NAME

animate_cells - Perform cell animation from a single, layered image

SYNOPSIS

<Image>/Filters/Animation/Animate Cells...

DESCRIPTION

Use this plugin to animate a series of layers in the same way that a physical animation process would use cells. Version 1.2

This GIMP plugin makes animation of images much simpler. The idea is that (as was the case with physical "cell" animation) you simply create a background and as many cell layers as you like. Each layer represents a frame to be animated on top of the background, but unlike normal Gimp animation, you don't have to worry about covering up previous frames.

The effect is like taking the bottom layer, and flipping through the rest of the layers on top of it, one at a time. This greatly reduces the time involved in creating new animations, especially where a single object is moving over a static background (more complex animation may still require just as much work as before).

The script only asks if you want to work on a copy of the image. Otherwise, you just need an image with a background layer and two or more layers on top of it which represent your "cells".

PARAMETERS

  [PF_TOGGLE, "work_on_copy", "Work on copy", 1]

IMAGE TYPES

*

DATE

3/12/1999

AUTHOR

Aaron Sherman <ajs@ajs.com>

LICENSE

This plugin may be distributed under the same terms as GIMP itself. See http://www.gimp.org/ for more information on GIMP.

SEE ALSO

gimp, perl, Gimp: the Gimp module for perl.