Help:Editing/Recording animations

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Before you can start taking and uploading animations you will need to make a wiki account: logged out users cannot upload files to the wiki.

Record the animation[edit source]

You will need a program to record your screen as the animation occurs. ShareX is free to download and can be used for this purpose.

  • Under the "Capture" menu select "Screen recording".
  • The selection will snap to any window that you hover over, or you can left click to draw a selection. If you are drawing a selection ensure that your selection is large enough that no part of the animation is cut off. The recording will then start.
  • Continue recording until the animation has concluded - press stop under the recording window to end the recording.
  • The file will automatically be saved in the ShareX folder.

Editing the animation[edit source]

You will likely need to crop the file to remove unnecessary surrounding area and/or remove unnecessary frames at the start/end of the recording. You can do this using Easy Video Maker.

  • Drag and drop your recording into Easy Video Maker. Drag again from the top left onto the Video track at the bottom.
  • If you have made too large of a selection of the in-game area you can crop by going to the "Edit" menu and selecting "Crop Selected Item" (or using Ctrl+Alt+W). Adjust the selection area, using the slider to ensure that the animation is centered throughout and that no parts of it are cut out of the frame, and press ok when done.
  • If the recording is longer than necessary to show the animation, you can adjust the start and end point by going to the "Edit" menu and selecting "Cut Selected Item". Drag the sliders to select the start and end points. You should ensure that there is a buffer at the end of the animation so that it loops smoothly when used on the wiki - e.g. if capturing an animation of an emote you should include some frames of your character having returned to a neutral position after the emote finishes.
  • When you have finished editing click "Render" in the bottom right to save the file.

Upload[edit source]

Uploading an .mp4 is done in the same way as uploading a regular file.

A file already exists[edit source]

Replace the file with a new version

If there is an existing file you should a upload a new version of this rather than creating a new file.

  • Find a page which uses the image that you want to replace. Click on the image.
  • Scroll down to the "Upload a new version of this file" option (under File History).

A new file[edit source]

If there is no previous file to upload over you should create a new file.

  • Select "Upload file" from the sidebar.
  • Choose the file you want to upload.
  • Ensure an appropriate file name is entered into the "Filename" field .
    • Our Image Policy contains standards for how to name different kinds of file here.
    • File extensions should be lower case, e.g. .mp4 rather than .MP4.
  • The summary box can use used to add a license, which is {{Animation license}} for animations.

See also[edit source]

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