Then you would need a graphics program, to create the individual images, and a program to incorporate all of those images into a single gif.
You can check out the Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
topic, under the Graphics Design & Editing
heading, for a graphics program.
The only ones in the list, that I know of, that will both do the graphics, and combine them into a gif, are Gimp
Both have a pretty steep learning curve, for the first time user.
It might be easier to use one of the other graphics programs, to make the images, and then use UnFREEz
, to join them.
Another program, that's not on the list, but I've been playing around with, is 3DPlus
It's a very basic, not a lot of frills, 3D graphics program, that has the ability to create gif animations.
It's what I used, to make my avatar.
It's easy to learn, and also free.
Another program I've been wanting to try out, when I have some free time, is Movies 13
You might want to check this one out, also.
.... a GIF-Animator with 98 animation wizards including text and actor wizards. Edit existing animations, create new from imported images or from images created with integrated Movies Draw. Features: GIF explorer, GIF optimizer, quick backgrounds, smart shape (100 shapes with 25 gradient fills, rotated text etc.), animate selected frames; 3 free floating actors for creating cartoons; actor and text wizards;actor paths; AVI to GIF and GIF to AVI converters. NEW: Movies script.
If you want to use stick figures, here's another free one, you may want to check out:Pivot Stickfigure Animator
I haven't used it, yet, but hope to, one day. (when I get the time. )
Hopefully, one of the above mentioned programs, will suit you needs.
I'm sure, searching some of the freeware sites, like snapfiles.com
, or nonags.com
, will turn up several other programs, that may be of interest.
It's just going to be a matter, of trying out different programs, and seeing what suits your style, the best.
Edited by tg1911, 25 June 2007 - 01:39 PM.