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[FPS] Paint Engine (Win only)

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Old 02-28-2007, 06:48 AM
I. V. Razmanov I. V. Razmanov is offline
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[FPS] Paint Engine (Win only)

http://fantasticmachines.com/store/index.php?cPath=24

A bit weird yet incredibly powerful plugin. It work like this: takes a source pixel and smudges it, "pushing" some color from it to pixels below, and "pulling" some colors from them as well. Direction of smudging, and the way it changes over smudge line, may be controlled by image hue or other values.

As a result, enormous number of smudge, painting, and other similar effects may be achieved.

Additionally, filter provides "wrap around" processing, which is great for creating seamless patterns.

Also, it offers "Randomize" button for you to play. Frankly, I've got several effects by just pressing it until I got something interesting, then editing setting more precisely.

Couple of drawbacks:

Small preview window. Remember that filter was created many years ago, when computers were too slow for a big fast preview.

Number of presets allowed by the filter is limited. That's bad because I was forced to remove some of the existing ones to add my own.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:18 AM
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Re: [FPS] Paint Engine (Win only)

Ilya:

Great suggestion. PE is among my favorite plugins.

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Number of presets allowed by the filter is limited. That's bad because I was forced to remove some of the existing ones to add my own.
By all means feel free to copy/paste or upload as .txt any custom presets you have created here:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...oads-file.html

We'd love to have any you would share.

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Paint Engine

There's a boatload of PE information and presets here at RetouchPRO.

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Old 03-11-2007, 09:51 AM
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Re: [FPS] Paint Engine (Win only)

Paint Engine is suppose to come out with version 2 soon but who knows what soon means
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:10 AM
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Re: [FPS] Paint Engine (Win only)

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Paint Engine is suppose to come out with version 2 soon but who knows what soon means
Hi, I'm Greg S., the guy who wrote PE, (Hi Ilyich!). My agreement with the site owner of Fantastic Machines is at an end (long story you don't want to know), and I'm working on a new version called ImpressionFX, the new site is http://www.impressionfx.com. There is a demo available for the beta, so just come on over and give it a try!

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Old 04-22-2007, 03:26 AM
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Re: [FPS] Paint Engine (Win only)

Hi all,

Is there any support for Mac kind of these above?

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Old 04-22-2007, 10:55 AM
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There is a demo available for the beta, so just come on over and give it a try!
Hi Greg. I downloaded the demo, but it's asking me for a name and password.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:00 AM
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Hi all,

Is there any support for Mac kind of these above?

saby
just windows currently, I'd like to build a Mac version at some point.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:08 AM
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Hi Greg. I downloaded the demo, but it's asking me for a name and password.
Oops, let me check that...
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:33 AM
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Oops, let me check that...
Thanks Andrew, that's fixed now, just re-download.
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:38 PM
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Thanks Andrew, that's fixed now, just re-download.
Greg. The program looks great. It looks like more than enough to motivate people to go with the pay version over the free version.

I guess the big question is about existing presets. Will there be a way to import them? Or, if not, is there enough backward compatibility for us to translate a few favorites by hand?
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