This Lugia is so weird. It's original resolution is 64x64. I checked the original file as well as the file resaved in GIMP, and I can't find anything wrong. I inspected it with a hex editor, cropped it, changed the frame ordering, but Mastodon refused to take it. It's only after I sized it up to 256x256 that Mastodon accepted it

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Even then, after it's been uploaded it does not animate correctly

Here's an old sprite of Lance, cropped to 64x64. Will he animate correctly?

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Lance animates correctly??? but Lugia does not. Lance has a frame delay of 100ms, but Lugia has a frame delay of 300ms

Here is another Lugia, but this time I upload it with a delay of 100ms (I can't see if it animates until after I post it)

It seems to animate just fine, so lets try it with a delay of 500ms?

Now lets try Lance where all his frames are set to 300ms instead of 100, and he's still 64x64

creating a brand new image with the same image data copied over and Mastodon rejects it

Mastodon also rejects the same Lance animation, which I reduced to 2 frames

meanwhile, here's an incredibly small particle effect for Lance's spin that's unused

I'm a fool, Mastodon put it on a white background LOL but you'll have to trust me that it's there

I wanted to try to open it in Aseprite but it sees it as... a folder?????

dragging and dropping into aseprite opened it, but saving it with aseprite and Mastodon still doesnt like it

I dont really know what it is about this GIF lmao, it's beyond me

oh yea but yea, I checked and the GIF is 89a, GPT, everything is correct cuz I thought maybe it was something weird with the encoding, but even when saved by GIMP and Aseprite, it still doesn't like it - and its not a case of them using the same encoding library, each one was slightly different in the hex editor, but the result was the same: Mastodon didnt like it

@roxy i wonder if it's something to do with it only being two frames

@roxy ah my favorite animation format, .gif.gif

@roxy timing is working, but it's not...rendering?properly..???

@roxy whats bizarre to me is that mastodon supports animated gif custom emotes just fine :luxray: :lucario: :luxwalk:

@roxy actually these are animated pngs but still

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