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Animal texture


What's this?

This is a work based on this link:



and the PDF file to illustrate the content:


(link to a PDF in French about “boring” mathematic formulas).


Near the end of this document there is a small program written for Maple.

I tried to adapt this code to Csharp and from bi-color to RGB.


Finally, I can’t reproduce the skin of any animal as I think it should be. But some results give interesting patterns or textures.

animal_pattern1.jpg  animal_pattern2.jpg  animal_pattern3.jpg  animal_pattern4.jpg 


Download it!

Plugin animal.dll

ar.png Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/Animal.zip 


The MadJik's All plugins package is available!




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


Microsoft Store version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

You have to adapt for your language My Documents



The User interface

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




Number of steps.


Ration Horizontal/Vertical

Aspect ratio horizontal/vertical of steps.


Calcul Mode

The choice of different formulas. Four modes are possible:

-Normal: the formula from the original code of the document except it works with RGB.

-Sinus: use a Sinus calculation as start point to generate more texture.

-Difference: use a subtraction (x-y) calculation as start point.

-Black & White: same as Normal but in grey levels (bi color like in the document).


Frequency / Distortion / Variation / Angle / Moire / Wave

These settings are used in the formula. Just play with them to see how they interact each over.



Number of cycles of calculation. The more the slower.


Red / Green / Blue

Extra steps factor per channel.




The Examples:




For this texture


to this skin:



Voilà! Enjoy!


Let me see what you could do with it!

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Looks pretty neat @MadJik!    :)    I would try it, but the download link is not working.   :/

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1 hour ago, lynxster4 said:

Looks pretty neat @MadJik!    :)    I would try it, but the download link is not working.   :/

If you still have problem this is in the pack. (link under my sig).


46 minutes ago, AndrewDavid said:


Works fine for me . Clicking on the correct link?


Works fine for me too!

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On 8/24/2017 at 4:27 AM, Eli said:

Thanks MadJik, I found a new bug thanks to your efffect. :) 


Wonderful use of the plugin Eli!   :star:  :)

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