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scrolling layers

Apr 5, 2011, 11:43
Post: #1
scrolling layers
right i have been trying out gimp and i'm getting the hang of the basics but what i would like to know is how can i scroll multiple layers on the same image,

i have been using the 'move path' function and i can get one layer to scroll but how do i add more layers to the image? i want one text layer to scroll horizontally and then another different text layer to scroll vertically but at the moment i only get one or the other.

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Apr 5, 2011, 17:13
Post: #2
RE: scrolling layers
ok i'll try and explain it as best i can, i'm trying to make animated .gifs

i save the background as filename_000001.xcf
then make duplicate frames
then i make a text layer
then on the background window i select video>move path
then i set it up so the text scrolls across the background layer
hit anim preview and check

what i want to do is have multiple text layers scrolling in different directions across the same background, i have a 'merge animation' function which i have just installed, this allows me to achieve what i want with limited results but i have to repeat the above steps for each text layer, i was hoping there is a way to do it all in one go. i have seen gifs with multiple texts moving in different directions and i was hoping to do the same.
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Apr 5, 2011, 21:39
Post: #3
RE: scrolling layers
i've actually installed the script to merge animations already but i cant get the second animation to keep a transparent background when i merge them so it ends up blocking out the background animation.

which script will i need to duplicate and merge the layers? i've been looking but i'm a bit lost

thanks
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Apr 6, 2011, 13:02
Post: #4
RE: scrolling layers
i used this tutorial for the animation tools, mostly about changing paths to make text scroll

http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topic...ling-text/

if you look at this thread on the same site, on page 3 post 8 a guy called pk kingz pk has managed to get 2 different texts to move about, sort of what i'm looking to do. i'm waiting for them to send me validation email so i can log in and ask how he did it, been waiting a while though!

http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topic...ge__st__40


is there anyway to select multiple layers and make the same changes to each layer simultaneously?

cheers.
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Apr 6, 2011, 13:04 (This post was last modified: Apr 6, 2011 13:09 by philtered76.)
Post: #5
RE: scrolling layers
edit: i can't really post the .xcf's as they were just random squiggles i made just to try and learn how to use the gimp, the gifs i have made so far are in this gallery, i'm not the greatest artist and i've only been gimping for about a week.

http://www.iimmgg.com/gallery/gd144f7f2b...22f36bca9/

and yeah, i'm a big fan of V, lol
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