littlebigman

Alternative to ShapeMaker to drawing line with more than four control nubs?

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Hello,

 

As someone suggested, I just checked ShapeMaker to draw a straight line with more than four control nubs, but I find it overly complicated to use.

 

Is there another plug-in I should check just to draw straight lines with arrow ends, that won't require saving a file, restarting Paint, and adding the shape onto the background picture?

 

Thank you.

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Edit: How to remove ShapeMaker? I found no item in Control Panel, and no trace in

"c:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\.." 

"c:\Program Files\Paint.NET\FileTypes\.." 

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Edit: Found it by chance: Hover the mouse over its menu item, and it says ""c:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\DHShapeMaker.dll"

Edited by littlebigman

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Try this.  Add a New layer above the image you want to draw the lines on  Duplicate the layer you want to add lines on.  Tick Delete background

 

 

Edited by welshblue
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Thanks.

 

Any idea what happened?

  1. Unzipped and copied DLL into .\Effects
  2. Started Paint.net
  3. Pasted background picture
  4. Effects > Render > TRSM

image.png.600d6f76121c568fe145fac475dc87de.png

File: C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\TRsSplineMaster.dll
      Name: TRsSplineMaster.EffectPlugin
      Version: 1.4.2.18310
      Author: TechnoRobbo
      Copyright: Copyright 2013 TechnoRobbo
      Website: http://www.technorobbo.com/
      Full error message: System.ArgumentException: Font 'Arial Narrow' does not support style 'Regular'.
   at System.Drawing.Font.CreateNativeFont()
   at System.Drawing.Font.Initialize(FontFamily family, Single emSize, FontStyle style, GraphicsUnit unit, Byte gdiCharSet, Boolean gdiVerticalFont)
   at System.Drawing.Font.Initialize(String familyName, Single emSize, FontStyle style, GraphicsUnit unit, Byte gdiCharSet, Boolean gdiVerticalFont)
   at System.Drawing.Font..ctor(String familyName, Single emSize)
   at TRsSplineMaster.EffectPluginConfigDialog.InitializeComponent()
   at TRsSplineMaster.EffectPluginConfigDialog..ctor()
   at TRsSplineMaster.EffectPlugin.CreateConfigDialog()
   at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.RunEffectImpl(Type effectType) in D:\src\pdn\src\PaintDotNet\Menus\EffectMenuBase.cs:line 873

 

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Edit: Followed this tip, to no avail.

 

I do have c:\windows\fonts\ARIALN.TTF on my Windows7 computer, but it does look like it only supports Bold:

image.thumb.png.792cbdf4c2667d75d67c319373e12d66.png

 

Edited by littlebigman

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Hopefully one of the forum's brains will be able to answer this for you.

Apart from Arial Narrow Bold  I've the same fonts as you and the plugin works fine on both 4.1.6 and 4.2 beta

 

Edited my first post because I thought you could copy your image to clipboard as a background to draw against

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TechnoRobbo made the source code available, so we can create a bugfix release.

I'll take care of it in the coming days.

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It's working fine for me in v4.2

 

Splinemaster.png      Clickable

 

Edit:   *facepalm* duh - realized later you wanted font, not to cutout 😆

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11 hours ago, littlebigman said:

Found it by chance: Hover the mouse over its menu item, and it says ""c:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\DHShapeMaker.dll"

 

DH stands for Dwarf Horde 😁

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