them). NEW RULE!
* Ill post ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads.

Good luck

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12 December 2004, 03:27 PM
you mean, like that one ? ->

12 December 2004, 03:46 PM
I can't express my delight in letters. That's excellent

12 December 2004, 04:03 PM
Thats an old one, from the avatar fight club :)

12 December 2004, 05:33 PM
He he...

First time 2d animation. Corel Rave, about one hour:

12 December 2004, 05:39 PM
I can't do that, but very nice, Augustus.

I'll just sit here and watch if nobody minds.

12 December 2004, 06:52 PM
Alice - Go girl! - that still just cracks me up! I hope to get time to play with this later today.

12 December 2004, 07:31 PM
haha avatar fight club... what will they think of next
umm i worked so hard on mine (got carried away a bit actually)
and it bloated to 1.6mb the smaller version is 400kb though.
Guess i`ll have to buy me a host much time have i got ?
three or four days ?

12 December 2004, 08:09 PM
Yeah, thanks again for that one.

12 December 2004, 08:20 PM

12 December 2004, 08:50 PM
@ Gaenthu: if your interested you could send it to me via email, i would host it for you.
i pm you my email adress

12 December 2004, 09:02 PM
Yeah, thanks again for that one.
Hey, you killed me back, all squashed and all :)

12 December 2004, 09:42 PM
Hehe I remember that Alice! :)

nice little wave!

Jeroen that's a really smooth animation like it!

Here is my little animation
ps+imageready+wacom = 2h 30min

12 December 2004, 10:30 PM

I was working on something which I thought could work as an animated gif. Not sure how applicable it is. There is no real battle in it as such.

12 December 2004, 10:38 PM
have it bite the hand, then it will be a kind of battle...

12 December 2004, 01:20 AM
lol, that's classic Goro :D and why did you have to dredge that one up again alice? :eek: oh, the humanity!

What programs have ppl been using to make these? I've never really tried to make an animated image before..

Cheers, V

12 December 2004, 01:29 AM
Vit - I used Photoshop to draw my frames, it will allow you to create a .gif animation by doing a "save for web" and on that page, select file type of gif and you should get a checkbox you can select for animate. Then select how many second for each frame. You should have several frames in your file and it will animate them. You can also use Image Ready which usually comes with Photoshop.

Here's mine...PS/Wacom and Image Ready. Had 1 frame already, just made some changes and animated it, about 30 minutes or so.

12 December 2004, 01:49 AM
Been away for a while. Thought I'd give this one a shot.

12 December 2004, 02:42 AM
Many thanks robin, I'll give that a shot after work :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 05:22 AM
PSP 2 hours


12 December 2004, 05:22 AM

About an hour/Flash/Wcm

Didn't get the topic I guess... was it an animated avatar fight club? or just a try at animating something? well, here's mine for no particualr reason, maybe try another one later.


Sir Patroclo

12 December 2004, 05:58 AM
3 hours/ photoshop-painter

edited the time delay for each frame- went too fast before

12 December 2004, 06:51 AM
Hey those are both awesome Sir Patroclo and FridayEve! : )

12 December 2004, 07:30 AM
This is kind of choppy, but man I have to sleep... gleep...

Blue-pencil (the tank), scan, Illustrator, Photoshop (copied all the AI layers into PS), ImageReady=6hr... uug...

12 December 2004, 09:01 AM
Great stuff everyone.. this is mine - special thanks goes to Tuzz who hosted this :]
Used Photoshop to draw each of the flashing lights, and ImageReady to animate them, pretty simple.
About an hour and a half. I hate ImageReady - it has no smudge tool !!!

12 December 2004, 09:30 AM
Righto, this one's 270kb so probably not a good idea to post it inline :)

Man, animations are hard work! 3-4 hrs, Photoshop + ImageReady.


12 December 2004, 11:08 AM
Alice, you keep asking for that spanking, don't you?

Goro, that's funny man. Yeah that's right, I can summon Supervlieg and Vitriolic. Beware...

Patroclo, excellent animation!

Roberto, there's my book! Been looking for that for a long time, thought I lost it...

12 December 2004, 11:18 AM
Great job guys. I don't know yet how to do anime. Beautiful work;

The Gunslinger
12 December 2004, 02:01 PM
Wacom.... PS + ImageReady... 3.5 hours or so. Wow. I had no idea it was that hard to animate a gif.... I'm pretty content with my product, though.

12 December 2004, 02:37 PM
Vitriolic — Hysterical
Art2 — very cool!
GOT — Nice Explosion!
Sir Patroclo — nice motion suggestion
Roberto — Good to see you post! Was that in Flash or Image Ready?
robinayles — very funny
zzackmann — nice sequence
gunslinger — WTF?...LOL

12 December 2004, 03:10 PM
Really good work everyone!

Sir P - it didn't have to include Avatar's, some of us just did that for fun.

Vitriolic - AWESOME!!

Queensoul - love your new Christmas Avatar!

12 December 2004, 06:34 PM
uhmm... thanks cLos... but I haven't posted an animgif yet...
You're not meaning that lil humiliating gif Alice had made now didn't you?

12 December 2004, 08:30 PM
...but I've been saying that for many years so, by now it's probably gone. Most likely I mean to complement you for something else and just "ganged-up" my comments. Anyway, great job! :thumbsup:

12 December 2004, 08:33 PM
2nd try:

I've spent two hours for just six frames:scream:. Photopaint/Wacom

12 December 2004, 09:43 PM
Vitriolic, that's very very funny and also well done. Congratulations. You're surely winning this.

Goro, RobertoOrtiz really funny :thumbsup:

Got, cool perspective... and big explosion :D

Sir Patroclo and FridayEve yours have a lot of feeling and style. Good work.

I like pixel art very much (if that's what it's called - graphics like those in 320x200 adventure games) and I'll try some of that. If I finish something it I'll post it here later.

12 December 2004, 01:46 AM

A little late but better then nothing. about 1 hours in flash.

12 December 2004, 02:15 AM
augustus - very cute I like it:thumbsup:

the bigxer - nice work on the facial animation...hmmm exploding brains:bounce:

12 December 2004, 11:49 AM
15 min, photoshop. Trackball.

12 December 2004, 09:26 PM

Nice stuff from all of you. Really good ones, heres my tribute to you^^ I wanted to make something for this topic but couldnt find anything to do untill now:)

Never tryed to do something like this, so used 2 hours in PS and 15 min to compile the frames in IR

12 December 2004, 10:01 PM
Vitriolic — Hysterical
Art2 — very cool!
GOT — Nice Explosion!
Sir Patroclo — nice motion suggestion
Roberto — Good to see you post! Was that in Flash or Image Ready?
robinayles — very funny
zzackmann — nice sequence
gunslinger — WTF?...LOL
Saludos cLos71!

bbelieve it or not I used a Gif animation program that comes with PSP.

PS Vas a la isla?

12 December 2004, 10:14 PM
y'all rock. i haven't had time to post recently but these are awesome! :)

12 December 2004, 12:14 AM
Saludos cLos71!

bbelieve it or not I used a Gif animation program that comes with PSP.

PS Vas a la isla?

Cool, I will probably post my GIF tonight, maybe. It's been nuts at work, what nerve for me not to have time during work hours to work on my sketches/personal work. TeeHee :twisted:

ps—Absolutely! :bounce: Dec22 Flight leaves at 5:45am by 10:30am estoy en Viejo San Juan con un vaso de coquito! :thumbsup: Y tu?

12 December 2004, 02:53 PM
Going home in the 22th.
God help me, mom will fatten me up!

12 December 2004, 03:23 PM
That's great that you guys are getting to go home for the holidays. My son, his wife and kids are living in the United Arab Emirates right now - but they are coming home to visit for the holidays, and I'm SO EXCITED! I can hardly wait to see them. They get in on 12/20 and will be here till 1/2.

Roberto - go ahead and let your mom fatten you up some. WE mom people just LIVE for that kind of thing, you know! :) Where is "home" for you anyway?

12 December 2004, 03:26 PM
Haahaha, Roberto has a MOM, hahaha!

Umm.. I mean.

Forget it.

12 December 2004, 09:19 PM robinayles said, Moms love to do that. I certainly miss my home cooking, and the whole celebration, is once a year, why not! Splurge, you still have 5 months till summer to work it out :D

12 December 2004, 03:56 AM
title: my left hand.
sofware and hardware used: photoshop cs, adobe image ready, pecil, papers, wacom. spend about 4 hrs.

12 December 2004, 11:31 AM
let me tell you my life story said the little man with a feather in his cap...

painter / image ready/ ~1hr...lost track of time :)

Nice topic...My first animation too!

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