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Making .gifs of Your Characters!

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DewyMossEmpire
10.17.2013 , 07:52 AM | #1
Hello peoples. I'd like to make an offer to the community! I recently posted a .gif I made of my Darth on the forums & people seemed to really like it. So! If anyone would like a .gif of their char....I'd be happy to help make one for you =]

I play on the Begereny Colony, Eldergame on both factions.

• Tenaden - Republic, 55, Guardian, Tank.
• Qϋor-οq'Lepton - Empire, 55, Juggernaut, Tank.
• Borilius - Republic. 55, Commando, Healer.

& a bunch more chars that are all over the place in levels, but those are my mains.

Example of a .gif! This one I made is of Lepton.
http://www.gifti.me/i/z2JuTLS4.gif

So get in touch with me in-game if you'd like to have some .gifs made C: if I'm not online just add me to your FL.

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VitalityPrime
10.17.2013 , 07:57 AM | #2
Any chance you could give the details on how to do it here?
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DewyMossEmpire
10.17.2013 , 08:07 AM | #3
Well it takes many steps, & making .gifs at a viewable resolution without destroying its quality can be tricky. The way I do it is capture the action I'm looking for in-game with a program like FRAPs, then I use Photoshop to convert the frames of the video into hundreds of layers. From there you can edit the layers & save it into a .gif, adjusting for resolution, quality, length, speed of the .gif, etc.

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YoshiRaphElan
10.17.2013 , 01:37 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by DewyMossEmpire View Post
So cool.

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AshlaBoga
10.17.2013 , 01:49 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by DewyMossEmpire View Post
Well it takes many steps, & making .gifs at a viewable resolution without destroying its quality can be tricky. The way I do it is capture the action I'm looking for in-game with a program like FRAPs, then I use Photoshop to convert the frames of the video into hundreds of layers. From there you can edit the layers & save it into a .gif, adjusting for resolution, quality, length, speed of the .gif, etc.
Hmmm, the underlined seems complicated. I'm not on your server, but if I send you my FRAPS (only like 20 seconds worth) is that enough for you to make a .gif? I don't think I'll be able to pull it off.
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DewyMossEmpire
10.17.2013 , 01:52 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by AshlaBoga View Post
Hmmm, the underlined seems complicated. I'm not on your server, but if I send you my FRAPS (only like 20 seconds worth) is that enough for you to make a .gif? I don't think I'll be able to pull it off.
Yeah for sure, if you want to upload your video clips to Mediafire or something, I could dload them, & then I'll just need you to explain what you'd like your .gif to show.

A few pointers:
• Set FRAPs to record at full quality.
• Alt + Z in-game to toggle the HUD, so none of the aspects get in way of the video.
• If you're going to be in combat, turn off all of the Flytext & Nameplates during the recording.
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You'll notice that in the .gifs I made, there are no HUD aspects or Flytext or Nameplates. You don't ~have to do this, but it looks more like a clip from a cinematic or a movie this way. Your choice!

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DewyMossEmpire
10.17.2013 , 11:47 PM | #8
http://i.minus.com/ipVUX0O75bvSg.gif

Another .gif! Discovering Power on the Homeworld…

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slafko
10.18.2013 , 12:01 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DewyMossEmpire View Post
.gifs of my Commando, Borilius.
http://i.minus.com/iTnyXlSt7Rb91.gif
I love how the gif captures the intelligence of companions.

"Aw man that Twi'lek last night had some moves - Da***'s goin' on!?"
"Oh, right! TIEM TO GET MAH RIFLE LOLZ!"
"On second thought, I'll throw this grenade here. CATCH THIS!"
"Where did my rifle go? Ah, there it is. Pew-pew!"


Idiots.

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ToMyMa
10.18.2013 , 06:27 AM | #10
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I love how the gif captures the intelligence of companions.

"Aw man that Twi'lek last night had some moves - Da***'s goin' on!?"
"Oh, right! TIEM TO GET MAH RIFLE LOLZ!"
"On second thought, I'll throw this grenade here. CATCH THIS!"
"Where did my rifle go? Ah, there it is. Pew-pew!"


Idiots.
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