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GIMP Animated Rain Script
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Published: December 30, 2007
October 6, 2008: I've modified the script to run in GIMP 2.6 (the newest stable version). It should work in 2.4, as well.

Let me know if you have any trouble with it.


This simple script is more of a gimic than anything, but it's still fun! It creates an rain-like animation from a single image, just like the one in the preview above. It is based on this tutorial: fence-post.deviantart.com/art/…

This script will not run in GIMP version 2.2. If you would like that script, follow this link: (fence-post.deviantart.com/art/….

Although scripts of this nature are fun, I suggest taking a look at the tutorial as it's good to know how to accomplish the steps without the script.

Just click on the download link to open the script in your browser window and then save it (File Menu > Save) in your GIMP scripts folder (ie....C:Program FilesGIMP-2.4sharegimp2.0scripts)

Then, go to the main GIMP window (not the image window) and choose the Xtns Menu > Script-FU > Refresh Scripts and it should appear in the Image Window under the Filters Menu > Animation > Rain...

You set the number of frames the animation will have, how much rain, the blur of the rain, the angle at which it falls, and the speed of the animation. You can also add a border of the chosen color and size (up to 3 pixels wide).

Enjoy!
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0MYSTICALSTAR0Hobbyist Artist
Showing an error message when I try to open the zip to extract. 
Attuasi's avatar
Will this run in GIMP 2.8 as well?
Attuasi's avatar
Will this run in 2.8 as well?
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ZahraAlvirahmaHobbyist Photographer
eh i mean will this work with gimp 2.8?
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ZahraAlvirahmaHobbyist Photographer
will this work with gimp 2?
Niaoma's avatar
NiaomaStudent Digital Artist
This is awesome. Thank you for making this! :3
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Gaaralover289Hobbyist Artist
Will this work w/ GIMP 2.8?
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DustiiiBunniiiStudent Digital Artist
Yes, it does.
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colormespunkyHobbyist Digital Artist
The script file is not working. I have unzipped it and nothing shows up under animation. I use Gimp 2.6.11
Truffleslover's avatar
Help PLease! TAT I cant upload my picture i made on gimp and im becoming very frustrated. It says I need a seperate preview page? Can someone please help, or point me in some direction for help?
Xenaleena's avatar
XenaleenaStudent Traditional Artist
make a still version of the pisture or a corver that says preview. like usual animations
Truffleslover's avatar
Thank you very much!
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XenaleenaStudent Traditional Artist
you're welcome!! Used here [link]
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KoriLucHobbyist General Artist
This is so great!
Thank you very much
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StarlightWhispersHobbyist General Artist
Hmm, when I download this, I can't seem to save it in GIMP? *confused*
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JeremifierHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, a lot. :la:

And for all you people who can't find it, it's in Filters - Animation. :D
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toxicdecemberHobbyist Digital Artist
I donwloaded it but I'm not sure how to use it. I clicked it and everything but it just opens up a new canvas with three layers and i dont see anything..
Daciy's avatar
i dont get it.. how do you lie, apply this to a pic?
DarkhearthFantasy's avatar
I scaned an Image useing gimp 2.6 AND I CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME FIGURE OUT HOW TO SUBMIT IT TO DEVIANTART
I'm a new artist and i asked my sister-(long time deviant) how to get the image but she said deviantart just doesn't like gimp and it wasn't going to work. :((
so now i'm sad and i don't have paint it (not sure why not) so i downloaded Gimp 2.6 but if i can't figure it out i'm now sure how i'll get my art on deviantart
If you could PLEASE tell me if there's anything special i need to do that would be Greatly apprciated , and if not that's ok too... :invisible: ...
Something about a separate preview image and we can't figure out how to change the size
sorr if i'm asking you this and you don't know the answer.
magicrainbowkitty's avatar
hi im trying to upload an animation i did on gimp 2 but when i dont know which category to put it in. can you help? :hmm:
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i keep getting this error


Error while executing script-fu-rain-anim:

Error: Bad syntax of binding spec in let* : ((rain-layer) (num-frames (max 1 num-frames)) (remaining-frames num-frames) (newImage (car (gimp-image-duplicate img))) (source-layer (car (gimp-image-get-active-layer newImage))) (center-x (/ (car (gimp-image-width newImage)) 2)) (center-y (/ (car (gimp-image-height newImage)) 2)) (border-layer))
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IreneKirshHobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, I'll use it^^
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