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PostSubject: How to make an Animated GIF Avatar   How to make an Animated GIF Avatar EmptySat Jul 12, 2014 9:42 pm

How to make an Animated GIF Avatar SdGUN8x

This was my first attempt, but I think it came out pretty good! (Pats on the head for auntie  Rolling Eyes ). This is what I did to get the GIF with the rounded border.

What I used: They're free and I checked the downloads at https://www.virustotal.com/en/ which checks them for viruses, worms, trojans, and malware.

Downloads:
CamStudio 2.7.2 r326  Softpedia Secure Download

Microsoft GIF Animator  Snapfiles.com

Online:
Online Image Editor.com

imgur  Image Hosting



Quick walk-through:


  • Use Camstudio to take the video, and save.
  • Open Microsoft GIF Animator, and extract the video.
  •      (The file will be located in My Documents/My CamStudio Videos.)
  • Remove the unnecessary frames from the beginning and end of the video.
  • Click the "Make GIF" button.
  • Optional: use an image editor to add the rounded border.
  • Upload the GIF to a photo sharing site, I used imgur.
  • Copy the BBCode and paste into the "Link to an off-site Avatar" in your Profile under "Avatar"
  • Save.........Bask in the glory of your cleverness Spinning 



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More In-Depth:

  • Download CamStudio, instal, and open.
  • Click on Region, and select Region.  This will allow you to click and drag to create the area on your screen you will record. 


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  • Get whatever you're going to record up and running.  I used the Sims 4 CAS Demo. After you click the red record button click and drag over the area you want to record. You can make it a bit larger than you need to make sure you get all the action into the frame.  Later you can crop the image if need be.
  • Click the blue button to stop recording. 


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  • Open up the Video to GIF converter.  Browse for your video in My Documents/My CamStudio Videos, and open it.



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  • Our can be no larger than 150x200 pixels.  You can set the width now to 150px, or if you have extra screen around the image, you can wait and crop the image later. Set to the highest frame per second, and click next.




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  • Now, you can click on each frame and watch your animation move.  I started at the top and kept clicking till I found where the action started, and took note of the Frame#, then did the same from the last frame up to where the action ends. Then I went back and removed the ones not needed.



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  • I left it on normal quality, but you can see it's a bit grainy, so next time I'll try the Excellent Quality option.
  • Click "Make GIF". It will save to the same folder.



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  • I used the online image editor, but I'm sure you can use your own image editor.
  • Go here... http://www.online-image-editor.com/ Then browse for your gif.
  • You'll have options to crop and resize if needed, then you can add a border, and round the corners if you want to. There are other fun options like adding text too.
  • "Save Image Local" when finished, and click the "Save File" when prompted.
  • The file should be in your Downloads folder unless you changed where your downloads go by default.



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  • Upload to your photo sharing site.
  • Copy the BBCode and paste into the "Link to an off-site Avatar" in your Profile under "Avatar"
  • Save.........Bask in the glory of your cleverness Spinning




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PostSubject: Re: How to make an Animated GIF Avatar   How to make an Animated GIF Avatar EmptySun Jul 13, 2014 4:41 pm

Post your creations here so we can see them altogether! MeMeMe

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PostSubject: Re: How to make an Animated GIF Avatar   How to make an Animated GIF Avatar EmptyMon Jul 14, 2014 9:55 am

I got an warning that CamStudio Setup v2 exe is malicious and it was blocked by chrome. Weird. It is an .exe file, I wonder if that is what prompted it?

I found my Photoscape program had an animated gif area so I came up with this one:

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PostSubject: Re: How to make an Animated GIF Avatar   How to make an Animated GIF Avatar EmptyMon Jul 14, 2014 7:15 pm

Hmm, I didn't get the notice from Firefox. My Norton, and Malware Bytes both scan any downloads I make to my computer, and will quarantine or delete anything bad.

Yours looks great! I used to have photoscape, I should download it again.  Cool 


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I wonder if I can use my Adobe programs for this? I know I can make videos and save as gif, but I may have to do the actual animation myself.
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@auntielynds wrote:
Yours looks great!

Thank you  Smile 

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How do you make them do all that silly stuff while filming?
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I just pick a trait and then have to be fast to take a picture....using printscreen button on my pc.

They do little animations for each trait.

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Oh yes, of cause Smile
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They're both very cool!
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