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Animation - Horn Magic by MisterAibo Animation - Horn Magic by MisterAibo
The gif shown is just a cropped preview - download the SVG and run in a web browser to see the real animation!

The magic effect, including tiny sparks (not very visible on the gif preview). Can be also used as a static resource as well - simply download the SVG and use at your leisure.

Fastest way to change the color is editing the file in a text editor and following the directions.

The animation is once again explained in the comments of the file - have fun!

As always, I would appreciate any input.

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:icongsaxby13:
question, i'm looking for a way to use horn magic on a png file and create a gif how would i do that?
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:iconmisteraibo:
Well, I'm afraid SVGRender is currently unavailable. And even if it is up, it doesn't work with transparent images. What I do is I include the animation in the whole (SVG) image and export that, which renders the transparency issue moot as there is none. However, you want to export it as a series of transparent PNGs, which is, at least to my knowledge, impossible at the moment. You could try to key out the background, but the gradient is a little too complex for that, and it still doesn't solve the issue of SVGRender not working at the moment.

I'm afraid I don't have a satisfying answer. When I started, I captured the images by the means of screen capturing. If you want to try that, you can. SVG can be scaled however you like, so there shouldn't be any problems stemming from that (apart from the transparency, once again). The resulting video can be made into a series of images without a problem.

Or, you know. You could save this actual GIF - the one I made for the preview - and key out the white. That sounds relatively simple.

Of course, exporting into a series of PNGs will be part of aniGen when it's out. I'm currently solving some minor issues, but I should get on that in the next few days.

Hope this helps.
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:icongsaxby13:
thanks i'll try that also don't worry about credit i don't post any of my stuff like this cause i base it all on little bits and pieces of others work and unless i have all the sources and i can feel ok with using it in public. and this i'm just gonna keep to myself and admire the experiment with others works i did. i have no benefit in taking credit so i'm glad you gave me the advice i was looking for a way to make a horn magic gif on an oc i made from an assortment of vectors and pony maker stuff so yeah thanks again!
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:iconmisteraibo:
I read that with one breath. I feel exhausted. :D

Hey, experiment all you like. I get it that you don't want to post experiments composed from other people's resources, but then again, collages is what resources are for. Maybe you get an idea for a funny comic or a picture that you'll want to see out there. Don't let the fact that you use the works of other people - at least those meant exactly for that purpose - stop you.
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the-muffin-master Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, last question, I promise. My friend asked me the other day something about this, and I wasn't able to answer. He asked how to use it, per se - like, how to overlay it on a drawing. Kinda like how you do on your cinematics (I showed him your work the other day, since we were talking about animating ponies and all). Er, I'm bad at explaining. It's like this [link]
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:iconmisteraibo:
Well... It's just an asset like any other. Just drag and drop it. Pull it into the drawing in inkscape. The whole code tree necessary for the object copies, which means the animations that are inside will remain the same.
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:iconthe-muffin-master:
the-muffin-master Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AH. That's...amazing. Thank you.
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the-muffin-master Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, I've got a question. How did you do the preview image? The gif, I mean. How did you convert it?

Sorry, that's a pretty stupid question and all, but I tried Googling it and I'm still clueless.
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:iconmisteraibo:
I used my brother's Firefox addon. It's pretty straight forward - you can use it to export an SVG opened in Firefox atany number of images and at any framerate. I use it for all cinemagraphs right now. Sure, it can't handle transparency and it doesn't do scaling, but other than that? I can even make videos out of the frames.
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:iconthe-muffin-master:
the-muffin-master Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty nifty! I managed to export one, yeah, but it sort of...disappeared? I can't seem to find it anywhere...?
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