How can I make my own animated Avatar?

@RealIolo (1855)
United States
January 23, 2007 7:20pm CST
From scratch. Perhaps starting with a photo I have. Does it take special software to do it? Have you ever done this?
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@lauczi (964)
• Poland
5 Feb 07
yes my avatars are animated by me. i downloaded a picture from internet and edited it in adobe photoshop and then in imageready. its very helpful in creating animations. u can use also macromedia flash, or gimp which is free. as for me editing pictures and animate them is easy, at least as animated pictures and not whole movies.
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
6 Feb 07
If you did your own avatar there it looks pretty good. Well done.
@lauczi (964)
• Poland
6 Feb 07
all i did was animate the eye. :-P
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Yeah, but you did a good job with it. I would like to take a cat photo and make the cats head move but I am afraid it will be too much work. Could I instead take a motion video and turn it into a good looking gif?
@manlynux (271)
• Romania
6 Feb 07
use photoshop imageready or any other gif making software :)
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Will that software run under Win98se?
@Gmens91 (389)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I was wondering how to do that. Thanks for the thread.
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Glad we could assist!
25 Jan 07
I know how to make animated gifs :P
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
26 Jan 07
So did you have any helpful thoughts? Suggested freeware?
@blindedfox (3258)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Most avatars are animated GIFs. They are multiple images that plays on a loop. I'd recommend Adobe Fireworks or ULeads' CoolGIF when making animated GIFs for use as avatars. =)
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I am guessing these apps are not free.
@diptesh14 (224)
• India
24 Jan 07
i dont know how to make avtars but it is made in gif animator software
• Bulgaria
27 Jan 07
Of course it is with gif animator
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
24 Jan 07
for that you shold know a bit of gif animation and then you can easily make an animated avtar. there is no big deal in it. now the quality depends on how much well you can make which depends on how well you know the software to handle and the animation basics.and also a bit f hard work is required so that the extra bit comes out in your work.
@RealIolo (1855)
• United States
24 Jan 07
What is the cheapest software solution to making this happen? Is there software already with Windows98se to do it?
@S73fan0v (97)
• Bulgaria
27 Jan 07
Photoshop or Vegas video . But you will can find a gif animator for free ;)
@blueman (16516)
• India
25 Jan 07
you can make using any gif animator, good or bad depends on your skills and your creativity.
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
24 Jan 07
Animated text for Asylum
The file format used for an avatar is usually an animated gif, which is a series of images played in rotation to emulate movement. It would be very difficult to try to do this with a picture, because you would need several pictures with very slight differences to link together, just as a film has frames with a slight difference. You could use the picture and add animated text to it, which is a very simple matter with the right software. The program that I use is Ulead gif animator.