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How To

How to use the plugin

Using this plugin is pretty straightforward. Once it is installed, you will find it in Gimp, from the "Filters" menu, then the "Map" category.

For your first use, try not to use too large an image (200 x 200 is a good start) and stick to the default values. Then you can ask for larger images and higher overlaps (see the next paragraph), when you know approximately how long the rendering is going to take.

You only need to set four parameters: Once these three parameters are set, just click "OK". If you asked for a large image, or a high overlap, you should go drink a coffee (it can take several minutes)!

Small tips

If you want to create really large images from a small sample, it is usually a better idea to run the Texturize plugin several times : create a middle-sized image using the plugin, then run the plugin again on this middle-sized image (you can even take more than two steps if you want a really large image, but the result might not be as natural as you could hope). See the "More tulips" and "More grass" images in the examples section.

If you can't get a great result the first time, try to run the plugin again, changing the parameters (including width and height) to get a better result.

You will need a high overlap for images that have long range structures, like "Blanket" or "Escher horses" in the examples section.