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merge-anim errors Tsume 24 Mar 02:09
  merge-anim errors Kasim Ahmic 24 Mar 02:18
   merge-anim errors Tsume 24 Mar 02:31
    merge-anim errors Kasim Ahmic 24 Mar 02:54
  merge-anim errors Madeleine Fisher 24 Mar 02:28
2012-03-24 02:09:27 UTC (about 2 years ago)
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Hello,

I have a five-frame animation to which I would like to add a background and I don't have enough GIMP knowledge to do it myself, so I've been trying to use the merge-anim script (http://www.gamers.org/~quinet/gimp/merge/). When I use it under Debian Linux, with GIMP 2.6.10 (I have also tried it with GIMP 2.6.11 under Windows 7) , however, it gives two error messages.

The first is "Plug-In 'Merge layer with others' left image undo in inconsistent state, closing open undo groups."

The second is "Error while executing script-fu-merge-anim: Error: not enough arguments."

The merge never does occur.

The script doesn't have any real instructions and I haven't seen any anywhere else (just a number of example results that don't show the steps take), so my first attempt was with all the default values that came up and then other attempts were with changes to various options. None of them made any difference. The error messages were always the same and the script-fu console did not show any messages.

Do any of you know if this script, as old as it is, even still works with GIMP 2.6.10, or is it just a completely dead project that would only work with older versions of GIMP?

If it SHOULD work with GIMP 2.6.10 for Linux or GIMP 2.6.11 for Windows, please let me know what I should do to fix these errors and get it to work properly.

If there's no hope for the script, how DO I make a "background" layer the background for each frame of an existing animation. Also, if it makes any difference, the background I'm trying to use is a gradient created by GIMP.

Thank you!

Kasim Ahmic
2012-03-24 02:18:37 UTC (about 2 years ago)

merge-anim errors

All you have to do is make the background layer under the frame, right click on the frame and select merge down. Do this for every layer and you'll have the animation with a background.

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On Mar 23, 2012, at 10:09 PM, Tsume wrote:

Hello,

I have a five-frame animation to which I would like to add a background and I don't have enough GIMP knowledge to do it myself, so I've been trying to use the merge-anim script (http://www.gamers.org/~quinet/gimp/merge/). When I use it under Debian Linux, with GIMP 2.6.10 (I have also tried it with GIMP 2.6.11 under Windows 7) , however, it gives two error messages.

The first is "Plug-In 'Merge layer with others' left image undo in inconsistent state, closing open undo groups."

The second is "Error while executing script-fu-merge-anim: Error: not enough arguments."

The merge never does occur.

The script doesn't have any real instructions and I haven't seen any anywhere else (just a number of example results that don't show the steps take), so my first attempt was with all the default values that came up and then other attempts were with changes to various options. None of them made any difference. The error messages were always the same and the script-fu console did not show any messages.

Do any of you know if this script, as old as it is, even still works with GIMP 2.6.10, or is it just a completely dead project that would only work with older versions of GIMP?

If it SHOULD work with GIMP 2.6.10 for Linux or GIMP 2.6.11 for Windows, please let me know what I should do to fix these errors and get it to work properly.

If there's no hope for the script, how DO I make a "background" layer the background for each frame of an existing animation. Also, if it makes any difference, the background I'm trying to use is a gradient created by GIMP.

Thank you!

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Madeleine Fisher
2012-03-24 02:28:27 UTC (about 2 years ago)

merge-anim errors

What I do for this is extremely low tech, but I make a file with all the frames AND the background, and then I take each frame and Copy Visible (ctrl+shift+c) and paste each "visible" frame into a separate file. Then I get the frame of animation ON TOP OF the background... Does that make sense? If you have like a hundred frames, this would be impractical, but I made this,
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that process.
I'm sure that somebody could probably rig a nifty, scripting way to do this, but I am not that person :P

Good luck!

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 9:09 PM, Tsume wrote:

Hello,

I have a five-frame animation to which I would like to add a background and I don't have enough GIMP knowledge to do it myself, so I've been trying to use the merge-anim script (http://www.gamers.org/~quinet/gimp/merge/). When I use it under Debian Linux, with GIMP 2.6.10 (I have also tried it with GIMP 2.6.11 under Windows 7) , however, it gives two error messages.

The first is "Plug-In 'Merge layer with others' left image undo in inconsistent state, closing open undo groups."

The second is "Error while executing script-fu-merge-anim: Error: not enough arguments."

The merge never does occur.

The script doesn't have any real instructions and I haven't seen any anywhere else (just a number of example results that don't show the steps take), so my first attempt was with all the default values that came up and then other attempts were with changes to various options. None of them made any difference. The error messages were always the same and the script-fu console did not show any messages.

Do any of you know if this script, as old as it is, even still works with GIMP 2.6.10, or is it just a completely dead project that would only work with older versions of GIMP?

If it SHOULD work with GIMP 2.6.10 for Linux or GIMP 2.6.11 for Windows, please let me know what I should do to fix these errors and get it to work properly.

If there's no hope for the script, how DO I make a "background" layer the background for each frame of an existing animation. Also, if it makes any difference, the background I'm trying to use is a gradient created by GIMP.

Thank you!

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2012-03-24 02:31:15 UTC (about 2 years ago)
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All you have to do is make the background layer under the frame, right click on the frame and select merge down. Do this for every layer and you'll have the animation with a background.

THANK YOU! That worked perfectly. Probably the fastest and most helpful response I've gotten on a forum/list in a LONG time.

Kasim Ahmic
2012-03-24 02:54:18 UTC (about 2 years ago)

merge-anim errors

You're welcome! Always happy to help :)

Sent from my iPod

On Mar 23, 2012, at 10:31 PM, Tsume wrote:

All you have to do is make the background layer under the frame, right click on the frame and select merge down. Do this for every layer and you'll have the animation with a background.

THANK YOU! That worked perfectly. Probably the fastest and most helpful response I've gotten on a forum/list in a LONG time.

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