In light of getting a few new plugins (I have yet to use) and reflecting on the fact that gifs now only take a couple of hours tops (rather than originally when they could take 5-6 hours on and off) because I've gotten more practiced / capable, I'm opening up a gif specific thread.
- Don't worry about your idea being impossible, I'll try my best to create stuff. If you remember stuff I've done before (e.g. cartoon) then assume that's at least a bit possible. If it's too hard for me or not practical, I'll tell you and maybe suggest adaptations.
- If I say no, don't be annoyed.
- Adapting existing gifs is workable. Remember though that when I'm adapting gifs, there are often something like 50-200 frames to work with, which literally means about 10-200x the work. This is why gifs take longer. Shorter gifs are better in general, or gifs where only a section of the gif needs editing. If you can find a good quality gif (preferably one where there aren't speckles everywhere / it doesn't look horribly compressed) then that would be easier.
- Creating gifs from nothing is potentially workable. Bear in mind I'm not working with Flash and I'm not an animator. I'll definitely start bad, but maybe with practice I'll get better.
- These will take a lot longer than the normal image requests, so have a bit of patience. Also remember I am a bit mentally unstable (I have EUPD) and I'm very predisposed to depressive phases where I can't do anything, so if I stop, that's probably what happened.
Think about the fact that the Damiao "BUY ME!" gif took me 40 minutes but the Paulinho kitty took 2 hours and the Levy money / blimp / birds gif (which I can't find - did anyone download?) was about 6 hours - think about why and consider this in making your request! I may still expend that kind of time but it's... crazy for me to do this.
If you do want to donate, there's the option in the normal requests thread.
I think that's all I was going to say, so it is with great trepidation that I say nervously: request away...