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Daninel Johansson
Bring in an animated 'loader' .gif file (transparently) to AE?
on May 17, 2010 at 4:58:10 am

Alright, i know it doesn't work to put in animated .gif files with transparently to After Effects.
It will be white background when doing it.
Have been trying to key it out, but its not working.

So my only idea that's left is also to make them all to still images, to PNG files with transparently.


I also want this loader, to be animated in After Effects, same time and speed if possible.
http://i42.tinypic.com/k9go6p.gif

What i done so far was to open it with ImageReady, get it over to PhotoShop where i saved all the 31 frames/imges by hand, took around 5 min.
Problary any free software that can handle this in 1 secound? If so, would be fun to have next time i need this.


So the next step, i haven't done for the reason i don't have any idea how i can get 1,5 frames in After Effects.

i'll also know how many frames i'll be needing for this.
Because its 31 frames and each frame is 0,05 secounds long, i've count it out already

"I got also 31 images from the loader which should be 0,05 secounds each.
So i made 31 images * 0,05 secounds = 1,55 secounds

And then to see how many frames 1,55 secounds should be.
I take 29,97 * 1,55 secounds = 46,4535

So also, like 46 frames?
Or if i take 30 * 1,55 secounds = which is 46,5

So i need an half frame to make it perfect great?
Anyway, also need get out how much 1 image will have in frames
46 / 31 = 1,5 (around that)
So 1 and a half frame.. how i get a half frame?"
- from my thread at VC.


But after this one, even if i would figure this out, maybee make it to 1 or 2, which will be 50% faster or 50% slower than the original.
It will take alot of time to place these out, in the right place in timeline.
Will have to slice them all by hand.

Wonder if there's any shortcut there too or something.



Here's the whole thing, also the 31 images, a PSD file (with all the 31 imagelayers and frames (PS CS2) and the .gif file (that also are above in this thread).
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SIXL17FW


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Bring in an animated 'loader' .gif file (transparently) to AE?
on May 17, 2010 at 6:21:53 pm

Why fool around with animated gifs? Why not simply create the animation in After Effects?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Daninel Johansson
Re: Bring in an animated 'loader' .gif file (transparently) to AE?
on May 17, 2010 at 9:58:05 pm

I can't create this loader in After Effects. It would be even harder and would take even more time.
How would it be made than?
With just solid there i take mask to cut them to small circles or whatever i want it to look like.
And then have to place them exactly in a circle and then animate them all.

I guess it will take smaller time to do my way.
Which i'll do tomorrow because it doesn't anyway seem to be any other way to solve it on.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Bring in an animated 'loader' .gif file (transparently) to AE?
on May 18, 2010 at 7:00:15 pm

[Daninel Johansson] "I can't create this loader in After Effects. It would be even harder and would take even more time. How would it be made than? ...I guess it will take smaller time to do my way. "

If that's how you feel, I have a couple of links that you should find EXTREMELY valuable:

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.h...

http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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