Oh what fun! Hey there Grue. Welcome to GimpChat. I was hoping to talk to other users about this and see how they got along with it. Lo and behold, the author himself arrives
Pleasure to meet you. I've quite taken by your little program here and just had to share it.
Yes, I honestly don't know much about any such programs/scripts in Gimp. I am a new/old guy with Gimp. I've had it a long time over the years but just recently, thanks to GimpChat and Partha, I'm learning some more of the ropes. I have never used Gimp Gap so when I hackishly try to compare your script to it , I only do so in very very general sense in that it can in some way affect a series of images. But good gosh, the automation! The sheer joy it is to see a background get added to a anim already created! Just today, I used it to cut out extra frames from an imported layer series. Done in seconds. It would have taken me long time, and driven me insane and made my already horrible vision blurrier.
I've only had just the one problem with it and that was adding the motion blur. Up to .04 version, I'm good. I just started trying generate my own snow fall as you did in a video. I was way too sleepy to finish it, I had a false start and ended up having a stationary anim. I'll work on that.
As mentioned before, the motion blur does have me baffled. Here's what I've done:
1) opened as layers, 7 images. They are .xcf files. All RGB.
3) added a transparent frame onto which I am to write the tags. ( I had it located on 2nd layer, moved it about after the process of tags didn't work )
4) Entered: [render] [-1-5;md:20:0] ( I didn't catch the bit about the colon after the range at first )
5) Filters>Animation>Process AnimStack tags. * at which point nothing happened *
6) Reviewed your excellent videos and learned more about your script.
Thinking it was something to do with the images, I tried the box anim you had in the latest video.
1) Started new image 640 x 400, transparent
2) Duplicated and tagged this frame with [*5] and saved my poor abused nib on my stylus some taps. Love watching it duplicate frames!
3) Added a square selection on left side for image and filled it with a color.
4) Moved the selection via "layer move" and moved on up to the next frame/layer and placed it further to right.
5) Continued until I ran out of frames/layers.
6) Added a new layer, called "layer" and tagged it with [render] [-1-3;mb:20:0]
7) Filters>Animation>Process AnimStack tags. * at which point nothing happened *
Is a mystery to me. I'm sure it's me. I'd just be curious to know what it was I missed.
This turned into epic post.
Anyway, bottom line. Thanks for such a script! It was a pleasure to find and hope others can use it as well. Good luck to you in your endeavors!