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Fractal fern leaf (ymd:180323)

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Fractal fern leaf

 

fern0b.png

 

What's this?

This effect uses a fractal formula to draw a leaf of fern.

 

Download it!

Plugin FractalFern.dll

ar.png Here is the DLL http://jcljay.free.fr/pdn/FractalFern.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 (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

 

 

 

The User interface

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

fern_UI.png

 

Cycles (high values take time)

Number of cycles to draw a fern. A random factor is used in the formula. Each calculation gives a different fern.

 

Curvature

Curvature factor of the fern. Zero for a straight stem.

 

Population

The bigger the population, the thicker the fern and vice versa.

 

Left/Right Leaflet

Adjust the left or right part of the foliage.

 

Left/Right Leaflet

Adjust the left or right part of the foliage.

 

Length of the stem

You could sometime need to change this value to make the stem continuous depending on the other parameters.

 

Adjust Height

Increase/Decrease the height of the fern.

 

Dispersion

Adjust the distance between dots.

 

Size of the dot  

The dot is make with a surface, an outlining border (line) and a black shadow. You could change the size with this slider.

 

Transparency Line/Surface/Shadow 

Adapt the transparencies of the elements of the dots to obtain relief, blending of the colors, etc.

Set the value to zero to disactivate an element.

 

Use palette of colors 

By default, the fern is drawn with green colors and brown for the sten. When checked, each dot use a color from the active palette.

 

Square dot 

By default, a dot is a circle. You could choose to draw squares instead.

 

AntiAlias 

Check this to use better quality.

 

Switch left-right leaves

If you need the first leaf to be on the left side then check this box.

 

 

 

 

Examples

 fern1.png

fern2b.png 


fern3.png
 

fern4b.png

 

fern2.gif 
 

 

Voilà! Enjoy!

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<3 WOW!!! @MadJik:trophy: I always get a kick out of your work. :star:  Thank you so much for new plugin and for your effort. :cake: :coffee:

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I didn't realize you were a mind reader. I've been trying for a while now to create the following image:

 

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Thank you for helping bring my crystal fern to life!

 

Edited by LionsDragon
Insomniac typo
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<3 Dear @LionsDragon:trophy: I always enjoy it when you post a new image. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. ?  :coffee:

 

Sorry! (I'll be back the day after tomorrow to give you a reputation.)

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