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- First, please contact one of the Wiki Masters by posting a new thread in the Forums if you have any questions about recording animations for the wiki.
- We are happy to give any suggestions that we can, or recommend you to others who may be able to help.
- Also, contacting us establishes communication in case we have issues with your animations (see below). ;)
- We will inspect images as they are uploaded.
- If you are just starting, we prefer you upload one and tell us by posting a new thread here, so we can look at it before you do more.
- This is to save your time!
- Note that we are somewhat strict about the quality of animations on the site.
- This means if they are too choppy (low frame rate), too small, too low quality (in resolution or color) we may ask you to try again.
- We are not trying to harshly criticize someone's work! :) This is because the files take up a lot of space on the site and lower quality animations can really strain the enjoyment of a page by users. We want animations to be on par with others on the site.
- Animations are preferred to be less than 2Mb when uploading to the Wiki.
- The pages will display the animation in a 350 pixel wide area, so around 350 pixels wide is best.
- Using a 1440x900 resolution screen is preferred.
- Record animations in an appropriately-lit game area with good angles in battle to see the animation.
- Unicorn Way and MooShu are good for darker spells; Dragonspyre and Marleybone can work well for lighter spells
- Don't talk in game while recording.
- Avoid having too many pips/power pips on your wizard.
- Do not wear any equipment that boosts damage or criticals on your wizard.
- Also, if the spell damages you, do not wear equipment that resists the damage.
- Make sure there are no active Charms, Wards, or Global Spells in play or any Enchantments attached to the Spell that could change its effects.
- Try to go first in the duel, the angle is better for recording spells.
- If the spell has extra effects, make sure that they show up in the recording.
- Use 'Control-G' on your keyboard to remove your screen icons like your health and mana.
- Pressing 'Control-G' again brings them back
- Recording spells where others won't jump into your fight can be useful, consider bosses in instances.
- Look at animations people already made for good examples! (see above and below)
Is your animation larger than 2Mb?
- Cut-out time before and after the animation for the spell
- Crop (cut-out) the animation to make it smaller and only show the animation
- Reduce the frame rate, just don't let it get too choppy
- Reduce the total amount of colors
- Reduce the resolution
Recording an avi file
- Use an external recording software such as Bandicam, Fraps, or Taksi. There is no need to purchase these programs because the free versions will suffice.
Converting .avi to .gif
- A method that works is using Jasc Animation Shop 3.11, but there are other options out there.
Using Jasc Animation Shop
- Open Jasc Animation Shop
- Open the recorded .avi file
- Crop the first frame to the desired size of the entire animation - the rest of the film will crop the same
- Save the image as .gif with Level 3 or Level 4 optimization
- If the resulting .gif is too large, reopen the .avi file and crop again and use level 2 (if you used level 3) or level 3 (if you used level 4) optimization
- Upload the animation to Wizard 101 Wiki. (Please note that this will take longer than normal images)
Completed and Needed Animations
Already completed animations sorted by school:
[−] Spell Animations