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Animated Path Stroking in GIMP

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DON'T LET THIS CHEESY EXAMPLE TURN YOU AWAY!!!

In this tutorial I will show you how to animate a path being stroked in GIMP utilizing the GIMP Animation Package (aka GAP).

AGAIN, I REPEAT, DON'T LET THIS CHEESY EXAMPLE TURN YOU AWAY!!!

There's a lot of power behind this animation technique. You'll be able to create animated handwriting (similar to what's shown in this tutorial here (www.deviantart.com/deviation/3…, but at a more powerful level; your animations can be much larger with less effort than that described in the tutorial link above (see this animation example....fence-post.deviantart.com/art/… ....a whopping 1350 layers !); and the possible number of effects you can create is limited only by your imagination. I've got more examples I'll be showing you as time goes on so give this a try!

You now have the tools to create some pretty cool animations....BUT, you must first start with an easy example!

This tutorial is in html format. Just download the zip file to a convenient location, like your desktop. Double-click the zip file and move the html file and the "Image Files" folder to your desktop (the files folder and html file must be in the same location for the images to show up.) Double-click the html file and the tutorial will open.

I've also included the GIMP xcf files that include the paths I used and the 'brush' file so you could easily see what I did to set everything up.

Enjoy!

C&C always welcome!

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carlamlightel's avatar
I really like this cheesy example