An idea I had for loading something that takes an undefined amount of time — as opposed to something like downloading files which is basically a known amount of time.
Check out the attachment for a rough GIF that just makes me wish I'd taken the time to learn After Effects.
12 months ago
Looks good...like you're underwater. You have to keep at it so that it looks like a single loop.
@Mike Puglielli Definitely. I either need to learn After Effects or get someone to develop it for me. It's a "teach a man to fish" thing.
Its tough, but you can totally do it in Photoshop. Takes some practice. This is a loop I made for practice, all in Photoshop. Not perfect of course...Also, I wouldn't really advocating buying After Effects if you aren't doing a lot of animation.
by Mike Puglielli
Here is a small practice. It isn't pretty and it is fast just because I didn't have time to make too many frames. Here is the file's psd you can view as resource.
Ideally I made it 13 frames. The smaller light ray does 2 rotations during this 13 frames, so it takes 6 frames for one rotation while the larger ray (colored red to make it easier to see) does only 1 rotation during these 13 frames. This gives the effect that the smaller rays are moving faster than the big, a great way to add depth. Animating in PS can be tricky, though. In order to make the loop correct, you have to have the last frame, #13, be in the position before frame #1 so that the transition is seamless on the loop (So if frame #1 is located 200pixels in, #13 should be 150pixels, for example). Hopefully this makes sense and helps...
12 months ago
I've already got it with the suite. I totally could've looped it, I just didn't want to spend the time last night.
Ah Great! Sorry for misunderstanding :)
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