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Hexagonal Grid V4.1 (YMD:180415)


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Hexagonal Grid





What's this?

This is a plugin under Effect/Render menu.

It allows you to create a hexagonal grid.

The grid is centered on the middle of the picture (or selection).

Oh, BTW, thanks to Boltbait for anti-aliasing code...



Download it!

Plugin HexaGrid.dll

ar.pngHere is the DLLal.png



The MadJik's All plugins package is available !




How to install

Close Paint.net


Classic version of Paint.net

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


Microsoft Store version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

You have to adapt for your language My Documents



The User interface




Size horz/vert:

You choose the grid size (1 to 1000, default:100). Uncheck the box "Linked size" to change separatly the sliders.



You choose with/without anti-aliasing.


<End of lines:

Check the box to have triangles instead half-circles at the end of the lines.

You need to set the transparency low to see this option.


Draw mode:

You could choose between six drawing mode (see the UI).

It is possible to mix the 3 horizontal modes and the 3 vertical modes.


Brush width:

You choose the brush size (between 1 and 100).



You choose the transparency/alpha level (between 0 and 255)


Spot crossing:

When checked each line crossing is covered with a white dot.



These buttons open a color picker to set the colors for the draw modes and the spot.



Some examples:










Update 2018-04-15:

-Color picker to select colors (more choice)

-dark theme


Update 2018-02-25:

-6 draw modes available at the same time.

-Drop down list to select colors

-Spot crossing lines.


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Great! :)


This is going to be very useful. Nice job madjik!

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Thanks MadJik!

I've often thought something similar to this should be included in PdN as a Fill Style.

I found a small bug in it...


Canvas size = 400x400

Also, if you leave the canvas size at default (800x600), the same bug can be reproduced if you change the Size to 134 and the Brush width to 10.


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What...how? That's one of the most amazing things I've seen in a long time. Tutorial would be awesome!

Excellent plugin, by the way. I use it a lot.

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