We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
1. Make short video of object. Dump into expensive video studio. Separate one frame for the background and map out just the part you want to be animated. Save the individual mapped parts.
2. Make single frames using the same background but the next incremental stage of the mapped (animated) sequence.
3. Combine frames in GIF animation studio if the original program won't do it.
Because of the peculiar code he used, the animated pics can't be saved from the page, but if you open the View menu, 'Source' and find the entire path to the pic you want (starting with "http:"), you can paste the address into the browser and display just the pic, and at that point the right mouse button 'Save picture' will work.
The guy turning the newspaper was outstanding, as was the pouring sauce. Very nicely done.
You can do this in Photoshop with still images captured with a high frame rate, too. Just use the animation palette (layers and all that) and save them out for 'web and devices' as a GIF. It's pretty sweet actually, this little trick. Never thought of doing it so artfully, but I've made plenty of tricked out animated GIF's. So thanks BD, now I'm going to burn an afternoon putting something together. :-/
Doc, Firefox lets you save the GIF's from the original page using tools/page info under 'media' then 'save as'. Just an option....
Interesting...using 'No Style' wouldn't have occurred to me, but I would be tempted to nuke the CSS by deleting styles just to symbolically punish the self-important designer of the site for the vertical page scrolling.
There are a number of methods to create the frames. With Windows 7 or Word/PowerPoint 2010, one could run the video and do screen caps of each frame you want. Each frame gets saved as a separate image, usually JPG or GIF. Then you need a tool that will convert JPGs or GIFs into a GIF with multiple frames.