Take a look at AnimStack http://registry.gimp.org/node/26501which provides
a whole batch of features for creating animations.

And to revert a diff animation layer stack, try the unoptimoze filter


"Quae dissolvi non possunt."

*From:* "Bgs" <b...@bgs.hu>
*To:* "gimp-user-list@gnome.org" <gimp-user-list@gnome.org>
*Sent:* October 25, 2012 8:30 AM
*Subject:* Re: [Gimp-user] GIF animation automation and revert diff

  Ok... just to clarify. It seems there are no ideas so I actually do
have to develop it myself... :)


On 10/09/2012 09:58 PM, Bgs wrote:
>  Hi,
> I've been playing a bit with GIF animations and there are two things
> I'd like to do but haven't found any trivial solution for.
> 1) I have a background type of layer and several smaller ones. I want
> to make an animation where these additional layers appear and
> disappear. The hard way to animate this is to duplicate the background
> and merge in all variations I want and create an animation from that.
> This has three drawbacks: a) It's a rather long handiwork to do it b)
> by default it produces a full-frame animation that needs to be
> optimized c) the default differential optimization might not produce
> the best result in terms of size.
> My question for the more experienced ones is: Is it possible to script
> creation of such images without creating a full fledged plugin?
> Example: I have background and layer1 through layer8 as small
> overlaying layers. I want to create a blinking/glowing effect by
> turning on and off layer1-8 in a random(like) way. Let's say I create
> a dozen of such layer on/offs and cycle the result as a GIF animation.
> 2) Once I created an optimized GIF animation (differential) is there
> an easy way to convert it back to a full-frame layer structure? (This
> has practical sense for example with a couple of frames taken from a
> video).
> Thanks
> Bgs
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