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Stars Effect (madjik's updated ymd:171101)

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Stars Effect Plugin

 

star5.png

 

What's this?

This is a plugin under Effect/render menu. You should use it to create/add stars.

I'm now just reviving the images and the UI.

 

 

Download the DLL

Plugin Stars.dll

ar.pngHere is the DLLal.png

 

 

This plugin is included in the plugins package!

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

Stars_UI1.png

 

Stars_UI2.png

 

Stars_UI3.png

 

 

Vertex (n): set the quantity of spines for the star.

 

External Raduis (R1): set the larger radius.

 

Internal Raduis (R2): set the smaller radius.

 

Ex/Internal Rotation (a/b): distort the regular star by applying a rotation.

 

Repeat: reproduce the star as much as the value is set. Need some steps for better effect.

 

Steps: increment/decrement value between each repetition of the stars.

 

Drawing options: check the option(s) you need:

...External lines

...Rays from the center

...Both

(test it, easy to understand!)

 

End Caps options: check the option to change the end of the lines :

...None

...Round

...Triangle

...Square

 

Gradient:  If checked the repetitions of stars is a gradient from primary color to secondary color.

 

Anti-Aliasing: (no anti aliasing if brush width is 1)

 

Brush width

 

Transparency

 

Examples:

star0.png

 

 

Artwork using New stars (but not only...)

star30.png

 

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star5.png

 

Refresh images and UI.

 

Some ideas for a next version:

- repeat + steps

- better angle handling

- fill / alterned fill

- colors (random or from palette)

- etc.

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@MadJik   you have added so much versatility to all your plugins, I am in awe.

 

These latest additions to 'stars' make this so much fun!  Thank you!   :)

 

stars_01.png

 

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So many different permutations to choose from.  

 

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Edited because PostImage is playing silly buggers

Edited by welshblue
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17 hours ago, Eli said:

@MadJik Can a "curvy " End Caps Option be added?

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star-curved-cap-end-535e285.png

 

Sorry to say no, I'm just using the possibilities of the drawline function.

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5 minutes ago, MadJik said:

Sorry to say no, I'm just using the possibilities of the drawline function.

It is ok. I was trying to see if it could be modified to create flowers. 

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I managed to create this one using the Kaleidoscope effect. :) 

blue-flower-535f5b4.png

 

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