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Spirals Effect Plugin





What's this?

This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Render.

You should use it to create/add spirals to your images.

And so it's a simple spiral plugin.

I want to add more type of curve (later?) like the Cornu's spiral (thanks OMA for the link)...


For better performances the spiral is drawn with lines from point to point to avoid ruptures.

You could choice the quantity of points and play with the other sliders to have angular or rounded spiral.

The spirals use the primary and/or the secondary colors and the brushwidth as default.



Download it!

Plugin Spiral.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


X factor: set the X size of the spiral.

Y factor: set the Y size of the spiral.

B factor: set the 'radius' size of the spiral.

Quantity of points: add/remove points to have longer/shorter spiral.

Speed: increase the speed to have a more angular spiral.

Angle: you could rotate the spiral.

X,Y Offset of the center: choose the place where you want the center to be.

Variable color:

:Warning: Each line uses a different color. It increases the process time!

0 for fixed color (for the color wheel), 1 or > to set the number of cycle...


...and another level of transparency.

Brush width:

Set the width of the lines to draw.

Options: choose some options between:

...Draw PC line: First spiral with the primary color.

...Draw SC line: Second spiral with the secondary color.

...Reverse: Inverse the rotation of the spiral.

...Draw lines: draw from each point the radius to the center.



Some examples:






(two spirals and a line to connect them)

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I've just checked both links in the first post. The DLL link dowloaded as expected. Check your Downloads folder for a file named Spirals.zip.

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Nope, not working for me either. Nothing in the downloads folder. 

EDIT: I was using Chrome & it would not work no matter what.

Changed to Microsoft Edge & yep, it worked. Saved the .zip to the desktop, extracted it & copied & pasted the .dll into the Program Files -> Paint.NET -> Effects folder.


There you go. Another plugin for me to play with :D

Edited by barbieq25
It does work - change web browser.
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