So I was working on a client’s site and though to myself:

Hey! I don’t know how to make a tileable texture in the GIMP!

Rediculous!

So I learned that.

Then because I didn’t feel like working on any of the other parts of the client’s site, I decided to animate it too.

Now animating something like that would be incredibly tedious to do by hand, and seemed easy enough to automate, so I popped open the python console and stumbled my way to a loop that would offset the frame to create an animation.

Thinking this would make a nice plugin - and that my python skills were rusty - I decided to learn how to make a GIMP plugin.

There are still some rough edges I’d like to clean up, but gimp-anitextify works great!

tl;dr:

Animation downwards
Animation rightwards
Still image
Animation leftwards
Animation upwards