welshblue

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  1. I remember many moons ago when vehicles had the old type coil, the passenger seat of a works car was rigged to it ... nobody called shotgun in that car more than once 😣 Early type taser. Thank you ... glad you liked it. The challenge ... not resisting them has got me into a world of grief in the past ... but I should be pretty safe in accepting this one. You're on. @ReMake ... thanks mate. Not quite photo'ish ... I'd take it back to the Auto Suppliers, I got lazy with the bottom of the thread @TrevorOutlaw ... many thanks. My brain felt like it was sparking trying to get some components right Bloody spammers. If the Mods delete it I've got 12 varying files to choose from to replace it. Thanks mate. Something that seems easy in theory ... not always the case You're pretty much there IMO. The terminalInsulator Shell/ HexagonThread Washer/ Gasket I like it. A bit of a lighting change and I think you're firing on all cylinders ... your central electrode is better than mine. I got bored and lazy Thanks mate @lynxster4 ... many thanks as always. Something has just clicked with those plugins lately. I think I picked up some super blood donated for one of my transfusions 😊 @Roger the Dodger ... Thank you. We've all started out as beginners. Lots of tutorials and the inevitable mistakes, and paint.net becomes quite intuitive. Also never be afraid to ask for help/ advice ... there's always someone here who knows @Pixey ... as always ... big thanks. Again. A tutorial ... I'll cobble something together n the next few days, no problem. It may have to be a video one too to show various ways, and I did say I'd do something with MJW's plugins @Seerose ... Again, as always - big thanks. You don't need words, your support is more than enough Thanks too to @Eli for the Rep' as to you's above ....jeez my arm is going to fall off
  2. Much better. They flow now πŸ˜ƒ I think we can all be guilty of looking and not seeing sometimes
  3. I think light bulbs are hard ... I was trying but then I realised getting almost full transparency but still getting the look is more difficult than I thought. You're not really a million miles away I don't think. Some soft white brushing and blurring, Overlay may help to build up the illusion of. Which I think is the secret of anything PDN and glass - the illusion of. @MJW's Hour Glass springs to mind as top glass, and would work well as a bulb ? Personally I'd really tone down the contact wire, it seems to not 'belong' if you know what I mean ? This was made using Object Rounder and Texture Shader but think I went the wrong way and should have used S3D and it's transparency options, and then built it up like I said above, I don't think mine will ever look right The BOLD piece is a great piece. The colours really suit it
  4. How would it look if you put a rectangle of the texture on another layer in the middle of the 'hex' ? Sort of superimposing the flat part on
  5. Great job on the frames, it's definitely got an oak look going on. And you've captured the darkness of medieval times brilliantly with the glass colours. Would have just hated to live with all the darkness back then ... looking forward to the house πŸ˜€
  6. Great texture on the pearls. Also loving how you did the clasp, adds a new dimension to it and makes it more dynamic (not nit picking but the added white on a couple of pearls ... I think you lose the roundness/ individuality and they seemed joined together as a double pearl ?)
  7. @NSD ... always nice when the tutorial writer is given ideas to think about . I really like your second image Potential drill bit forming in my mind (better than a labotomy ...)
  8. i'm a huge Sam Cooke fan who possibly maybe prefers this version
  9. I was going to make a joke about the headline of a North Canterbury newspaper and frequent disappearances in your area ... but then I realised no matter what category/ subject I put, I may upset someone, somewhere Forget overpaid Footballers ... you guys are my heroes
  10. I can't say I've experienced crashes with either of them. But ... Alpha Mask has definitely changed since the updates. Before, you could just have a black mask >>> Alpha Mask >>> From Clipboard - Invert Mask ... smooth as a babies proverbial. Now it's jaggier than a cliff face ( OK slight exaggeration) Thankfully BoltBait's Switch Alpha to Gray on the mask gives smooth results (quicker than adding a white layer below and merging your mask and white together) Or the strange one. Write text in any colour. Make B & W ... Brightness to Contrast so it's fully 0 0 0 - Alpha Mask won't work unless it's got a white background. I 've lost a few brain cells through chemicals lately so not sure if it's always been like that ? Shape 3D ... I don't know if it's my impatience or my imagination, but I'm sure rendering has slowed down ... but got no evidence to back myself up
  11. 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
  12. 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 ...
  13. I was always a roll up man. Too many chemicals in straights that can kill you πŸ˜€ 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 ...)
  14. 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
  15. 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 😨