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Questions tagged [brushes]

This tag is for questions related to Blender's brushes. Blender has many different brushes, which are tools used for sculpting and texture painting. Brushes in Blender have properties such as Radius and Strength and other properties.

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How to make edges of texture brush harder in blender 4.1?

image as visualization for what I mean.
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Alpha Texture Brush isn't working?

I have Blender 4.1 and I'm trying to draw on scales with a brush from Blenderkit and there's no texture visible when I brush on the object it just creates this weird bump. I tried the brush out with ...
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Blender 4.1 python-controlled sculpt brush strokes: how do I get strokes instead of dabs?

I'm writing a script to generate brush thumbnails for my library of alpha brushes. I can't figure out how to make proper brush strokes (continuous movements) with Python - only individual dabs in XYZ ...
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Why circle signifying brush in sculp mode isn’t round?

I can’t do round circle-shape touch in sculpt mode, my stretch brush draws stripes.
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Custom brushed not imported as a single image

I'm importing a custom Alpha brush, although I have selected it as a single image, the brush looks like this: I am trying to make dents into the mesh which is using a multiresolution modifier.
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Flickering strokes when changing stroke depth order to 3D location in Grease Pencil

Hello Blender Community, When I change the stroke depth order to 3D location, strokes drawn with a brush that has opacity appear to flicker depending on the viewing angle. Is there any solution or ...
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Which of painting modes is correct for usual drawing in weight paint mode?

In weight paint mode I can draw with higher values: but I can't redraw mesh with lower values. As I remember the problem could be in brush blend mode (which is selected to ...
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What's wrong with my front face only option?

I'm new to Blender, and I'm following a tutorial. But when I'm sculpting, I have a problem with the rendering compared to the video. In the tutorial, we use the "Clay strips" brush with an ...
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How to Draw Hair Curves using python API?

Problem I'm using Blender 3.6 (but I don't think there's a difference if you use 4.0) and am trying to add hair curves onto the surface of a mesh. I'm able to do this via the GUI, however I'm unable ...
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What is the scaling factor of the grease pencil brush radius when using thickness as World space?

The brush radius of the grease pencil is exposed in "pixels" in the UI and in the API. ...
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brush lag, freeze errors

no matter which version of the blender programme I use, I encounter stuttering and delay errors. especially when working in 2d, the brush tool starts to delay after 3-4 minutes of use. I have ...
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Weight paint brush behaving weirdly

The brush in weight painting mode is acting really strangely for me. It barely seems to go over the parts that I'm trying to paint, or like it can only hit very specific spots. It's making it very ...
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sculpting Clay strip brush mirror issue

I have such strange problem when draw with clay strip brush a "circle shapes" (on the left) with mirror enabled. Not sure know if it was like this before, I just noticed this. How can I fix ...
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while sculpting in blender, my inflate brush shows pink lines but doesn't inflate the geometry

I'm Vishakh. I'm new to sculpting in Blender. While sculpting in blender, my inflate brush shows pink lines but doesn't inflate the geometry. I'm not sure what settings need to modified so I reset to ...
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Are custom shortcuts broken by migrating from 3.x to 4.0?

In Blender 3.5 I made B the brush shortcut in Grease Pencil Draw mode, when I updated to Blender 4.0 the shortcut no longer works and starts a 'box selection' operation. The E shortcut for the eraser ...
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Same sculpting curve on multiple brushes?

I've looked around the internet, but couldn't find anything about this.. Is there any way to use the same sculpting curve for multiple brushes? I'd like to first draw sharp along a curve to make a ...
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Blender Clay Strips Brush Tool only add on the edges of surfaces?

When I try to use the clay strips it only adds on the edge of the circle brush instead of center. I tried some fixes but nothing works.
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why are my all my brushes producing spikey results to my model?

so I cnt+J two objects and remeshed in sculpt mode. When i use the draw or grab brushes i get this spikey brush result? i applied scale in object mode, not sure how to fix it, please help!
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Smooth brush don't smooth

Before: After smooth brush: What should i do?
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Brush in sculpt mode rotate

the brush began to spin according to the shape of the figure. How to solve this problem?
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How to avoid Jagged edges using custom brush in sculpt mode

I have made a custom brush. I have divided my mesh and has almost 1 million vertices. When I'm in sculpt mode, the custom brush pattern looks more smooth, when I exit sculpt mode the edges become ...
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Inexplicable problems with sculpting "Draw" tool

all! I've been having a lot of trouble with the "draw" tool lately, which I use frequently to add texture to objects. I can't figure out what I have done wrong or how to fix it, and I wonder ...
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Stop Texture paint from overlapping when strenghts is lower than 1

When I go into texture paint and try to paint with a strenght less than 1 and I "raise" the brush it will overlay the previous stroke, thus darkening it (or strenghtening it). Edit: I would ...
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brush not painting onto neither UV or live view model

so I've been using Blender for quite a while now and made multiple models in the texture paint tab without many issues. This time it's causing me some confusion. As I paint with stabilizing stroke &...
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Textured sculpt brushes result in a bulging mesh

I have some textured sculpting brushes that recently have started to bulge the mesh in a cylindrical-like pattern whenever I use them. I don't know if Blender has changed how it looks at sculpt ...
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sculpting is pretty much smooth

hey all I Don t Know what this exactly called, since I m New at scultping watched some tutorial but i really could n't find a solution as far as I know , so I M doing a face sculpting and I am trying ...
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Sculpting brush behaves weirdly

I am still a beginner and I am trying to sculpt a character. However, I faced a problem with the brushes. Suddenly, the brushes do not fill up the creased places and will not smooth out the surface. I ...
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Why I can't use weight paint for bones?

I want to change weight for the bones of my character, but it doesn't react on my actions. I've tried to disable paint mask mode, to pre-select all faces, but my character still doesn't react. I only ...
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Texture brush keeps getting automatically changed to smear whenever I undo

I'm in Texture Painting mode and every time I hit ctrl-z or open the file the brush is changed from draw to smear. I don't think it's a shortcut issue, I've checked the shortcuts and neither z or ...
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Problem with drop off when sculpting rock face

I'm trying to sculpt rock faces in blender. My normal work flow was to append photos sscanned rock textures to my draw brush in sculpt mode and then go from there. Since downloading the newest blender ...
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clay strip adds only on one place

I m using blender and I m having a issue with clay strip brush as it only add to one placeeven if im moving the brush while holding the left mouse buttom. the last thing I did was to enable Front ...
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Sculpting Brushes Not Working as Intended

I'm trying to learn Blender in order to sculpt characters, but the brushes are not working as intended. I've tried following sculpting tutorials, but they're useless because all of the brushes are ...
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Sculpting on thick areas effects the both sides of the shape

While sculpting on thick areas like ears the brush is effecting the both sides of the thick shape. I have seen some people was using a setting before using brushes on thick areas like this and i ...
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Mesh Boundary Option Sculpting

I’ve never had luck getting the mesh boundary option to work as seen in these GIFs. Turning it on/off under advanced brush settings has no discernible effect, even when increasing propogation steps. I’...
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Why does the comb tool feel super weak?

I'm trying to play around with hair, but when I use the comb brush on a parent curve it takes several strokes just to barely move it, even though the brush is at max strength. I tried both the ...
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Using VDM Brushes procedurally in Geometry Nodes?

I am fascinated by the new possibilities to use VDM Brushes in Blender. I used the VDM Baker Addon to generate a VDM Texture. I thought it might be interesting to use these in Geometry Nodes, to ...
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Is there a way to remove brushes from the brush browser?

It's surprisingly hard to find any info about this and it has only led to me accidentally creating more and more duplicates
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All of my sculpting tools stopped working. They are just pushing my mesh down with a lot of intensity even though the strength is all the way down

I'm very new to blender and I decided to try my hand at sculpting. When I was sculpting a piece of clothing I decided to try and experiment with the clothing filter and since then none of my sculpting ...
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How do I model a cave with realistic textures that show dirt and imperfections in the floor and walls?

I modeled a cave by starting with a cube, subdividing it, increasing the size and flattening the bottom. It looks like this now: Using dyntopo I made the walls and floors all scratched and scuffed up....
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Cloth Brush making holes when using Multires

I was trying to use the Cloth Brush to add some detail to clothes, but it was creating holes instead. I tested in a new file and it seems to still be happening. The Cloth Brush works fine if I just ...
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Mask brush in Texture Paint missing stencil

Hi I'm hoping this will be simple, but i couldn't find a thread about this exact issue. I'm just trying to use the 'mask brush' option next to the other brushes in Texture Paint (NOT sculpting) just ...
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Only weight paint on visible vertices

How do I only paint on visible vertices? The brush used in the image a full weight, full strength projected add brush with constant fall-off. In image A I only want to paint on the visible vertex. ...
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all brushes draw differently on different sides

when I use any brush in sculpting mode, I have a problem with how brush work. All brushes draw differently on different sides. That how it looks after I draw. It's like I used CTRL with one side, but ...
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In sculpt mode, stroke:[curve] is not on top of mesh surface

its not even editing anything its just going through the mesh entirely. into the 3d abyss. i want to do what this guy is doing here in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uideuXvJNX4
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Brush automatically switch to clay after every click

I am having an issue in Sculpt mode where my brush is automatically switching (to clay) after every click. I have tried reinstall blender and restart my laptop, but it does not work. I also reset all ...
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Draw brush missing in texture paint

Have been using the draw tool in texture paint on a model but when I open the file now the tool is completely missing. Is it possible to accidentally delete a brush and if so: How do I get it back?
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Texture Paint edge smothness

The left line of the image is drawn with the smother falloff settings and the right one with sharper but the transition from with to black is nearly the same only the size changes. How can I get the ...
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How can I use a custom skin pore brush to sculpt paint much higher detail?

I am a beginner at this and have been experimenting with creating my own custom skin pore brush in Krita. I've looked up dozens of tutorials on this and I've seen people use very low image sizes for a ...
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Is there a way to sculpt without affecting edge length?

Essentially I want to be able to 'grab' without stretching as the Grab brush does. For example, when I use the grab brush to move the mesh, it lengthens the edges. I want to keep them the same, just ...
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Smooth Brush is making my model less smooth while sculpting

I am sculpting a human head at the moment and haven't had any issues so far with smoothing out certain parts of the model until very recently. I already checked on the falloff of the brush and the ...
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