animate_cells - Animate an image
Called from the Gimp. Use Gimp's user interface to call this function. By default "
<Image>/Perl Fu/Animate Cells".
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".
Written in 1999 (c) by Aaron Sherman <email@example.com>