wow, i spent way way way too long on this icon and it's still teh lame. the glowy text is crap.
Getting the caps was the easy part (originally i tired using moviemaker to grab a clip but THAT didn't work AT ALL). So I used KMPlayer to cap. Then I altered each individual frame in photoshop, before moving on to animation shop. There MUST be a better program for making gifs out there, right?
Anyway, making the icon was simple. Getting it under 40k, not simple. First i just resized it (i think i took out a frame or two) and it was cute:
but i didn't want it that small.
making the icon with a larger background THEN resizing it gave me crap quality before optimization. SO, i went back into photoshop, and altered each frame (AGAIN) to have a smaller image on the same size base.
And after endless futzing, removing and adding frames, and playing with the optimization settings, i've ended up here. i think i'll try it with different text tomorrow. mebbe. i mean, different effects on the text. same words. cuz... guh.
i think this took me like 3 and a half hours. that aint right.
i'm out of practice on animations. and don't think i've ever done one with speech. feh.
ok, goodnight. if anyone wants it, feel free to snag, with credit.
reminded that i actually have ImageReady. Duh, me. I did use that a while back. Soooo much easier. Especially for optimization. However, the result? I dunno, not really noticibly different. Except for an extra frame at the end with the text making it a little smoother. The quality seems about the same, methinks. Thoughts, comparing this one to the one used as icon right now?