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MadJik

Hexagonal Grid V3 (YMD:100725)

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Hexagonal Grid

What's this?

This is a plugin under Effect/Render menu.

It allows you to create a hexagonal grid.

The grid is centered on the middle of the picture (or selection).

Oh, BTW, thanks to Boltbait for anti-aliasing code...

Download it!

Plugin HexaGrid.dll

ar.pngHere is the DLLal.png

The source is available with the plugins package!

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=7186

How to install

Close Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects

The User interface

hexaUI-2.png

Not so much to say about it...

Size horz/vert:

You choose the grid size (1 to 1000, default:100). Uncheck the box to change separatly the sliders.

Draw mode:

You could choose between six drawing mode (see the UI).

It is possible to mix the 3 horizontal modes or the 3 vertical modes.

but you can't mix horizontal with vertical. To do so you must run the effect one more time...

Brush width:

You choose the brush size (between 1 and 100).

Transparency:

You choose the transparency/alpha level (between 0 and 255)

Anti-aliased:

You choose with/without anti-aliasing.

<End of lines:

Check the box to have triangles instead half-circles at the end of the lines.

You need to set the transparency low to see this option.

Some examples:

hexa.png

hexa2.jpg

hexa.jpg

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Great! :)

hexgreenkj3.png

This is going to be very useful. Nice job madjik!

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I like it. 8)

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Thanks MadJik!

I've often thought something similar to this should be included in PdN as a Fill Style.

I found a small bug in it...

lilbugfp3.png

Canvas size = 400x400

Also, if you leave the canvas size at default (800x600), the same bug can be reproduced if you change the Size to 134 and the Brush width to 10.

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Hexact! ;)

Reload the DLL, should be ok now...

I've seen this case for center but not for right...

Sorry for the trouble!

BTW: Thanks all for your comments.

Scoop:

I'm working on version 2 : choose horizontal or vertical (for not oblique side)...

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Hi Madjik,

I was trying to achieve the effects in your picture. So I applied the Oblique effect to the hexagons but found that some of the hexagons were out of alignment or incomplete.

How did you create your picture?

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Hi Madjik,

A closer look at your picture told me that you probably had two layers and moved the second layer to create the 3-dimensional effect!

Thanks for another good plug-in as well as a simple example of how useful it could be!

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I just use HexaGrid 'left' on layer 1 and 'right' on layer 2...

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Updated: six drawing modes...

Re-download the DLL for update!

hexa.jpg

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hexa.jpg

What...how? That's one of the most amazing things I've seen in a long time. Tutorial would be awesome!

Excellent plugin, by the way. I use it a lot.

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V2? This hasn't been upgraded has it?

Not recently...

V2 has changed the drawing modes from 3 to 6 including vertical!

V2 is out since 2007-02-21!

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WOW!!

Just discovered this fantastic plugin and my first try at it is The Shield:

theshieldsj5.png

Thanks MadJik!!

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