Thanks man! :D I'm happy about getting second too - I actually agree with the results, though, the winning pitch was a lot more imaginative and in-depth than mine (which was basically dark!mainseries, lol. Not really a spinoff). But thanks again!
First, sorry I've been AWOL for a day or so; life = bleh. And on that note my computer underwent the kiss of death yesterday afternoon after a botched install of Mass Effect, and is currently sitting brickily on my desk in no shape to do much of anything. Pile'a junk. I'm typing this on my sister's machine, but that's not got any sort of image editing capabilities save Paint whatsoever.
On a positive note! GIFs are actually really really easy, so all you'd have to do if you need this by a certain date is download GIMP, drop your images in from Explorer, crop 'em, insert a line to the effect of 'created using *Hapuriainen's Pokémon Trainer Creator v2' where it can be clearly seen in all states of the animation (i.e. merge a copy of the text layer onto all the other layers), then just hit 'Save As' and type your .GIF file extension. GIMP should take care of the rest for you. :D
Nice choice - I had a quick play and chuckled a bit at Wailord. As to whether you'll need permission - yes, it would be polite to ask, but there is an FAQ:
Q: Can I post a character I made in your games?
A: Yes, if you put a link back or at least something resembling "I didn't draw this myself" in the artist's comments or wherever you post your pictures.
And I'd be happy to make you a GIF (which I assume is what you're after) of the different characters you create. The only problem is in relation to file size - the resulting animation is naturally going to be as large if not larger than all the images combined, but it's still a GIF and they tend to be fairly little so you shouldn't have too many problems. (What would be nicer would be a Flash file with some interactivity - e.g. buttons to change frames - but I doubt they're embeddable on PC. Tell you what, you can find out for me! :D) Give me a shout once you're done.
considering here the sun is still up and no where near setting I'd say we're in different time zones. well that one pic should be the only one that requires animation. the others can be still frames and still hodl the same relivance.
Well... yes, I could. But there's like 150 of them. How many animations are we talking, dude? They're fairly time-consuming to make.
And essentially, yep, that's correct, I'm currently just keyframing your GIFs so that each frame is a 'scene'. There's more advanced stuff to do with opacity and tweening (Google 'em) that. I can do if you need it, but at the moment there's not much of a need and it's easier to manually create every frame.
A couple things, though: when you're sending me the base files, it's much easier for me to get started if I have a clean slate to work on. (For example, in that Charmander one, I had to go in and carefully erase both Pokémon from the backdrop before I could animate any movement over the top.) I assume you're using Paint? If so, just Ctrl-A and paste a screengrab of your backdrop beforehand and send me that along with the poses you want. Much easier. Also, it'll take you forever to recolour the Charmander poses if you're not in Photoshop or something with a Select Color Range tool, so just do one and I'll take care of the rest. Oh, and finally, if you're changing little things like the colour of the tail flame, please let me know first! Otherwise, moron that I am, I'm liable to think it's a mistake and go over the top. D: I'd rather not do stuff twice if I have to, lol.
I'm off to bed now, dunno what timezone you're in but I think it's different to mine. later dude.
Ah. *whoosh* That there was the sound of the joke flying over my head, heh. I'm notoriously dense when it comes to humour.
And sure, no problem. I took the liberty of cropping some of the unused space from the original and re-indexing to fix the colours (your Charmander's tail flame is gray in the original, lol). Hope it's all right.