toe_head2001

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  1. This is the forum thread to discuss the proceedings of the 'Object of the Fortnight' competition. If you can a question, concern, comment, complaint, or suggestion, please express it here. ---------------------------------------------------- Original post follows: As mentioned in the idea thread, I'd like to get the 'Object of the Fortnight' competition going. Before it gets started, let's establish some qualification rules. Here's my proposal: Competition Rules: 1. Your entry must not have a background/backdrop/scene; just the object.* Shadows are fine. 2. Your entry must be 100% made using Paint.net. Don't use another image editor. Don't use stock images. 3. Max dimensions are 800x800.* 4. You may modify or replace your image until the deadline. 5. Multiple entries per entrant are allowed. *You may link to alternative versions, but they will not be part of your entry.
  2. Steps: 1) Select the Rectangle in the Shapes tool. 2) Select the 'Draw Filled Shape With Outline' option 3) Draw the Rectangle 4) Rotate the Rectangle Result: In contrast, Rotating the image after 'Finishing' the Shape:
  3. You may vote for up to 2 entries. Poll will close on at 2300 UTC (11:00 PM UK Time) on Tuesday March 28. To see how that equates to other countries, see the World Time clock or the UTC Time Zone map.
  4. Considering the amount of time it takes to encode images (we're talking minutes here), a Guetzli plugin seems like it would provide a very poor experience. Not to mention the very high memory usage. Sure, not all images/photos are high resolution and thus won't take so long, but still, anything more than a few seconds is pushing it. My 2 cents.
  5. I thought we got you taken care of here: Can you describe in detail what you need to do?
  6. The Antialiasing option is different from the Selection Clipping option. This: Not this: http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/Toolbar.html
  7. To rules out some possibilities, there are two very easy things you can do: 1) Disable all plugins. No need to delete anything. Simply rename the Effects folder, so paint.net can't find the plugins. 2) Run paint.net while in Windows Safe Mode. That will ensure no third-party programs are interfering.
  8. You could try using the Equations plugin. https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/8043-curtis-plugin-pack-update-for-354/
  9. Object of the Fortnight #4 – Pocket Watch 🕑 The deadline for entries is 0700 UTC (7:00 AM UK Time) on Monday, March 20. To see how that equates to other countries, see the World Time clock or the UTC Time Zone map. Competition Rules: 1. Your entry must not have a background/backdrop/scene; just the object on a transparent canvas. Shadows are fine. 2. Your entry must be 100% made using Paint.net. Don't use another image editor. Don't use stock images/photos (in full or parts thereof). 3. Max dimensions are 800x800. 4. You may modify or replace your image until the deadline. 5. Multiple entries per entrant are allowed. Make a separate post for each one. You may link to alternative versions, but they will not be part of your entry. This thread is for posting competition entries only. If you're not posting an entry, don't post here. If you want to talk about any of the entries, or ask a question regarding the competition, you can do so in the discussion thread found here.
  10. Graph Paper Effects -> Render -> Graph Paper Description Generates a graph with adjustable Cell Size, Group Size, and Cluster Size. Standard: Isometric: Change Log v2.0 (Feb 17, 2016) New: Added options for Background Color and Line Colors New: Added options for Line Styles (Solid, Dashed, Dotted) Changed: Switch from IndirectUI to OptionBasedEffects v1.0 (Jan 9, 2016) Initial release Download GraphPaper.zip Place both GraphPaper.dll & GraphPaper.dlc in your Effects folder. The required 'OptionBasedLibrary v0.7.9' files can be found in the Parallel Lines and Patterns plugin. Source Code https://github.com/toehead2001/pdn-graph-paper
  11. Um, what? Try adjusting the Opacity slider in the Colors window.
  12. Yes, you can create a plugin using VB.NET. Most people prefer the C# syntax, and that's why you don't see too many done in VB.NET. A VB.NET template for effect plugins was made some time ago. Also take a look at what plugins can and can't do:
  13. Howdy xBAKIx, Have you changed your video card? Changed/updated/removed video card drivers? What video card are you using?
  14. Text Window Effects -> Text Formations -> Text Window Description Used to repeat text to create word images. Screenshots Notes If you do not intend to repeat the text, please use the Text tool as seen below. Change Log v1.3 (March 14, 2016) Changed: Unusable font are no longer listed in the UI, thus eliminating the "Font Error" messages. v1.2 (Oct 6, 2015) Changed: Simplified the algorithm for cutting out the window text New: Added font styles (bold, italic, underline, strikeout) Changed: Moved some code into OnSetRenderInfo. Makes it faster and use less system memory v1.1 (Aug 28, 2015) Fixed: Font error message is now modal Fixed: Background could be very slightly affected by the x Offset value if set to +1.0 (I had copy & pasted onto the wrong line without noticing...) v1.0 (Aug 25, 2015) Initial release Download TextWindow.zip Source Code Source files and Git history
  15. Thanks for the repo steps. I was able to get it to crash. TL;DR: Here's the bug-fix release: DistortThis.zip (v2.7.5) Here's what was happening. If you released the button on your mouse too soon, the 'Work Area' would have a Width and Height of 0, and in turn, the effect would try to create a Surface with a size of 0. Crash! I've added a check to ensure the 'Work Area' has a proper size. If it does not, the plugin will allow you to try again. Code Change: https://github.com/toehead2001/pdn-tr-distort-this/commit/d4371e9fd04c9da780ff47891c0f9584dd1aa2ee Hopefully TR will return to the forum in the near future.
  16. That's pretty much how all of them work. GNU/Linux, Windows, or otherwise.
  17. One of my favorites of C# 7 is that I can change this: if (obj is MyDataType) { MyDataType item = (MyDataType)obj; to this: if (obj is MyDataType item) {
  18. Yes, it called a Clipboard manager. These are stand alone programs, and not integrated into paint.net. These work just as you described. They list last few items that have been on the clipboard, and you can select one of them to place it back on the clipboard. Personally, I like to use ClipX. http://bluemars.org/clipx/
  19. I installed it yesterday, and have used it for a few hours. Unless you're using a Visual Studio extension that's not compatible yet, there's essentially no reason not to switch to the new version. Things I really like: - Filtering in the Intellisense auto-completion box. - Improved 'Find All References' pane. - Improved Exception Helper dialog, especially for Null exceptions - C# v7 - CMake support - Open Folder - Better support for standard (Non 'Microsoft dialect') C++
  20. You are @xxanxx, right?
  21. This may sound like a dumb question, but have you tried installing paint.net while in Windows Safe Mode? It could just be that another process is interfering with the installation. Operating Systems should be installed on SSDs. When your HDD failed, you had an excuse to buy a new drive. Why not an SSD? They're blazing fast; even the cheap ones that still connect via SATA are plenty faster than a HDD. Yeah, when it says "... Done." It doesn't actually verify that the MSI file was created. I need to update that tool sometime. It would not have helped with your issue anyway.
  22. You may vote for up to 4 entries. Poll will close on at 0600 UTC (6:00 AM UK Time) on Saturday March 4. To see how that equates to other countries, see the World Time clock or the UTC Time Zone map. Poll is closed.
  23. Were going to try something a little different this time: A bit more creative freedom. For 'OotF #4', the object is Pocket Watch. You can make it as simple or as intricate as you want. The standard rules still apply. Here are a couple of examples: DO NOT add some sort of scene within the watch though. ex: <-- NO!
  24. 1st Place: @Woodsy with 10 Votes 2 nd Place: @MJW (x2) & @Pixey with 8 Votes 3rd Place: @IRON67 with 6 Votes
  25. Paint.net uses tiled rendering. That specific tile is updating (redrawing). As MJW says, please disable Hardware Acceleration in the Settings of paint.net, and see if it makes a difference. Please also post your System Diagnostic information. Settings -> Diagnostics -> Copy to Clipboard