Custom brush shapes/selection to brush shape

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Custom brush shapes/selection to brush shape

Postby pirrian » 14 Nov 2017, 09:19

Hey! I'd like to have a bit more variability in the shapes of brushes that we have.

What I would like is to be able to select a custom shape to be used. Either single shapes, to be able to randomly select from all available shapes, to choose a handful to select from, or perhaps allow them to be linked to variables like pressure or location. Even better could be the ability to use a selection as a shape on the fly.

Leaves, scales, textures, patterns... I could think of a few uses.

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Re: Custom brush shapes/selection to brush shape

Postby u2bleank » 14 Nov 2017, 10:35

hi pirrian,

It's possible with BSL.

:reyes: I need to found the time to make a little tutorial for that ( +1 requets for that ).

The main idea is the deal with the standard Square shape and then use BSL to render color only where a "procedural" shape is defined directly on the BSL.
For example if you want a round you just have to test the distance to the center of the shape and then output 0 on the alpha when your or away of a certain distance.

You can have a look this nice Web application which is specialized in 2D shape made procedurally.
You can do the same in the BSL editor ( and much more ;) )
Just experiment.

If you need more infos or trick I can give you some help ;)

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