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Rotating animations set-up

#1 2012-06-08 15:54:40

Patraw
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From: Michigan, USA
Registered: 2008-09-10
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Rotating animations set-up

I get asked about how I make the rotating 360 degree animations for my figures fairly frequently, so I thought I'd take some pictures of the set-up I use for shooting them.  I take sixteen photographs of the figure (one every 22.5 degrees) and then upload them all as separate layers, within a single image file, in a free art program called GIMP.  I then crop out any unwanted excess space, perform any additional edits, if necessary, and then save the whole shebang as an animated gif file (loop forever with a 140 millisecond delay between frames).

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/kramwartap/MAP2/rotating_animation_setup2.jpg


http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/kramwartap/MAP2/CHK_mantis_rotate.gif

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#2 2012-06-08 17:22:34

dopapier
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Re: Rotating animations set-up

Very clever.  Thanks for such a clear explanation.


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#3 2012-06-08 18:42:06

bmaskmaker
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Registered: 2010-04-08
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Re: Rotating animations set-up

Wow ... thanks!  This will totally come in handy.  I was thinking I'd always need some kind of turn table if I were going to do this ... I love the 'manual' pencil on paper technique!

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#4 2012-06-11 16:25:18

Patraw
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From: Michigan, USA
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Re: Rotating animations set-up

A turntable would also be a good way to go about it; I'm just a quick & dirty, duct-tape-and-chicken-wire type of guy when I do things.

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#5 2012-06-12 01:45:46

scyllac14
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Registered: 2007-09-23
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Re: Rotating animations set-up

Hi Mark. An elegantly simple technique and explanation. The tip on  "GIMP" also great. Thanks for sharing.

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