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Quickly move through layers viewing one at a time?

Sep 17, 2012, 01:06
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Quickly move through layers viewing one at a time?
I just want to draw some simple animations, and I was thinking of using the layers as frames, like with gif creation. I know you can use pageup and page down to quickly shift focus from one layer to the next, but is there a way to only have the current layer visible without having to mess with the visbility toggle for each layer?
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Sep 17, 2012, 07:16
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RE: Quickly move through layers viewing one at a time?
(Sep 17, 2012 06:59)ofnuts Wrote:  Not out of the box but that can be scripted very easily (and assigned to the proper pair of shortcuts). Have you got Python support (you should have Filters/Python-fu)?

I have Filters/Script-fu, no Python-fu... I clicked on the console out of curiosity, you can run Scheme scripts!? I haven't used scheme since 2007 though.
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Sep 17, 2012, 08:03 (This post was last modified: Sep 17, 2012 08:07 by rich2005.)
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RE: Quickly move through layers viewing one at a time?
I am not really into animation but this one might be worth exploring, says it is for Gimp 2.6 but AFAIK it works with 2.8 It is script-fu not python.
Gimp Lightbox http://registry.gimp.org/node/25538
also their home page https://sites.google.com/site/thegimplightbox/ where there is info on setting up.
screenshot on my Gimp 2.8.2
[Image: v85KY.jpg]
It does turn off visibility for all layers except the background and the selected layer, plus other tools. I suppose best used with GAP - needed to export video - but works on its own as well.

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Sep 19, 2012, 05:11
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RE: Quickly move through layers viewing one at a time?
Cheers! Looks just like what I was looking for, gonna try it now.
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