Gif to animated spray

Quick easy way to convert gifs into animated textures.

To begin...

You will need Gif editing software. I use ULEAD gif animator so therefore my tutorial will be based around it mainly. You will also need VTFEdit.

1) Open up gif animator. File>new

Set the X and Y to something that's the power of 2. 32, 64, 128, 256. The smaller it is the more frames you will be able to have but you have to make sure your gif fits within the boundaries. Import your gif by dragging it in.

2) File>Save as>Image frames

Change the save type to .png and quality 100. Call it "image" (without the speech marks). Then save it in its own folder

You are done with ULEAD, now you need to open up VTFEdit.

3) File>Import

Highlight all of the .pngs you have made and click "open".

Set texture type to "animated texture".

Click OK. Click play to see if it worked.

Then click "info" and check how big the spray is. Anything over 512kb is too much and wont work - if this is the case you must go back to the gif editor and delete some frames or make the gif dimensions smaller.

4) If it worked and you're happy with it. Click Options and make sure "Auto create VMT file is checked".

Save your spray into C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\counter-strike source\cstrike\materials\VGUI\logos

and try it out in game!

EDIT: I've created a calculator which allows you to check how many frames you are allowed with different lengths and widths. Found here: Click

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  • Sound of the Lyre's Levels
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    2 years ago:

    Followed instuctions, and the spray didn't come up in-game. It played wicked fast in VTFEdit, too. Could you help me?

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    Posted by FreeKiller Awesome, btw i used pivot stickfigure animator instead of Ulead and it worked

    I'm pretty sure there are many that work with it - I just didn't know them - so thanks for adding to the list :D

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    Awesome, btw i used pivot stickfigure animator instead of Ulead and it worked

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    6 years ago:

    Include links to the software your using?

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    Posted by -WildBill- Shouldnt this go under the Sprays section instead of the Animating section?

    Yeah, thanks.

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    Posted by BlackHoleSon I thought it was .tga format.

    Congratulations.

    I'm bak online 4 sum day
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    Man, I would totally try this out if CSS still worked on my computer. I'm so glad you made this tutorial. It's about time someone did. Thank you.

    You would...
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    I thought it was .tga format.

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    Oooh. You dont need VTEX to do animated sprays anymore? :o

    Or then i did not know that you can make them with VTF editor.. :D

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    Shouldnt this go under the Sprays section instead of the Animating section?

    Want realism? Go play outside.

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