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  1. 13 points
    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it PlugIns Needed: Shape3D Random Shape Fill Quadrilateral Reshape NormalMapPlus The idea of using the Random Fill came from HERE . Such a cool idea xml Files The Tutorial ------------------------------------------------------------- As always, experiment with textures, settings and fun ... ** i could have sworn I used MJW's HeightMap plugin ... but apparently not, after searching i can't seem to find the one I used. A link would be appreciated
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    Tournesol (Sun flower seeds) texture What's this? Tournesol is the common french name of the sunflower. See the wiki for more info https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflower Original code / idea from: https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/650821/Fractals-in-theory-and-practice This effect uses a formula to place circles (or squares) as the seeds of this flower. Download it! Plugin Tournesol.dll Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/Tournesol.zip The MadJik's All plugins package is available! 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 This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Texture. Quantity of seeds Number of seeds to draw. Big value could require more time/CPU if radius are large too. Frequency Factor of the formula. Seeds are following several spirals. The frequency value could open/close the spirals. Radius: Overall Increase/Decrease the size of the “flower”. Internal Increase/Decrease the size of the internal radius. Negative values could be used. Seed Increase/Decrease the minimum size of the seeds. Ratio Horizontal-Vertical Overall Aspect ratio horizontal/vertical of the “flower”. Seed Aspect ratio horizontal/vertical of the seed (to make ellipses). Colors from palette: Number / Start It works only with the current palette of colors! Number: 0 to use primary and secondary colors. 1-96 to load the colors from the current palette. Each colors are repeated sequentially around the spirals of seeds. Start: As example from the standard palette (black, dark grey, red, orange, yellow, etc.) you could choose to skip black and dark grey, by setting the value to 3 to start by red color. The color index is modulo 96 (total number of colors in a palette). Transparency Select the level of transparency. As most of seeds are overlaying the transparency adds more effects. Offset Center Use this to move the center of the flower. Use Secondary Color When “colors from palette” is zero the seeds are using primary color. Check the box to use alternatively with secondary color. Add Seed border If checked draw a black border around the seeds. Draw squares If checked the circles of seeds are replaced by squares. Anti-aliasing Check/Uncheck to choose as you like. The Examples: Voilà! Enjoy! Let me see what you could do with it!
  3. 8 points
    This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it The inspiration for this came from HERE and HERE PlugIns Needed: NormalMapPlus Shape3D I've included some textures so there's less screenshots. The original starting texture is black lines/ circles and then one of the Outline Object plugins to give a white edge. Experiment and make your own ... use the included images as templates for placing .xml Files The Tutorial Using different PlugIns to change colours. Follow the link in the Gradient Mapping thread ... @ReMake has some cool presets on offer Make it in a different perspective ... xml Files
  4. 7 points
    _____________________________________________________________________ (13/10/2017) More fractals
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    Alien abduction....
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    Something I've been playing with.
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    Here's my comments; Another great tut from the master. Thank you for showing me some new things. You actually have the old (and no longer available) version of the Reshapeplugin. @evanolds updated that version to 2 separate plugins and @toe_head2001 released another version called Quadrilateral Correction with control points you might like. Between the three of them I was able to understand the concept and get an effect I was happy with. Also a few changes to the blending modes allowed me to better get the reflection of the beams onto the city buildings. Thank you @welshblue for keeping me entertained for a few hours. Fortunately you've also designed the Rockets to shoot them down in your earlier tutorial. Kudos to a great artist with a wonderful imagination.
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    Sorry - double post . A new addition 'Pear Drops". ~ clickable ~
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    Having a Dream ........................
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    Julia “plus” texture (fractal) What's this? This effect is based on the built-in render effect Julia. It was also a sample source for the CodeLab. My version of this effect allows more things to play with. The effect works well with large images. I have tested 8000x8000 (see my DeviantArt). This is a texture plugin. It replaces the selection (or fill the active layer if no selection) as the built-in Julia. Download it! Plugin JuliaPlus.dll Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/JuliaPlus.zip The MadJik's All plugins package is available! http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=7186 How to install Close Paint.net Classic version of Paint.net Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects Microsoft Store version of Paint.net Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/ You have to adapt for your language My Documents The User interface This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Texture. Heat factor Slider from cold to hot up to flame the picture. Zoom Zoom in (preferably) and zoom out. Normal value zero zoom is 1000. Offset Move the center of the origin (or show I say the origin of the center?). Power two / Power ten Adjustments in the formulas. Remarkable value is Power ten=0. Power 2 greater than 8-10 with large images could be CPU consuming and latencies. Range / Detail adjustment Main adjustments in the formulas to add/reduce details and convolutions. Effect X / Y Distortion of the result. Negative values make transparent areas like a checker. Also efficient when Power2 =0. Effect Red / Green / Blue Color adjustments per channel. Quality Anti-aliasing slider. I prefer 0 to have every single pixel detail. Tip: As this effect produce transparent areas I often work with a background layer with a radial gradient. The choice of the background colors is important for the final result. The Examples: Not only Julia+ Reworked Voilà! Enjoy! Let me see what you could do with it! See my Pictorium and DeviantArt for more Julia fractals...
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    Mead anyone??? Great tut Welshy! I've got many ideas! Thank you....
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    Some @MadJik Plugins + Shape 3D and a lot of Polar . ~ Please Click for larger ~
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    Still playing with Shape 3D. My latest....everything made with Shape 3D except the flower stems. Tulip texture by me. I'm getting the hang of this...lots of trial and error. I hope you like it.
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    I think I should probably stick to portraits of real people instead of trying to make them from scratch...or maybe I should just stick to chariots. Horse shapes by the inimitable @lynxster4!
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    Here's another one. This one is 72 frames...
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    This update has two main changes: a big improvement for startup performance, and availability on the Windows Store. The “Classic” release is still available, of course, and will continue to be updated and maintained on roughly the same schedule as the Store release. I will be publishing another blog post discussing the Store release very soon (edit: I posted it to the blog and also to the forum here: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/111807-paintnet-is-now-available-on-the-windows-store/). As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now. You can also purchase it from the Windows Store, in which case updates will become completely automatic and you’ll never have to worry about it ever again Here’s the official changelog: Improved: Startup performance has been improved by about 25% New: Now available on the Windows Store! https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9NBHCS1LX4R0 Improved: Plugins can now be installed per-user into "Documents\paint.net App Files" into folders named Effects, FileTypes, and Shapes. This is required for using plugins with the Store release. To disable this (e.g. for administrators), set the "Plugins/AllowLoadingPluginsFromUserLocations" key to "false" (HKLM\Software\paint.net). Improved: When using Portable Mode, custom palette files are stored next to the EXE instead of in Documents Fixed: There was a crash on some systems that may have prevented the app from starting up (MissingMethodException for "System.GC.Collect") Enjoy!
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    After some playing around with @MadJik'sPlugins. ~ Clickable~
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    A larger and more refined version of my latest SOTW entry; 'Pearls 'n Roses'. It was really difficult to get the TGM plugin to look good when working with such a small size for the contest. And I think it's really important to pick the proper image. Please enjoy!! EDIT: The original image is my own creation.
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    Nebulous fractal texture What's this? This effect was a bonus in the bottom list of my pack of plugins without its post till now. It’s originally a sample provided by Tom for the CodeLab. So, I wanted this to do a bit more than a single pattern, adding sliders, angle chooser etc. The effect uses a formula to fill the canvas with a colored pattern (rainbow colors). This is a texture plugin. It replaces the selection (or fill the active layer if no selection). Download it! Plugin Nebulous.dll Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/Nebulous.zip The MadJik's All plugins package is available! 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 This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Texture. X/Y factors Horizontal/vertical frequencies. Waves Inner factor to add more color variation. Disturbance factor/Horizontal/Vertical Add some extra chaos in this too neat texture. Factor has to be more than 0 to work. Centered Draw from the center (symmetry) otherwise from the top-left corner. Level of grays If checked no color, just grays. Transparency mode Choose to have transparency based on darkest/lightest parts of the image, with soft (1) or hard (2) cut. Color angle Used to rotate around the colors spectrum (useful for animation). The Examples: Voilà! Enjoy! Let me see what you could do with it!
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  23. 5 points
    Lots of thanks for this fractal effect @MadJik
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    Love the tutorial and had much fun experimenting . All those dials to play with ..... Eeeek! Amazing that you can work them out.
  25. 5 points
    So, it's been a while since @Eli's request. Soon after I started looking into it, I had a working solution. Unfortunately this introduced a couple of bugs that were hard to solve, and I had almost no time to work on the plugin. Eventually I decided to rewrite the entire plugin, cleaning up the code and probably producing faster results. As of now the opening post has been updated with the latest version 3.0 which adds support for any non-rectangular selection. Note that the plugin assumes that the selection is one whole and is convex (meaning there can be no holes inside the selection). @Eli please let me know how this version works for you. For the next version I will probably add an option to define the margins.
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    Another of my photographs. 'Peace Ceremony'.
  28. 5 points
    This is a hotfix that fixes a startup crash, and fixes Explorer thumbnails. As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now. You can also purchase it from the Windows Store, in which case updates will become completely automatic and you’ll never have to worry about it ever again This is the first time that folks will get the chance to have an update through the Windows Store (that is, to update from 4.0.18 to 4.0.19). Hopefully everything goes smoothly. I expect the Store version will be “behind” the Classic version by a day or so, pending Microsoft’s certification and server propagation. Changes: Fixed missing thumbnails in Explorer for non-.PDN images (e.g. .PNG, .JPG), if Paint.NET was configured to open these types by default Fixed a crash at startup that affected some people with a redirected Documents folder (e.g. network share) Here was the announcement for 4.0.18, which had more changes. Enjoy!
  29. 5 points
    Hidden space animation (4Mb) More abstracts Broken Discoball 2017
  30. 5 points
    A lot of plugins and careful layers control, helped to create this image. See me on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/AviDubnikov
  31. 5 points
    My attempt at more of a creepy theme. Stock: Edit: Fantastic tutorial Welshy. I was following carefully on my phone until I found out I installed the wrong Height map plugin and it took me ages to find the right one.
  32. 5 points
    It's not possible right now but I've had many requests for this recently and I'd like to add it soon.
  33. 5 points
    October Update MadJik has 'officially' released some of the plugins contained in his plugin pack. Most of these have had an overhaul in the publishing process. Texture Object Rounder is a quite fabulous way to give symmetrical silhouettes some real 3D depth! The DDS filetype update from null54 adds a few new DDS formats to the existing internal DDS filetype. Note: GenTree is officially flagged as obsolete. Enjoy! Auto Chrome Grain filler texture MadJik Fills the layer or selection with grains (circles) in three colors Orange (25%), Green (40%) and Purple (35%). The first few grains are first placed on the central canvas. Subsequent grains are distance checked with other grains to obtain the maximum radius possible without overlaying any other grain. All grains could be contiguous. Magical Plugins Megapack Color Modulo texture MadJik Originally a tool created to find out how a picture is distorted/transformed by over effects (useful with Shape 3D). Uses the color channels to create a variation (modulo) from the ranges of the sliders (mini – maxi). Red is a modulo on the x-axis, green is on the y-axis, blue is oblique. Magical Plugins Megapack DDS FileType Plus null54 An extension to the internal DDS FileType, this plugin allows paint.net to open and save the some DDS formats introduced in DirectX 10 and later. Source code has been made available on GitHub. Nebulous texture MadJik Uses a formula originally provided by Tom Jackson (CodeLab originator) to fill the canvas with a colored pattern (rainbow colors). Magical Plugins Megapack Newton Fractal texture MadJik Fills the layer or selection with the Newton fractal. The Newton fractal is a boundary set in the complex plane which is characterized by Newton's method applied to a fixed polynomial p ( Z ) ∈ C [ Z ] or transcendental function. Beautiful colorful fractals in other words. Magical Plugins Megapack Texture Object Rounder MJW Converts objects to rounded height maps.For the most common case of an object that's symmetric about the vertical axis, it produces a height map for the object of rotation. For example, it will convert a filled circle to a spherical height map, a filled isosceles triangle to a conical height map, and a filled rectangle to a cylindrical height map. Transparent to Transparent Black MJW Changes all pixels with an Alpha value of zero to transparent black (RGBA 0, 0, 0, 0 or #00000000). XY Coords MadJik Originally a tool created to find out how a picture is distorted/transformed by over effects (useful with Shape 3D). The effect renders regularly spaced X,Y coordinate pairs to the canvas. Magical Plugins Megapack
  34. 5 points
    Not sure whether this has been posted before, so in hopes it hasn't...
  35. 5 points
    Tada! @EliBuild with the lastest version of Light Rays !
  36. 5 points
    ETA: own photo, view from Ski-Hi Apple Orchard over the valley where I grew up.
  37. 5 points
    Three mice are sitting at a bar in a pretty rough neighborhood late at night trying to impress each other about how tough they are. The first mouse pounds a shot of scotch, slams the glass onto the bar, turns to the second mouse and says, "When I see a mousetrap, I lie on my back and set it off with my foot. When the bar comes down, I catch it in my teeth, bench press it twenty times to work up an appetite, and then make off with the cheese." The second mouse orders up two shots of sour mash, pounds them both, slams each glass onto the bar, turns to the first mouse, and replies, "Yeah, well when I see rat poison, I collect as much as I can, take it home, grind it up to a powder, and add it to my coffee each morning so I can get a good buzz going for the rest of the day." The first mouse and the second mouse then turn to the third mouse. The third mouse lets out a long sigh and says to the first two, "I don't have time for this. I've got a date with the cat."
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  39. 5 points
    Color Modulo texture (tool) What's this? This effect was a bonus in the bottom list of my pack of plugins without its post till now. It’s originally a tool I made to find out how a picture is distorted/transformed by over effects (useful with Shape 3D). This plugin can effectively assist the XY Coord effect. This tool uses the color channels to create a variation (modulo) from the ranges of the sliders (mini – maxi). Red is a modulo on the x-axis, green is on the y-axis, blue is oblique. Sliders for channels are limited from 0 to 255. The effect works better when the ranges are entire divisors to have regular sections. Example for an 800x600 image, good values are 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, and so on. This is a texture plugin. It replaces the selection (or fill the active layer if no selection). Download it! Plugin ColorModulo.dll Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/ColorModulo.zip The MadJik's All plugins package is available! 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 This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Texture. Red/Green/Blue mini / maxi Horizontal/vertical frequencies. Link the channels Check to use only Red values for all channels (easier for squares). Width spectre Check to use ratio to cover from 0 to 255 even this a small range (less colors more contrast). Uncheck to use the range defined by mini-maxi. Centered Draw from the center (symmetry) otherwise from the top-left corner. Transparency mode Choose to have transparency based on darkest/lightest parts of the image, with soft (1) or hard (2) cut. Steps Add a sublevel of measurement. The Examples: Voilà! Enjoy! Let me see what you could do with it!
  40. 4 points
    @HELEN ... I'm really flattered that you think I'm capable of sculpting that, but sadly; whilst I'm honest ... I'm not that good. I worked from a file available on the Sculptris Forum. @JulioCoolio ... many thank yous for those kind words ... hopefully you'll enjoy FireStone as much ... ------------------------------------------------ FireStone onPg. 1 Clearing out old files and combining different parts of old and adding some new touches
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    Refresh images and UI. Some ideas for a next version: - repeat + steps - better angle handling - fill / alterned fill - colors (random or from palette) - etc.
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    wow....mine's kinda creepy.... Great tut @welshblue! Keep it up! Maybe we can start a community picture utilizing all your wonderful sci-fi tuts!
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    Alternative: Hold down the Left button to drag out the selection rectangle, then add the right mouse button (both buttons are held down) = move the rectangle around. Release the right button to continue to alter the size
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    OK if you are going to limit my "likes" I'll, I'll just show you...... Take This! 1- 2- A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first Football [ American- for our soccer friends] game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked it. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn’t understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents." Dumbfounded, her boyfriend asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was... 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!' I'm like...Helloooooo? It's only 25 cents!!!!" 3- The Cynical Philosopher... Just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year, not to cause any trouble but shouldn't that be an even number? Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water. I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive. I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you. Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish? You're not fat, you're just... easier to see.