Want to save your objects jumping around in animated GIFs? Find out here how to save a Paint 3D object with animation as a GIF or MP4 video.
First, In a Jiffy
When Steve Wilhite was handed an award for, among other achievements, leading the creation of the GIF image format, he said not a word—understandably, when everybody expected him to say either “GIF” or “JIF”.
When Steve Wilhite was presented with the award, he showed a GIF animation instead—addressing the issue: if you want to say it like GIF’s creators, say “JIF”.
Now, instead of pronouncing the format, let’s use it:
How to Save a Paint 3D Object as a GIF or MP4 Animation
Time needed: 3 minutes.
To save a model or drawing as an animation using the GIF format in Paint 3D:
- Click Menu in the Paint 3D toolbar.
Looks like this: The Menu button’s icon is .
- Select Save as from the menu.
- Now pick Video under Save as copy.
- Select GIF (video) under Save as type.
MP4: You can also select MP4 (video) to save the animation to an MPEG-4 video file.
- Pick an animation under Animation.
- Hide the canvas: For animating a 3D figure, it is typically best to use a transparent background; otherwise, the canvas will show.
- Optionally, speed up or slow down the GIF animation under Speed multiplier.
- Just a bit: The slider will only let you enter whole numbers, but you can type fractions (say,
1.15) in the text field.
- Optionally, change from where the animation is filmed and the zoom factor using Adjust angle & framing.
- Now click Save.
- Choose a folder and file name for exporting the animated GIF from Paint 3D.
- Check GIF (*.gif) is selected under Save as type:.
- Click Save again.
Saving Paint 3D files and objects: How to Save an Image in Paint 3D
How to Save a Paint 3D Object as a GIF Animation: FAQ
Can I add my own frames and animations for animated GIFs?
No, Paint 3D can save as animated GIF only using the animations it offers.
(How to save a Paint 3D object as a GIF animation tested with Paint 3D 6.2004; updated March 2022)