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    There have been a few posts recently about creating animated brushes in Gimp. I thought it would be handy to have them all in one thread. If people could post an example of what the brush does and then the brush itself that would be great!

    I'll start with a small conifer brush that I created a while ago. Here's an example:
    Animated Gimp brushes-example.jpg

    and here's the brush:
    trees.zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    There have been a few posts recently about creating animated brushes in Gimp. I thought it would be handy to have them all in one thread. If people could post an example of what the brush does and then the brush itself that would be great!

    I'll start with a small conifer brush that I created a while ago. Here's an example:
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    and here's the brush:
    trees.zip

    Cool..

    Ok, just to make sure I am 100% sure of what you were saying on the other thread. If I start a new image and instead of using standard RBG as the colors I us grayscale, then the image will utilize the current brush color when I create my image pipe/hose thingy...

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    Yes, it needs to be greyscale, and it can't have transparency in the images (it converts white to transparency in the final version). This is from memory from when I played with this last October so don't take it as gospel
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    Cool..

    Ok, just to make sure I am 100% sure of what you were saying on the other thread. If I start a new image and instead of using standard RBG as the colors I us grayscale, then the image will utilize the current brush color when I create my image pipe/hose thingy...

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    Yes - White will be 100% transparent, black will be 100% opaque, and greys will be translucent. The brush will paint using the brush colour.

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    And on another note, these work great with a random density script (for gimp, of course) I am polishing off...

    Here is a density map I painted (this one is inverted, black is highest, white is lowest):
    Animated Gimp brushes-density_map.png


    And here is how it paints in your lovely trees:
    Animated Gimp brushes-density_trees.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    Ans on another note, these work great with a random density script (for gimp, of course) I am polishing off...

    Here is a density map I painted (this one is inverted, black is highest, white is lowest):
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    And here is how it paints in your lovely trees:
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    -Rob A>

    I want it NOW!!!!! I can't wait.... Rep added... now if I can just rep 10 other people between now and the time you actually post the script.

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    That script will definitely come in handy. Looking forward to it.
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    Look's interesting this kind of work!

    Ok I have a question, how to make an animated brush. I have followed a tuto, but it still does not want to work. I have created a file with some layers, each one containing a mountain, and when I draw with this brush, I have only one of them. How can I do?

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    I had the same problem when I tried this a few months back. The tutorial is very good at explaining things but it messes one step up. The part where you start putting the numbers of cells n such into the thing is wrong. I don't quite remember exactly what fixes it but I do remember that instead of changing the number in the top box it was the second box that needed changing. So try messing around with those boxes.
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    Morshwan - what program are you using? I can help with Gimp, but photoshop will require someone else to chip in. If you can link to the tute in question then that wil help us pin down the issue as well.
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