My happy little snail!
What’s not to love about snails? They are perfect in every snail-ish way. There really isn’t much more I can say except looking at this should make you happy.
For the assignment, Spreadsheet Invasion, I had to reclaim Excel and make it fun again and create an animation using colored Excel cells.
How I made it-
I used the suggestion from How not to choose a design assignment, to turn cells into squares before I began. It wasn’t as simple as I thought it would be since I only have a basic knowledge of Excel.
The cell height and width on the initial page are obviously not in the same units, but I learned from Set Excel Cell as A Square how to change my view to page layout. In that view, cell width and height were displayed in uniform units.
I wanted the page set to landscape, but I wasn’t sure how to do this. When I typed landscape into the search feature, it changed to it automatically.
I just played around and came up with the delightful scene of a snail crawling across the ground. It took a while to do the original picture. The next 13 worksheets (making a grand total of 14) were mostly copying, pasting, and doing some adjustments.
I wanted to give photopea a try, and so I found this video about how to make a gif there.
After exporting the Excel files as PDFs, you simply layer the files in the correct order, then go back and add _a_ to the beginning of the file name for each layer. Then you export the files as a gif file. You can adjust the quality and speed before you save your file.
This took a lot of time, but it was a lot of fun and I love my snail.
3 thoughts on “Happy Little… Snail?”
What a cool asignment! I cant believe I missed this one, you did an excellent job!
Really appreciate your hard work–it shows and your snail is happy. Thanks for sharing how you created it!
Wow. Great results and thanks for the insider’s look, too.