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    The Introduction Thread

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    The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:40 am

    Dear Members, Friends, and fellow Experts,

    On behalf of the entire ETS community, we extend our greetings to all new members who have joined recently. Please feel free to introduce yourself in this thread, if you like, and tell us a little about yourself...such as where you're from, how you found out about ETS, etc.

    And, if you're only a guest reading this post, we invite you to join today, and become another happy expert! farao We'd love to have you, and we would certainly appreciate it if you join our group. We always welcome new members at ETS.


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Bad Wolf on Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:07 pm

    hola ^_^
    thanks for the invite.
    umm hi *waves* my name is Jacquelynn and well .. what would u like to know ? lol seriously.. lots to tell, so i'll just leave it with .. i'll be around Wink
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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:54 am

    Hey Bad Wolf, welcome to the ETS Forums. guitar
    Thanks for joining up. I didn't think you would, but I thought I would just give it a shot. Smile

    (I need to fix that poll box...^_^)

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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Bad Wolf on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:19 pm

    lol yea, its all white before u post lol
    thx.. yea thats one of my old sigs (a couple years old i think)
    what program r u using for your graphics ?
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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:28 pm

    Bad Wolf wrote:lol yea, its all white before u post lol
    thx.. yea thats one of my old sigs (a couple years old i think)
    what program r u using for your graphics ?
    I use different programs for different things. Wink
    I created my sig with Inkscape. For animation, I use Synfig (a free open source program) sometimes, though its not the most user-friendly appplication. Say, you wouldn't happen to know of a good free program that handles animated .gifs, would you?

    I have tried several, but liked none of them that much, because the ones I tried did not allow you to adjust the size of an animated gif image (as a whole, instead of individual frames), and if it did, the frames wouldn't overlap, so its hard to tell the relative positions, and adjust accordingly.

    I've got an idea for a 3d animation program, that I'm thinking about writing (I'm studying programming), though it will take a while. Anyways, I'm about to lose Internet access by the 14th of this month, since my wireless ISP is about to get rid of his network (I only connect wireless, on a laptop). Cry So I'll be gone from here for a while, me thinks, though I'll eventually come back, and continue working on ETS (I've got many ideas for this site, BTW; just need to implement them when i get some time).


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Bad Wolf on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:32 pm

    i havent done to much animation but when adjusting the animated gifs for my rpg mods (and for the majority of my graphics creations) i use Gimp

    they have a seperate animation plug in u have to download but its open source and free ^_^
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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:37 pm

    Bad Wolf wrote:i havent done to much animation but when adjusting the animated gifs for my rpg mods (and for the majority of my graphics creations) i use Gimp

    they have a seperate animation plug in u have to download but its open source and free ^_^
    Yeh, I have Gimp too (along with Photoshop), but I didn't think Gimp does animation that well. I use Gimp sometimes to separate animated .gif images into the separate frames, which I then paste into new files. Photoshop can't handle animated .gifs at all. Cry
    It would be nice if there were a free software that does it all, and for that purpose, I'm planning to write one.


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Bad Wolf on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:53 pm

    i know ive used gimp to resize animated gifs
    i havent uploaded the animated package to it yet, so i have very little experience in making new ones.

    write your own. awesome ! open source. that's what its for Wink
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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:58 pm

    Bad Wolf wrote:i know ive used gimp to resize animated gifs
    i havent uploaded the animated package to it yet, so i have very little experience in making new ones.

    write your own. awesome ! open source. that's what its for Wink
    Yeh, when I complete the first version of it, I'll probably turn it over to the open source community.
    With such a large project, that would probably be best, me thinks...pirate


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Justin on Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:05 pm

    I use MS's own GIF animator. Very old program (1997ish?) that MS doesn't support or provide on their site anymore, but it still works in Vista (maybe W7?... well ya got CSword for that). Don't got the link for it at the moment but its fairly simple to import in a .gif or .bmp formatted image or images (which are displayed in sequential order with the properties you set (use paint/gimp to convert into these formats).


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:33 pm

    kairozamorro wrote:I use MS's own GIF animator. Very old program (1997ish?) that MS doesn't support or provide on their site anymore, but it still works in Vista (maybe W7?... well ya got CSword for that). Don't got the link for it at the moment but its fairly simple to import in a .gif or .bmp formatted image or images (which are displayed in sequential order with the properties you set (use paint/gimp to convert into these formats).
    Really??
    I didn't know MS has their own GIF animator. What's the name of it, so I can search it in Google?
    Anyway, regardless, I want (need) a good animation program that runs in Linux too, not just Windows. I'm sick of dealing with Windows.

    (How does the poll look now?)


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Justin on Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:26 am

    ...

    Here's a Wikipedia article on it with some external links to downloads apparently. If you're really sick of Windows or want a linux equal. than yeah you're stuck with GIMP plug-in...


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:43 am

    Its no good since it only supports the .gif and .avi formats. You can't even import a .png image (or .jpg for that matter). Stare
    Not to mention, when I opened a animated .gif file in it, just to test it, it made some of the frames pink, when the background is actually black.

    Other things that I don't like about it:

    • As with all animated .gif software that I have found so far, you can't resize an animated .gif as a whole. You have to resize each frame individually, which is a pain. (Not to mention the fact that you can't "stack" images on top of each other, and so can't resize or position images based on using a lower image in the "stack" as a reference...)
    • It sucks. Stick out tongue
    • It lacks many features.
    • It was created by Microsoft (which is another reason why I don't want to use it).


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Justin on Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:26 am

    Well like I said, its very old. Advantages to it are that its really small, consits of only one file, and is a heck a lot easier to use than fooling around with the complications of GIMP and plug-ins (especially for someone whos not talented in enriching images). The supports not there for jpg etc cause those formats probably didnt exist or were not accepted as standard formats when it was developed. You can use paint/gimp for the conversion between the newer formats to supported gifs. The symptons you were describing with pink in the image are probably fixable in the properties. Then again, you can't expect the full quality of the image to remain in a compuserve gif, it would be way too big.


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:28 am

    kairozamorro wrote:Well like I said, its very old. The supports not there for jpg etc cause those formats probably didnt exist when it was developed. You can use paint/gimp for the conversion between the newer formats to supported gifs.
    Yes, but such a pain... Wink
    I am going to write a software that does it all.

    Then I'll use it to make the ETS logos even more awesome. Basketball


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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Bad Wolf on Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:46 pm

    its been a while since ive been by. the old link i had didnt work, thankfully i found my way back via forumotion's search index.
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    Re: The Introduction Thread

    Post by Coolname007 on Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:36 pm

    Bad Wolf wrote:its been a while since ive been by. the old link i had didnt work, thankfully i found my way back via forumotion's search index.
    *waves*

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