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A Better Way For Animations?

Jun 12, 2013 11:37 AM

Tags: #png #animation #photoshop_cs6

I need to create many small robot explosions for a video game - around 4 to 7 frames each.


At present I split my image in photoshop CS6 into a few layers and nudge or drag the pieces as well as rotating them then i save them as png's.


Is there a better way to do this? I have looked at the animations timeline but I am not creating a video. I am mainly a Photoshop user but I am thinking there may be a better adobe tool product to do this.


Thanks in advance.

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    Jun 12, 2013 12:05 PM   in reply to CCald99

    Animation flyout >> convert to frame animation)

    Animation flyout >> new frame (do this for your 4-7 frames


    Animation flyout >> flatten frames into layers

    Delete any layers you do not need

    File >> Scripts >> Export Layers to files

    Close and don't save





    Animation flyout >> convert to frame animation

    Create an animation with 2 frames 7 seconds total )

    Animation flyout >> convert to timeline

    file >> export >> render video

    Image sequence >> PNG

    frame rate  (eg 1 for 7 images)

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  • JJMack
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    Jun 17, 2013 12:17 PM   in reply to CCald99

    I think what you really need is a real 3D software program. 3D is a lot of work and the good software can be very expensive.   There is some good free open source software you can look at for no cost. However it will involve lots of learning and work.  Look at Blender.  Without any work there are many video tutorials you can watch to get an idea of wgat Blender is capable of. Also search the web for Blender example clips.

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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Jun 17, 2013 8:11 PM   in reply to JJMack

    I don't use it myself, but I was working my way through an InDesign video tutorial recently, and the presenter mentioned Fireworks for animations.   Would they use Flash though?  Because that's not going to run on everything.

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