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MadJik

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  1. Your post comes to me at the speed of a light ray... I must agree but old UI (or Windows form) is a pain to maintain (as new Lens flare). I often start with CodeLab (and this tool is getting better and better). 4.0.19... 4.0.20... 4.0.21... Any news about a reset button?
  2. Think large is a good start. My image was 3000 pixels width before I reduced it to 800. I used a model I did did not draw it. http://www.universostartrek.com/Star-Trek-USS-Enterprise-A-D-DS9-Blueprints.htm
  3. I'm still using the 'classic' version of paint.net. The instruction for installation in 'store' version folder was given by @Ego Eram Reputo but I can't test nor check why it doesn't work for you. This is not a file type plugin. If you have other plugins installed and working, try to find where they are installed to add this dll.
  4. @AndrewDavid You could use this effect for the torpedoes
  5. I haven't these excellent posts on the plugin thread... https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=112248
  6. I've published a version without dark theme. If anyone could confirm it's working... Here is the zip without dark theme. Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/LensFlare419.zip
  7. Posted with working final blur Visual Studio Sources updated http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/LensFlareSRC.zip
  8. Lens Flare NEW! Add an optical flare https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=112248
  9. Lens Flare What's this? “Lens flare is created when non-image forming light enters the lens and subsequently hits the camera's film or digital sensor. This often appears as a characteristic polygonal shape, with sides which depend on the shape of the lens diaphragm…” Text from https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/lens-flare.htm For more information about this, please read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_flare Download it! Plugin LensFlare.dll Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/LensFlare.zip The MadJik's All plugins package is available! http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=7186 This plugin is compatible with the dark theme available since version 4.20 of paint.net and may cause error with lower version. Here is the zip without dark theme. Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/LensFlare419.zip 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 (please reverse / for correct path) Microsoft Store version of Paint.net Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects (please reverse / for correct path) You have to adapt for your language My Documents Thanks to @toe_head2001 for help with windows form issues (dark theme and good advices). How to use it First of all the plugin is searching for the brightest point of the active layer. If the layer is empty or monochrome, the top left corner is the default point. Then from this point passing through the center of the canvas, an imaginary line is used to place each of the fourteen shapes defined by the grid of settings. Flares are concentric circles, hexagons and other shapes with a fading white to gray. Flakes are rays. NEW: Up to 10 bright points could be placed and found around the canvas. Use the pen to spot single pixels with same bright color. The User interface This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Render. The interface is divided in several areas: Area 1 common factors Distance factor Set the distance adjustment to the center of the canvas. Default distance is estimated by the white point. Radius factor Overall adjustments of the radius of the shapes. FlaKe intensity factor Change luminosity of all flakes. FlaRe intensity factor Change luminosity of all flares (circles, hexagons and other shapes). FlaKe width of rays Ratio to change the width of the rays of the flakes. FlaRe width adjustment Change thickness of concentric shapes (circles, hexagons and other shapes). Final blur The effect is better with a small blur. The blur is applied on the active layer. You should use a separated layer to keep your image unblurred. Area 2 FX table This table define each shape of the lens flare (FX). The first column shows a symbol of the shape. The default values are based on several samples I found on the web. FX type Select the FX type: 0=none, 1=circle, 2= star, 3=hexagon. This changes the symbol. New shapes added: 4=diamond, 5=pentagon, 6=star, 7=flower, 8=triangle. Distance Set the distance to the center of the FX. The positive distances are the farthest, the negative ones are the closest. The shapes are drawn in the order from top to bottom, overlapping each other. Int radius Value for the internal radius of the shape (zero for a filled shape). Checkbox above Int radius Check the box to switch to a percentage based on the external radius. It’s easy to set an internal radius at 80% of the external radius. Ext radius Value for the external radius of the shape. Ray/Circle For flake, define the number of rays to draw the star. For flare, define the number of concentric shapes to draw. . Invert 0=gradient from white (inside) to black (outside). 1=gradient from black (inside) to white (outside). Grey level Set the luminosity limit for the FX. Checkbox above Grey level Check the box to use the primary and secondary colors. Angle Set the rotation angle for the FX. Area 2b tabulation sequence Click on this picture to change the tabulation sequence in the table. Green/Vertical: allows to fill the table column per column, going through a parameter for all the FX. Blue/Horizontal: allows to fill the parameters FX per FX. Area 3 Set all Enter a value in the dark cell to set all values in the column above at once. Click on the lockers to fix a line so the “Set all” won’t change locked FX. Area 4 XML Settings Menu with save/load possibilities. Smart values button Set the range of values you need on the first and the last lines. Then when you click on the Smart values button, the values are calculated and evenly distributed over the unlocked lines. Columns updated by this button are: Distance, Int radius, Ext radius, Rays/circles, Grey level and Angle. No change for locked lines and no change if first and last values of a column are equals. Help button ? Click on the ? (top right of the interface) to open this post. The Examples: Voilà! Enjoy! Let me see what you could do with it! Update 2018-01-27 -New shape: Heart Update 2018-01-18 -Up to 10 points could be placed and found around the canvas. Use the pen to spot single pixels with same bright color. -Lockers -Angle -New shapes: 4=diamond, 5=pentagon, 6=star, 7=flower, 8=triangle. -Smart values button -Int radius % -Primary Secondary colors -Russian translation (thanks to @Remake)
  10. Hi @Marina Welcome to the forum. The text tool does allow to use only one font at a time. But you could use two layers to type your text: (ex:paint.net) p i t n t a n . e and adjust manually the letters to fit in the gaps.
  11. @toe_head2001 thank you for your time. I did also that kind of tests, I was about to turn crazy about this. I think I will release without blur. Then try to adapt an old codelab sample for next version.
  12. Some testing (yes again) Click to enlarge ! A) Melting B ) Ice and Fire C) Melting + Rect to polar D) Testing next version of Lens Flare E) Mist and water F) Testing next version of Lens Flare + kaleidoscope G) Testing next version of Lens Flare + seamless texture helper
  13. @toe_head2001 Still haven't found a way to solve the final blur. Just disabled it... I'm not sure about the correct words to use in English for the flare (circle/hexagon) and the flake (star). Any clue?
  14. I add the button to the text then I refresh by F5 to have the attached file number. Then submit. Till this the button is ok. When the post is "posted", the button is replaced by the text... Could it be a browser problem?
  15. The opposite corners ensure a longer path. You could choose to hide the exits and then make your own. To make a patchwork of mazes you still could use rotate/flip/mirror https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/28801-tolis-effects-for-v40/
  16. @Eli this plugin is using an algorythm for regular form (square, rectangle). You could cut complex shapes into smaller squares and link them manually.
  17. Download lastest version of LensFlare (Work in Progress) What about the authorized volume per user for attached files? or What about an alternative external URL instead attached files ?
  18. MadJik Joined October 30, 2006 (Ok I wasn't active for a long period till mid 2017. But I'm not a Rookie). Thanks to all who voted for me ( Picasso and GE) Thanks to BoltBait for this each years...
  19. New version: Visual Studio Sources http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/LensFlareSRC.zip The blur is visible while the UI is open. After Ok, no more blur. Ctrl-F the blur is applied. My config dialog design is empty, so I use the cs editor...
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