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ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 15:24
by SandRider
can one of you kids combine these two avatars,
so that Frank fades in and out of the frame ?

slowly, too, stays gone for quite a while, then sorta skips back in and breaks up again ...
like the Lost Signal from Outer Space ...

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Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 16:30
by lotek
I'm not sure how to do that but it's a good way to learn :)

EDIT
in fact I already knew

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 16:37
by lotek
almost there but I need to resize Frank's pic to match the size of the static

using photofiltre's GIF tool makes the whole process piss easy though :)

I could explain how it's done that even (insert your favourite dumbfuck's name) could do it :)

EDIT
that's the first draft
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The speed and frequency of the appearance of Frank's benevolent face can be changed.
It's like a flip book basically, you chose at what speed the pages flip and how often an image is repeated.
(see I told you I could make it simple so that even (insert your favourite dumbfuck's name) could understand)

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 16:50
by lotek
here we go
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Let me know if that's what you had in mind, all the factors mentionned above can be altered to your needs :)

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 16:54
by lotek
if you find a gif of that blank point on a black screen that usually comes up when images flicker behind static
(sorry I'm shit at describing this)

I could add it for extra effect, or anything else for that matter

The only limit would be the speed of the connection that will have to deal with it.

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 17:08
by SandChigger
lotek wrote:here we go
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Peek-a-boo Frank! Peek-a-boo Frank! Peek-a-boo Frank! Peek-a-boo Frank! Peek-a-boo Frank! Peek...

I could do that all day! :lol:

(Interesting interpretation of the word "fade". ;) )

Edit:

OK, a more helpful comment: Can you control the transparency of both images? Set it up with about 9 steps (you're using six now, right?) with the static at 100% opaque at the beginning and Frank 100% transparent, then just step down on the static and up on Frank until you're at 50%/50% in the middle and keep going. Play with the delay and you should get a nicer fade effect.

Sorry to butt in, if you already know all this. ;)

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 17:20
by lotek
no please feel free to comment, this was just a quick draft and a basic use of the GIF maker, me not so used to tha fancy stuff now mista :) (I haven't got a fuckin clue what accent I'm doing here; if I am doing one)

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 19:44
by DuneFishUK
Static is just black-and-white noise, which most image progs can create. A few frames of that, fade in FH and maybe even add a few horizontal lines if you could make it work. Like lotek said - piss easy :)


(I'd offer to have a go myself if I hadn't had all those pints of Guzzler :obscene-drinkingcheers: )

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 15 Dec 2010 20:20
by SandChigger
(OK, that explains all the pissing. :lol: )

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 13:41
by lotek
I knew some people would like that :whistle:
edit
thanks for your advice, both of you
I know how to do but I didn't know what to do; if you see what I mean :)

Re: ATTN: .gif wizards

Posted: 17 Dec 2010 16:42
by Eyes High
Yeah, I think it would look better at a slower fade. Like the trying to get the station in 30 years ago on the old UFH channel