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Simon Brown

Polygon Tool (As in MS Paint)

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Bla,bla,bla, the plug-in works, thanks for making easier the life of desperate, hopeless, no good at all at free-hand drawing people like me (just made my last image using your polygon tool) :D

Ciao ciao

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Hi Sabrown,

Just to let you know that your polygon plugin is really great! I'm sure it meets the needs of many users who may have to draw various shapes and found it difficult in the past.

I think all of us appreciate the time and effort you put in creating interesting plugins. Perhaps, there should be others writing private messages to those whose grasp of the English language does not enable them to express themselves as clearly in English as they could in their mother tongue. Instead of criticizing them publicly, we could help create clearer explanations and instructions to plugin users.

Wonder if this could not be a major role of moderators?

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Hmm... is this kind of tool possible as an upgrade or separate plugin?

[sorry I only just saw this thread]

If you are interested I have been maintaining/porting the mods I made to PDN 3.1. (I actually originally made these changes in a 2.X version.) People keep emailing asking me for this stuff (polyline, polygon, corners, scale, rotate, skew etc) so I have ported it to 3.2 and 3.3 (not 3.31 yet).

I don't think you can do all these things in a plug-in. But I would be pleased to learn otherwise - in which case I would start on the plugin right away.

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I have a 2 of questions:

1 - Will there ever be a "preview" function, so that you can see the line while the mouse is held down and before you release it? (Does that make sense to you? :) )

2 - Will the custom brush and custom texture be move to this menu?

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1 prob.. or obstacle... in MS PAINT this tool can be set to auto fill with a secondary colour once polygon is complete... is that possible with this plugin?

reason I ask.. in MS PAINT when creating a word balloon

1, create a black framed and filled with white elipse

2. create the direction arrow of balloon using polygon with frame black and fill on white... you make a triangle stuck to edge of balloon when done interior auto fills white

Thus yer word balloon is done.

without auto fill you have to go in and bit by bit paint interior of triangle area white...

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that's ok... I think I can work around by creating the balloon on one layer that is transparent and then doing polygon and filling white and moving whole thing to proper position....:)

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in a comic strip the balloon has a pointy arrow sticking off pointing in direction of speaker.

Elipse to make body of balloon... polygon to create triangular arrow part...:)

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can a brush be framed one colour and inside another?

that is why I use elipses and [at least back in MS PAINT days] polygon both set at black frame/border and white fill interior to create word balloons.

Now. with PDN

on transparent layer I create an elipse back border white inside.. us polygon or just 2 lines to create pointy part and then fill in the point with bucket of white...:) polygon WITH fill would just save one step... would auto fill the pointer... s'cool... I got it figured out

Tho for future, a polygon tool with all features of MS PAINT style would be quite cool....

:-D

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can a brush be framed one colour and inside another?

A polygon can have any colour supported by PNG, although you can't customise this each time without having several brushes of different colours.

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