Ask DN: Animation handoff from Design to Dev?

almost 7 years ago from Sean Lester, Product Designer @

  • Robert PaigeRobert Paige, almost 7 years ago

    Honestly, there's no faster way, than the way your are doing it.

    After Effects is great for animation prototyping, but the removal of the option to export gifs since CS4, would be even faster. There's no reason why they shouldn't bring it back!

    Maybe we should revolt and go on strike!

    ADOBE!!! WE WANT OUR GIF EXPORT OPTION BACK!!! Who's with me? Strike Strike Strike!

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    • Riho KrollRiho Kroll, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

      Woah, hold on there. Adobe moved a lot of the export options out of AE directly (since I believe CS6 and after) , and instead put them into the Adobe Media Encoder (which works across Premiere and AE). This also includes gif export.

      Just use File > Export > Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue and then from the media encoder simply choose the gif preset (I say simply, but actually this is a pretty elaborate and weird process of course).

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    • Sean LesterSean Lester, almost 7 years ago

      I'm not worried about speed - and I can create GIFs from the PNG sequence (or just video files), but what I can't get out of AE is code to make the dev's job easier. They can't really be expected to faithfully recreate the animations I show them. They just can't. It isn't what they do. But out of Edge where I can get code, I can't create GIFs or anything to prototype from.

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      • Robert PaigeRobert Paige, almost 7 years ago

        I hear you.

        Why is there not a Image Sequence Generator App on the market?

        For example: Put your image sequence in the app, and it spits out a movie. Like (

        I know you can use Media Encoder, but I just hate using that thing.

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