MSPaint (c) and Microsoft Gif Animator (c))
Part I -- create
1.) Open MSPaint
2.) Start new file -- File >> New
3.) Set image size -- Alt >> Image
4.) Name and save as gif -- File >> Save
pull down "save
as type", select Gif, type in file name and click "Save"
5.) Make image transparent and choose
>> Image >> Attributes >> check "use Transparent
background color" >> select Color >> pick a color you don't
need to use in the graphic >> OK >> OK
the Paint tools, create a graphic of
parts of your animation. Fill in empty spaces with your chosen
Click on File
7.) Re-save the static graphic as
filename2, 3, 4, etc. for as
views as you need to create your animation. Save
8.) On each file, draw the moving parts
of your animation and then
erase the static parts. Fill in the empty space with the tranparency
Part II -- animate
1.) Download Microsoft
2.) Open MGA. There are no text commands, only little icons. Hover your
mouse over each icon to learn what they are.
3.) Click on "New" icon.
4.) Click on "Open" icon; open your LAST animation graphic file.
5.) Click on "Insert" icon; choose the second to last animation. Click
"Open". Repeat, going in reverse order, until all animation files are
open and then click on "Insert" and choose your static (non-moving)
6.) Select the "Animation" tab.
7.) Check "Looping" and "Repeat forever" (if that's what you want), or
fill in a number of times you want it to repeat, and add a trailing
comment if you want (text that will be displayed when the animation has
8.) Click on the "Image" tab.
9.) Click on your frame #1, which should be your static file (if it
isn't already selected) and set 0 as the duration and "Leave" as the
10.) Click on all the other frames and select 10 as the duration and
"restore previous" as the undraw method.
11.) Click on the "Preview" icon to watch the animation. Click on the
Stop button (black square box) to stop the animation, and use the
"Forward One Frame" and "Back One Frame" (double triangles) to see the
effect of each frame. Close the Preview window to edit as desired.
12.) Click on the "Save As" icon, choose a name for your animation and
click on Save.