I thought it could be of interest for Gimp developers and users alike to learn
about a short animation movie project my wife and I are working on.
This project will entirely drawn using the Gimp, with a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet
on a Slackware linux system. The currently used version of Gimp is the 1.2.3
but we may move to newer versions if appropriate.
The project itself has been submitted to the french cinema administration
which is the main financial source for movies in France, so it may never
actually be developped, but I've put very quickly in place a small site to
display some screenshots of what could be done with this wonderful piece of
software. The address is : http://mapage.noos.fr/s_vdb.
I hope you will be pleased to see another example of your software at work.
Of course, this mail is not entirely innocent : there are some little
enhancements or maybe plugins that would really facilitate the use of Gimp as
an animation platform. The current Video and Animation plugins are nice
enough, but they are more appropriate to develop web animations than for
animation movies. We have some ideas of what to do to make Gimp viable as a
"Draw and Paint" program, but the only programing language that I know is
Fortran and it would not be of much use here. :-)
Note that we will use Gimp anyway, even without specific animation
enhancements. But if some have time to spare, I have some ideas to submit to
Again, thank you for this marvelous program.
Richard Van Den Boom
"Publisher of Arkeia, Enterprise Network Backup"
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