This episode is about using GAP, the GIMP Animation Package, and “The Book of GIMP”. I walk through one of the tutorials of the book and create a multi layered animation that will be used in a cleaned up form for these videos. I can not praise the book enough, you can read more in a former blog post. GAP showed some flaws, but this may be the problem of the Debian package that I used.
“The Book of GIMP” has also a reference part. I compare that to the official GIMP documentation while looking for information about the Convolution Matrix.
Before all that I tell you about a GIMP plugin for exporting a layer as a PDF file and I defend my new camera – 36 Megapixels may not be too much, they only show the limits of the lenses….. Cameras with smaller sensor sizes of course hit a barrier with more and more MP.
The next episode will have animated lower thirds and a proper automatically generated title screen. 😉
00:00:14 GIMP Magazine #3
00:01:20 Plugin for PDF export of layers
00:01:48 Are 36 Megapixel too much? (Nikon D800)
00:04:08 Where are 6 Megapixels enough? Sensor sizes
00:05:40 The Book of GIMP review
00:07:12 Testing the animation chapter
00:08:27 GAP – Moving Along a Path
00:10:12 New image from template and transparent background
00:11:50 Planning the animation
00:12:16 Building a dummy
00:13:40 Selecting the border of a selection
00:15:55 Make a new image out of a layer
00:17:10 GAP: Duplicate a layer 20 times
00:18:00 GAP: Move Path Tool
00:28:50 GAP: VCR Playback
00:29:30 GAP: Exporting an animation
00:31:40 The Manual part of “The Book of GIMP”
00:32:00 “The Convolution Matrix” compared with docs.gimp.org
00:35:30 Help to improve the documentation!
00:36:00 The printed book and the final verdict
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