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MadJik

Grid Maker Plugin

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Grid and checker board Effect Plugin

grd.png

 

What's this?

This is a plugin under Effect/Render menu.

Thanks to BoltBait and Illnab1024 who created the original version and published the sources of it.

This effect will help you to create grids and/or checker boards and some other stuff (just let run your imagination...)

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Plugin GridMaker.dll

> Here is the DLL <

 

The MadJik's All plugins package is available !

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

 

 

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

grid5_UI.png

Horizontal/Vertical slider:

__from 1 to 1000, choose the size of the single cell of the grid/checker in pixels.

Linked with Horizontal:

__if checked Horizontal and Vertical move both at the same value.

__if unchecked you could give differente values to Horizontal and Vertical.

Mode (choose from):

__Grid lines

__Checker board

__Dotters

Drawing position (choose from):

__Top left: The grid starts at the top-left corner of the image...

__Centered on lines: The grid is positioned to have two lines crossing at the center of the image...

__Centered on area: The grid is positioned to have the surface of a cell centered at the center of the image...

__Bottm right: The grid ends at the bottom-right corner of the image...

Others options:

__Alpha only: the effect fills only transparent area.

__Foreground only: only draws the primary color.

__Swap color.

__Line width: Is a slider to select the brushwidth "live". By default it is set to 2.

__Variation: (with Dotters only) The dot diameter will change based on the color of picture (beta)...

 

Voilà !

 

Tips : Dots in Grid

Fill each cell of the grid with a circle.

The radius is the minimum value between horizontal and vertical grid step.

You could use the brush width to create a "gap" between circles.

grd2.jpg

 

 

Use the brushwidth to create some kind of tartan :

tartan.png

 

grid.gif

 

gridanim2.gif

 

Dotters.png

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Nice job. This is what my plugin should have been in the first place! 8)

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Insane.

My laptop has... twice the PDN Functionality of this computer. Time to get up to date!

Also, yeah I'm back from being banned. From my PC.

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Many thanks to MadJik (and earlier builders) for the Gridmaker plugin. This solves an immediate problem for me. I particularly needed the ability to control grid size and line width, something I haven't figured out how to do with the pattern options for the paintbrush fill selections.

However, being a pig, I'd like to see more pattern options than simply grid and checkerboard. The paint brush fill patterns, for example.

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1.Do the dots on one layer.

2.Do the checker with the same setting on another layer.

3.Layer blend mode additive.

Voilà...

And before you ask, I can't antialias the dots... :oops:

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MadJik, the same thing can be done solely in your plugin(running it twice...). I was just trying to eliminate the extra steps...

step1.png

step2.png

And before you ask, I can't antialias the dots... :oops:

Don't worry, for my purposes I need to blur them anyway.

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@Boltbait: he's using you're palette. :)

MadJik always struck me as VERY intelligent and creative. This piece of information merely confirms it.

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