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Object Bevel update 1/4/2016 (previously Bevel Object)

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I've updated 'Bevel Object' as promised.
I have also decided to rename it 'Object Bevel' to avoid confusion with Boltbait's subsequent effect of the same name.
It can now be cancelled effectively so the warning screen has gone!

Because I have renamed it you will have to manually delete the old BevelObject.dll from the Effects folder.
The old version is currently still in my Plugin pack (V9) but I intend to update that soon.

It still runs on both Pdn 3.5.11 and Pdn 4+
It is still found under Effects/Object
New .dll name = ObjectBevel
In my V10 pack here Red ochre v10 plugin pack
(new as of 1/4/2016 with an alpha threshold slider added)

Images below explain the new buttons



Bevel Object:
applies a range of different shaped bevels to an object, with either parallel or perspective lighting at a full range of angles.

IMPORTANT - This is for 'object layers'. That is transparent layers with a small areas of opaque pixels on them. eg. text layers.
If there is too much 'object' it will show a warning that it could take a long time. I added this as it is very easy to accidently try running it on a solid layer, which would otherwise take ages to cancel. (Not in most recent version).
If the overall width slider is set to zero (now maximum) it will use the object's full width - which can be used for similar effects to the 'shaped gradient' plugin. This However is designed for objects rather than selections.
It will run within a rectangular selection but will only base its calculations on the maximum sizes of the selection so cannot be used in the same way as the 'bevel selection' plugin.

Good for adding lighting to 'clipwarped' text.
Works well with 'Overblur' as this can slightly blur the object and maintain the edges.


Here is the U.I. and some examples:-
(These screenshots are based on the original version but all these effects can still be achieved.)




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I can see some interesting effect with this & Clipwaro in particular. Can hardly wait to try it :D


Many thanks for all your hard work :D Should be a hug smilie here somewhere :D

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Nice one Red Ochre, it gives some more powers to clipwarped text for sure B) I can see many uses. 



Reason for edit - Changed image for a less rushed version.

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Daniels & barbieq25,  Thanks for the support! ;)

I had to include some way of limiting the number of loops. On a solid layer with the depth slider on zero (using full width), it would have been (approximately) looping out to measure the full diameter of the canvas for every pixel, single threadedly and showing nothing on the progress bar. In the first version I accidently ran it on a solid layer and had to use the task manager to close Pdn!  I wouldn't be too popular if I had released that version, but that would have certainly learned 'em good and proper! :lol:

DrewDale ... great image - makes me think of the summer ... I must go to the seaside this year!
Cool new sig too. B)

Sasha ... wonderfully colourful and I like the slight glow too! :star:

pdnnoob ... cheers mate! ... not too many choices?   ;)   ... I could add some more! :lol:

Sand33P & skullbonz ... hope you're finding it useful.

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Well that's your fault for writing such clear codelab tutorials! :beer: :beer:
- you've created a Monster! (I've just finished reading Frankenstein).

I needed/wanted a bevel effect for objects with choices for the lighting angle. So, having written one, it seemed wrong not to share it?
Bevel selection and the BoltBait pack will always be an essential download, so I don't think you need to worry (yet!).
Besides that you run the award show ( ...and have the keys to the Galleria   :(  ). :lol:

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Right on Red and BoltBait! I used this plug in for the first time while redesigning my site's R-rated logo from scratch. Came out pretty decent as it has to be scaled anywhere from 400px to 80px while not changing the detail as much as possible.

small scale


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Same here! :lol:


Hello austint30,

I included Bevel object in my plugin pack in the last update (July 2014) - link in my sig below.

Only my most recent ones Facet, Gears etc., the original clipwarp and some 'oldies' should have individual downloads now.

I just haven't got around to updating the text on all the publishing pages yet. :roll:

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Looks good!
Cool leather texture as background too, thanks for posting the image Dipstick... still sounds wrong calling you that! ;)

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It has to do with the black background and transparent text and shape. It pretty much uses default settings.




And if you select "keep only bevel colours" you can end up with something like this.



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