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pixel-art animation

Sep 28, 2014, 16:39
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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:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7dSai_...sp=sharing

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.
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Sep 28, 2014, 17:18
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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?
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