3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 9, 2017 10:49 AM by davescm

    How can I make a gif in Photoshop from a collada?

    eva_d Level 1

      Good afternoon,

      I have an animated 3D in collada format. I would like to export it in an animated gif, to preserve transparency, but I can't find how. The save for web and then gif doesn't seem an option. When I save if as a gif, without saving it for web, doesn't preserve transparency, doesn't load the animation, and doesn't show the rendered file, even if I have rendered it before (it looks really pixellated).  Is there any way to do this?

       

      Thank you

        • 1. Re: How can I make a gif in Photoshop from a collada?
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          Sounds like you are exporting the unrendered frames.

           

          Try this, which will render each frame as an image which you then load in to a new document and create your GIF.

           

          With the timeline showing the 3D animation click at the top right of the timeline and in the menu choose Render Video.

          Set it to Render to a Photoshop Image Sequence and choose a folder to render the frames into.

          Use png as the format and set Alpha Channel to Straight- unmated. That will render each frame with transparency.

          Go and get a coffee whilst it renders each frame.

          Then you just need to  use File-Scripts -Load Files into Stack to load the images into a new document as layers.

          Finally create a Frame animation in the timeline - Make Frames from layers (to load the layers into each frame), set the duration for each frame  and Export -Save for Web to create your GIF

           

          I hope that helps

           

          Dave

          • 2. Re: How can I make a gif in Photoshop from a collada?
            eva_d Level 1

            Thanks, that jelped. However, one I export this into a gif, the edges keep appearing pixellated. Probably this is a limitation of the gif format.

            • 3. Re: How can I make a gif in Photoshop from a collada?
              davescm Adobe Community Professional

              GIF does have limitations but there are settings in Save for Web which can help.  With GIF and transparency you need to tell it how to treat the edges. For example will it eventually be set against a black background or against white.

              In Save for Web look at the Transparency and Matte settings whilst viewing the preview to get the best for your image and it's intended use.

               

              Dave