Popular Post Ego Eram Reputo Posted June 18, 2014 Popular Post Share Posted June 18, 2014 NEW! Load and Save are supported!!! Planetoid creates realistic 3D planets, or 2D maps at the touch of a button. There is more however. Much more. You can configure the heavens (well - clouds actually) and the earth. You can move mountains, deforest entire continents and generally indulge your megalomania. Here's a sample of what you can create using the default settings Nice eh? The plugin itself will run under either Paint.NET 3.5.11 or 4.0.x so no one needs to miss out on the fun. To install the plugin, download my Plugin Pack and unzip it. Run the *.exe installer (written by BoltBait). Restart paint.net. You'll find Planetoid under the Effects > Render submenu. I'm not going to explain the UI here, because you'll find a HELP file built right into the last tab in the UI. See? Planetoid is a collaboration between myself and @TechnoRobbo. Honestly - I couldn't have done this without TR's help. Thanks mate. Thanks also to @Red ochre for his suggestions and comments. Technical: Planetoid uses Value Noise (incorrectly named Perlin Noise by many) to create landscapes by layering up a number of 'features' and compositing the results into a single layer. The resultant texture can be revealed as a rectangular (2D) map or wrapped around a sphere, with lighting, to create a very realistic looking planet. Original Value noise routines were stolen from Sepcot's website and were originally published by Hugo Elias. Ken Perlins aptly named Perlin Noise is actually quite different. Texture wrapping, lighting, custom animation, custom controls (and loads more!) by @TechnoRobbo. More planets and maps from Planetoid... Blue/Green Earth type planet Mars Gas Giant Barren Moon 2D Map (without clouds, naturally) Tips: 1. Rendering two different planets to separate layers then using a blend mode (like Color Dodge) can render some interesting textures Mars and Earth combined with color Dodge 2. Hiding all the layers Planetoid uses wraps the source layer around a sphere Planet paint.net 3. Careful use of tip #2 can yield some dramatic results! 3 16 1 Quote ebook: Mastering Paint.NET | resources: Plugin Index | Stereogram Tut | proud supporter of Codelab plugins: EER's Plugin Pack | Planetoid | StickMan | WhichSymbol+ | Dr Scott's Markup Renderer | CSV Filetype | dwarf horde plugins: Plugin Browser | ShapeMaker Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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