Questions relating to how to make an [animation](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animation) on the computer using software tools.

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Start multiple animation sequences simultaneously in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint 2010 and trying to create an animation. In one of my slides, I've different objects with different paths. I'm trying to run all of them at once (not one after another). I know ...
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Pictures overlapping during animation. Any ideas how to fix?

I'm making a Powerpoint slideshow, and I wanted to make an effect of pictures spinning and growing, and overlapping each other. The problem is the first picture will cover the second picture instead ...
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How do I remove artifacts from animated gifs based on high quality pngs?

I know due to the limitation to 256 colors I can not do much but I've noticed some large animated gifs look very high quality. What is a the secret (I use Gimp)? A special reduction of colors or being ...
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Why does loading small images eat CPU time?

I noticed that (on my Ubuntu, and also on other Linux distributions, e.g., Debian) small animated images eat CPU time. When I open multiple Firefox tabs, the CPU raises to 100% and it's because of ...
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How to move a shape across a ppt slide in a slideshow?

I want to display a slide that shows a graphic moving from one part of the slide to another. I actually want to animate a number of objects doing this. Animation in powerpoint doesn't appear to let me ...
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Powerpoint: control image sequence with a slider

I have an image sequence (10 images) that step by step visualize the construction of something. I'd like to include these images into my powerpoint presentation in such a way that i can step between ...
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Cleaning tracked keyframes in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects and played with Mocha for After Effects a bit (which is very easy to pick up) and was wondering: If I have a bunch of dense set of keyframes as a result of tracking, is ...
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Disable OS X Enter Full Screen animation

Most applications have a hotkey for entering full-screen in OS X with CmdCtrlF, for others I created a keyboard shortcut for Enter Full Screen and Exit Full Screen in system preferences. But the 3.0 ...
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How to take a CSS animation from a browser, and export a GIF of it?

I have the following CSS3 Animation going on: http://dabblet.com/gist/2884702. It's basically a simulation of a mirror rotating on its x-axis. Now, I wish to present that in a PowerPoint presentation....
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Disable login animation in Mac OS X Lion

I am running Mac OS X Lion in VMWare Workstation 8. The graphics performance is not stellar, so most of the animations built into the OS are a bit choppy. I have already disabled the window animations,...
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What programs to use for Animated Cartoon Video

I want to make a video similar to this one, which includes a lot of animation and text (click to view): But what software would you use for this? Would Illustrator + After Effects be enough?
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How do I disable the fade out effect when Windows goes into standby?

Is there any way to disable the fade to black effect when Windows enters standby state? I have a tablet PC and when I press the power button I want the screen to turn off immediately, not showing me ...
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How to make an image semi-transparent in Adobe Flash Professional?

I'm trying to animate a transition from one image to another in Adobe Flash Professional CS3. To do so, I want to put images one above another and animate transparency over time. But where do I find ...
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How do I disable animations in Preview in Lion?

For example, open up a pdf and set view to two pages and hit arrow key up/down. Is there a way to get rid of the animation? Preview feels really snappy and fast, and to have animations like that just ...
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How do I animate only one word in a row?

I have a list of bullet points in my slide. In each row, I'd like to animate one word only, to give the word emphasis. But I see I can only animate a whole row. Is there any way to animate a ...
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How to disable the animation when activating fast user switching in OS X Lion?

I really loathe the cube animation when using fast user switching. Is there a way to disable it?
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Animated wallpapers for Windows 7?

Is it possible to have an animated wallpaper for a Windows 7 64 bit computer?
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Convert a series of PNGs to an animated gif or video file

I have a series of PNG image files that I want to convert into animation. What is the best way to convert them into a GIF? Also I have tried various tools to convert them into a video file (like ...
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Which software can I use to create an engine illustration?

As an electromechanical student engineer, could you tell me which software can I use to create an animation like this one under Windows XP?
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Simple animation creation software

I am looking to produce a simple animation video (mp4, flv etc). I have a picture which I will edit in MS Paint, and from which I will produce an animation sequence. What software can I use to ...
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What software can I use to create an animated infographic? [closed]

I'd like to create an animated infographic in the style of this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgD0TY1Fe0E ... using Ubuntu Linux (10.10 Maverick). One approach I considered was to create an ...
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What presentation/animation software will do this?

I have an idea in my imagination for a slide, to be a part of a presentation I will be giving. I will decide on the presentation software to use (Open Office/Prezzie, Power Point, etc.) based on ...
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What are my options for free .GIF animation software?

In the past, I have dabbled in sprite-based animations. For instance: However, that time was about 8 years and several computers ago, and I no longer have the animation software I used to fabricate ...
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Animate Excel Chart

I'm preparing for an Ignite talk and need to figure out how to animate an Excel chart, which will eventually go inside a PowerPoint. I would like to animate the following into a single chart/slide. ...
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animation in presentation

I am looking for animation tools to make my presentation, the goal is to create something like this: A Youtube video of an animated clip Well, the animation in powerepoint reach its limit when i am ...
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powerpoint: how to manage overlapping images for a custom animation

I have made some images perfectly overlapped in a slide. Now I have to build a custom animation that makes one of them at a time appearing and disappearing according to a complicated sequence. ...
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Animated file explorer for windows xp

Is there any tool to view windows[xp] file explorer with animation?
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Export frames of animation separately

I'm working with lots of Photoshop animations provided to me by a designer. Each one is made of six frames, and I need to export each frame so that they have the titles (say): left*.png, where * is 0-...
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Traditional animation software

I'm creating an animation by drawing each frame (thanks to Onion Skinning). Do you know if there is a Mac app which can help me compose the video by importing images as frames? I do not want to use a ...
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Object animation in Powerpoint 2010 on mouse click or mouse over

I have simple two rectangle shapes in powerpopint 2010 I want to make it size bigger or any kind of animation when user move mouse on it on mouse click,
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Looking for temporal upsampling / motion interpolation software [closed]

I'm looking for something (prereably FOSS software) which can take an animation with N images as input, and which will output an animation with M frames, where M is in the range 2N to 5N or so. I ...
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How to convert single images into a video with blending transition?

I would like to convert a series of webcam images into an animation/film/movie/video. Because there is a lot of motion between images, I want a fading/blending transition between images. Many Windows ...
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Video editing software with 2D drawing/animation support?

I think I'm looking for video editing software that has some sort of 2D drawing/animation support. For example try to imagine a video capture of a busy road from the sky and wanting to tell your ...
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Is there a way to change the default animation speed in PowerPoint?

I do a lot of PowerPoint (2007) presentations, and some of those involve some rather complex diagrams that I like to build step by step, using PowerPoint's animation feature. I prefer using the "...
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Lightweight & easy to use 2D animation software?

Does someone knows a lightweight and easy to use 2D animacion software (for Win [XP])? I need something easy to use because it's for 10-11yo kids.
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How to stretch autoshape during animation in Powerpoint 2010?

I know how to use a custom animation on an autoshape to move it from one part of the screen to the other but what I'm after is that the it animates to the left while the right side of the rectangle ...
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Simple software to make short animation [closed]

I'm looking for a simple software to create small video Ads. Like using a stick man to do something, any recommendations ?
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Are there programs to create and edit SVG animations?

Looks like there is a standard open format for vector animation: SVG. How to create and edit such files? I expect something like Blender with keyframes and curve editor. Inkscape does not seem to ...
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3D Modeling Program That Exports 3DS Animation

I am looking for a list of 3D modeling programs(preferably open source) that supports exports of animations in the 3DS file format. I have tried Blender, but it does not seem to support this feature(...
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How can I animate a series of png files in ubuntu 10.04?

I have a folder frames of alphabetically ordered .png files. I'm trying to animate them somehow from the command line. Is there a quick command to make a movie from these files? I'd appreciate any ...
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How do I disable the fade out/fade in effect when unlocking a Windows 7 workstation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to remove the fade effect between login? When I press Win+L, the “Locked” screen (with the password prompt) appears immediately. That’s nice, but not ...
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how to import mesh animation from cinema4d into blender?

I need to import a mesh animation from Cinema4D into Blender. I tried to do that using Collada.The Collada 1.3 importer doesn't seem to do anything, the Collada 1.4 importer seems to work, but the ...
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Powerpoint: a slide that counts to 2010

I want a slide in powerpoint that shows the number 0 and when I click a button the number increases by one one until 2010. It should take 4 to 6 seconds. How can I do that?
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Permanent solution to Win XP SP3 window animation removal

May I know how I can get rid of the Window Animation (seen when you minimise or maximise a window) in Windows XP Service Pack 3 Permanently‎? I have tried the following two solutions: I went to the ...
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2D Animation for Mac [closed]

What software do you guys recommend for 2D animation, cartoon like, on the Mac. Please suggest something that do not requires a PhD in astrophysics to be able to use. If free, better.
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Powerpoint Action Settings

In a PowerPoint presentation, how do I make an object (say a rectangle or a circle) to disappear when I click on it? I have more than one such objects in my presentation and I have a picture behind ...
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How to disable slow motion effect in Mac OS X (shift key)?

Mac OS X has a fantastic feature that enables you to play window effects in slow motion by holding down the Shift key while playing the animation (like minimize, maximize, Exposé, etc...) As a matter ...
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How to record a macro in PowerPoint 2007

I want to create a following macro in PowerPoint 2007: Add specific animation to selected object, pressing hotkey. I already enabled Developer page, but I can't find how to record my actions and ...
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Free animation software? (replacement for Flash MX) [closed]

a few years ago, I use to love to make animations with Flash MX. Well, now I have the itch to make some animations but I no longer use Windows(now use OpenBSD) and also I've lost my copy of Flash ...
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Animation cycles in 3ds max 2010

I'm new to animation. I have Max 2010. Basically I have a ball and it has keyframes where it bounces and moves 15 units forward I want a way to be able to add this animation as many times as I want so ...