I have tried to look for myself but have not found the information I'm looking for.

I've seen that one can use the digital painting software Krita in connection with Blender. But I do not remember how to do so. Is this possible?

  • $\begingroup$ please elaborate, not sure what your asking $\endgroup$ – ideasman42 Nov 28 '14 at 13:43
  • $\begingroup$ What exactly is it you want to achieve using Krita? As far as I can tell, Krita is a 2D paint application. The images/paintings created with it, can certainly be used as textures with Blender, as long as they're saved in a file format that Blender supports. $\endgroup$ – user7952 Nov 28 '14 at 13:51
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry if I make a mess. I understand and read English well. but the spell and get proper sentences is difficult. So I try to improve myself. but it is not easy. I'm glad to see there are someone that can understand me sorry again. $\endgroup$ – Robin Willmann Nov 30 '14 at 0:03

I couldn't find anything to do with Krita, but I do remember a synchronisation addon for blender that would allow painting in Gimp and seeing the texture automatically update in blender.

Here is a video of the addon, called 'External Paint Autorefresh' (Previously called 'Blender-GIMP Autorefresh'), in action and here is the site for the addon.

The site lists the features as:

  • One-sided modes. Hit a shortcut in your image editor to make the texture update in Blender. Hit a shortcut in Blender to make the
    texture update in your image editor.

  • Two-sided mode. Work in your image editor while the texture updates by itself in Blender, or switch to working in Blender while the
    texture updates by itself in your image editor. The updates happen
    only when you are actively tweaking the image, and at a frequency
    that you set.

  • $\begingroup$ This was great. Thank you. Do not know which I like best. GIMP or Krita. so good to be able to use both. $\endgroup$ – Robin Willmann Nov 29 '14 at 23:51

You could set the path to Krita or any other external image procesing application in Blender's User Preferences accessible from the file menu.

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From the image editor you can launch Krita with the image loaded by chosing Edit Externally. When returned to Blender refresh the image with Reload Image or Alt-R.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes oh, Yes, that was what I remember But I forgot how. So thank you so much. $\endgroup$ – Robin Willmann Nov 29 '14 at 23:46

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