XERQ GRANITE

What plugin did I use to create this?? :/

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I created this image via Paint.net many many years ago to use as my logo but I forgot to keep a copy of the background of it and it's limiting what I can do with my logo.

STARSIXLogo2K12NeonGreenPolygonBG.jpg

I know the plugin I was using to create the bg made a grid and then had a thing to warp it and I messed with it till I got that, can anyone tell me what plugin I used to make that bg?? :/ I need to recreate it so that I can use my logo for custom merch :/ (Only the bg, not the logo on top)

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The background seems to have originated from the String and Pin plugin by Red ochre, but you probably did something else to get the final result. This is the plugin's thread:

 

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Madjik's Polygones or BoltBait's Polygon/Stars ?

 

Both have similar line patterns and the ability to rotate like your example

 

Edit ... maybe not as by their nature, they're not square like your image

 

 

 

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I really need to get a life... this has been bugging me all day.

 

Like @Pixey I was thinking. Cobweb ... but then you need a starting image to run it on

 Random Lines  is the only one I can think of to get something like the example 

 

But then your forefront lines have got edges to close it in to make a square 😐

@XERQ GRANITE are you definitely sure you only used one plugin ?

 

 

 

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On 1/24/2020 at 12:15 PM, welshblue said:

I really need to get a life... this has been bugging me all day.

 

Like @Pixey I was thinking. Cobweb ... but then you need a starting image to run it on

 Random Lines  is the only one I can think of to get something like the example 

 

But then your forefront lines have got edges to close it in to make a square 😐

@XERQ GRANITE are you definitely sure you only used one plugin ?

 

Ya, it had sliders to choose how many lines I wanted and stuff and a rotate thing and I was able to warp it, all in one plugin :/

 

 

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13 hours ago, XERQ GRANITE said:

Ya, it had sliders to choose how many lines I wanted and stuff and a rotate thing and I was able to warp it, all in one plugin

 

Could it have been this one?

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Pixey said:

 

Could it have been this one?

 

 

 

No, it wasn't that one, I remember whatever it was came in a pack with many different plugins :/

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I was thinking maybe  Madjik's Spirograph but it's the straight edges that are throwing me ... and for that I'd lean towards Shape3D run after another effect ... but it's one plugin that made it.  One that has a rotation option, straight edges and lots of random lines plus a warp option

 

I'm stumped

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6 hours ago, Pixey said:

I still have a feeling it must be something in @Red ochre's plugins.  How about this:

 

 

 

It wasn't Helix, but that feels a little closer to what I used, it doesn't have the rotation and it doesn't make the grid pattern over the whole image like wat I used :/ Another option instead of finding what I used is just to find someone who's really good at this kinda stuff to recreate it for me :/ I just want it to match wat I already made but without the logo in the center :/ Idk where I'd find such an artist who could reconstruct it for me though :/

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Careful. We are not here to do your work for you. We will teach you how to use Paint.NET. But, asking for someone to do your work for you (even if paid) is strictly against forum policy. 
 

There is a link to the forum rules near the top of every page. I recommend you read them. 

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4 hours ago, BoltBait said:

Careful. We are not here to do your work for you. We will teach you how to use Paint.NET. But, asking for someone to do your work for you (even if paid) is strictly against forum policy. 
 

There is a link to the forum rules near the top of every page. I recommend you read them. 

My bad, I was just saying that would be another option, y'know?? :/ I wasn't aware that was against the rules :/

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18 hours ago, XERQ GRANITE said:

Another option instead of finding what I used is just to find someone who's really good at this kinda stuff to recreate it for me

 

I'm not pretending to be good at this stuff but I've installed and uninstalled lots of plugins to try and find this.  None that I've tried have all the features you mention.

Or I've missed something, which is possible

 

Maybe you could try this tutorial to remove the symbol.  It takes time, but if we want something bad enough ... (being philosophical)

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/19117-the-subterranean-copypaste-blues/

 

 

 

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Very likely to be 'Helix' I.M.O. - Could take a lifetime to get the same settings so it could be easier just to remove the logo and add lines in the gaps?

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12 hours ago, Red ochre said:

Could take a lifetime to get the same settings

 

I guess that's the trouble with such a powerful, creative plugin. 

What would be the chances for fools like me who don't always take a screenshot of the UI and then realise too late they should have - of a save option ?

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Adding a save option to a default U.I. effect means rewriting it - a ton of extra work for a very minor benefit.
Only a few plug-ins have this option (including my 'Scribble'...Null54 did the difficult bits!). Personally I never use the option and I don't think newer users would either... or would forget to save or where they saved it!

An ability to record and save effects and adjustments used, with settings used in 'history' order, would be extremely useful.
I suspect this could be done via a plugin but is way beyond me.

 

The ideal solution would be for Rick to create an option to save the history (including effect & adjustment settings) along with the Pdn file. Sadly, I very much doubt he would have the time even if he approves of the idea.

 

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What I do when I use an effect and get a result with settings that I would like to repeat later:
 

1) After saving I undo the effect
2) Go back a re-select the effect (do not use Repeat or Ctrl + f)
3) After the effect is re-selected I do a Print Screen (to capture the screen with the effect settings displayed)

4) Give the screen capture a meaningful name and save it
5) You can re-apply the effect if you have more work to do on the project or just cancel if you are done

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2 hours ago, Red ochre said:

Adding a save option to a default U.I. effect means rewriting it -

 

Not so fast my friend. I added a Save option to Planetoid quite simply by serializing a set of tokens. I can show you some (surprisingly short) code if you're interested.

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28 minutes ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

I can show you some (surprisingly short) code if you're interested.

A kind and well meant offer but it does not solve the problem of people forgetting the settings of, often a succession, of effects.

Personally I don't find this a great problem but if it needs solving then a 'global' solution seems best.
What about the 99% of effects without a save settings option?

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Ah well - everything is always worth an 'ask' 😉.  

 

On the whole I find the majority of plugins easy to remember/ instinctive - the  UI's with a lot of bells and whistles - I've not got a hope of remembering the settings.

 

Last count 100 + S3D files and 30 + Planetoid files  - effects/ settings  I could never hope to get again

 

 

 

 

 

 

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