I am trying to use texture stencil, but sometimes the stencil stamp of texture that I want to paint doesn't appear, and I can not find it. Perhaps the position of stencil stamp is elsewhere. How can I reset the position to see it again? I am using Blender 2.69.

Blender file (go to left upper window in blender: texture draw).


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Two steps would help to solve what happened in your case:

  1. Set the Alpha percentage of Overlay to some non-zero-percent value;
  2. Press Reset Transform button right behind the texture selector.

As shown below.

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Btw, your texture stencil is on the upperleft corner of the 3D Viewport, which can be seen if you maximize the 3D view.

Shortcut tips when working with texture stencil and texture mask stencil:

  • For Texture Stencil:

RMB: Stencil translation

CtrlRMB: Stencil rotation

ShiftRMB: Stencil scale (Allow constraining on X/Y axis)

  • For Texture Mask Stencil:

AltRMB: Stencil translation

AltCtrlRMB: Stencil rotation

AltShiftRMB: Stencil scale (Allow constraining on X/Y axis)

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much. I didn't realize that the alpha was zero. I cannot remember that i set it to zero. If i use RMB x or y, then the stencil image is flickering, but scaling is working. Can i avoid flickering? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 9:02
  • $\begingroup$ I haven't met such flickering issue yet, but X/Y constraint only works with scale, currently. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 10:16
  • $\begingroup$ +1. 'Reset Transform' seems to be the solution when the brush stencil has been moved out of the limit of the view, and you don't remember its current position. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Commented Jul 26, 2018 at 12:12

If you are in version 2.8 or higher, in Texture Paint mode with the Draw tool enabled, it is necessary to activate the Cursor option in Sidebar > Tool > Brush Settings > Cursor so that the Stencil appears in the viewport when the mouse is over the model.

But don't forget that in order to use the Stencil, you must first load a texture in Sidebar > Tool > Brush Settings > Texture and change the Mapping to Stencil. Click the Reset Transformation button if necessary.

If the Stencil does not appear in Image Paint, make sure that the 3D Viewport is in Texture Paint mode.


Just discovered that when blender file is moved but brush textures are not, texture thumbs are still displayed on the brush reel but stencil overlay is missing. Took me a while to figure out what is going on so thought I'll share.


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