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Shapes Render Effect Plugin

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Shapes Render Effect Plugin

What's this?

Another toy to play with!

The idea is to draw a repeating shape over the canvas, you choose the increase/decrease step, the speed, etc.

The shapes available are :

shapes1.jpg

shapes2.jpg

shapes3.jpg

shapes4.jpg

How does it works?

Based on the settings it starts to draw a full size shape and apply the move et resize factors to calculate the next shape.

Download the DLL

Plugin Shapes.dll

ar.pngHere is the DLLal.png

This plugin is included in 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

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

shapesUI.png

Shape (dft=Square)

Choose the Shape in the list of available :

Square, Circle, Triangle, Diamond, Star, Hexagone 1 & 2, Plus, Heart, Cloud, Cross, Sun, Splash, Snowflake, Butterfly, Frog, Bat, Spider, Flower

Each shape is a precalculated list of points.

Line style (Solid, Dash, Dash Dot, Dash Dot Dot, Dot, dft=Solid)

You could use the line style to give more singular aspect...

Corner style (Flat, Bevel, Round, dft=Flat)

Use Bevel or Round to change the aspect of the corner. The Flat setting could generate some peak for few shapes. Change to Bevel or Round to correct this fact.

Number of steps (0,1000, dft=20)

Set here how many shapes you want to draw...

Move X-Y /step (-1000,1000, dft=15)

Set here how much you want the shape to move between each step. 0 = no move.

Change Size X-Y /step (-1000,1000, dft=15)

Set here how much you want the size of the shape to increase/decrease between each step. 0 = no change.

External Margin (-1000,1000, dft=0)

You may need to add a margin. This applies only on the first shape drawn as others may overpass the margin depending on the Move/Change size value...

Tension 0=straight (-1000,1000, dft=0)

Each shape is made with lines. It is possible to distort these lines using the tension value.

Transparency (-1,255, dft=255)

Set the transparancy of the shapes. This is usefull with the brushwidth to create nice figures.

To use the primary/secondary colors transparency set this slider to -1.

Rotation /step

You could apply a rotation angle between each step.

Change Brushwidth (-1000,1000, dft=0)

Set here how much you want the brushwidth to change between each step. 0 = no change.

this has to be related with the transparency and/or the Move/change to obtain better effects.

Alternating colors (dft=Unchecked)

If checked use the primary and secondary colors to draw alternatively each shapes.

Invert the draw (dft=Unchecked)

If checked start to draw the shape by the last step. It changes how the shapes are overlaying together.

Switch the colors (dft=Unchecked)

If checked invert the use of the primary and secondary colors.

Fill inside (dft=Unchecked)

If checked the shape is filled with a color based on the primary or secondary colors.

Do a gradient (dft=Checked)

If checked invert the use of the primary and secondary colors.

Proportional values °/00 (dft=Checked)

If unchecked the move/change size values are in pixels.

If checked the values are in 1/1000th of the image size.

Adjust: Off=Image, On=Square (dft=Checked)

If unchecked the shape is drawn on the full canvas and could have a weird ratio.

If checked the ratio height/width is forced to 1. A square is a square...

Some examples:

shapes01.jpg

shapes02.jpg

shapes03.jpg

shapes04.jpg

shapes05.jpg

Update 2012/01/01:

New shapes : Frog, Bat, Spider, Flower

Rotation /step

Update 2011/12/22:

New shapes : Sun, Splash, Snowflake, Butterfly

Transparency -1

Update 2011/12/16:

New shapes : Hexagone 1 & 2, Plus, Heart, Cloud

Circle is now made of lines and is subject to tension and cornet style as other shapes.

Added tension slider

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This looks like fun - thank you!:star:

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Season's Greetings MadJik,

Thanks for my first gift of this season! I am sure that it will fit! (in some where @ some time):)

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Madjik awesome plugin addition

thanks ever so much

ciao OMA

PS have a great Christmas

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new.gif Update 2011/12/16:

New shapes : Hexagone 1 & 2, Plus, Heart, Cloud

Circle is now made of lines and is subject to tension and cornet style as other shapes.

Added tension slider

Added Position control

See first post...

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Update 2011/12/22:

New shapes : Sun, Snowflake, Butterfly

Transparency -1 : To use the primary/secondary colors transparency set this slider to -1.

See first post...

noel.jpg

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LOL! and the great Madjik has no limitations as to creativity. Love the new shapes especially that butterfly.

ciao OMA

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new.gif

Update 2012/01/01:

New shapes : Frog, Bat, Spider, Flower

Rotation /step

See first post...

snowflake2.jpg

snowflake.jpg

flower.jpg

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Hello

Thought I'd share. Star shape with a little bit of donut distortion.

shapestar.png

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^^ tutorial request!

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EER- I fiddled with the sliders and got lucky but, I just happened to have taken a screen shot of my settings. Where should I post?

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If it's screenshot of the plugin settings then feel free to post it here.

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This has boundless potential for every PDN user, definatly going to be delving into this masterpiece! 

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Hi MadJik,

 

Your plugin is amazing, thank you very much for it!
Is it possible to create custom shapes? Any plans on implementing an option to create a custom shape?

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