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MadJik

Random lines Generator (ymd:100725)

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Random lines Effect Plugin

rl00.jpg

What's this?

This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Render.

You should use it to create/add lines to your images.

Download the DLL

Plugin Random lines.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 place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects

The User interface

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Quantity of lines: set the needed quantity from 1 to 1000. The number of lines could be different as sometimes the lines are overwritting themselves...

Thickness of the lines (max.): set the brushwidth to use to draw the lines. In Aliased mode, if the size is 1, the line could be disrupted (Not a bug :roll:, but Microsoft line tool issue...).

Thickness of the lines (min.; 0 for fixed): set this value greater than zero to have a variable thickness (between min and max slider). Zero is used for fix thickness.

Color mode: choose a drawing mode between:

...Primary color: use only primary color.

...Secondary color: use only Secondary color.

...Random Primary/Secondary colors: use randomly primary or secondary color.

...Random colors: take a random value for each red/green/blue chanel.

...Random Primary color Gradient: take a random value from the Primary color family.

...Random Secondary color Gradient: take a random value from the Secondary color family.

...Random Primary/Secondary color Gradient: take a random value from the Primary or Secondary color family.

Options: check the option(s) you need:

...Random Alpha chanel:

checked: each line is drawn with a randow transparency (Alpha chanel).

unchecked: Transparency is taken from Primary/Secondary color.

...Clamp lines to the borders:

checked: each line is drawn across the image from a size to another size.

unchecked: start/end points of the lines could be any pixel of the image.

...Continuous lines:

checked: each new line starts where the previous ends.

unchecked: each line starts/ends regardless the others.

...Anti-Aliasing:

You should check this with Thickness amount of 1...

Reseed: press this button to run the effect with another random reference...

Some examples:

Default values:

rl01-1.jpgrl02-1.png

Clamp:Off

rl02.jpgrl01.png

Clamp:Off, Continuous:On

rl03.jpgrl03-1.png

Random thickness, random colors with alpha

rl04.jpgrl04-1.png

-Curves

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Cool plugin!

With the line thickness set to "random", can you have the thickness slider set the max?

Or...can you have a min/max sliders for the random functionality of the line thickness?

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Awesome! No more "draw a bunch of lines" in tuts. :-)

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I can always hope. :-)

Anyway, it's still an awesome plugin.

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Neat plugin. A couple nitpicky details, though: what is with the "Off:no, On:yes" nonsense on your checkboxes? Off always means no, and vice-versa, no need, really, to add that text there. It just adds clutter and makes things look unprofessional, and occasionally can cause confusion.

The "Thickness is: Off:fixed, On:random" checkbox is your worst culprit, and the wording is not at all intuitive. Less intuitive nearly always equates to more (even if only a couple extra seconds) time spent figuring out how to use that particular feature, and again, sometimes, confusion. You don't want to confuse your users, do you? ;)

It would be much more better (yes, much more better), with something like "Random Thickness"

Please don't confuse these comments with just being a me complaining about stuff because I'm jealous of your mad coding skillz (which I am :D ), but rather as constructive criticism that will help your plugins reach an even higher standard than the already impressive one that they are at now. Have a drink :mtdew:

Anyhoo, it's quite fun to play with, even if I haven't made anything remotely resembling "art" with it yet ;)

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Great plugin Madjik! I will never have to waste time drawing random lines ever again :D

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@All: thanks...

@pyrochild: I appreciate your remarks as my english could show some lake of good sense. I will change the UI labels...

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@All: thanks...

@pyrochild: I appreciate your remarks as my english could show some lake of good sense. I will change the UI labels...

MadJik...your English makes me smile. A lot. "lake" of good sense...? Brilliant! :D

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@All: thanks...

@pyrochild: I appreciate your remarks as my english could show some lake of good sense. I will change the UI labels...

MadJik...your English makes me smile. A lot. "lake" of good sense...? Brilliant! :D

I wish more of us could have a lake of good sense :D

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Cool plugin, Thanks :)

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You should read "my English may lack common sense."...

:lol:

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You should read "my English may lack common sense."...

:lol:

I did :D

English or not, it's still a cool plugin :)

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Updated...see the first post.

(don't forget to clear your cache eventually to be sure to have the latest zip file)

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