GAP - Text Along Path
Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:49 PM
As I said before, click the Paths tab and click the eye next to the path. You will be able to see the path in the image window.
If you want to edit the path, double-click the path preview window.
Posted 21 November 2009 - 06:06 AM
First, thank you for trying out the tutorial. You have chosen a good challenge if this is the first GAP tutorial that you are following. That's cool.
Regarding how you know you are in GAP, any of the instructions in the tutorial that have you using one of the plug-ins under the Video heading in your Gimp image window will mean that you are using GAP. I just went back to review the tutorial and I believe that at step 19 or thereabout is when you begin using GAP.
Much of the work involved in making any animation is planning and setting up the animation. At step 16, I am talking about a way of setting up a Path that will be eventually used for the animation itself.
It also helps you to learn how to set up a Path using Gimp's guides. This gives you more control over the appearance of your Path.
Once you finish the creation of that Path though, then the tutorial swings into high gear and starts you into actually using elements of GAP. The main GAP engine Move Path. Most activities regarding the use of GAP revolve around it.
Thanks again for trying the tutorial and if you need additional help, let us know. The goal is to help you to successfully complete the tutorial.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:34 PM
I tried a negative quantity at Y for the top or added more to the bottom but it doesn't make any difference.
Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:56 AM
Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:56 AM
When creating your path, make sure that the first point is located far enough below the image so that the balloon gets placed completely outside the image boundaries. Likewise make sure that the last path point is far enough above the image to ensure the balloon is outside the image boundaries.
In the following screenshot I have placed "ghosts" of the balloon to show where they would end up based upon using the "Center" Handles in the Move Path command -- this means that the vertical distance between the top (last) path point and the top of the image should be half the height of the balloon layer.
Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:16 PM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:56 AM
Um, I was wondering something here, I'm trying to animate the word "moonwalk". Don't ask. LOL
Anyway, I seem to be running into an issue with getting all the letters to move correctly. Any suggestions? Do I need to tweak with the frame settings in the Move Path in order to get them to move correctly. I'm using 60 frames.