August 10th, 2006


Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Here's my new "power" icon, an animated GIF of the demon hunter Illidan Stormrage that I found on the World of Warcraft wiki.

To fit it within 40Kb, I did the following using Adobe (Macromedia) Fireworks 8:

  • Used the magic wand tool to pick the image apart from the background, and deleted the background.

  • Pasted the picked frames (out of 28) into a new 100x100 canvas.

  • Downsampled to half the previous frequency (14 frames).

  • Adjusted the timing to twice the previous rate.

  • Saved smaller color lookup table (CLUT) automatically.