Anonymous asked: Hello again and thank you for the tutorials ans related help,I've found myself trying to figure out how to write the attribute multiply a frame 20 times "[*20]" and to have the opacity be reduced/increased by a percentage (or a prescribed amount) for each frame?
First off, GIF image format does not support partial transparency, so you can’t have gif frames with partial opacity. So you must have a base on top of which you put another layer with varying opacity. So it goes something like this:
There is opacity effect with variable parameter 5*i, with i being 0,1,2,3 and so on. So overlay layer has opacity 0, 5, 10 and so on, up to 95. Because animation playback plays layers from bottom to top, this will actually cause the overlay layer to fade from 95% opacity to 0. Change the tag to “[;overlay:100+-5*i]” to see opacity changing in other direction.
Anonymous asked: Hello, i wanna ask. Is it possible to use xcf in gif without animstack? i have an old version of mac. So i can only install gimp 2.6. Thanks.
Yeah, you just have to manually apply effect to each single frame of your gif. Animstack exists to automate these actions, doesn’t mean you can’t do things without it… though it may take a long time.
Anonymous asked: animstack for a mac xos
Animstack is cross-platform, if you can run GIMP 2.8, you should be able to install Animstack. Look in Edit-Preferences-Folders-Scripts to see where to put it.
Anonymous asked: i installed animstack and did everything correctly but the process animstack tags doesnt show up when i go to filters>animation. i have gimp 2.8 and i copied animstack(.)scm into my scripts folder.
Open Edit - Preferences - Folders - Scripts and make sure “animstack.scm” is in one of the folders listed there. If it’s there and you don’t get any error on starting GIMP and you still don’t get the menu item, then I have no idea. Maybe your animstack.scm didn’t download fully?
Anonymous asked: Hi can you tell me how to install animstack on linux
Just like any other Script-Fu (.scm) script for GIMP:
Copy animstack.scm to ~/.gimp-2.8/scripts
Then restart GIMP or do Filters - Script-Fu - Refresh Scripts
- Went looking for good script-fu for gif making in GIMP.
- Found AnimStack.
- Saw that it needs 2.8.
- Upgraded GIMP.
- Downloaded script-fu.
- Watched tutorial for AnimStack.
Dear God where has this been all my life!??!??!!!???
Glad you liked it!
Anonymous asked: sup! some time ago I saw tutorial with AnimStack for creating good gif for tumblr if they are too bright or something - can you remind me link to it? I cant fint :/
santaross asked: hi, I've been using animstack to put text on my gifs, but last night the "process animstack tags" stopped working completely. I had the text layer tagged with [fg], but when I clicked process tags, the text appeared on the gif for a second and then the text layer was deleted, with no text on any of the other layer. How can I fix this?
I don’t know, there could be several reasons. Is the layer with [fg] the topmost layer? Because it’s only applied to the frames below it.
Do the other layers have “[” and “]” in their names? Because AnimStack will think these layers are tagged and will skip them during processing.
Could be something else entirely. If you send me a .xcf file somehow, I will be able to figure it out.
Anonymous asked: Can you do a quick video run-through on how to desaturate gifs in gimp with animstack? I'm having a hard time understanding the written instructions.
Well I can’t promise anything, but maybe. I’ll add it to my list of things.
Anonymous asked: Hi, how would you go about blurring a specific part of a gif like a logo or text/credits on a tv show? My guess is use "gb" to blur and "mask" to restrict specific part of the gif?
Create an empty layer and put it at the bottom. Put “[render] [;gb]” on it (this “renders” a copy of a frame, blurs it and put it on top of that frame).
Now, as for restricting blurring to a specific region, this is actually very simple. Just select the part that you want to blur (before running AnimStack), and that’s it. Most AnimStack effects respect the current selection.