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Hello folks,

sorry for my beginner's question:

I want to create an image consisting of a static image and a .gif (or .mp4) (which is running on a TV screen in the static part of the image)

Is this possible in Affinity? And if possible I would like to reshape and angulate the "TV-Screen" so that it seems to be more realistiv perspectivewise..

e.g. like that I found on the web:

https://giphy.com/gifs/3o7WTx7X5YfBT4lq8M/html5

 

I'm happy about any input, even if you would give me some workaround for it! Thanks in advance!

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Hi jiff,

Welcome to the forums :)

43 minutes ago, jiff said:

I want to create an image consisting of a static image and a .gif (or .mp4) (which is running on a TV screen in the static part of the image)

Is this possible in Affinity?

Unfortunately Affinity doesn't support animated content of any type, you can open/place .GIF files in Affinity, but these will be imported as a static version of the first frame of the animation only, my apologies.

44 minutes ago, jiff said:

And if possible I would like to reshape and angulate the "TV-Screen" so that it seems to be more realistiv perspectivewise..

This is certainly possible using the Mesh Warp/Perspective tools, however as mentioned above this will be a static image layer only. 

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Thank you for your quick response! Which is unfortunately very sad to hear that it is currently not supported. Do you know of a workaround for this, or are there any tips or program recommendations on this topic (which do not have Adobe in their name)?

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No problem at all :) 

Unfortunately there's no workarounds for this in Affinity, as the app simply doesn't understand animated content.

I haven't personally used any software that would allow for this, hopefully another forum user may be able to offer some advice here - my apologies!

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If you’re on Windows you can use IrfanView (free for non-commercial use, and only ten euros if you need to purchase a licence) to extract the frames of an animated GIF.

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7 hours ago, Alfred said:

If you’re on Windows you can use IrfanView (free for non-commercial use, and only ten euros if you need to purchase a licence) to extract the frames of an animated GIF.

Ok, thank you for this information..unfortunately I'm on Mac...:(

7 hours ago, CLC said:

@jiff  I guess you're looking for different kind of software.
Perhaps After Effects might be what you're looking for? :)

 

Thank you for the video! Yes, exactly this kind of stuff I want to do, but with a static image! But ...AE ist Adobe...do you guys have an recommendations for not-adobe software? Thank you for your input!

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You can easily open and create GIF using the GIMP. There are certainly other tools, but I used it on Mac and PC when I needed GIF.

And it's interesting since you can create 10 images, name them img_1.png, img_2.png, img_3.png... img_10.png,  and open them as layers and they'll be stacked in a file with the 1 at the bottom, and the 10th at the top.
If tou open a GIF in GIMP, instead of "names", the layers' names are the time they should be displayed… (you can select options while saving too).  It's a simple tool, but effective. I used it once a year for an animated GIF in my email's signature's for "Happy new year!".
For more complexe needs, perhaps another app will be better.

And you can open and save a GIF as layers with it too (for the last part: export as .ora file, and open this "archive" with 7Zip or another app).

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10 hours ago, jiff said:

Thank you for the video! Yes, exactly this kind of stuff I want to do, but with a static image! But ...AE ist Adobe...do you guys have an recommendations for not-adobe software? Thank you for your input! 

@jiff Foundry's Nuke can do the job as well. And from free software range, Blender might also work.

Anyway - if it's a one-time job, you could probably just use AE trial and then get rid of it.

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You might want to take a look at Synfig, you can download it here: https://www.fosshub.com/Synfig.html it's Open Source and multi-platform.

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Another cool app, also open source is: https://www.pencil2d.org

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Would this work? Create your image with a transparent hole where the screen would be and save in a format that supports transparency. Then in your target application, align this image over the animated gif to reveal the action.

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