ladybuhg asked: Hi, so I've been using animstack for a good bit now and I sometimes have this problem to where, after I do the animstack thing, the colors change. I'll have the xcf I want to use over the images and I know I like the coloring, so I change the names of the xcf colors to [fg] bottom to top, run the thing, and then suddenly it doesn't look like it was supposed to. Sometimes I have this problem and sometimes I don't. Any idea as to what causes it and how to fix it?
- Could be related to your image being in Indexed color mode (though Animstack doesn’t work at all in this mode, so probably not). Make sure Image - Mode - RGB is checked.
- Your source gif could be “optimized” which make cause strange things to happen when editing it. Try Filters - Animation - Unoptimize before doing anything.
- Could be something to do with specific layer modes used in xcf for effects. This is impossible to tell unless the example file is provided.
- Does this happen only after converted to GIF? GIF can only contain 256 colors, so color quality is always lost when exporting to this format. Perhaps the algorithm is having a hard time converting your image to only 256 colors and picks the wrong ones. Make sure your layers are not bigger than your actual image size. If this is not the case, Select All and do Image - Crop to selection.
Anonymous asked: Just tried Animstackscm in GIMP Portable 2.8.8, seems to be missing Filters > Animation "Process AnimStack Tags". There is a "Selection to AnimImage" and "Filter > Filter all Layers" but it doesn't work even on logo-0.6.xcf
There is no such options (“Selection to AnimImage”, ”Filter > Filter all Layers”) in Animstack. Must be some other plugin or script. You probably have installed it in the wrong folder (must be one of the folders in Edit-Preferences/Folders/Scripts).
tokyo-ghouuls asked: Hi! i just downloaded animstack and everything appears well. but when i try to process animstack tags the effect will only appear for a second before it deletes the first layer and goes back the what is was before i tried to process the tags. I added [fg] to the layer and set it on top of the other layers. Why does this happen? is there a way to fix this?
This is strange indeed. Do you perhaps have square brackets ([ and ]) in your layer names? Maybe if you could send me your .xcf project or screenshots before/after, so that I could have some clues of what’s happening.
leaabracadabra asked: Got the problem! Had some brackets "[HD]" in the names of my pictures. But thank you anyway! You might pass on the hint :)
Yeah, this is actually pretty common. For what it’s worth, It’s mentioned in the FAQ.
Anonymous asked: Is there way to add layer mask to each particular member group layer?
Well, the simple way is to assign a keyboard shortcut (Edit - Keyboard Shortcuts) to “Add Layer Mask”, then you’ll be able to add them in a few key presses (your shortcut, then Enter, then PgDn to go to the next layer). I use this method when I, for example, want to do Curves/Levels to every layer, it’s cheap but it works.
Anonymous asked: when I only want to process 1 layer is it fine to just name it [fg] ?
If you only have one layer, what do you want it to be a foreground of? There needs to be at least one layer without tags.
Anonymous asked: when i process animstack it just deletes the layer?
Please provide more information, such as what layers do you have and their exact names, or even better the file itself. It appears that the tag(s) you placed on your layer do nothing, and then the layer gets deleted, which is to be expected. For example if you place a layer with [fg] at the bottom, it will do nothing, or the one with [bg] at the top. I have no way to know what you’re trying to do.