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GIMP Kaleidoscope Script Combo by fence-post GIMP Kaleidoscope Script Combo by fence-post
Like animations? Like kaleidoscopes? Why not combine them?! :) With this script/plugin combo you can do just that. The preview image was created with a single image filled with a standard GIMP pattern.

I created the script to work with an old GIMP kaleidoscope plugin (included in the download), which allows you to create an animated kaleidoscope from a single image or using an existing animated image. The image you use must be RGB / grayscale. So, if you intend to use an animated gif, just go to Image > Mode and select RGB or grayscale and then use the script. The script can be found under Filters > Animation > Animated Kaleidoscope... If you want to run the kaleidoscope plugin without creating an animation, you can find it under Filters > Distorts > Kaleidoscope.

I think the options in the script are self-explanatory, but the ReadMe file in the download provides some details.

Installation instructions are included in the ReadMe file. PLEASE read that before sending me any questions.

There are no restrictions on using, just have have fun. Adding this to your favorites is greatly appreciated.


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nileearls Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
can you explain how to use this with photoshop 

fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Sorry, this only works with GIMP and can't be translated to photoshop. However, that being said, GIMP is free and if you would like to use this or any other of my scripts, it's certainly worth the download. Cheers!  Art
HeavensAngelGoddess Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
How do you make Kaleidoscopes with Gimp anyway?! Theres no tutorials! Please help me D>
Ankeichi97 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello !! Good day !!!
I already read the KaleidoscopeReadMe.txt ..
I got one problem ... I think this is kinda dumb thing .. but I hope you will answer it back whole-heartedly .. :D
I cant find any folder GIMP-2.0 in my program files .. I just want to know what can I do to create it ???????
Do I need to create folder only ??? or I must undergo a process that I dont know ???

Im looking forward for your answer .. Arigatoo Gozaimasu
Airycat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I would love to use this script, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I get the message
"Plug-In 'Kaleidoscope Animation' left image undo in inconsistent state, closing open undo groups."

Any advice? I'm using gimp 2.6.12 on Ubuntu.
glister12 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
fantastic!! as is all your work that i have seen x
C-TM-sakarilove Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes , I guessed , somebody had already done that
Aim4Beauty Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I just downloaded gimp 2.8 which is pretty cool so far. Would this work on the newer version> and if so, where could I put it in? The files look different, and harder to find. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me. Thanks so much.
inbaraj Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
s it is nice compare with gimp 2.6
brokenwhistle Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
ILuvGraphics Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I will try to go by your instructions. Last year I tried to do a kaleidoscope and I kept getting some sort of error message from GIMP.
LeopardJoy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There's something 'cute' about this! Reminds me of my childhood :)
peinturealuile Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks , I'm going to try your explanations!
Aim4Beauty Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I downloaded this, and just getting the hang of it. Thanks so much for providing this free plugin
FantasyStock Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Happy Resources Week! You've been featured HERE!
daysleeper555 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the script, kaleidoscope plugin is my favorite this script also works on linux if you have kaleidoscope binary plugin just copy .scm script to scripts dir.
There are many kaleidoscope wallpapers in my gallery if anyone's interested.
piewedge Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Brilliant little combo, exactly what I needed thanks.

Made use of it here: [link]
HarlotShamhat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Fence Post - you are a true open source hero. Thank You for all the good stuff.
salva55 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
photocomix-resources Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
i used your script result was quite cool ...but take care the file is more then 25MB!

(so not hope to click Full size and see it loading, better download )

fence-post Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Instant fave! I commented on your page. Nice work!
rajalizinajar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Mad trippy!!!! I like it a lot !
HenHouseSurprise Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
this would FUCK YOU UP if you had some mushroom tea.
TastesLikePurple Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Hey Art,

Here's my latest animated kaleidoscope created with your script.

topoyiyomayor Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
:eyepopping: Is spectacularly hypnotic! Thank you very much for sharing this hypnotic work with all of us. See you soon! :bye:
skyzyk Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool Thank YOu
Emeowrald Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
So psychadelic.
GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Awesome script, thanks so much! :D
coreper Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
this script is awesome XD :w00t:
i made this in 10 secs: [link] :P
i also had the kaleidoschope script, but it was like 1 kb larger... it still seems to work fine though :)
fence-post Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Cool! Glad to see you were able to use it. One suggestion that I didn't put it the readme file. See that little line running from the center of the image to the right edge? That's create by a fluke of the kaleidoscope filter. Next time you run the script and the Kaleidoscope window opens, under Angle 2, try setting it to 0.5 (or something close) as a minimum. Other values will give you cool effects, but the 0.5 should eliminate that line.

coreper Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Ah cool :D
Thanks for the tip ;)
I already fixed it by hand though :P [its a good thing i only had 10 frames XD]
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luvgoodstuf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
wow!! it's gorgeous!!! it also has a hipnothic effect!!!
coreper Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
nice :)
nevit Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Very nice... I was looking for the historic kaleidoscope... and you posted here.
istarlome Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
that looks just like one. i still have mine from when i was a kid. :)
a2j3 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Thank you Fence and Happy Holidays. :hug:
antichange Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009   Digital Artist
Trippy! Thanks (:
relhom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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