AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorials


Basic techniques
What can be called as a perfectly looking jig-saw puzzle effect? To our mind this is the A "classic" puzzle (B-1) sample of our Gallery! We state this because of the following reasons:
AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorial Image (Making the perfectly looking jig-saw puzzle effect - Fig1a)
AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorial Image (Making the perfectly looking jig-saw puzzle effect - Fig1b)
As a result, the B-1 sample realistically emulates the real puzzle that one assembles. The good news is that you can easily create this amazing effect if keep in mind several simple principles. Here they are:
  1. To make the pieces look yet similar, but different (see Fig.1a and Fig.1b), we use the following features of Puzzle Pro 3.x:
    • Randomizing knots position. (To learn more, read the How to randomize knots' position? topic of the User Guide.)
    • Flipping the knives. (Read the How to flip a knife? topic.)
    • Cloning (propagating) the Path with some mutations. (We recommend that you review the How to clone the Initial Path? topic.)
  2. To give the pieces a natural, slightly bumped look, you can use the Bevel built-in effect, or add the bevel effect already inside your host. (To learn more, read the How to employ the Bevel effect? topic of the User Guide.)
  3. To emulate a state of the process of a real jig-saw puzzle assembling, you should make some "mess" on the table keeping some pieces assembled and some of them pulled apart (see Fig.2). We recommend that you also review the Pulling Pieces Apart tutorial.
AV Bros. Puzzle Pro 3.x Tutorial Image (Making the perfectly looking jig-saw puzzle effect - Fig2)







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