Animated Snowfall in GIMP GAP
Posted 18 August 2006 - 05:45 PM
This is just a thumbnail version of the outcome. Fullsize is a bit much to show on the web.
The tutorial format is in html (complete with all the screenshots/narrative) so you can download it to your computer, and review at your leisure.
Looking forward to seeing your results!
Posted 19 August 2006 - 04:07 AM
The background image is from a local scene that I took a snapshot of a few winters ago.
Once again another excellent tutorial fencepost. Thank you very much. :h:
I am thinking of trying this tutorial using a larger snow image so I can use GAP to make the snow move side to side and at angles giving it a wind blown effect as well.
Edit: OK, I got this down to 10 frames running at 10 frames/sec and sized at 200x150 it is 352K. The 400x300 gif file was a little over a megabyte. Here it is for comparison:
Personally, I prefer the larger number of frames since it makes for a smoother animation, but in very small images such as I posted, a small number of frames would work also.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 04:18 AM
Glad you liked the tutorial and thanks for the comments.
Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:02 AM
Posted 23 December 2006 - 12:25 PM
That was the work of huge team of animator with good budget but a few thing maybe could be emulated
Watching the part with snow make how to improve rain and snow effect...but it would at least double the work.
Snow as rain fall in 3 different way on 3 different layers:
foreground big blurred snow flakes falling slower never on straight lines
as fallen leaves they never fall straight as a brick, ....not even on a oblique line...
(Not snow rain instead basically could do it...but eyes need some swirling also in rain)
middle distance less blurred, more little they fall following little more straight lines (not too straight)
Background little sharper and quicker and a bit straighter
Of course is a lot of work more but difference is amazing
Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:42 PM
I *suspect* that your snow layers are overlapping and not matching up correctly. Any overlap between the snow layers would create more "noise" at that location than the rest of the layers, making it have a line appearance. You might want to check your xcf file to see if you've lined those up correctly.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:57 AM
Cambridge, make sure when you make the select to create the snow, you select from the top corner to the middle of your image (example, for a 100x100 image you would select from 0,0 to 100,50). Otherwise you either get overlap or a gap.
Hope that was usefull.
Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:13 PM
I used it in this xmas greeting for my band below.