Burnie West <w...@ieee.org> wrote:
> On 02/20/2010 10:04 AM, Olivier Lecarme wrote:
> > Burnie West<w...@ieee.org> wrote:
> >> AFAICS, GAP move path tool doesn't handle the train scaling, perspective
> >> shifts, rotations, foreground occlusions, and the 3-D/2-D aspects.
> >> All that would have to be managed by hand on a frame-by-frame basis,
> >> would it not?
> >> These leaves the frame compositing and the tracking, which are really
> >> the easiest to tackle (at least at my level of expertise).
> > No, the Move Path tool offers exactly what is needed: you define the
> > path along which the train moves, and you define the transformations on
> > it: zooming in or out, rotating, perspective, fading, and so on.
> > There are several short tutorials about this tool. In the GIMP book I'm
> > preparing, there will be a full chapter about it.
> That's terrific, Oliver. I searched through Akkana Peck's wonderful
> book Beginning Gimp and with that source I've done a very few
> animations for fun. But she didn't mention GAP - probably wasn't
> available at the time she was writing.
> I'm looking forward to yours.
Unfortunately, you'll have to be patient. Since the book will be a large
one, and we try to synchronize it with version 2.8 of GIMP, you'll have
to wait for one year (hopefully not more).
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