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Animation software

on: October 16, 2008, 10:56:12 am
Hello everyone, I am making a small game with a friend and have some sprites finished. But I was wondering what software you use to make run animations ect? I had a search on here but couldn't find much help, so I decided to post a topic. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

I'm also using a Mac and have made the sprites in Photoshop.
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Re: Animation software

Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 05:08:41 pm
You should use Graphics Gale!

http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/

Use it for make glorious animation! Download the full version and you can use it for 30 days and save with gifs! It's awesome.
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Re: Animation software

Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 05:16:30 pm
Thanks, but can you get it for Mac? Sorry my fault, I forgot to mention that :S

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Re: Animation software

Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 05:28:14 pm
Mac doesn't have much in the way of good pixelling/animation software. Generally I'll just boot my Mac in windows and use Graphics Gale if I have to do any pixelling. Photoshop/Image Ready works in a pinch but I really don't like the way Photoshop's animation system works.
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Re: Animation software

Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 05:39:28 pm
Oh deary me. I guess I will have to leave the animations up to my counterpart  :)

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Re: Animation software

Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 08:15:47 am
I really don't like hate the way Photoshop's animation system works.

Edited to show my opinion.

(what's whith me and replying to/quoting ben all the time lately? Heh)
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Re: Animation software

Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 11:24:41 am
Hmmm, I'll just have to wait till I have saved up enough pennies to buy a computer. The next PC gamer (which should be coming soon seeing how Edge was just delivered) has good computers for under 100. But I want to save up for one around the 400 line to rival my brothers  ;D

Here I am going on about my life story again!

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Re: Animation software

Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 12:33:02 pm
For a mac? Pixen isn't bad. Its no graphicsgale but it gets the job done. Plus its free.

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Re: Animation software

Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008, 03:36:28 pm
I downloaded it, unarchived it. Then double clicked on the icon, it briefly pops up in the thingamajig (the bar at the bottom :S) then disappears with nothing happening.

Better consult paw.

Edit: Crap, Pixen can only tun on v10.4, I have v10.3!
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Re: Animation software

Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 11:23:31 am
Is it so weird that I love using Photoshop/Imageready for animating sprites? 
I received a lot of strange responses at an indie developer meet recently because of this. I've never had any problems with it though, and I'm pretty excited about getting CS4 at work some time in the future, as it has some cool new animation features.

I use PC and Mac (PC laptop, PC at work, and Mac as main desktop PC), so being cross-platform suits me too.

Pixen is pretty much unusable, IMO. It has too many faults, it's really not practical to use. Don't do it, kids!

You could probably use Graphics Gale via VMware Fusion though (especially in Unity mode), if you wanted to use something other than Photoshop on a mac.