5
$\begingroup$

In Zbrush there is a brush that doesn't overlap upon itself, it can make for some smooth uninterrupted strokes. I was wondering if Blender had anything of the sort, where the depth sort of levels off and it doesn't continue to build up. Thanks.

enter image description here

$\endgroup$
5
$\begingroup$

Layer Brush

You can find it in the Brush browser:

enter image description here

From the Blender reference manual's page:

This brush is similar to Draw, except that the height of the displacement layer is capped. This creates the appearance of a solid layer being drawn. This brush does not draw on top of itself; a brush stroke intersects itself. Releasing the mouse button and starting a new stroke will reset the depth and paint on top of the previous stroke.

Persistent base option enabled will allow to sculpt without overlaps.

See the different behavior in the image sequence below:

enter image description here

Remember to set the Intensity of the brush to 1, or the stroke will not reach the "capping" level, leading to an accumulation when you draw upon an already sculpted area.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! But how do I enable 'set persistent base' ? I'm using 2.76 and don't see it $\endgroup$ – KoolMode Dec 11 '15 at 19:40
  • $\begingroup$ They removed it it looks like. Instead they seem to have made that the default, and made a setting to change it to accumulate. $\endgroup$ – VRM Dec 11 '15 at 19:42
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Aha, so multi-res prevents it. Got it working, thanks $\endgroup$ – KoolMode Dec 11 '15 at 20:41
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @poor With Multires Modifier there isn't the persistent base option (has it ever been?), so I think it's not currently possible to avoid overlaps between two different strokes with this method, but only during the same stroke. In the gif, I used a plane without multires (didn't tought of that) $\endgroup$ – Carlo Dec 11 '15 at 22:09
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I was able to find only this task where is stated that the combo Multires&Persistent base is not working yet (2009). Is it now possible? @NᴏᴠɪᴄᴇIɴDɪsɢᴜɪsᴇ Were you able to avoid overlap between different two strokes with Multires? $\endgroup$ – Carlo Dec 11 '15 at 22:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.