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Selection Tools - Feather, Outline, Bevel, Shadow - Upd: 2015-01-31

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First off - this is an awesome plugin. The best way to 3-D-ize something that I have found so far.

I do have a question, however. Not being a programmer, I have no idea if this would be easy or even feasible, but - would it be possible to add some sort of anti-aliasing option in? When I do slanted lines and try to bevel them, I end up with something horribly :AntiAliasingOff:. So, would it be possible to add something like "bevel object" to the Objects menu, that uses the same method as Outline Object to distinguish what the object is, and then bevels it in a :AntiAliasingOn: way?

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First off - this is an awesome plugin. The best way to 3-D-ize something that I have found so far.

I do have a question, however. Not being a programmer, I have no idea if this would be easy or even feasible, but - would it be possible to add some sort of anti-aliasing option in? When I do slanted lines and try to bevel them, I end up with something horribly :AntiAliasingOff:. So, would it be possible to add something like "bevel object" to the Objects menu, that uses the same method as Outline Object to distinguish what the object is, and then bevels it in a :AntiAliasingOn: way?

First run Bevel, then run Feather.

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Could you possibly make something for the bevel plugin that would let us choose how solid the colors are, like an alpha slider or something like that?

(you can tell I don't program)

Thanks.

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Could you possibly make something for the bevel plugin that would let us choose how solid the colors are, like an alpha slider or something like that?

(you can tell I don't program)

Thanks.

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Could you possibly make something for the bevel plugin that would let us choose how solid the colors are, like an alpha slider or something like that?

(you can tell I don't program)

Thanks.

Once you have your selection, add a new layer and run the effect on that new layer. Once you like it, Press OK, then F4 to adjust the layer opacity.

That's what I do.

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Could you possibly make something for the bevel plugin that would let us choose how solid the colors are, like an alpha slider or something like that?

(you can tell I don't program)

Thanks.

Once you have your selection, add a new layer and run the effect on that new layer. Once you like it, Press OK, then F4 to adjust the layer opacity.

That's what I do.

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BoltBait, I need the Bevel one.. But I can't find it in your packages.

In the plugin pack, it is in a file called SelectionTools.dll

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Hi BoltBait

in your outline selection plugin, you color along the inside line of the selection area.

can you add the option to color along the OUTSIDE line of the selection area , without

the need to inverse the selection ?

question -> can you make any changes to the selection it self or this is something that only Rick

can do in his selection code ?

thank you

Avi

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Hi BoltBait

in your outline selection plugin, you color along the inside line of the selection area.

can you add the option to color along the OUTSIDE line of the selection area , without

the need to inverse the selection ?

I'm afraid that is totally impossible.

You see, the Paint.NET plugin system is very strict in regard to the pixels that effects can change. Only selected pixels can be changed.

If you tried to change pixels that are not selected, Paint.NET would not allow it.

This is a limitation of the plugin system itself.

Sorry.

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Hi

I see. thank you

so I guess that a plugin that can change a selection area is also not possible , right ?

Avi

No it is not possible.

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thank you.

talking about plugins all the time, makes me want to write one myself,

can some one point me to a place where i can learn how to make my own plugin?

i used to program when i was young, so

a place with a simple tutorial and code examples?

would be great :-)

Avi

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thank you.

talking about plugins all the time, makes me want to write one myself,

can some one point me to a place where i can learn how to make my own plugin?

i used to program when i was young, so

a place with a simple tutorial and code examples?

would be great :-)

Avi

Start here: http://boltbait.com/pdn/CodeLab/

Install the CodeLab plugin, then go through the tutorials.

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I'd love to see BoltBait write a codelab book - great talent for succinctly explaining - not assuming the reader is an expert but still not patronising.

I'm wonder if Rick/BoltBait could earn a little revenue from PDN's use as both a brilliant graphics program and an educational resource by publishing a small book.

It's certainly less intimidating than Visual studio and gives instantly visible (and usuable) results.

Being nearly 49 >:O , I'm probably not the target readership but 'our' generation had things like the Commodore 64/ Sinclair etc to play with.

I'm sure the kids today must find it hard to get a 'taste' of what programming can do.

And a little understanding of how graphics actually work on computers is useful for artists/ illustrators/ designers/ photographers etc etc too.

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Start here: http://boltbait.com/pdn/CodeLab/

Install the CodeLab plugin, then go through the tutorials.

WOW

what a tutorial !! i could not stop reading it. :smile: !

lucky me i used to program in C. & pascal.

i just need to install the C# on my computer too.

going to play with it and get the hang of it.

i'll post when i'll have something to show too or have a question :-)

Avi

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Hi BoltBait

i have been playing around in codelab, however i'm not able to port/place etc.. the code from

codelab into the right place under microsoft visual 2010 C# ?

can you tell me how it can be done ? can you point me to a web page ?

do you have an example ?

thank you

Avi

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