Red ochre

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  1. Pirate sites (criminals) steal safe plugins from this forum, add nasty things either to the effect or installer and illegally redistribute them. Now, if Norton or any AV software picks these up, presumably it cannot (or doesn't bother to) distinguish the different versions and the .dll name will be added to their 'unsafe' list? In the past there were some misleading advert links for possibly risky software on the download page (not Rick's fault as I understand). Perhaps that has caused a bad reputation for the site too? Having said all that, I too think Norton is useless! 1. 'Crying wolf'/false positives too often means genuine threats will be ignored by the user. 2. Besmirching safe software as a trojan is libellous but I, for one, cannot afford to take legal action. I can, however, ask who better to write new malware than those running the protection racket/ writing the AV software? 3. When I did use Norton, my computer performance was terrible. For users generally always be cautious about what you download and from where. NEVER download plugins from anywhere but this site or ones linked to by the author on this site.
  2. I believe the Effects window taking ages to open for some is a different issue Pixey. The hang when there is an image from Firefox on the clipboard is discussed here Paste and File->New problem. Sorry you too are having problems John86 ... but at least I know it's not just me!
  3. Wouldn't cat's like Jack the Kipper? Inventive image, well done!
  4. If you have selected the whole image then it is already cropped to the selection and hence the option is not available. Change the selected area using this tool and it will become available.
  5. Many thanks for taking a look MJW. My Mistake! Somehow I have been working on an early prototype version of Vanishing Point in Visual studio. The published version in my pack does NOT crash. (Phew!)... the published version uses much simpler rules. Sorry for the panic. Now to try and find the correct source code and update Woodsy's version.
  6. Problem resolved I recently created a customized version of my Vanishing Point effect for user 'Woodsy'. He noticed a strange crash which also applies to the published version. The plugin runs and renders fine BUT crashes on re-opening, Crashing Pdn (both 3.5.11 and 4.0.16) - relevant part of the report below. Now, If I disable the propRules, (particularly the one that greys out a DoubleVector control from a Boolean control), then no crashes. The strange thing is that with the rules active it runs perfectly first time and only crashes when re-opened. To recreate the problem run the current version of my Vanishing Point plugin, uncheck the 'Draw line 2' box, and render.No crash at this point. Now, re-open the plugin and it crashes Pdn. Is this a problem with my code or Pdn's? Either way I guess I'll have to update my pack again :-( Here is my PropertyCollection code. The idea is to grey out irrelevant controls if the 2nd line is not required... which it does. Here is the crash
  7. I don't have Paint shop pro. I too don't really understand what you are asking for that cannot already be achieved with the standard gradient tool? Shaped gradients are already possible with the 'shaped gradient' plugin by N.D. using the selection.shaped gradient Alternatively copy the selection and paste it into a new transparent layer so it becomes an 'Object'. Then you can use plugins like my Object Bevel plugin (in my pack), TR's contour or MJW's version of my Edge shader plugin.MJW's version of edge shader The Plugin index is very useful too.
  8. Very creative book covers. Well done!
  9. Thank you ingwer! That's a very well produced video. Excellent work. Danke schon!
  10. No problem - not urgent for me. I think it is closely related to the problem here? Not Enough Memory
  11. beta 4.16.6315.33981 Firefox copy image (same image as before) File/new is fine, creates 800 * 600 image as expected.(It previously seized up at this point). Unfortunately Edit/Paste or Edit/Paste into new layer still caused a 'not responding' hang. Didn't seem to be any C.P.U. usage. Edge copy File/New = fine. Edit/Paste fine. No crashes or hangs. Chrome copy image File/New = fine Edit/Paste fine. No crashes or hangs.
  12. Thanks for sharing Drew! Good to see (and hear) you. Jools is on again tonight ... later
  13. I just tried using Chrome and that works perfectly, I then tried Edge and it crashed Pdn - Crashlog below.
  14. I took a look at the Reliability monitor and noticed some problems with the MS update on the 12th and have just performed a full Kaspersky scan (no threats found). Here are links to screenshots that may help - most of it is meaningless to me! I'm not familiar with Windows Performance Recorder but if it will help, let me know what you need.
  15. You could try my 'Facet' plugin - or 'Cuboids' both square based not hexagonal unfortunately. Facet Cuboids
  16. O.K. that's weird. After the problem reproduced many times yesterday and earlier, now it Pastes fine BUT creating a new image causes a not responding message. Windows 10 is fully up to date. C.P.U around 5% see screen shot here I had task manager running before attempting paste, the spike is when I tried File/new, I think.
  17. System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor Edition: Windows 10 Home Version: 1607 (last updates installed 12/04/2017 - NO Creators update yet) OS Build: 14393.1066 Firefox is version 52.0.2 (32-bit)
  18. Using Firefox 52.0.2 (32bit), Windows 10 up to date. If I right click on my recent image here problem image select copy image. Then if I go into Pdn and use Edit/Paste it hangs and says not responding. However, if I choose 'Paste into new layer' it works ok (a little slower than expected but no hang). My image is hosted on Imgur. Reproduced same behaviour every time for me. If I try the same thing on E.E.R's map image in the post below, the right click context menu is different but copy image followed by paste in Pdn works as expected. I hope that helps track down the problem. Edit: Additionally, just having the image on the clip board means File/ new image sends Pdn into a not responding state.
  19. Congratulations on the Galleria award and well done Pixey for nominating. It's high time you started a gallery too! Really good suite of height map effects. Thanks. (Just realised I'm using the original version of texture shader.) Some of my experiments:
  20. Thank you for the v4.0.15 update. I like the new non-anti-aliased brush (and eraser) behaviour at big sizes! But should the Hardness slider be greyed-out when non-anti-aliased is selected? (as it has no affect). Just a thought - I'm not that pedantic.
  21. With a relatively small number of entries for most of the comps it would be a shame to have even fewer. Perhaps if someone wins two in a row the prize/penalty should be publishing a tutorial! Glad you're back Woodsy.