Post Reply 

pixel-art animation

Sep 28, 2014, 16:39
Post: #1
pixel-art animation
Hey guys. I have experience with GIMP, but I'd like to get your input on something..

My next project requires me to animate some pixel art similar to this:

Ideally, I'd like to set GIMP up in a way that will let me work on a given frame and see the changes in realtime. Like, most of the work area would be editing the frame and I'd have a small preview window that's looping through the frames at a given speed. Has anyone achieved this or similar?

If this isn't possible with GIMP, I'd like to be able to have separate frames (each frame in a layer I guess) and be able to press left and right arrows to hide all layers then unhide the next layer. i.e.,

I have three layers (frames), and layer 1 is the only one visible.
I press the right button and GIMP hides layer 1 and unhides layer 2.

I know this is kind of a long shot being that GIMP probably wasn't designed for animation but I wanted to get the community's feedback. Thanks guys.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Sep 28, 2014, 17:18
Post: #2
RE: pixel-art animation
Okay, so for anyone who visits this thread in the future, you can click "Filters > Animation > Playback" and GIMP will open a separate window that constantly plays your animation using each layer as a frame. Furthermore, you can add "(replace)" to the name of each of your layers and GIMP will change the way it animates in the playback window-- it'll replace each frame instead of combining them.

I still have one problem... I'm working on a rather small animation, 64x128. I'd love to be able to scale the playback window up to about 4x or 8x, but I can't quite figure out how. Currently I've set my second monitor resolution to 600x800 and that's helping but a proper scale option in the playback window would be so awesome. Any ideas?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  printable art with gimp alin33 1 448 Jan 13, 2018 22:04
Last Post: paynekj
  animation to background MartinT 1 589 May 19, 2014 07:32
Last Post: iForStyle007
  script automatic healing - dead pixel - dirt on lens correction mygost 1 962 Mar 5, 2014 08:23
Last Post: mygost
  Loop a gif animation a number of times instead of loop forever better10 1 1,205 Feb 21, 2014 20:55
Last Post: rich2005
  make art like this moltres_rider 3 764 Feb 3, 2014 02:31
Last Post: btraven

Forum Jump:

GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS