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Fire animation

Oct 17, 2013, 03:58
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Fire animation
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I am new to Gimp and I love it. Already done lots of cool things. Now I want to create a version of the old Bananza theme scene. It is of a map where a fire burns through the bottom of it. You can see what I mean by going on you tube. I have a picture of the map I want to use. I'm just not sure how to do the fire. If anyone knows how I can do this easily (remember, I'm new) please let me know. The more specific your instructions, the more grateful I will be. Thanks!
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Oct 17, 2013, 04:50 (This post was last modified: Oct 17, 2013 04:51 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Fire animation
What you want is a wipe animation, check out this page for how to animate in gimp:
http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/

Theory:
*Take a few pictures of the fire so you can animate it moving (5-10 pics should be fine)
-Then you'll mask/wipe the picture of the map away while having different movements of the flames

After you've read/skim that page, there is a method of wiping here vvv
(do a similar wipe to this one, but maybe in reverse order)
http://gimpforums.com/thread-animated-wiping-in-gimp


This is a bit shorter thread with some good tutorials on a different method of wipe:
http://gimpforums.com/thread-wipe-animation

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Oct 17, 2013, 10:49 (This post was last modified: Oct 17, 2013 10:56 by rich2005.)
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RE: Fire animation
(Oct 17, 2013 03:58)purplemagic35 Wrote:  Hello,
I am new to Gimp and I love it. Already done lots of cool things. Now I want to create a version of the old Bananza theme scene. It is of a map where a fire burns through the bottom of it. You can see what I mean by going on you tube. I have a picture of the map I want to use. I'm just not sure how to do the fire. If anyone knows how I can do this easily (remember, I'm new) please let me know. The more specific your instructions, the more grateful I will be. Thanks!

That is a blast from the past, I remember Bonanza as a kid and fairly sure it was on a monochrome TV.

Do have a look through iforstyle007 references.
Also, there might be some magic script/plugin somewhere, Maybe one of the regulars here (grue perhaps) knows of one.

Just using standard Gimp tools, Take your background image, paint in a small flame, duplicate & enlarge the flame. Keep on repeating that sequence for as many frames as it takes. I ran out of patience after 5 minutes and 12 frames.

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When you come to save the layers, save a copy as an xcf (above left) so you can come back and re-edit. Then export as a gif. Once you have it as a gif you can greatly reduce the file size with the optimize option in the filters -> animation section. (above right).
More work than this involved, the center section later becomes transparent to uncover an underlying image. Probably need 2 gifs and then merge all the layers.


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