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GIMP Color Cycle Anim. Script by monsoonami GIMP Color Cycle Anim. Script by monsoonami
My new tutorial on YouTube [link] shows how to use this script to make 2 different animations, including the one in the preview above.

This is a script I wrote for GIMP, which allows you to easily create an animation (gif) in which the colors of a selected portion of the image (or the whole image) are "cycled." In other words, the hue of the selection is adjusted by a certain amount in each frame of the animation.

After downloading and unzipping, you will need to put the ColorCycleAnim.scm file into your GIMP Scripts folder. Then after restarting GIMP or refreshing your scripts, you should be able to access it by going to Filters > Animation > Color Cycle.

To use this, just open an image, select the portion you want to affect, and run the script. You may then choose how many frames to use in the animation, which will affect how gradual the change is between frames, and it may also affect the speed of the animation.

The preview shows a simple animation I made by running the script on a circular full saturation spectrum gradient design.

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Edit: The script has been updated slightly to fix a bug. Actually, there was apparently a bug in earlier 2.6 releases which forced me to enter 200 for one of the values instead of the correct value of 360. But now that bug has been fixed, so I had to change the value back to 360, as it should be.

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Chanio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Thank you!
Also, very nice video. You give a cristal clear explanation. So, as Rutherford said, you might know it all very well.
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Luposian Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
I'm using GIMP on MacOS X 10.7 (Lion).  But I can't locate the Scripts folder or anything, even using Spotlight.  How do I put the color cycling script in the right place, if I can't find the right place? :-D
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Flairina Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
That was extremely helpful and this was the ONLy place I found any instructions on doing it in GIMP; thank you so much. :D
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Silverstroller1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Thanks for this and the very clear instructions. First attempt [link] :tux:
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TabicoolDX Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Bloody awesome!!
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Soapart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Thanks for putting all the info on this page for us. I haven't tried any animation yet but after reading about this and the other comments this seems like the place to jump in.
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purrrplcat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Very cool!
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monsoonami Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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SnowMage14 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awsome ^^^ will u make that turtuoil how to make that spiral one its cool :) :) this is best scrip till now :) awsomness
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monsoonami Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I probably won't make a separate tutorial for that image, but the idea is pretty simple:

1) Get out the Paintbrush and check the "Use color from gradient" box in Tool Options.
2) Make sure the "Gradient" is set to one of the "Full saturation spectrum" gradients and set "Repeat" to "Sawtooth wave."
3) Paint around on the canvas.
4) Run the Color Cycle script.

It's a little harder to make the line curve around the text, but basically you just erase part of the line that covers the text to make it appear to go behind the text, and then before running the script, you need to select the line so the colors of the text don't change.
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SnowMage14 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i luv ur tutorials :)
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MysticalTemptress Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh soooo sweet!
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monsoonami Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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MysticalTemptress Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :D
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Darrin-S Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's amazing!
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monsoonami Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh, thanks
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Darrin-S Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. This actually inspired me to work on some GIF animation stuff in Gimp, which then lead to me getting Macromedia Flash 8. If it weren't for this simple animation, I wouldn't have done any of them haha
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monsoonami Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that was quick, lol
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Darrin-S Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, yea I know, but I guess i wante dto keep expanding, and I couldn't wait.

Thanks again for this download
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monsoonami Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, just so you know: I just made a slight change to the script to prevent a potential bug when the number of frames is odd. You may want to re-download it or just make sure you always use an even number of frames.
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Darrin-S Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay, thanks
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