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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Using aniboom.com to make your own animated gif.


Update: Check out an excellent alternative to aniboom in a new Polybore post here: http://polybore.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-create-animated-gif-for-your-web.html

Just a bit of fun really. Above is an animated gif I made using the aniboom online tool which you can find here http://www.aniboom.com/MicroSmotion/?ref=/animachines/header/
You can embed the animation tool in your blog or social networking site. I tried this but it was adding to my already slow page load time.

Instructions: (these are slightly amended from those provided at the site but better)
1. Make sure your webcam is plugged in.
2. Select the background of your choice by clicking the arrows. Hearts, Cupids, halos etc. I used "none".
3. Create: click the red button or space bar to Capture (photograph) frames.
4. If you make a mistake select the frame by clicking on the green frame markers at the bottom of the widget then click the dustbin icon top left of widget.
5. Export your animated GIF to download, share and embed.

Also worth checking out is their online 2d animation tool. http://www.aniboom.com/ShapeshifterAnimachine.aspx
Have fun!

5 comments:

  1. dang don't have web cam maybe i can bribe polybore to make one for me ?? cool stuff!

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  2. that is a cool site. i enjoyed watching other people's creations.... it inspired me to make a one of my own... I used my regular camera though and stuck it into a video :-)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XI56ehHwx8

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  3. Excellent video Erika. I sould have a go with a proper camera rather than using my old web cam. Ever thought of submiting a video to my other blog www.vidiblogs.blogspot.com ?

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  4. I don't have a web cam. I am trying to find out how to make the little animated ads to put on the side of my blog. Any ideas or knowledge of this?
    Thanks, Mem

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  5. Hi Mem, if you click on the update link at the top of the post you will find just what you are looking for.

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