Posted on April 17, 2017
Fixing DC’s Batman wigglegram gifs
DC made an animated gif to promote an upcoming issue of Batman, which also teases a Watchmen appearance. It’s a nice gif that uses parallax scrolling to create the illusion of depth, but it does two things that bug the crap out of me:
- The animation only pans from left to right
- The animation alternates from Batman to Flash
So I decided to make my own edits to create a more traditional “wigglegram” effect. I think these look a lot smoother.
I did the same edit with a Reverse Flash gif, just to show the effect can still work when the image is supposed to convey time. In the original gif, the camera pans left-right as the Flash gets turned into a skeleton. It’s a cool effect, but looks better when you “yo-yo” the animation back and forth.
Here is the original GIF that DC shared. I think the wigglegram versions feel much smoother.