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My first full batch of icons on a theme.
[16 Dancing World of Warcraft Icons]

World of Warcraft put up samples of the races dancing. The files they made were 120x120 and well over 40K, which won't work on LJ. I pared them down and threw out a bunch of frames. Jumpier, but usable.
Originals available at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/races/dancing.html
Since I did so much work to make them LJ-compatable, I consider them
Original Adaptations: Take freely, but please credit mandydax and Blizzard.

They're are in my LJ Scrapbook tag: dance gallery. They're all transparent backgrounds.

Teaser:
Female Night Elf Dancing (anigif)Male Night Elf Dancing (anigif)Female Human Dancing (anigif)Male Human Dancing (anigif)
Female Dwarf Dancing (anigif)Male Dwarf Dancing (anigif)Female Gnome Dancing (anigif)Male Gnome Dancing (anigif)

Female Tauren Dancing (anigif)Male Tauren Dancing (anigif)Female Troll Dancing (anigif)Male Troll Dancing (anigif)
Female Orc Dancing (anigif)Male Orc Dancing (anigif)Female Forsaken Dancing (anigif)Male Forsaken Dancing (anigif)

These images are © Blizzard Entertainment®. I'm including a link to their Legal FAQ (See Q#2.)

X-posted in mandydax, iconaddicts, adopt_me, worldofwarcraft, and my own guild's community perfect_dawn of Eldre'Thalas. I'm also sending a note to Blizzard to see if they'll link it on the dancing page.

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paeroka
Mar. 31st, 2006 08:51 am (UTC)
I took the male undead now... and credited you as well as Blizzard - just to be safe here. ;) Although the male orc looks great, too... argh. Can't decide! ^^

I'd thought about resizing them, too, but I don't how to do that.
mandydax
Mar. 31st, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)
I use The GIMP. It's an open-source program a lot like PhotoShop. It opens the animation into frame layers. I just scaled the whole image to 100x100 and then started taking out frames and increasing the delay between to bring the KB-size down. Usually every-other one worked, but the human female's mashed-potato was just over the 40K limit, so I only had to take out I think 4 frames total and at the far right and left, there wasn't a lot of differences frame-to-frame. Oh, I just /babbled. /lol o^-^o
bookishtype
Mar. 31st, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
i use Gimp too... but i can't figure the animation out. i get it to animate to a certain extent... how do you do it? If you don't mind me asking.... any particular destructions i should know?
mandydax
Mar. 31st, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Starting with the background, each layer is a frame. By default it uses combine and 100ms. To change the delay between frames, put (Xms) in the frame name, where X is a number of milliseconds divisible by 10. You can always check how the animation looks by going to Filters->Animation->Playback... To change whether it replaces all the previous frames with the new frame or combines it (like by overlaying a transparent layer), put either (combine) or (replace) at the end.
You can Filters->Animation->Optimize (for GIF) it, which makes it figure out which pixels don't change from one frame to the next and make them transparent, cutting down the end file size. This opens the optimized version in a new window, leaving the unoptimized version alone.
When you save, put the filename in with a .gif extension and then in the dialog boxes, tell it to "Save as Animation". On the next dialog box, you can tell it what the "_Delay between frames where unspecified" is, and if you want it to "Loop forever" or run just once.
Try opening the icon I've used on this post of the elf dancing. It has to use the (replace) tag on each frame because it has a transparent background.
BjörkOn this one, The background is solid, so I used combine to add the letters which are on a transparent background.
Play around with it, find some animated gifs, open then up, and see what techniques were used. That's mostly how I figured it out.
hazey_sunshine
Mar. 31st, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Yai! Well done, these are great :)
bookishtype
Mar. 31st, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
Hi
took forsaken male - brilliant work! Will credit you and Blizzard...
these are GREAT!
snowjag
Mar. 31st, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
have to grab the tauren female...
serufel
Mar. 31st, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
I have taken ze human male dance. xD Just too cute, hehe. thanks!
stealingbabies
Mar. 31st, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Snagged the female troll. These are great, thanks. ^^
pointedview
Mar. 31st, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
These are great! I know that took a lot of time and work. I might nab the Tauren male when I get home. Thanks!
pixiedood
Mar. 31st, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
These are great!!. Took a few and will credit, Thank you :)
lady_savant
Apr. 6th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
I snagged them all and will credit when used. Thank you. =)
sistermaryfuck
Apr. 7th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
those are awesome!
sunydays15
May. 1st, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm taking the female troll for sure, and I might take more later (especially the female tauren because that's what my main is). These are the coolest icons ever!
realtai
Sep. 21st, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Took the blue female troll. Love them.
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