How to export an animated GIF from Adobe After Effects

An investigation into all the different ways to make animated image files.

Turns out there is more than one option to create a GIF from Adobe After Effects. In this video, I run an example H.264 MP4 video through all the different options I could find. And all the differences within those options.

After Effects does not natively create animated GIFs, but Adobe Media Encoder does, so I take a look at those settings. I also check out Adobe Photoshop’s options. And I compare the new Creative Cloud Express online service to Giphy. Finally, I do look at a way of making GIFs directly in After Effects, using AEJuice.

Hopefully by the end of this video, all your questions will be answered – except for why I use all caps for filenames!


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Published by ShiveringCactus

Tutorials and videos, mainly After Effects, but with some 3D and puppetry stuff too.

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