What is the secret to making an animated GIF "seamless"?
I trim out the last frame when capturing a mechanism sequence but when I convert it to a GIF, it is always jerky at the repeat transition.
Is anyone able to reliably get a smooth continuous GIF? . ..and how do you accomplish this?
A couple of years ago, I used to use PaintShopPro to edit GIF files, it was really easy to use.
Some free GIF editing softwares should be available on the web.
Try capturing less than a full rotation. A set of gears I modelled needed only 355 degrees to playback seamlessly as an avi. Windows media player needs a short time to 'rewind'. Maybe animated gif files are the same.
I've done that. Some people seem to be able to make "endless" gifs with no hesitation. I can't seem to get there, even if I take full control of every frame. It has to be application specific. I just wondered what apps actually worked or if there is something else I am missing. I already have the clocking and frame matching down right in the AVI master from Creo Mechanism.
Thanks Blue. turns out this is called GGG from here: http://www.peda.com/ggg/
I couldn't even start the kanji version and they online version is not 64 bit compatible.
I'll keep trying though
I applied a stepped motor to the motion. This certainly helps the repeat-seam.
I down-loaded a free software - PhotoScape. There are a few versions floating around. I installed V3.4 on Windows 8, 64 bit from the desktop. It runs beautifully. The current version is V3.6.5.
Here is the download link: http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php Be careful... the top link is a ad trap!
...This one is pretty clean... it just asked if I wanted to install a Google toolbar which you can opt out of easily.
PhotoScape also has some other neat functions, but this is what I was after.
NOTE: Depending on where you download the installer from - DON'T RUSH THROUGH THE INSTALL. YOU WILL WANT TO CANCEL SOME OF THE JUNKWARE EMBEDDED DURING THE INSTALL... if you get it from alternate sites!
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As for creating the Animated Gif: ...assuming you already did the analysis and all that.
Yep, even a constant motion loop is working seamlessly.
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One bug I uncovered... setting the time to .01 is not correct but .02 works.