Animated Python Puzzle

Please click on the image to see the effect. This was very easy to do but it took awhile to finish.

If anyone else wants to make a similar gif you'll need any jigsaw puzzle software that lets you use your own pictures, the ability to make screen caps, an image you like, any image editing software that lets you crop images and any image editing software that lets you make animated gifs.

How to make the gif:

step 1: Open the jigsaw puzzle program and load an image into it.

step 2: Arrange the puzzle pieces in whatever way will make it easiest for you to make your gif.

Step 3: Make a screen cap of the puzzle

Step 4: Move one of the pieces a short distance.

Step 5: Make a screen cap of the puzzle

Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the first puzzle piece is finally where you want it.

Step 7: Choose one of the pieces that will connect to the first piece and repeat steps 4 - 5 until the second piece connects to the first piece.

Step 8: Choose a puzzle piece that will connect to any piece you already put together and repeat steps 4-5 until the third piece is connected to the other two.

step 9: continue repeated steps 4 and 5 until the puzzle is complete.

step 10: open the image editing software that lets you crop images and crop each screen cap so that only the puzzle pieces and playing field for the puzzle are visible.

step 11: open the image editing software that lets you make animated gifs, arrange the screen caps in the correct order and make an animated gif.

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Hanri: Instantly reminded me of a mash I once made: http://mashcast.com/media/puzzling-mash

arkennedy at 11:58 pm February 06

Great mash, thanks for the link :)

Hanri at 12:21 am February 07

I have a semi-secrety project going on on MashCast, I'd be happy to include you and your animaton style there. :)

arkennedy at 1:08 am February 07

Thanks :) let me know what you'd like me to do and I'll see what I can do.

btw: it's 2:00am as I'm writing this so I'm not sure how much sense that sentence made but hopefully it did.

Hanri at 1:21 am February 07

Made perfect sense. :) I'll send you a PM. Go to sleep!!!

Here Comes Another One: That's awesome!

arkennedy at 11:56 pm February 06

Thanks :)