MadJik

Julia “plus” fractal (ymd:171014)

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Julia “plus” texture (fractal)

 

julia.jpg

 

 

What's this?

This effect is based on the built-in render effect Julia. It was also a sample source for the CodeLab.

My version of this effect allows more things to play with.

 

The effect works well with large images. I have tested 8000x8000 (see my DeviantArt).

  

:Warning: This is a texture plugin. It replaces the selection (or fill the active layer if no selection) as the built-in Julia.

 

 

Download it!

Plugin JuliaPlus.dll

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

 

The MadJik's All plugins package is available!

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=7186 

 

 

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.

 Julia_UI.png

 

Heat factor

Slider from cold to hot up to flame the picture.

 

Zoom

Zoom in (preferably) and zoom out. Normal value zero zoom is 1000. 

 

Offset

Move the center of the origin (or show I say the origin of the center?)

 

Power two / Power ten

Adjustments in the formulas. Remarkable value is Power ten=0.

:Warning: Power 2 greater than 8-10 with large images could be CPU consuming and latencies.

 

Range / Detail adjustment

Main adjustments in the formulas to add/reduce details and convolutions.   

 

Effect X / Y

Distortion of the result. Negative values make transparent areas like a checker. Also efficient when Power2 =0. 

 

Effect Red / Green / Blue

Color adjustments per channel. 

 

Quality

Anti-aliasing slider. I prefer 0 to have every single pixel detail.  

 

 

Tip:

As this effect produce transparent areas I often work with a background layer with a radial gradient. The choice of the background colors is important for the final result.

 

 

 

The Examples:

 julia2.jpg

 

juliatornato600.png

Not only Julia+ Reworked 

 

 

Voilà! Enjoy!

Let me see what you could do with it!

 

See my Pictorium and DeviantArt for more Julia fractals...

 

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<3 @MadJik!

 

Thank you very much, also for your time and the whole effort. :cake: :coffee:

I have two copies to offer. Hopefully this is in order.

 

Original size: 3200x2000

14_Oktober17hs.png

 

14_Oktober17.png

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1 hour ago, Eli said:

@Pixey They look like jellyfish.

 

Golly - you are correct @Eli :D.  I can also see some other 'critters' in there now that you mentioned it :)

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@MadJik - lovely new plugin. Thanks!

 

You might want to edit your installation instructions as those won't work with the Store version of paint.net. Users wishing to install your plugin(s) for the Store version should install to

 

/My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

or

/My Documents/paint.net App Files/Filetypes/

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4 hours ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

@MadJik - lovely new plugin. Thanks!

 

You might want to edit your installation instructions as those won't work with the Store version of paint.net. Users wishing to install your plugin(s) for the Store version should install to

 

/My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

or

/My Documents/paint.net App Files/Filetypes/

Done, let me know if it is ok like this before I update my other threads... 62 left

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Yup. That will do nicely :)

 

On 10/14/2017 at 9:14 PM, MadJik said:

You have to adapt for your language My Documents

 

Good catch. I had forgotten about that.

 

Don't update your other 62 threads just yet...

 

9 hours ago, BoltBait said:

 

Fair warning: Microsoft HATES the fact that Rick has users putting code in the My Documents directory and may make him change that.

 

That's what we're currently working with them about...

 

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Today was a good day, my cold has largely disappeared, so I could sit at the unloved textures to understand them. System and patience should be something a beginner like me should bring along, then it will work. I hope that such pictures can serve as encouragement for other beginners to continue on the exciting path and to participate from the really great works here in the forum.

Greetings from Hamburg

lifeday

 

bild2_julia_pro_kleinerA.jpg

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1 hour ago, lifeday said:

unloved textures

Me love them...

Glad you succeed with this effect. They are not so scary. You just have to play with the settings to produce something original.
Brainstroming starts when you think you know the result and when you try to do it ...
 
 
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Hi MadJik,

They're writing: Me love them. . .
For me, they were a book with seven seals and not very attractive, just like the writings or letters. I wanted to paint pictures to match the stories I published in Pdf's or my HP that was my real interest. What I didn't want to do was to get too busy with these things. When I realized that I will never understand Paint. Net and all the wonderful plugins as I did, I have been working intensively with them for about 5 months now, day after day after day - many hours at a time and produced beautiful pictures. 
And now I have learned the scripts full of joy and now I have made myself to the textures. Only without structures, today I explore the plugins in very small fonts and I am happy with the result. Of course, the result of my presentation is not comparable to the great effects of the pictures, which are adjusted, but it bothers me less, because I get inspiration from such templates of others and the rest makes the time and my desire to create small works and integrate them into pictures.
Sorry, for this long text, I just wanted to find a way to my personal: now I love these huge little plugins!
A good night and greetings
lifeday
 

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@lifeday

 

The texture menu is composed nearly 100% by plugins of mine.

Thank you for the feedback.

 

 

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