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GIMP Animated Snowfall Script by fence-post GIMP Animated Snowfall Script by fence-post
December 3, 2009 - This is probably my last update to the script for awhile; however, I'm really pleased with the additions.

The new script works in the same fashion as before, but now you can add snow to an existing animation (convert it to an RGB type first - Image Menu > Mode > RGB) or you can export the snow layers to separate images for additional processing in other programs or in GIMP GAP.

You can also set the snowflake size and blur the flakes.

Make sure you delete your previous script if you had it installed to avoid conflicts.

Just in time for Christmas! Here's a script that will let you take any background image (must be RGB type) and turn it into an animated snowfall. The script is based on my tutorial here: fence-post.deviantart.com/art/…

There are no limitations on using it....just have fun. A note would be nice, but a fave would be even better!

Installation Instructions

Click on the Download link to save the zip file.
Once saved to your computer, double-click the zip file to open.
There are several files inside:

AnimatedSnow.scm (this is the script file)
A "Read Me" file with instructions
and some sample images

Copy and paste the AnimatedSnow.scm file to your GIMP Scripts folder: C:Program FilesGIMP-2.0sharegimp2.0scripts

If GIMP is open, go to Filters > Script-Fu > Refresh Scripts so that GIMP will recognize the script. If GIMP isn't open, open it.

Open up the image you would like as your background and go to Filters > Animation > Animated Snow... and set the parameters (see additional instructions in the "Read Me" file.

Save as an animated gif. Keep in mind that large images with lots of frames = BIG file sizes!

Here's a few preview images:

Snow falling randomly: img442.imageshack.us/img442/44…

Snow with a border: img265.imageshack.us/img265/33…

Working with a selection. (Areas highlighted in red were the selection): img16.imageshack.us/img16/4624…

Let me know if you have any problems with the script. Enjoy!

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Given 2010-12-26
Gimp users, need realistic animated snow? Your wish is granted with ~fence-post's cool GIMP Animated Snowfall Script; it's icy magic at your fingertips! ( Featured by FantasyStock )
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Rycucheo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student Artist
Thank you so much!

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HavickArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you i always use on my icon
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0MYSTICALSTAR0 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Thank you.. I love it!!
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donwhitt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! How'd you do it?
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Attuasi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Will this run in 2.8 as well?
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Hillzest Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for sharing your scripts.  I like using Gimp.  You have some amazing scripts here, I will come and look again.  I think I will try the rain and snow first.
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puppylover62 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   General Artist
Hey, Can I use this??? I'll credit you.
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NeverendingNovember Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if I did something wrong with this and I'm just dense, but I did it how I install all  my other scripts and it doesn't show up.

Edir: Oop. NVM. xD I got it.~ 
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BeeVanBee Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
I've been playing a bit with it and I am sure already that I am going to have lots of fun with this script.  Thank you very much!
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:iconwonderlandstables:
WonderlandStables Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nevermind I got it.. 
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WonderlandStables Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I had problems with my computer and after getting it fixed, I still had the files but had to put everything back into GIMP. Well I put the script back in GIMP and opened it and its not there. I hit refresh script, still not there. Checked script file, still not there. I can't get it back and not sure why :/
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ange-lina Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
A very beautiful action, thank you so much !!! ;)
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titanium123456789 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
wow this is beautiful~
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KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, cool snow effect! Can I use it in a stamp?
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Yes, you should be able to with no problem. The only thing that's required is you must use GIMP. This won't work in any other software.
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KimberlyTheHedgie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I managed to download this by right-clicking it so I used as a gif. Also, here it is-kimberlythehedgie.deviantart.c…
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Oh, I see. You just wanted to use the animation I created and not the script.  Cool.
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kheftel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do the snowflakes move at all from side to side or just fall straight down?
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:iconfence-post:
fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Currently they only move downward or with a little bit of randomness; however, I will  be making changes to the script soon in hope of adding more features, including more randomness in the movement of the flakes.
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongreatplz:
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thank you!
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:iconbewilderedconfused:
bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!!! :iconwavingplz:
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:iconhavickart:
HavickArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for this
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:iconfence-post:
fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by. Hoping to add some new features to the script this year.
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:iconzakunjya:
zakunjya Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
You're very welcome!
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claudioleonello Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I used in logo of my business... thanks a lot
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
That's cool! I hope it worked out well for you!
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yuepeng Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student
can you wright me ? can you help me ? i want do somthing with art of illusion
wangyuepeng.123@163.com
thanks
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Sorry I can't help you out via email due to time restrictions. If there's something I can do to help you here, feel free to send the questions here.
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AnotherUnlikelyHero Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Can't find it in the animation menu. I did refresh.
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Sorry you're having difficulty.  I've been away from GIMP for so long, I'm not sure if I can help you, but I'll try.  I just added it to my GIMP and it shows up in the menu.  Can you tell me what folder you installed it in?
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carlamlightel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
thank you
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Alumalu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Thats awesome ;) Thank you ^^
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:iconpamelabydesign:
pamelabydesign Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the great animation.
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alexluvanime Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you get it to move?
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Levi-Ackerman-Heicho Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used:[link]
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RedHeadedIrishGirl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
This is really awesome; thanks for sharing!
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xAmeChanx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, this is amazing!
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xAmeChanx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I ask; How do you upload GIMP animations without sending the Downloader to GIMP? I don't get it.
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Alkraas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Save your animations that you've done in gimp, as a .gif file, via: "Save as..."

Type the name of your picture in, adn after the name you just set .gif
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xAmeChanx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I've managed to do it now, thanks for your help! :)
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IngsterAkaPinkBlob Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
luv it! :3
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