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Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Crisu » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:41 pm

Hello, friends. We're looking for talented volunteers to help us out with animated gifs for our new Phase II faces this year. We are doing females only; Male tournament will have regular avatars.

Here is the line-up, along with what we have so far from previous years:

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Yukinoshita Yukino vs Eucliwood Hellscythe

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Yoshino vs Yūki Asuna

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Sakura Chiyo vs Aoyama Nanami

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Shiro vs Shiina Mashiro

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Onodera Kosaki vs Saber

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Jibril vs Chitanda Eru

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Yuigahama Yui vs Makise Kurisu

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Kirisaki Chitoge vs Aragaki Ayase


If you are able to produce some gifs for us, here are some guidelines:

1. The animated scene should be loopable ... or the transition between end and restart should be smooth.
2. Runtime should be a few seconds, so it doesn't repeat too quickly. Probably 4 to 6 seconds.
3. The target file size should about 250kb. Less is better, but please don't go overboard.
4. The pixel size must be 128 x 102. We cannot be flexible on this so please observe this condition, strictly.
5. No borders nor rounded corners. Again, please observe this, strictly.
(Edit: new guidelines)
6. Do not alter the aspect ratio of the image. It is very noticeable.
7. A portion of the animation (about a second) should be still or have little movement, so voters have a moment to focus on the character's face.
8. If the file size is too large, do not drop frames throughout the animation. Instead: a) crop from beginning or end, or b) reduce number of colors

Thank you!
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Sphire » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:04 pm

Yoh! Quoting the Gen Disc thread I put these in earlier for Sakura Chiyo:
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I'm not going to place dibs on Sakura or anyone else, as I think the more the merrier. Plus, others may make much better ones (that Mashiro one is so good). I might try some more for Sakura, and see if I can get anything good for the OreGairu girls.
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Hikari-chan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:57 am

i made a chitoge!

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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by 10ZHAbin » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:26 am

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Makise Kurisu x1Show
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I think I made some others earlier on, but I can't remember where I put it in my computer.
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by kukimunstir » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:39 am

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i tried. sorry for the low quality
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by houreki » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:45 am

Made these two, I don't know if they are usefull though

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I don't know how to do the transition orz
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Hikari-chan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:46 am

houreki wrote:Made these two, I don't know if they are usefull though

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I don't know how to do the transition orz
I'm on my phone right now so I can't use images to help, but if you are using Imageready, you can select the last frame and using the animation menu, select "tween" and use the first frame.

To do this manually, you will need the final frame and the first frame's image layers to be visible, and then lower the opacity of the top layer gradually. Say you want three frames of transition: then you'll have four frames of your final layer where the final layer goes 100%, 66%, 33%, and 0% opacity. Then, if you did it right, it should fade to the very first frame of your gif.

again if this is confusing, maybe someone can post image screenshots, or i can do it much later tomorrow when i have time. thanks for all the submissions so far everyone!

edit: in the case of your gifs i don't think you really need it since it feels pretty smooth, but maybe for the second one !
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Kiwigiwi » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:53 am

Dam... I was hoping I could do some for guys.. is there a specific program you can use for this or do we have to use whatever we have like photoshop?

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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Hikari-chan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:34 am

Kurogarasu wrote:Dam... I was hoping I could do some for guys.. is there a specific program you can use for this or do we have to use whatever we have like photoshop?
I use ImageReady in combination with my Photoshop, but you are welcome to use Photoshop or whatever suits you best! Photoshop from CS3(?) and up will have animating tools embedded within the program, you might just need a tutorial or two for your particular version!

I also believe you can make them in GIMP too!!

And for everyone: if you don't have the tools or time to make them, please post episode numbers and times that you think would make good gifs!! that can also be a great deal of help for anyone interested in making them!!
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by DaystarRoga » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:19 pm

This might help~ :bigsmile:
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Sphire » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:58 pm

I was trying to find nice sections for Yukino, but ended up finding decent Yui parts, so:

Yuigahama Yui (slight variety between the first 2, and I know the third isn't really feasible):

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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by smartboyhw » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:08 pm

You only need to download a free GIF maker really. I used that for Kotori's GIF last year and that is the winning GIF.

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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by kukimunstir » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:12 pm

Kurogarasu wrote:Dam... I was hoping I could do some for guys.. is there a specific program you can use for this or do we have to use whatever we have like photoshop?
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  • Freemake crop video, choose scene/part i want
  • Free Vid to JPG convert vid to image(jpg)
  • Irfanview quick viewing/estimating how much to crop/resize
  • FSResizer batch crop,resize, bright/con/gamma/sat/color/sharpen/blur quite a lot of handy tools
  • Microsoft Gif Animator for obvious reason. i hate that i have to manually load the files one by one and have to do it in backward order. but it gave me prettier,smoother result than Photoscape. annoying but i like it the best
  • AnimateGif excellent quality. used to be my fav until i realized that there's white dot in the corner of the gif created. uninstall worthy
Image muh tools , until just now. I learned that I can file>scripts>load files into stacks and animate them basically do em all using photoshop(i use cs3). what have i been doing with my life?

I'm not sure which ver you're using but here's something
Easy way to create animated gif Adobe Photoshop (ver CS3)
and yea that's a lot of online ones if you don't want to download the tools.
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Kiwigiwi » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:19 pm

OOoOoOooOoOoOOoo!! Thank you Kuki!! I tried to make some gifs of my own though..I'm having trouble finding episodes with scenes I find would fit as a gif, as well as downloading said video to gif / frame makers.

I really appreciate everyone's suggestions though!! Sorry that I won't be of much help in this area ;;

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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by houreki » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:58 pm

Hikari-chan wrote: I'm on my phone right now so I can't use images to help, but if you are using Imageready, you can select the last frame and using the animation menu, select "tween" and use the first frame.

To do this manually, you will need the final frame and the first frame's image layers to be visible, and then lower the opacity of the top layer gradually. Say you want three frames of transition: then you'll have four frames of your final layer where the final layer goes 100%, 66%, 33%, and 0% opacity. Then, if you did it right, it should fade to the very first frame of your gif.

again if this is confusing, maybe someone can post image screenshots, or i can do it much later tomorrow when i have time. thanks for all the submissions so far everyone!

edit: in the case of your gifs i don't think you really need it since it feels pretty smooth, but maybe for the second one !
I'm using Photoshop, but is the same process??
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Sphire » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:32 am

Got some done for Yukinon (1st is kinda... :P and the 4th is a slightly slower version of the 3rd):

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Kurogarasu wrote:I'm having trouble finding episodes with scenes I find would fit as a gif
When in need (or I don't care for the show itself), there are always AMVs or random Youtube clips that might highlight something worthwhile.
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by 10ZHAbin » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:54 am

I use GIMP.
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Crisu » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:24 pm

You're all amazing! Thanks for your submissions. :) Top post is updated. More gifs are welcome if you want to provide more choices or improve on existing ones.
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Sphire » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:40 pm

Ah, haha, I mess around too much sometimes, changing random things. I hadn't realised most were already chosen, so I did a couple more:

Updated 1 Chiyo pic:
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I love how expressive Chiyo is throughout the series. I won't bother updating the other 2 gifs cause I don't think those are much good.

I also made 1 Jibril gif:
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This is probably bit too fun and the chosen one is pretty awesome anyway. But I had fun rewatching scenes from NGNL. Gold show.

Edit extra: Thought I'd try and make the Yukinon gif smoother. Feel free to use whichever:
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Re: Help - Animated gifs for 2015 Phase II

Post by Just » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:59 am

I think the GIFs for girls are progressing well with help from so many of you amazing guys 0 0 Great thanks to all! ><

So, is there any chance we'll also be getting GIFs for Male? ><
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