Episode 174: Wilber in a Can

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To get something festive to drink over the holidays I have ordered a special MTG-Beer from a brewery. It’s finest Pils in a can with Wilber on it! (Why a can and not a bottle – there is no “Make a Bottle Filter” in GIMP.)

In this episode I explore the Map to Object filter. It can render an image on a plane, a box, a sphere and a cylinder. The default dimensions of the cylinder are that of a beer can. Quite significant insight into the world of programmers. (BTW, the box preset is a cube, not a pizza box…..)

The image used in the show is stolen from Steve Czajka.

But before that is a look back onto the last show. Saul Goode shows a much easier way to generate patterns with the clipboard and I explain how I got the dots of different sizes in the blog image.

For all of you a happy holiday!

I hope to be back still in this year, so I’ll keep the new year wishes for later. As a distraction the 28c3 is coming up 10 minutes away from my home. I got no tickets but hope to get in there at night and watch some stream on the day.


00:30 The Clipboard is a Pattern!
03:45 Create a Layer from a Brush
05:00 Pull things around on the UI
05:10 Pattern with variable dot size
06:55 Gimpressionist – to be explored later
07:10 Steve Czajka’s Calligraphy
08:00 “Map to Object” Filter: Plane, Box, Spere and Cylinder
10:50 Light in the Map to Object filter
11:50 Material in the Map to Object filter
14:30 again Light in the Map to Object filter
17:20 Making a second copy of an image by pulling it on the tool box
18:00 Adding a border to the top and bottom

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5 thoughts on “Episode 174: Wilber in a Can

  1. Hi Rolf,

    Thanks for posting this. A Meet The GIMP beer is a great idea!

    The tip you posted about patterns – using the clipboard via GIMP was excellent. This will save me so much time. In my piece titled, “merry” at http://steveczajka.posterous.com/merry-christmas-and-a-happy-new-year there is a pattern I created in Inkscape, then pulled into GIMP. I created that pattern using…

    Edit / Clone / Tile Clones… then using the shift settings of …
    Shift x 0 80 0
    Shift y 0 50 0
    Exponent 1 1
    Exclude Tile 0 1

    Then you have to centre the pattern over the page and save as SVG, then load the SVG into GIMP. Inkscape does an excellent job, but it takes a while to get it right. It appears to be much faster in GIMP using your new tip.

    The final step in that pattern I created was using a layer mask, and filling the mask with a radial fill (white in the middle, black around the edges).

    Great tutorial on the 3D element Rolf.


  2. hello Rolf, first i have to tell you that i’m speak spanish and I am from guatemala but currently living in US and I admire all the effor you made for share your knowledge, reason I’m very thankful (excuse my English but I’m still learning it) and I learn a lot from your videos, I’m just to try to encourage you to keep going because of people like you the world is better. sincerely your friend who’s going to try to help you (translating to spanish to the people of my country), Ludwing (sorry if the name is not writing right but my father used to like it and he didn’t know German)

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