Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Gif Animation in Gimp

Ever wondered how to make a gif animation using gimp?? Hmm ofcourse you did.. well even if you did not.. it would be good to know how simple gif animations can be made in this Free image editing software. Here is a sample of what can be achieved.

Yes it looks crude.. but i made it in less than 20mins.. so i guess its valid :) any way.. coming to how we do it.. open gimp, create a new image, press ctrl+l this will bring up the layers dialog. In this layers dialog you are provided options to create delete, move the layers. So keep adding layers, each with the next image in the animation sequence. Want to check how your animation looks?? go to filters->animation->playback this will launch a dialog box which has playback, rewind and step buttons on it. Click on playback button and you will see how your animation looks. Satisfied?? just save the animation with an extension ".gif" ..you have to note that while saving you will be asked if you want the different layers to be mreged or to be saved as an animation.. just click on "save as animation check box" and you are done.. :D

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gif Rocks Man!

Sreejith said...

the gif is great.. but what is the guy trying to do?? oh.. i get it.. euugh... did i guess right? man ur sick! :P

Shrek said...

You pervert.. By the way that was the easiest animation i could do.. :))

Gopi said...

no wonder booty ... every body will think that the guy is trying to *****(censored) ... :)
SlipStream is correct :p

Anonymous said...

siggu ledaaa raaa neeku...

Anonymous said...

it works perfect thanks 2 this i understand how 2 do animations in gimp

Joel said...

yeah but what if you want each frame to last for a different amount of time?

Anonymous said...

To make the frames last for a dif amount of time, just change the numbers in the parentheses. ._.
Duh.

Anonymous said...

On the layers dialogue box (CTRL lowercase l)- look at the description for each layer. In parentheses it should mention the time by milliseconds.

Click on the layer and change the time. Then make sure you hit enter to exit the layer or it may reset.

Also you can set a specific time for all layers when you save.

Anonymous said...

yes it can make nice simple *.gif :)lookm mine http://gimpscape.blogspot.com/2009/05/gimp-tutorial-membuat-animasi-banner.html

zofnok said...

all of my previous layers end up showing playing on every frame.

vamsi krishna Veligatla said...

Add background color to each layer..