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How can I use an AVI as my signature?
    #22957953 - 02/29/16 10:49 AM (5 years, 3 days ago)

Hey guys!

Today I downloaded Adobe After Effects and spent pretty much all day editing/animating my signature.
I finished it and realised there is no way to save/export it as a .GIF :mad2:

I exported it as a .AVI and tried to use an online AVI to GIF converter but the file was too large (300mb+), so I downloaded a few different freeware/shareware video to GIF converters and the only ones that work lose like 80% of the quality which is a big deal for me...

Is there an easy way to make my video file a GIF or is there any other file formats (animated) that I could use?

Thanks!

-Edit-

I managed to save each frame as an image file (899 images all up) but whenever I import them into a gif making program it changes the animation speed and the resulting gif is low quality and pixely.


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22958452 - 02/29/16 02:08 PM (5 years, 3 days ago)

try ulead gif animator and work on it till its the right size


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: chameleon303]
    #22958510 - 02/29/16 02:42 PM (5 years, 3 days ago)

Now why wont it work as my sig :frown:

Nevermind - had to change a setting under my account.

It still looks blurry/low quality :frown: (unless its just my eyes from being in front of the computer for so long lol)

I give up for now, thanks anyway!


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Edited by wolfiewolfie (02/29/16 02:47 PM)


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22959088 - 02/29/16 06:29 PM (5 years, 2 days ago)

oh i raad your edit, you could try to import the pics to sony vegas > avi > ulead gif anim > :smile:


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: chameleon303]
    #22959101 - 02/29/16 06:34 PM (5 years, 2 days ago)

I use gifcam to make gifs from videos. 

http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam/

899 frames is a fuckload for a sig tho.  I don't know if there is a bandwith limit for sig images but that will definitely be taxing on people's computer.


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: chameleon303]
    #22959111 - 02/29/16 06:37 PM (5 years, 2 days ago)

Go to Photoshop, and go to

File -> Import -> Video Frames to Layers

Check the box that says Make Frame Animation.

You can choose some options here depending on how many frames you want, what range in the video.

Once done, File -> Save for Web and choose one of the gif options.

I don't know if this works with avi files, might have to convert it to MP4 first. I may be wrong about that though.


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: PatrickKn]
    #22959298 - 02/29/16 07:45 PM (5 years, 2 days ago)

Thanks guys! Ill check it out tonight.

This is what I have so far
http://i.imgur.com/TnyOSKP.gif
Its currently my sig but nobody seems to be able to see it :/


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22962139 - 03/01/16 03:46 PM (5 years, 2 days ago)

Quote:

wolfiewolfie said:
This is what I have so far
http://i.imgur.com/TnyOSKP.gif
Its currently my sig but nobody seems to be able to see it :/





nice look forward to seeing your finished avatar


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PatrickKn said:
Go to Photoshop, and go to

File -> Import -> Video Frames to Layers

Check the box that says Make Frame Animation.

You can choose some options here depending on how many frames you want, what range in the video.

Once done, File -> Save for Web and choose one of the gif options.

I don't know if this works with avi files, might have to convert it to MP4 first. I may be wrong about that though.




hey it works :smile:, you learn something new evry day!  http://imgur.com/bfpA8gy
only in 32bit ps though i noticed


Edited by chameleon303 (03/01/16 03:52 PM)


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22962202 - 03/01/16 04:06 PM (5 years, 1 day ago)

So your sig is supposed to be moving right?


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: superfunawesome]
    #22963380 - 03/01/16 09:51 PM (5 years, 1 day ago)

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So your sig is supposed to be moving right?



Not right now its just a static jpg until I get this GIF sorted. This is what its supposed to be:  http://i.imgur.com/TnyOSKP.gif

When I use the imgur link as my sig not everyone can see it (most people have offsite content blocked) so I'm trying to upload it to the shroomery to use it, however the gif is like 50mb. The smallest I can get it down to is 7mb without losing too much quality, which is still well above the 512kb upload limit :frown:


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Edited by wolfiewolfie (03/01/16 09:55 PM)


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22963526 - 03/01/16 10:29 PM (5 years, 1 day ago)

That new one looks awesome man! Good work! :thumbup:


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: superfunawesome]
    #22963586 - 03/01/16 10:47 PM (5 years, 1 day ago)

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That new one looks awesome man! Good work! :thumbup:



Thanks dude :smile:

Does anyone know if its even possible to get that gif down to 512kb or less? Or is there any chance of an admin giving me a 'one off' 50mb upload? :lol:


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22966334 - 03/02/16 06:54 PM (5 years, 21 hours ago)

firstly the image isn't square so it will look a bit od but it shouldn't be hard to scale down in ps to get it smaller in mb


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: chameleon303]
    #22981554 - 03/07/16 04:29 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

So I gave up on that sig and just made a whole new one, which I'm pretty sure is working now v

Thanks anyway guys!!


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22981556 - 03/07/16 04:31 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

Woah dude that's cool! Good work!


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: superfunawesome]
    #22981663 - 03/07/16 07:26 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

For anyone interested I ended up exporting from after effects as an AVI then used Virtualdub to convert to GIF.
The file size went from roughly 50mb to 2mb with virtually no quality loss.


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22981666 - 03/07/16 07:28 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

You should get rid of the drop shadow.

It really bothers me that the drop shadow doesn't move when the letters do. Just my inner perfectionist I guess.

Other than that, it's pretty sick man!


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: Psychonautica]
    #22981761 - 03/07/16 08:42 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

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You should get rid of the drop shadow.

It really bothers me that the drop shadow doesn't move when the letters do. Just my inner perfectionist I guess.

Other than that, it's pretty sick man!




It's not a drop shadow, the avi doesn't have it but the gif does so I'm assuming it's due to the conversion. It annoys me too but I cant get rid of it :frown:


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: wolfiewolfie]
    #22985682 - 03/08/16 02:46 PM (4 years, 11 months ago)

glad you sorted it but i actually played arround in ps and made a cropped gif but even the "smaller" full colour one was 17mb and a vastly smaller one with minimal colours was still too big for an avatar though i could upload that one here


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Re: How can I use an AVI as my signature? [Re: chameleon303]
    #22987658 - 03/09/16 02:11 AM (4 years, 11 months ago)

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glad you sorted it but i actually played arround in ps and made a cropped gif but even the "smaller" full colour one was 17mb and a vastly smaller one with minimal colours was still too big for an avatar though i could upload that one here




Honestly try virtualdub (freeware), without it I couldn't get my gif under like 20mb. It puts out the lowest file size out of any other program while maintaining quality.

It works by only recording changes from the initial image (or something like that) opposed to recording a full image each frame.


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