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How Do I Make An Avatar?


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#1 redsox25

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:18 AM

? What programs do you use to make a Avatar from a video from you tube (or other site).. Thanks

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:43 AM

I figure you could play the video, pause it where you want it, press Print Screen, go into Microsoft Paint, press CTRL+V (pastes the image onto Paint) and then crop it down.

EDIT or do you mean you want your avatar to be a video itself?

Edited by Ryan 3000, 17 August 2007 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 04:16 PM

An video avatar would make one huge GIF lol.

I don't think it would be under the maximum size for an avatar.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:17 PM

Never mind i think i got it, thanks!!!

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 07:27 PM

When you find out how to make one from You Tube, plz tell me!

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 08:08 AM

The simpelest of 'Avatar' is made up of a sequence of images (bit like a flick book). This sequence of images is then 'pasted' together usually in a Gif animator (GIF - Graphics Interchange Format).

Using a video clip would mean that you have to convert the video into a sequence of images and then paste together. Like SpOnge said this would be a huge avatar. Think of it this way, film and TV use 25-30 frames per second (sequence of images), so for one second of footage 25-30 images would be created. Well thats how I look at it!

Edited by FireKracker, 24 August 2007 - 08:08 AM.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 09:46 AM

You can still cut down the framerate like in my signature. It's got 4 frames per second and still looks hot. Just use a program like the RAD video tools to convert a 30fps video into 500x90 GIFs at 4 fps. It's pretty simple.
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:27 PM

So step by step:

I make a bunch of pictures using Paint or some thing.

Paste them together... (how?)

And like a flibook, i'e got my own avatar?

Edited by Krazy_Kanuck, 24 August 2007 - 07:10 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2007 - 05:22 AM

I figured out a way to do this but im stuck on one steep... I need to find a program that i can edit the video (avi) with... Once i figure out how to cut it down to 10 seconds or so ill post it here and enplane how i did it... But any and all help would be appreciated...

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:11 PM

Creating video/gif avatar's is easy, but I was unsure of redsox's computing skills, I just simply wanted to explain the technique behind it just incase somebody who was less computer literate fell upon this thread. Anyhow, with regards to editing your avi file, just look on google for freeware open source software such as avi to gif converter e.g avi to gif
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:03 PM

I know how to convert it ("super"), just not how to shorten it :thumbsup:

Edited by redsox25, 27 August 2007 - 08:05 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2007 - 12:48 AM

You can use Irfanview to reduce the number of frames in the .gif.
Just delete the ones you don't want to use.

Open Irfanview, click File, and select Open.
Navigate to the .gif you want to resize, highlight it, and click the Open button.
Click Options, and select Extract all frames....
This will open the Browse for Folder dialog box.
Select the folder you want the extracted frames sent to, and click OK.
This will seperate the .gif into it's individual frames.
Go to the folder you saved the extracted frames to, and get rid of the ones you don't need.

To join the remaining frames back together into an animated .gif, you can use UnFREEz.
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