Tuesday, November 21, 2017

AL DíA: Digital Flipbooks

Over the past few weeks, I've been having fun playing around with Animated GIFs. As a challenged artist (I'm still trying to draw stickmen well), animated GIFs seemed quite beyond me. Not the animation itself, but rather, animating some drawing that I had made. What joy to discover how to make tutorials.
An animated GIF is a series of sequential frames played in order with a delay between them to create the illusion of movement. Those frames are all contained within a single GIF file that holds all the still images along with instructions on how fast to go through them. It's a little digital flipbook. Source: Popular Mechanics

I've included a link to some of my animated GIF resources in my blog entry at TCEA.

Read the blog entry
My go to tools for creating animated GIFs, an excerpt of the ones I mention in the blog entry linked above, include:

  • GifMaker.me (Free): You can use this web-based tool to create animated GIFs. 
  • GIF Toaster (iOS; Free): You can take a series of photos (or screenshots on your iOS device), then arrange them as an animated GIF. 
And, when creating animations from Google Slides, I have found Slides to Drive add-on or Chrome extension worthwhile helper.

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