Questions tagged [dynamic-paint]

Dynamic paint is a modifier and physics system introduced in Blender 2.6x that can turn objects into paint canvases and brushes, creating vertex colors, vertex weights, image sequences, waves, or displacement. Use this tag for all of your questions pertaining to the use of Dynamic Paint.

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Blender performance not improving when disabling viewport physics but does when deleting it

I'm having a very simple problem. I'm using dynamic paint to create ripples on a plane mesh. Something perplexing is happening; when I disable the Dynamic Paint viewport icon (so that it will only ...
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Dynamic Paint Ignoring Part of Mesh

Trying to make raindrops dripping across the hood of a car. There are particles colliding and sliding along the hood. The particles are a Dynamic Paint Brush and the hood is a canvas. This is what ...
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Using hair particles as dynamic brush

I am trying to create an animation with dynamic paint, where a brush is cleaning of a surface from some dirt via displacement. Problem is, that I can't find a solution for this interaction. When I use ...
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Snow Simulation Particle Accrual Problem

I'm trying out a winter scene. I figured I'd follow this tutorial by CG Geek. The aim of the project is to create snowfall and then have that snowfall paint the ground layer as well as apply ...
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How to get the color of a vertex group with python?

Is it possible to get the color of a vertex group that is coloured with dynamic paint? I have a mesh of tree which was created from particle instance and then applied. Then I joined all of that to ...
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How can I generate objects with dynamic paint?

I would like to make sticks grow out of the ground following a dynamic paint brush, can somebody tell me how that works? Kind regards, Jakob
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I can't see Dynamic Paint neither in viewport nor in render, why?

I am trying to draw a line on an object with dynamic paint. I am following this tutorial on my 2.8 Blender version. Make an object draw a line? I can't see any paint neither in viewport nor in render. ...
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dynamic paint canvas waves in viewport is different in render

I have a blender scene and there is a dynamic paint simulation with objects going into water however the thing is that in the viewport the fluid simulation spreads out fully and good however in the ...
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Painting with smoke

I'm trying to paint with smoke. As described in the dynamic paint guide on miikahweb and shown on his Youtube channel. Is this still possible in blender 2.9/2.8? If so, how?
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How to make dynamic paint work with rigid body interactions during animation playback

I'm trying to dynamically wave paint a passive, rigid body, wave-modified plane canvas with an active, rigid body, sphere brush via dynamic animation playback. The dynamic painting works when changing ...
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Unable to automate Dynamic Paint baking through Blender's API

I am not new to python, but I am to the Blender API and I am attempting to write a small script to automate the baking process for groups of canvases. I started with a test group called Panels, using ...
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What is the difference between using an image sequence vs vertex paint with Dynamic Paint?

I am kinda new at Blender and 3d modeling so this will be a newbie question. While I am trying to do some rain tutorials I saw image sequence option to make animation with dynamic paint but after a ...
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Activating the Paintmap and wetmap attribute to multiple objects

I'm working on a project that involves the use of dynamic paint, i have just one brush but over 100 canvases because i used the crack-it addon. How do i enable the wetmap and paintmap to all cracked ...
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How do I achieve this 'dynamic cracking" effect in 2.8?

Im trying to achieve this effect in 2.8, any help would be great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05tEg_Im6Bk
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Q: using dynamic paint to spawn particles trough vertex groups

what is causing the particle system to not follow the density group? use modifier stack is enabled, both objects are well subdivided and the canvas object is an unmodified plane
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How do I go about creating a shoreline with seafoam and working waves with an ocean modifier on a plane?

My biggest trouble I'm having isn't the water, it's mostly getting the water to come along shore in a good looking manner, I don't even plan on doing animations with the scene, just stills. I just can'...
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I want to create wet trails from an image sequence. Is it possible to use an image sequence as a brush? Or are there other alternatives?

I created an image sequence in After Effects to use as a bump map for a texture. I also want to use that image sequence as a 'paint brush' so that I can get wet 2d streaks that are left behind and ...
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How do I make the object I set as a dynamic paint brush invisible in the render?

I am trying to animate this scene where I want a wave effect with a Dynamic paint system. The Plane is acting as my canvas while and a (hidden) sphere is acting as my brush. However when I render it ...
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Dynamic paint - bake multiple displacement surfaces

I'm trying to simulate sand build up after something dips into it (with dynamic painting). I'm using two parented spheres as brushes (one bigger one smaller). The smaller one is in collection "...
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Why does my dynamic paint not work?

i'm animating a little scene with a puddle in it, and for the ripples i used the dynamic paint wave efffect. it shows up fine in vieport mode and rendered mode, but when i render it just goes away. i'...
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Baked wetmap looks different than non baked

I have an ocean (canvas) and some rocks (brushes). While running it without bake, it looks good (low res though). Then I try baking it so I can increase resolution, and it paints only a part. I've ...
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Dynamic paint not permanent in rendered video, also no particles

I have tried to recreate a youtube tutorial (by tutor4u) of a text machine in Blender, version 2.82a. See video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1rOfkEURUA I followed the tutorial step-by-step, but ...
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Can't get 2 Dynamic Paint Canvases to render at once - Blender 2.8

Trying to render both the waves and trail of a boat using 2 dynamic paint canvases, one of the Waves Surface Type, and one of the Paint Surface Type. The two show up together perfectly in the viewport,...
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Blender 2.8 - Why does the Waves Surface Type not have an output panel?

We need the wave data generated on a Dynamic Paint canvas as a data layer in Blender 2.8, but realized that there is no Output panel available when Waves is selected as the Dynamic Paint Surface Type. ...
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“Rain - Dynamic Paint problem” - how can I get all hits to register in the image sequence?

I am trying to make a rain simulation for a work project, and create wet maps and splashes on impact etc. Everything is working except for one basic thing. The wet map is only picking up about half ...
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How to Multiply Particles Dynamic Weight Paint?

When I let Dynamic Paint to paint by particles weight on Canvas (lets say by weight of value 0.1), another particle that paint on top of previous is not multiplied. Like when ten particles with ...
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Dynamic Paint; invisible object is acting as brush anyhow

I model a concrete structure in which water is rising and falling and would like to create wet walls using dynamic paint (Blender 2.81). Rising and falling water are modelled by two (or more) meshes ...
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Weird artefacts on tire track in sand? Anyone with an idea on this?

I have an animation with a VW Phoenix truck driving along a sand beach. It creates the desired tire tracks as can be seen. The subdivision of the surface is reasonably good, as can be seen on the ...
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Mask modifier not rendering

I applied a mask modifier to a sphere object. When I preview the render, the object is visible with the mask showing correctly: However, when I render the scene, the object is invisible: Not sure if ...
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Can't see weight surface in dynamic paint

I'm applying dynamic paint to an object but when I use a Weight surface type, it doesn't change colors (normally it turns blue) but it is affected by the brush object. Am I missing something? Should I ...
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How to enlarge dynamic paint cache size (Blender 2.8)?

I try to create 900-frame animation using dynamic paint in Blender 2.8. When I try to play animation or bake all dynamics calculations are made until frame #250 and that's all. Does anyone know ...
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Not getting Dynapaint to work in 2.81a

Been trying to get dynapaint to paint weights using a brush on a canvas but it is not showing up or doing anything. When i turn on displace it works fine. I linked the brush, saved the file, cached, ...
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Dynamic paint Displace not rendering

I have been trying for the past couple of hours to render an animation with dynamic paint displace, but while it works in the viewport, it does not show up in the render. These are a few things I have ...
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Difference between a paintmap and wetmap

Can somebody explain to me what is the difference between a paintmap and a wetmap? I'm currently studying dynamic painting and wondering the difference between these two outputs.
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Dynamic Paint doesnt work with 60fps and rigid body (noob) v2.81.16

Here is the blend file. I have no idea. I just want to render this in 60fps (250frames) but everytime I try, the rigid bodies are 2.0 speed or the dynamic paint doesnt show up at all. Can you please ...
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Dynamic paint does not work on canvas in paint mode

EDIT!.. Ok my problem is now very small as i appear to have figured everything else out so far. I dont seem to be able to use any object as a dynamic brush on any other object setup as a canvas. I ...
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Character wiping fog off a mirror using dynamic paint

I've been making a scene where a character wipes fog and water droplets off a mirror to reflect themselves. I made a dynamic paint sequence using the character as the brush, but i cant work out the ...
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Diffraction of a wave passing through double slits

I am trying to create an animation of a wave propagating and passing through a double slit to undergo diffraction. The effect is something similar to the image attached: I have played with the wave ...
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Anyone know how to preview Dynamic Paint weight properly in 2.8?

Does anyone know how to 'see' Dynamic Paint in 'weight' mode in Blender 2.8? I've trawled this link- https://developer.blender.org/T56349 And this looks like how you're supposed to do it- We have ...
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Animating blood dripping down surface of mesh

Can anybody please point me in some kind of direction for animating blood/tears/whatever dripping down the surface of a mesh? Maybe particularly the "correct" method a studio would actually use? I've ...
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Fluid being absorbed by a plane (cloth) [duplicate]

I want to make an animation similar to the gif, i want a drop (of water) to fall and to be absorbed by the cloth. I have the cloth texture and a fluid simulation with dynamic paint that creates the ...
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keep initial weights with dynamic paint

I have a plane with hand drawn vertex weights and I'm trying to dynamically paint onto it during animation. The problem is that if I set the dynamic paint vertex output to the same vertex groups with ...
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Unpainted object

I'm painting letters with a series of key frames. As the brush nears the top the painting stops. I've tried changing the size of the brush, the paint source from volume to volume + proximity. but it ...
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Dynamic paint simulations very slow on good hardware configuration

Have a question regarding dynamic simulations in blender 2.80 eevee. I have a canvas from a plane 40x40m with 100 subdivisions, smooth sade and subdivision level of two. My hardware: CPU: AMD ...
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Mesh is visible with Dynamic Paint Image Sequence WETMAPS

I am trying to create a fluid scene where the object will have a gloss to simulate wetness after the fluid rolls off the object. I have the node setup working fine, but the wetmaps for dynamic paint ...
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Set Animation Nodes to work with animated baking

I am not able to bake texture sequences with AN generated mesh (like Dynamic Paint or Animated Render baker add-on). It looses vital data on frame change, thus confusing baking. I tried to use ...
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Dynamaic Paint Not Spreading Blender 2.79b

Following the tutorial Freezing/Frost Text Effect. I get to the 9 min 03 sec. where we test the spreading of the paint. I can only get 3 of my letters to paint (see gif below). The tutorial only ...
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Where is the Name option in dynamic paint canvas v 2.79

I am trying to follow this "Freezing/Frost Text Effect" tutorial from version 2.65 on how to add frost to text. At 3 min 47 sec he changes the name of the canvas in the dynamic paint section. I don'...
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How to follow dynamic paint brush direction with object in Blender V2.80 beta and 2.79b?

I am floating this boat on an ocean, created with the ocean modifier. I use dynamic paint to move the boat on the surface of the water with the help of a 'cage' which contains the boat inside it, with ...
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Dynamic Paint texture bake fails

I'm fairly new to blender, and there's something I can't manage to solve. I'm making a simulation with dynamic paint, and I want the mask as a texture, so no vertex paint but an image sequence. I set ...