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Kobowo
09-14-2010, 09:35 AM
[EDIT 2.1] - I have provided links to the progs needed XD
[EDIT] - Gomen it looks like the pics look small D: just click on it so you can see it bigger :D oh and I chose avi cuz sometimes the other prog. crashes went its not avi...

So the sb had this for a topic and some asked me for a tutorial and finally someone also said for me to make a thread so heres a tutorial to make an animated gif

so what about an animated gif? well for one you can use it as an avatar here in OS :D as long as the width is complies with the os avatar size and its not bigger than 244.1 KB...

Yosh! lets begin :D

Programs you would be needing:
Format Factory (http://www.formatoz.com/)
Video Avatar (http://rapidshare.com/files/339717076/V.A.3.by.ItsAndy.rar)

1. Get the video you want :D dl it from youtube or whatever :))

2. Convert the video into .avi format if its not in this format. Using Format factory, click on the avi button as shown here:
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/kbw121/ani%20avatar/1.jpg

3. Click on add file as shown here and choose the vid you want:
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/kbw121/ani%20avatar/2.jpg

4. After selecting, click on options and this will show up:
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/kbw121/ani%20avatar/3.jpg
Well all you see is black but I dont know why that is...anyways it would play your vid automatically...what you do here is to press start time button a few seconds before the part of the video you want to make into an avatar
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/kbw121/ani%20avatar/4.jpg
Then press the End Time button a few seconds after the part/scene you wanna use :D
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/kbw121/ani%20avatar/5.jpg

5. Afterwards press okay and it will return you to the previous window...just press OK above the add file button and it will return you to the first screen with this:
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/kbw121/ani%20avatar/6.jpg
the red lines show what you are converting :)) and the blue lines indicate what to press XD

6. after pressing start it will begin converting...once it is finished click on the output folder button to locate the file you've converted and paste it to your desktop to make things easier...
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/kbw121/ani%20avatar/8.jpg

7[OPTIONAL] you can btw use format factory to convert in into an animated gif immediately but sometimes conversion is off and I'm not sure if it can make animated gifs with only less than a second >.<

Now we're done using Format Factory :D
now Fire up Video Avatar and we're almost done

I will use only 1 reference picture for this :D its color coded so I will explain the usage of the program by color
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb332/kbw121/ani%20avatar/9.jpg

Alright lets start with the green box...this is where you will choose the file to turn into an animated gif/avatar

Next is the dark blue box... basically you can preview what your avatar will be like after conversion (take note though very fast animations would turn out a little slower though) aside from preview you set the width and height here...and if I'm not mistaken max width is 100px for OS I think check the rules to make sure :)) you can check on cyclic play to show how it looks like as an animated gif

the gold box shows a box with 8 small boxes...use this to crop your video(selecting the portion of the video you only want to be seen) resize it to your liking but take note it will also change the dimensions shown in the blue box...

now lets go to the teal box(below the blue one)
of course output file will be where the avatar will be saved so I suggest to put it in the desktop again...then theres 3 check boxes:

*reverse- havent tried this :P
*high quality- like it says :P
*Frames/sex - fps

what to take note: max fps is 10...the higher the fps, the bigger the file so it would be ideal to use 10fps and high quality if the animation is around 1-4 secs I think? just play with it till your satisfied...the program also shows approximated size anyways

next is the orange box (this is where most of the work is done)
-there are 2 sliders marked with violet
-use them to set the beginning and ending of the animated gif
-there pointer above it just indicates what part of the vid you are watching
-I dunno what the + and 100% are for sadly D:

Lastly there is the red box - its kinda obvious :P

finally check if the file generated is within the 244.1KB limit of OS then upload as you avatar :D

good luck and dont hesistate to ask questions :D except for links >.<

Rakkun
09-15-2010, 06:50 AM
Hello Kobowo ....

thnx for this thread ...

this sure is helpful ....

I'll try this one .... when I have leisure tym ..

^_^

jeiru01
09-15-2010, 07:29 AM
Thanks for this Kobo :D

Soo useful.. I'm going to use this after some stuffs..

Sora Kasugano
09-15-2010, 07:33 AM
thnx Kobowo !

i'll try this one xD

thnx for the thread xD

Kobowo
09-15-2010, 10:14 AM
you guys are all welcome :D I guess this long thread was useful :D

lon3lyh3art
09-17-2010, 06:04 PM
This looks fun..ima try it later... Thx Kobowo

leonx2
10-03-2010, 11:22 PM
Alright I will use this and wont bother you anymore to create animated avatar

Kaiser
10-03-2010, 11:33 PM
Nice guide, I'll try it sometime. Though i have my own way on making animated gif's.
By the way, can you put text or borders using this method?

Kobowo
10-09-2010, 02:16 PM
kaiser gomen you cant D: unless you put the borders and text in the video before converting

Pruney
10-09-2010, 09:33 PM
I need to try this at one point. THANKS!

rakusa
10-09-2010, 10:19 PM
reading this long thread was useful at all.,
hehehe

i'll try this one..

robin123
10-09-2010, 11:17 PM
Thanks a lot !!!

Kobowo
10-10-2010, 01:58 AM
you are very welcome :D

IndI311
10-10-2010, 02:12 AM
thanks for this tut..
..it's realy usefull..
...might gonna change my avatar soon..
....when i've got a nice idea..
..
.

Kyou010
10-10-2010, 05:24 AM
me wanna try this later...

thx!

virasma
10-10-2010, 05:44 AM
thanx soo much! am definitely gonna try this!!

kikyam123
10-10-2010, 11:24 AM
@kodowo: what anime is that is that on your avatar? she looks cute ^^,

Kobowo
10-10-2010, 04:12 PM
its from angel beats :D yui-nyan~ XD

rakusa
10-10-2010, 05:29 PM
i tried this one already,
i download everything needed so that i could used this..

thanks again..

:D

ciaossu
10-10-2010, 09:41 PM
Wow, thanks a lot dude, ^^,

I really appreciate it!

Kobowo
10-11-2010, 12:03 AM
cool avatars guys :D guess that 2 hours of screenshots was worth it :D

marvinpura21
10-22-2010, 05:40 AM
I"ll try this one ^^, it is worth testing

LordNight
10-24-2010, 08:03 PM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w65/nitrolord/Patchy.gif
nihaha, many thanks~

kinoa099
10-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Thanks to the Thread Starter :)

Kobowo
10-30-2010, 09:28 PM
Your welcome :D

dab117
11-20-2010, 04:23 AM
format factory can also convert directly to GIF without other softwares, by the way.

Kobowo
11-20-2010, 08:06 PM
format factory can also convert directly to GIF without other softwares, by the way.

Step 7 :3 its says that XD

7[OPTIONAL] you can btw use format factory to convert in into an animated gif immediately but sometimes conversion is off and I'm not sure if it can make animated gifs with only less than a second >.<

junbillgahi
11-20-2010, 09:04 PM
Thanks for this nice Info K-chan...
Ill try experimenting some...

menisa06
11-20-2010, 09:07 PM
Cool.........i'll try this one....but need to download first the format converter.

Thanks Kobowo!!! :D

Greven
11-21-2010, 12:23 AM
Thank you very helpful indeed! xD

dab117
11-21-2010, 04:15 AM
Step 7 :3 its says that XD

7[OPTIONAL] you can btw use format factory to convert in into an animated gif immediately but sometimes conversion is off and I'm not sure if it can make animated gifs with only less than a second >.<

i stand corrected. I didn't see that, sorry.
another great software for gif editting is Photoscape =)

Kobowo
11-23-2010, 08:29 PM
photoscape? thanks I guess I'll put it there too :D

SkyOrange
12-13-2010, 01:10 PM
OMG ive been looking for a way to make animated avatars!! thanks man!

CrazyMe
12-23-2010, 11:09 PM
Thanks a lot ! this thread is a real help for newbies like me :)

evil105
12-23-2010, 11:38 PM
Nice kobowo ... I guess this is why you have been asking us in the CB xD
Well goo work on this ^.^
But dont you think creating animated avatar would be better if you can create your own ... I mean not just copying from video , I mean creating like merge few pictures...etc

Kobowo
01-02-2011, 11:07 AM
yeah...but I has no time to do that T_T I'd make one when I get the time lol...alternatively I could turn my hand drawn animations into an animated gif >_>

uaexsaif
01-03-2011, 01:02 PM
wow! thanks Kobowo!!

i only knew how to a moving avatar with just images using gickr.com (http://gickr.com/) but this is a video avatar :D

:goodjob:

Kobowo
03-14-2011, 11:48 PM
Bump~ XD Update~ I has included links to download video avatar and format factory as well~ =3

FiQ5149
03-15-2011, 12:45 AM
being using PICNIK for awhile~
this might be good way to learn how to edit video avatar..^^
thank you very much..kobowo~

KhenLee202
04-30-2011, 11:04 AM
thanks a lot for this helpful and useful thread of yours

lokky
07-20-2011, 08:09 AM
as for me, i do enjoy this tool http://www.geovid.com/VidGIF/

Sirsendu
11-13-2011, 12:49 AM
Helpful.
But we can make animated avatar in Gimp and Photoshop also.Also in photoscape.

Sin Of Love
12-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Hey kobowo Thanks for the tut but i want to tell you one thing that 2nd link of video avatar have a broken file so please change the link as soon as possible.

Kobowo
12-27-2011, 10:11 AM
Hey kobowo Thanks for the tut but i want to tell you one thing that 2nd link of video avatar have a broken file so please change the link as soon as possible.

oh okay =/

Anfie
02-12-2012, 08:53 AM
hmmmm owo

jhaaaywhut
12-09-2012, 06:30 PM
Wow! This is really helpful XD I'll be making my own later. Thanks a bunch! :D

adog875
12-12-2012, 07:23 AM
Do these application work for mac?
you guys are all welcome :D I guess this long thread was useful :D

chesterkyles
01-13-2013, 12:32 AM
i wanna try this one.

http://i49.tinypic.com/jjtsnc.jpg

Delacruz
03-07-2013, 07:42 AM
thnx Kobowo !

i'll try this one xD

thnx for the thread xD

iooangelooi
04-30-2013, 01:10 AM
Nice :)!
Im gonna try it sometime :D

Fuzzy Dice
04-30-2013, 06:47 PM
Wow, unbelievable...
Well, this thread was so helpful (*^_^*)...

iamedz
05-03-2013, 01:30 AM
I'll try this one... :) Thanks.

KazuMio
05-23-2013, 06:43 AM
Thanks, Kobowo! I'll definitely try this one. :)

KazuMio
04-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Still having problems, but I'll try again! :)

Louise Chan
05-27-2014, 07:56 AM
wow this helps a lot ^_^ thanks kobowo-san :)