posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 04:57 PM
reply to post by Im a Marty
It came in second in total votes for the competition.
It was created manually, and rather meticulously, in an older version of Photoshop, building each element both static and active on it's own layer,
and then showing the layers combined, depending on the stage in the action, and saving each frame out individually, one at a time, being careful to
name them sequentially.
Then you can use the actions palette to batch process the frames to an indexed color depth, with a custom color palette.
You then import the frames into gif-animating software and output the result as an animated gif.
My process requires a somewhat brain-numbing attention to detail, some would say tedious, but when it all comes together, it's worth it, IMHO.
The latest versions of Photoshop actually have an animation palette, and techniques using scripts to automate the process, somewhat.
Do a google of "making animations in photoshop" and there's all sorts of tutorials to help you along.