Shoop that Incredulous Cormier / Drug Wars

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Chuck, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    966
    Likes Received:
    247
    Indeed I remember seeing your name as I made my exit. You had just gotten started IIRC, couldn't do GIFs yet. Glad to see you stuck with it and are helping lead the way now.

    Ive been running with a bootleg copy of CS5 photoshop called "White Rabbit" for over 8 years now. With quicktime installed CS5 can export frames to a .GIF image. I've considered looking into relearning Flash for making shoops easier, as the ability to create movement paths and separate objects is beneficial for any complex movements. What do you guys currently use for your GIFs? Specifically asking @bigwaverider and @Chuck , but if anyone else would like to give advice on the software they use I'd love to know.
     
    bigwaverider and Myrddin Wild like this.
  2. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ MESSAGE ME FOR SHOOP HELP✌️

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,127
    Likes Received:
    30,496
    Location:
    Kingdom of Hawai`i
    You will need at least CS6 "Extended" version (kinda like CS6 v2) in order to do gifs properly IMO. @Myrddin Wild bought the regular CS6 and was having a lot of difficulty importing video... or something. I just know he was having issues and every time he researched it, things kept coming back to the fact that he needed CS6 "Extended" or newer. Perhaps he can chime in.

    CS6 Extended has "frame animation" (FA) as well as a "video timeline" (VT). The video timeline is pretty awesome. Lets say you have a head and it is moving, getting bigger, smaller, rotating etc..Well with frame animation you wuold have to use a different head every time you 'transform" the head (resize, rotate, etc). With VT you first turn your "template head" into a "smart object". Then in the VT you can use keyframes just like in Flash and you only have to use one head as long as it is a Smart Object. So on Frame 1 of the VT you have your head with a keyframe, then on Frame 10 or w/e you can make it bigger smaller, moved to the left, right etc, and make another keyframe. PS will fill in the blanks just like Flash does. Any nudges, or minor adjustment that you have to dial in between will add another keyframe. Such a time saver.

    I do all my cutting out and color/light correcting in PS CC 2018 v19. I do almost all my gifs in After Effects now. It's hard. PS is sorta intuitive, but AE you are going to have to Google just about every single thing you will ever do. Steep learning curve. Funny thing is that I started shooping with PS and a tiny Flash Editor called "Sothink SWF Quicker". AE has some similarities to Flash like tweens, "tween to path" (I think that's what it is called in Flash), Keyframes, and so on. You work with a video timeline similar to Flash. I think having Flash knowledge will greatly help u out if you transition to AE. However, Flash isn't bad and is much better than PS for layered gifs. And actually AE has some decent color/light correcting so my first sentence in this paragraph wasn't necessarily true.

    Any help u need, feel free to PM me and I wiil probably talk your ear off.
     
    Sansnom and Black Paladin like this.
  3. Myrddin Wild

    Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2016
    Messages:
    17,813
    Likes Received:
    67,402
    Location:
    The Legion of Groove ~~~~~Lounge~~~~~
    CS6 can't import MP4's (& other popular video formats) which is a major limitation.

    CS6 & earlier.... is "Frame animation" only.

    "CS6 Extended" & later.... is the first version to have the "video timeline."

    Making animated stuff with only the Frame animation is incredibly slow to do thingz one frame at a time & it comes out choppy.

    With the video timeline function, you can do a lot of "maneuvers" in which the program makes it smooth from one point to the other. For example... set point A... then set point B & the program fills in the middle & makes it smooth like video instead of like a choppy "early Southpark" style frame animation. This works in regard to moving things on the screen, making them different sized, or rotating them. In Rotating or resizing in "Frame animation", you actually have to make a different duplicate for each rotation or resizing... but with the video timeline, the software fills in the gaps without having to make all those duplicates.

    I butted right up to this limitation by not having the extended version. I now am stoked to have a newer version & am currently in rehab trying to kick old habits. :p
     
  4. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ MESSAGE ME FOR SHOOP HELP✌️

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,127
    Likes Received:
    30,496
    Location:
    Kingdom of Hawai`i
    This was a request from @Chuck. Had to remove their heads before putting my templates on there because the heads in the video were going back and forth too much and wouldn't line up properly. See spoiler.

    the flag is a png with a wave effect and the ropes are just black shapes.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  5. AtaTheCrow

    AtaTheCrow Immortal

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2012
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    501
    fukking well made!
     
  6. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,156
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    I still use PowerPoint.
     
  7. Chuck

    Chuck Brown Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,240
    Likes Received:
    5,289
    Location:
    CANUCKISTAN
    HAHA! Fantastic!
     
  8. leatherf4ce

    leatherf4ce Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,109
    Likes Received:
    4,864
    This is the funniest one of recent times. Best part is Jones walking behind DC and walking to the side with the sad face in full effect.
     
  9. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ MESSAGE ME FOR SHOOP HELP✌️

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,127
    Likes Received:
    30,496
    Location:
    Kingdom of Hawai`i
    Thank you AtaTheCrow. It looked easy to me at first but it was a bit of a challenge actually.

    Would never have thought to do that myself. I guess it was a good idea. Actually learned a few good techniques while making it. Glad you liked it Chuck.

    Thank you leatherf4ce. Appreciate the feedback. It's always helpful. Both Jones' heads are "crying Jones".

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. leatherf4ce

    leatherf4ce Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3,109
    Likes Received:
    4,864
    Even the little touches of shadows underneath the hat on a graphic that's having to be shrunk is what makes @bigwaverider the king.
     
  11. alexxx

    alexxx In the Mix

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,128
    Likes Received:
    4,278
    Location:
    Malmö, Sweden
    cant leave thread giggling too much :p send help please
     
  12. Gangstub

    Gangstub Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2017
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    2,711
    This thread is still going on?
     
  13. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ MESSAGE ME FOR SHOOP HELP✌️

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,127
    Likes Received:
    30,496
    Location:
    Kingdom of Hawai`i
    Made this for you since you have a Fedor AV. Sorry, we cannot send help to make you STOP laughing.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
    Ukram, Sansnom, lweiberg and 9 others like this.
  14. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2014
    Messages:
    26,520
    Likes Received:
    95,844
    Location:
    Lake Jackson
    Hope you don't mind, I added these to the template database.
     
    alexxx likes this.
  15. alexxx

    alexxx In the Mix

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,128
    Likes Received:
    4,278
    Location:
    Malmö, Sweden

    [<dunn]


    you the best man :D
     
  16. ib313

    ib313 Imagine a Dystopian UFC

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,156
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Why nobody ever thought to put Cormier on a teletubby before....

    I feel shame for not having thought of it in however old this thread is (this thread drove me to shooping)... all of us should feel shame.
     
    alexxx and Jackonfire like this.
  17. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ MESSAGE ME FOR SHOOP HELP✌️

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,127
    Likes Received:
    30,496
    Location:
    Kingdom of Hawai`i
    Mahalo brother alexxx. Hope you at least chuckled,

    I have never watched the Teletubbies. I searched for "tickle" on Giphy and that one came up.
     
    alexxx likes this.
  18. Topguntrophey

    Topguntrophey Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    3,037
    Likes Received:
    4,740
    Your power of observation is mind boggling.
     
  19. neXt leVel

    neXt leVel Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,039
    Likes Received:
    324
    Location:
    IN
  20. Chuck

    Chuck Brown Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    4,240
    Likes Received:
    5,289
    Location:
    CANUCKISTAN

Share This Page