RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photo-Based Art Emulating natural-media painting techniques

Paint Engine Presets: Where are they?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-01-2003, 10:11 AM
GOLDCOIN's Avatar
GOLDCOIN GOLDCOIN is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 249
Paint Engine Presets: Where are they?

[split out from another thread - DannyR]

...Where does one place these settings, you have given ??? That long string of numbers, e.g.,

Setting70=riverwild;1,1,0,0,2,4,9,27,34,0,100,176,54,87,36,-22,-54,-1,359,358


Last edited by DannyRaphael; 10-01-2003 at 01:44 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 10-01-2003, 10:55 AM
catia's Avatar
catia catia is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 255
Goldcoin,

If you have Paint Engine installed, there should be an fmachine.ini file on your machine (it is at the top level WINNT folder on NT installations). Anyway, open it in Notepad and copy any new strings into it. Just make sure you do not have duplicate ID numbers (these are the Setting### entries). If you do, just change one (doesn't matter which) to a unique number. The new entry will appear in the presets the next time you open Paint Engine.

Here is an example:

Setting70=riverwild;1,1,0,0,2,4,9,27,34,0,100,176,54,87,36,-22,-54,-1,359,358

Have fun......

Catia
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 10-01-2003, 04:21 PM
Trimoon's Avatar
Trimoon Trimoon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ocala, Florida, USA
Posts: 366
Custom presets (downloaded as a .txt file or copy/pasted) are appended to file fmachines.ini.

1. Select (highlight) and copy the preset string (like the one below).
2. Right-click on file name fmachines.ini and chose EDIT. This will invoke Notepad (or Wordpad).
3. Paste the preset(s) at the end of the file.

If you want to share custom presets you've created:
1. Open fmachines.ini
2. Delete all the presets you do NOT want to share
3. File > Save As... the remaining settings as a .txt file, which can be e-mailed or uploaded to a site -or- copy/paste the settings into a thread such as one at RetouchPRO.

Let's say that I have a setting that I wish to share. I save that setting in Paint Engine and assign a name to it such as Sketch No 2. Then I open the fmachine.ini file. At the end of the file you will see an entry that looks something like:

Setting23=Sketch No 2;1,1,0,0,1,3,4294967146,99,2,0,43,322,106,21,-18,-35,12,49,56,110

The number after setting has no meaning to PE, but it must be two digits and cannot be repeated among other settings, otherwise it will be ignored.

You can have 99 settings in the fmachines.ini file, numbered 00-99.

Last edited by DannyRaphael; 07-04-2004 at 07:04 PM. Reason: Reformatted for clarity.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 10-01-2003, 05:35 PM
Trimoon's Avatar
Trimoon Trimoon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ocala, Florida, USA
Posts: 366
Catia:

In the past, I used to go to sites that were dedicated just for the PE presets. People were trading these things as though they were baseball cards. Mostly, what people did was to keep a word file with lines and lines of presets. The numbers were unimportant. What we did basically was save the last 9 numbers for inserting our presets and assign the preset we inserted with one of those numbers. There was no typing -- just copy and paste. I have been using PE for so many years that I don't use the presets any more. After a while, you get used to the controls and you can look at an image or, if you have a concept that you wish to execute, you know what to do from experience. I have to say that Paint Engines is one of the few plug ins out there that I recommend. Most of the other plug ins you can use through the custom filter setting, once you learn the numbers and what they do.



Steve

Last edited by Trimoon; 10-02-2003 at 07:09 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 01-26-2006, 09:05 AM
Dotty Dotty is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 3
Unhappy Pe 101 ???

Well, I have just recently discovered Paint Engine and as a newbie I am totally confused by the posts above. I have NO CLUE as to how one saves settings in there. I am pretty happy with most of the results but when I make a selection from the drop down menu, then evaluate the results the drop down menu then reverts to "none" so I lose the name of the chosen effect. Is there a PE for Dummies tutorial anywhere?
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 01-26-2006, 10:02 AM
DannyRaphael's Avatar
DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Near Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,300
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dotty
Is there a PE for Dummies tutorial anywhere?
Not that I've ever seen. That's one of the drawbacks to a free plugin, I guess.
Quote:
...as a newbie I am totally confused by the posts above.
The posts above apply to a differernt issue: No presets displayed from the dropdown menu.
Quote:
...when I make a selection from the drop down menu, then evaluate the results the drop down menu then reverts to "none" so I lose the name of the chosen effect.
That's just how it works. Now that you know that, you'll just need to get into the habit of noting the preset name before trying it.

The <none> in the dropdown menu a little misleading. When you use PE for the first time <none> really applies. After applying a preset it should really say <last used> (which it is), but again it's just the way it works.

If you try a preset and make custom changes to it, you want to preserve, invoke PE again and engage the Save dialog.

Hope this helps...

~Danny~
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photo-Based Art


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paint Engine Presets - installing, custom uploads (file) DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 32 08-06-2014 08:06 PM
Fantastic Paint Engine Preset Question? TwoLaidBack Software 4 08-06-2014 06:52 PM
Paint Engine 2.0 DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 2 02-28-2007 04:13 PM
PLUGIN: Paint Engine (PC) DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 15 02-06-2003 09:36 AM
Tutorial: Texture Painting using Paint Engine or PSP Andrew B. Photo-Based Art 2 11-30-2002 07:31 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved