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  2. One way is to use the magic wand on Add ( Union) setting. Easier to show you. You'll have to manipulate the Jamaican flag better than I did, but hopefully it's a point in the right direction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGpSVF6zHlg
  3. Yep I've used it in a tutorial I'm finishing off. Very handy (and it's cousin Fill from Clipboard) Thinking about it I only use Tile Image to achieve the effect you can now use Gradient Tool >>> Repeat Reflect/ Repeat Wrapped for. I think I'll bin the curtis dll's off It was a stranger crash than the time a sheep jumped over a hedge ...
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  5. You could try using the Hugin program with your scans. http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
  6. You could always use my Effects > Paste > From file... plugin. It has many tile options.
  7. Thanks for the reply xod. Pasting other parts of the scan is one of the way to do it, but I get unsatisfactory results. At least to my own taste with my current testing. I am scanning very old documents that includes signs, writings and signatures. The most subtle misalignement get's visible. I was hoping for a plugin that would analyse the "bits behind each scan" to align them with precision... Not sure I get my wording correct here. Will continue to do the alignement manually, maybe I will get better at it. Regards. K
  8. If I had seen this image elsewhere, I would have thought it was a photo of a real spark plug!
  9. I was always a roll up man. Too many chemicals in straights that can kill you 😀 Thanks mate. Political correctness gone mad about cigarettes IMO ... the tax on them in the UK funds a lot, but it's ok to advertise gambling and alcohol Technically half Ingerlish but sssshh don't tell anyone. It's my dirty lil' secret ... @barbieq25 ... as always my friend, thank you very much. @Seerose ... thank you very much. You've always got such kind words to say @lynxster4 ... again, as always big thanks. @TrevorOutlaw ... hopefully you can understand my frustration, hours spent getting the S3D template right etc and you post that. But thank you for your subsequent comment Thanks too to @ReMake @Pixey @LionsDragon @IHaveNoName and of course you's above for the rep' points -------------------------------------------------------------------------- @RobCooke ... thank you very much for your kind words, but unfortunately due to personal reasons I'm not taking on any work for now or the near future. Apologies for not replying sooner -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bright Spark Made using shapes and @MJW's 3 Height Map plugins and a touch of Cross Processing at the end. For the Petrol Heads here who've had a kick off of a HT Lead and the subsequent swear word/s that pop out (Ignore the round bolt shape ... I haven't quite worked out yet to get that 100 % ... just the imagine the wrong size socket has rounded the edges off ...)
  10. Does that mean there could be a random crash again despite not even opening one of Curtis's plugins when the above happened. In fact as I said, no plugin was being used, just clicking on the canvas Shame his effects are bundled into 3 dll's - I only ever use Tile Image
  11. Nice and interesting interpretations @NSD @dipstick I must admit to having only played with 'my way' ... so will be interesting to see what threads are possible. Out of interest NSD what was your starting shape/ size of ? I've got visions of you on a hydraulic ramp and a set of allen keys in your mouth 😨
  12. I couldn't help but notice that there are many PDN plugins that *utilize* Perlin noise, but none so far as I could tell, that generate it. Well, that's what this does. You can specify the size, and allowed angles of the underyling gradient that determines pixel color, as well as the color of the noise (default is black and white). It's not super glamorous, but I'm hoping cooler people than I who know how to use Perlin noise to make cool stuff can have an easier time now. Additionally, feel free to strip the Perlin function from the source code to use for your own projects. The code can be viewed here. It's open source, so have at it! The plugin will show up in Noise > Perlin Noise Here's a kind of boring image of the output: And here's a more exciting picture of colorful output: Use it for quick textures, procedural generated levels, whatever you need! Hope it's useful perlin_noise.zip
  13. Hi all! As the subjet states, I wan't to "re assemble" a large picture from multiple scans. No effect desired else than re assembling the picture correctly. Picture was too large for my scanner, I had to give it 4 pass. Not sure what terminology to use to search the forum. I tought "stitches" was the word but it brings me to textures... Using Paint Dot Net 4.2.1 All help will be appreciated.
  14. System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type 'PaintDotNet.PdnFileTypes' from assembly 'PaintDotNet.Data, Version=4.201.7158.31906, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'. Looks like it's trying to access a class that it shouldn't have been, which has since been moved. The plugin will need to be fixed.
  15. That's a nice outcome. Alternatively you could also use "Diagnal Lines" plugin to get whatever thread pitch count you want. Here I made a left-hand threaded bolt.
  16. @NSD Very nice. They look like the ones used on my dental implants. 😁
  17. ive looked everywhere but cant find an answer (or maybe I am asking the wrong thing!) I have a picture of a dragon (from the Welsh flag) and a picture of the Jamaican flag. How do I replace the colours on the wings of the dragon with the image of the flag, but still keep the outline of the wings? So effectively merge a 2nd picture into parts of the 1st
  18. Very inspiring tutorial. Thanks @welshblue! This is my first try, but I used ImageDistortion plugin instead of Wobble. I used Vertical Distortions and Shapes = Wave with the following settings: Intensity = 0.07 Curvature = 22.0 I rotated the object only 5 degrees.
  19. @ReMake! @Woodsy! and too @kaunas163! Thank you to all. My result:
  20. @welshblue! @Pixey! @lynxster4! Congratulations to all winners. Thank you for the hosting @Pixey!
  21. @Rickhum! Thank you very much for your nice comment. You are always welcome. *I already wrote the answer on Sunday. Forgot to upload. Sorry!!!
  22. Makes perfect sense. Who am I kidding ... I'll take your good word for it. Oil, grease, moving parts, any car repair and spanners I could do with my eyes closed. Coding lingo goes straight over my head Any image I make is 25% me 75% plugin authors - I don't really understand how it all works, just that it does 😀 Lines and lines of text and numbers to make something you can physically use ? Witchcraft
  23. @Ego Eram Reputo was able to restore the xml feature. Perhaps he could fix the AA bug. I think I can take a pretty good guess about the basic cause. Shape3D uses the usual supersampling AA method, which requires summing the alphas, then dividing by the number of per-pixel samples. I expect that the division (which may be integer division) truncates or rounds down incorrectly. One integer-division method that works properly is to double the alpha sum (by left shifting), add the number of per-pixel samples, then divide by twice the number of per-pixel samples. That amounts to adding 0.5, to round in the usual fashion. // Compute the (rounded) averages. int twiceA = a << 1; b = ((b << 1) + a) / twiceA; g = ((g << 1) + a) / twiceA; r = ((r << 1) + a) / twiceA; a = (twiceA + ssSamples) / ssTwiceSamples; return ColorBgra.FromBgra((byte)b, (byte)g, (byte)r, (byte)a); If Shape3D uses floating-point, the fix is probably just to add 0.5 before converting back to integers. (I added the technical details for Ego Eram Reputo, though he most likely already knows them as well as I do.)
  24. As the title says - totally random. The only plugins used in the session were Shape 3D and Texture Object Rounder ... none of Curtis's Clicking on the canvas caused a crash with this error message. Despite not going to Effects at all to access any plugins that may have caused it
  25. You're right it's not T O R as such. Your observations ... are spot on. Because I use a lot of xml files to load previous shapes with varying degrees of AA - I hadn't noticed the connection until I checked the files by loading them to check the AA settings. It's no hassle if I want full AA on S3D to run AA-Assistant before Object Rounder As I say - not a gripe. I don't like not understanding why ... but now I do
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