Help! - snow animation

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>2011/11/27 Jude <forums@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

>> Can anyone please point me to a step-by-step tutorial to create falling
>> snow?(animation).I'm a complete novice, but can create basic animations and
>> use layers to some degree. I'm using GIMP 2.6. I want to create falling
>> snow on a small picture I've already created. I've spent hours scouring the
>> net today, checking Youtube, but I can't find a clear and concise tutorial.
>> Many thanks for any help.
>>
>> Basically it's very simple. Add a new transparent layer to your image.
>Fill it with RGB Noise. Invert this layer, otherwise the snow is black.

>Then, several times, duplicate this layer and offset it down by a few
>pixels. For a smooth animation, have 30 layers, and change a little the
>amount of offset down, adding even a small horizontal offset.

>Finally, duplicate the background layer as many times as you have snow
>layers, and merge the duplicate backgrounds each with a snow layer.

>Your animation is finished!

>Olivier Lecarme


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Jude (via gimpusers.com)
Thanks Olivier! Having asked this question I eventually found a great tutorial by 'fencepost' on gimpdome, using GIMP-GAP. It worked, but the 'snowfall' was a bit fine for my pic. I wanted big fat flakes rather than a blizzard! I'm working on that. Thanks for your help.
Jude
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