Saturday, October 24, 2009

Compile cinepaint from CVS

Cinepaint is a fork of GIMP version 1.0.4 that emerged from the needs of the movie industry which were not being considered by the GIMP developers at the time. It's main purpose is to be a tool for frame-by-frame retouching, dirt removal, wire rig removal, render repair, background plates, and painting 3D model textures .It is widely used in the movie making industry, Hollywood, and has been used by the following companies for their movies:

  • Amalgamated Pixels (Elf, Looney Tunes)

  • Computer Cafe (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

  • Flash Film Works (Duplex, The Last Samurai)

  • Hammerhead (Showtime, Blue Crush, 2 Fast, 2 Furious)

  • Rhythm & Hues (Harry Potter, Cats & Dogs, Dr. Dolittle 2, Little Nicky, Grinch, Sixth Day, Stuart Little, Planet of the Apes)

  • Sony Pictures Imageworks (Stuart Little II, Spider-Man)

Since there is no version of Cinepaint packaged for Debian anymore, since it used to rely on GTK 1, I've decided to create another script for compiling it. It is based on Robin Rowe's script

I've published it with my other scripts for compiling Apps at my acount at To visit the project page at github click here. To download the latest version click here.

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