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Shapes Render Effect Plugin

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Shapes Render Effect Plugin

 

shapes.jpg

 

What's this?

Another toy to play with!

The idea is to draw a repeating shape over the canvas, you choose the increase/decrease step, the speed, etc.

The shapes available are :

shapes1.jpg

 

 

shapes2.jpg

 

shapes3.jpg

 

 

shapes4.jpg

 

 

 

How does it works?

Based on the settings it starts to draw a full size shape and apply the move et resize factors to calculate the next shape.

 

 

Download the DLL

Plugin Shapes.dll

ar.pngHere is the DLLal.png

 

 

The MadJik's All plugins package is available !

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

 

 

How to install?

Close Paint.net

Unzip and place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects

 

 

The User interface

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

shapes_UI.png 

 

Shape (dft=Square)

shapes.png

 

Choose the Shape in the list of available :

Square, Circle, Triangle, Diamond, Star, Hexagone 1 & 2, Plus, Heart, Cloud, Cross, Sun, Splash, Snowflake, Butterfly, Frog, Bat, Spider, Flower

Each shape is a precalculated list of points.

Line style (Solid, Dash, Dash Dot, Dash Dot Dot, Dot, dft=Solid)

You could use the line style to give more singular aspect...

Corner style (Flat, Bevel, Round, dft=Flat)

Use Bevel or Round to change the aspect of the corner. The Flat setting could generate some peak for few shapes. Change to Bevel or Round to correct this fact.

Number of steps (0,1000, dft=20)

Set here how many shapes you want to draw...

Move X-Y /step (-1000,1000, dft=15)

Set here how much you want the shape to move between each step. 0 = no move.

Change Size X-Y /step (-1000,1000, dft=15)

Set here how much you want the size of the shape to increase/decrease between each step. 0 = no change.

External Margin (-1000,1000, dft=0)

You may need to add a margin. This applies only on the first shape drawn as others may overpass the margin depending on the Move/Change size value...

Tension 0=straight (-1000,1000, dft=0)

Each shape is made with lines. It is possible to distort these lines using the tension value.

Transparency (-1,255, dft=255)

Set the transparancy of the shapes. This is usefull with the brushwidth to create nice figures.

To use the primary/secondary colors transparency set this slider to -1.

Rotation /step

You could apply a rotation angle between each step.

Change Brushwidth (-1000,1000, dft=0)

Set here how much you want the brushwidth to change between each step. 0 = no change.

this has to be related with the transparency and/or the Move/change to obtain better effects.

Alternating colors (dft=Unchecked)

If checked use the primary and secondary colors to draw alternatively each shapes.

Invert the draw (dft=Unchecked)

If checked start to draw the shape by the last step. It changes how the shapes are overlaying together.

Switch the colors (dft=Unchecked)

If checked invert the use of the primary and secondary colors.

Fill inside (dft=Unchecked)

If checked the shape is filled with a color based on the primary or secondary colors.

Do a gradient (dft=Checked)

If checked invert the use of the primary and secondary colors.

Proportional values °/00 (dft=Checked)

If unchecked the move/change size values are in pixels.

If checked the values are in 1/1000th of the image size.

Adjust: Off=Image, On=Square (dft=Checked)

If unchecked the shape is drawn on the full canvas and could have a weird ratio.

If checked the ratio height/width is forced to 1. A square is a square...

 

 

Some examples:

flower.jpg

 

snowflake2.jpg

 

wings.jpg

 

Edited by MadJik
refresh UI and rehosted images
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new.gif Update 2011/12/16:

New shapes : Hexagone 1 & 2, Plus, Heart, Cloud

Circle is now made of lines and is subject to tension and cornet style as other shapes.

Added tension slider

Added Position control

See first post...

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Update 2011/12/22:

New shapes : Sun, Snowflake, Butterfly

Transparency -1 : To use the primary/secondary colors transparency set this slider to -1.

See first post...

noel.jpg

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EER- I fiddled with the sliders and got lucky but, I just happened to have taken a screen shot of my settings. Where should I post?

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Hi MadJik,

 

Your plugin is amazing, thank you very much for it!
Is it possible to create custom shapes? Any plans on implementing an option to create a custom shape?

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