MadJik Posted June 14, 2007 Share Posted June 14, 2007 Light rays Effect Plugin What's this? This is a Render Texture Effect plugin. NB: Moved from Render (too crowded) to Texture submenu. Starting from the center (that you could offset) it will draw alternated triangles as rays. It uses the Primary and Secondary colors as default and could be multi-colors from the current palette of colors. Up to you to store your palettes and load your favorite before running this effect. The brush width is used to draw the empty triangles (uncheck “Fill the rays”). Download it! Plugin LightRays.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 This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Texture (was previously in Render). Quantity of rays It works well in the range 4 to 200. Less than 4 give nothing or strange triangles. More than 500 gives strange figures and requires CPU... Even number is better for symmetry than odd number. Also for symmetry with colors from palette try to use multiple of the quantity of colors. Colors from palette: Number / Start It works only with the current palette of colors! Number: 0 to use primary and secondary colors. 1-96 to load the colors from the current palette. Each colors are repeated around the circle till it is filled. Start: From the standard palette (black, dark grey, red, orange, yellow, etc.) you could choose to skip black and dark grey, set the value to 3 to start by red color. The color index is modulo 96 (number of colors in a palette). Center position offset X / Y (in %) Negative value to move left/up, positive to move right/down. 100% is the width/height of the image, 0% is at the center, 50% is on the edge of the image. Radius External / Internal Allows you to reduce/increase the length of the ray. It's in %, not in pixel. Allows you to reduce/increase the center point/circle. You could obtain a ring instead a circle. Rotation Angle / Ratio of the rays Rotation: Allows you to choose different angle for the whole result. Ratio: Allows you to change the ratio of the rays to have one thick one thin and so on. Use random Check it to allow some chaos based on the random factor. Random factor This factor is here to set the strength of the randomness. 0 is no random effect. The impact is on the external/internal radius of each ray. Reseed (0=auto) If not 0 set the random generator to this fix value. It means the result won’t change while you are playing with the other setting. If set to 0, every change will produce different random result. Fill the rays Check/Uncheck to choose as you like, filled or empty triangles. The lines are drawn with the actual brush width. Fill with color gradients The rays are filled with a gradient from primary color to secondary color. With colors from the palette, the gradient use actual color and previous color from the palette. If Offset secondary color is checked then the gradient uses the actual color and the color below from the palette (on the standard black on the first row will be used with white on the row below). Radius of gradient The gradient is based on the extreme limits of the triangle but here you could change the limits to make a repeatable gradient. Swap the gradients Invert the direction for the gradients. Draw the gradient as ray As it says! Check the box you will understand. Offset secondary color If Offset secondary color is checked then the gradient uses the actual color and the color below from the palette (on the standard black on the first row will be used with white on the row below). Use anti-aliasing Check/Uncheck to choose as you like. The Examples: Voilà! Enjoy! Let me see what you could do with it! 1 1 Quote My DeviantArt | My Pictorium | My Plugins | Donate via Paypal Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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