?

Log in

No account? Create an account

[icon] Animated icons.... - River's Run My Flow Of Ideas
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.
View:--liketheriver's fics at FF.net--. --likethekoschka's fics at FF.net--. --likethekoschka's LJ--. --River's Master Fic List--. --River's Twitter Fic Master File--.

Security:
Subject:Animated icons....
Time:04:05 pm

Can anyone tell me how to make/load an animated icon?  I've seen them all over the place but can't figure out how to animate something that meets the requirements of the userpics being jpg or similar.  I admit I'm a moron with these things, but I can usually pick up on them quickly.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

pebbles: Drop a pebble Previous Entry Share Next Entry


dru_evilista
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-13 11:43 pm (UTC)
A animated icon needs to be gif. To make one you need a program that can do that (I dunno I don't have one of those, or that skill...) Or find one you like, save making sure to save as gif, then upload like any other icon then...*points to pic* Tada! Movement!
(Reply) (Thread)


liketheriverrun
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-14 05:23 am (UTC)
See? I learn something new every day. I had no idea about the gif vs jpg. Thanks for the info! And see comments below for link to program that can do the animation. Sooooo totally cool and easy to use!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


liresius
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-14 12:05 am (UTC)
There are really good tutorials at icon_tutorial You can hunt through their archives and find tutorials that are done for your Animation programme (whether Animation Shop - for PSP, or Image Ready for Photo Shop or some other).

Generally, if you want one of those very smooth mini-movie type ones you need to keep the moving part a fair bit smaller than the 100x100 icon size. But if you want a normal one with less number of frames it can be 100x100. The number of frames can vary and you need to play around to keep it under LJ sizes.

Sorry I'm off to work now but I'll help more later if I can.
(Reply) (Thread)


liketheriverrun
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-14 05:21 am (UTC)
I can never seem to find these tutorials. But now that I look at your post again I see it's a community not a help item under LJ. For now I'm just playing with the normal changing scenes one. But it's good info regarding the others. Thanks so much!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


liresius
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-14 06:58 am (UTC)
I found it all pretty confusing myself, at first and I still haven't mastered the making of animated icons yet.

Just for later, if you get serious, here's the list of memories at icon_tutorial. Just have a fish around in animation and animation shop.

http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=icon_tutorial
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


liresius
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-14 12:17 am (UTC)
An easy way is to use this link where you just upload the frames and they make it for you http://animator.iconator.com/animator.php,

which is where I made this one *points*
(Reply) (Thread)


liketheriverrun
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-14 05:19 am (UTC)
Oh, this is *exactly* what I was looking for!!! Thanks so much!!!!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)


liresius
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-14 06:58 am (UTC)
Glad to help!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)

anonymousaussie
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-16 11:45 am (UTC)
Or there's a way to make your own, frame by frame.
http://www.freewareweb.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?ID=288
Microsoft gif Animator.

It's what I use, although admittedly my stargate avvie is borrowed wihout permission. The program is very simple and easy to use, if a little clumsy.

BTW, I have broadband now! :D
(Reply) (Thread)


liketheriverrun
Link:(Link)
Time:2007-07-18 01:30 pm (UTC)
Yay for broadband! And I'll have to check out the freeware this weekend. The other program that was rec'd to me builds it frame by frame but that's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)

[icon] Animated icons.... - River's Run My Flow Of Ideas
View:Recent Entries.
View:Archive.
View:Friends.
View:Profile.
View:--liketheriver's fics at FF.net--. --likethekoschka's fics at FF.net--. --likethekoschka's LJ--. --River's Master Fic List--. --River's Twitter Fic Master File--.