That's really exciting.
From the gimp-devel mailing list:
woohoo!For those of you who don'tṫ follow trunk closely or the irc channel, I can't resist the urge to tell that Alexia Death and Mich have been working on brush dynamics over the last few days - and have thus far added brush rotation. It now works both as a fixed factor and following painting direction.
(as any brand new feature, it still buggy and error prone, but they are actively fixing everything)
My tutorials: Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional Map ~ All My Tutorials
My GIMP Scripts: Rotating Brush ~ Gradient from Image ~ Mosaic Tile Helper ~ Random Density Map ~ Subterranean Map Prettier ~ Tapered Stroke Path ~ Random Rotate Floating Layer ~ Batch Image to Pattern ~ Better Seamless Tiles ~ Tile Shuffle ~ Scale Pattern ~ Grid of Guides ~ Fractalize path ~ Label Points
My Maps: Finished Maps ~ Challenge Entries ~ My Portfolio: www.cartocopia.com
I wonder what other brush dynamics they might be working on?
I was just thinking how it would be awesome if, using the stroke selection feature in GIMP, I could use the smudge brush to stroke away from the selection, with a bit of jitter. Right now... I don't know if it can do that (I'm thinking no, based on my previous use of the Stroke selection feature...)
Anyway, still very cool, and I can definitely see some use for this. Hope they get the bugs worked out.
I think, therefore I am a nerd.
Cogito, ergo sum nerdem.
Check out my blog: "The Undiscovered Author"
It's the story of a writer... follow me in my simple quest to get published, and share your own writing stories, adventures and writerly tips.
Pimping my worldmap here. Still WIP... long way to go, but I'm pretty proud of what I've done so far...
Awesome news! Sounds nice and something long overdue...