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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How to fix this broken Dynamic Paint in Blender 3.2?

I am working with a very simple scene in Dynamic Paint in Blender. There is a canvas and a brush. I am trying to create ripples. It is working perfectly in version 3.1.2 and any version below that. ...
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Particle System and generated Vertex Weights

If i create a particle system and tell it to use vertex group with hand-painted weights as density, for example, it works correctly. But if i tell the particle system to use vertex group with ...
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How to use vertex waves in dynamic paint as mask

I am trying to achieve the following effect. Stones are falling towards some trees. But before the stones hit the trees, a shield appears and blocks the stones. The stones generate some shockwaves on ...
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Dynamic Paint not showing in Render

I am follwing this tutorial to simulate rain drops falling onto the ground. The drop should make the ground wet. Therefore I am using dynamic paint. In the material the wetmap is plugged into the ...
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Why can instances not be used as brush for dynamic paint?

I created objects using geometry nodes. I want these object to be used as brush for dynamic paint (waves in my case). Here is the expected behavior. The objects generate waves. Here's the actual ...
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Particle size + baking in dynamic paint

So, I was trying to replicate this tutorial: https://youtu.be/9AV_ikY_Gss As usual I never seem to be able to replicate what is being done. In this case I have 2 problems. Problem 1: Particle size: At ...
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Dynamic Paint with displace does not use distance brush setting

I'm trying to use dynamic paint to simulate a soft indentation on a surface with a gradual falloff. The problem is that when I'm using the "Mesh+Distance" mode on the brush, only the mesh ...
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Animate plants growing along path as camera passes

I've created a plant object with a simple growth animation action and arranged many of them along a path in my scene. I've animated my camera moving along this path, and I would like the growth ...
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Dynamic Paint waves not working

I have a subdivided plane, I have a sphere, I have dynamic paint physics enabled on the plane the type is canvas and surface type is waves. I have dynamic paint physics enabled on the sphere with the ...
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How do create an moving ocean and object foam loop without moving my object?

I created an ocean simulation including bow and side foam but problem is that I can't make a very large ocean as the scene sequence requires the ship to move for a long time. Is there any way I can ...
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Dynamic paint on uneven surface

I am trying to animate a ball rolling through a desert scene, leaving a trail behind it. The intention is for the ball to move along the surface of the plane rising and falling with its ridges. In ...
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Particles Have Ugly Dynamic Painting

I am rather new to 3D animation and Blender and am following this tutorial. https://youtu.be/0koL5NGBaA0. The goal is to animate halfway realistic rain sliding down a window. So far it has been well ...
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How to get ocean displacement waves?

I'm working on a scene where a ship moves in the ocean. But I'm not getting bow displacement waves. Minor rendering errors are present. Here are the settings for dynamic paint waves (brush): I've ...
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Dynamic Paint with sequence of colors as brush

I want to paint a sequence of colors dynamically onto an object. In the blender docs under the category Dynamic Paint > Paint there is an example image that shows a sequence of colors painted on a ...
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Colliding hair system with canvas for dynamic paint

I am getting decent with the UI, but still a blender noob. Trying to make a working paintbrush for an animation. I want the hair to collide properly with the canvas and look like brush hair. And no ...
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Dynamic Paint (Weight) Later Weight acquisition by Python

Please forgive poor English by translation Version used: 3.0.0 Alpha I tried to get (every frame) the Weight with the following script, but it didn't work I tried to get the Weight by using the ...
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Volume dynamic paint

Is there a way to dynamically paint a volume like a 2D mesh? For example, I'd like to pass a geometric shape through a volume and mark the path. I've checked the API's and documentation can not find ...
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How to convert a wet or paint map to a weight map

Using dynamic paint in Blender 2.93.4, a wet map and a paint map can be created for vertex colors. The 'Tissue' add-on include a command to convert to weight in vertex paint mode. However, when this ...
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Dynamic paint not rendering

I have been tearing my hair out over this for three days and I have tried all the options given in previous posts. Whatever I do; bake or no bake, evee or cycles, checking that everything is visible .....
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How to make a dynamic paint brush from a fluid domain so fluid sticks on effector objects like paint?

Problem Hi! I'm trying to make a paint splatter that gets thrown on an effector with many polygons, and lets the color of the paint stick to the surface it touches based on it's shape, cause that's ...
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dynamic paint not rendering after being baked

I baked the dynamic paint, and it works in viewport and render mode. but when i save the file and close blender, and then open it up again i lose the whole thing. i tried rebaking it. but it still ...
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Particles don't auto refresh using paint maps [duplicate]

So I was following CG Geek's tutorial on how to animate rain and splash effects and I was able to follow successfully until I had to animate the splash effects. The splash effect's density is ...
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Dynamic Paint Baking doesn't work correctly

i have a ship that sails on an ocean. Using Dynamic Paint, this ship leaves a trail of paint on the ocean and makes some waves which then dissolves after a few seconds. The ship is set as a brush and ...
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How to have 2 or more dynamic paints on a single object?

I have a Waved Object (Blue surface) that need to Wet the Red Cubes fall into it, how to make that happen? Only one Dynamic paint can be applied to surface at a time, Is it possible to cache, or ...
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Dynamic Paint displacement use wrong normals if placed after deforming modifiers

I've been trying to use the displacement option from the Dynamic Paint physics modifier after an Armature modifier, but it seems that the normals used for the displacement direction are from the raw ...
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Masking influence of dynamic paint

I've currently got scene where a mesh with a Waves Dynamic Paint modifier which is controlled by a particle system with a Dynamic Paint brush. However, the Dynamic Paint is influencing parts of the ...
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How to increase ocean foam?

I created an ocean simulation in which a ship passes and displaces the ocean but the problem here is that the foam is not visible or less visible in camera view. How do I increase the foam cover area? ...
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Dynamic Paint on Mantaflow Fluid Simulation doesn't work well to create wet map

I've been messing around with dynamic paint to create wet map for fluid sim in the past couple of days. It's hard to put this into word but, I still can't figure out why the paint kept skipping some ...
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Dynamic Paint object should be brush and canvas at the same time

I have a ship that sails on the ocean in the rain. The ship is set as brush because it leaves a trail in the ocean. The raindrops that come down should now also leave a trace on the ship's deck with ...
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animate Scaling part of an object driven by another object

So the idea is, i want to animate "Scale" an object driven by another object visual representation: 2. its kinda hard to describe, but i want an object/empty to drive an object's scale / ...
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How to use dynamic paint with constrained objects

I need to apply dynamic paint to an object (say OB1) that is constrained to another (OB2)! The problem is that although OB1 is moving by changing OB2 location, its "real" position is fixed ...
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Problem with Baking Dynamic Paint with Ocean modifier

I've got problem with baking Dynamic paint which I use to make wave from Brush object and foam trail from it. And I use Ocean modifier This is how it looks in viewport without baking, it should look ...
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Dynamic Paint Ocean with Shrinkwrap

This is close to the common ocean + dyn. paint problem but i wanted to take it a step further unfortunately. So i want to create an animation with several floating ships that travel along their paths. ...
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Dynamic paint renders only paint (foam) OR only waves (displacement a ball creates)

I am making an ocean and playing around the setting to create a foam and waves that a boat would make. I am learning from youtube and found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smArCTzxGpE. I tried to ...
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Is there a way to create a dynamic paint object/brush that absorbs wave motion rather than reflect it?

Within dynamic paint, let's say there was a wave incident on an object (a wall created by a mesh cube, for example), but rather than reflect the wave, you would like it to absorb (completely damp) ...
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can you have two brushes in dynamic painting? [closed]

Not getting the other brush to function , my question is that can you have two brushes in dynamicpainting painting the same canvas. ?
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Dynamic paint gone when render

I have a ocean scene where i had a ship model and i want to create foam of the ship with dynamic paint, but when i render the dynamic paint foam was gone. I tried to bake the dynamic paint but what ...
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Blender Brush doesn´t work in Ocean Modifier

I just get stuck with what is actually probably a simple matter. I'm relatively new to Blender, so maybe I just overlooked something small here. I have a ship on an ocean that should leave a trail in ...
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Dynamic Paint - "Use Object material" for Brush removed in Blender 2.8?

Blender 2.79 has the option to use the material color as the brush. Did 2.8 remove this option? Has it something to do with Blenders internal render getting removed or what's the reason? My goal is to ...
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I want to add keyframes for a "Dynamic Paint" modifier setting "Alpha" Using Python

When creating a brush using python I can set the Alpha state using this. bpy.context.object.modifiers["Dynamic Paint"].brush_settings.paint_alpha = 0 ...
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Why is my dynamic paint image sequence coming out blank?

I am trying out a project with blood smudging on the floor, and doing it with vertex mode is cooking my potato laptop, when I tried to bake it into an image sequence, its coming out blank. I have ...
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How to create physically accurate boat moving through water

I am am making a short realistic animation of a sailboat going through the ocean. I have an ocean modifier with the time animated. I have a plane shrink wrapped to the ocean and the sailboat model ...
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Dynamic Paint is slightly shifted

I'm using dynamic paint to simulate a marker on a paper using true-to-life dimensions. The brush is set to use proximity (distance 0.001) and I notice that the resultant paint is offset a couple ...
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3D slicing using Dynamic Paint leaves holes where there shouldnt be any

I am using dynamic paint to take slices as an image sequence through a prexisting mesh (also created in blender). For this I create a plane and set that as a canvas which passes through my mesh object ...
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2.9 Dynamic Paint Image Sequences Not Working (Nothing was painted on)

I've been trying to recreate a project similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMDiSEl2WdE My probem occured when I tried to generate the 180 frames of image sequences of the dynamic paint ...
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How to create a spaceship and force field transition effect

I have put together a scene in which a space fighter exits a force field from a carrier. I would like to create an effect that when the fighter flies through the force field, the field glows darker as ...
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Is there a way to make dynamic paint affect the reaction diffusion from tissue?

I've been experimenting with the tissues reaction-diffusion, but I can't find a way to render the animation so I'm trying to control it with the dynamic paint, using some spheres to paint, but the ...
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time shifting of either solved tracked camera or 'dynamic paint' baking

I am trying to add an animated ship to the real footage of the ocean. I have the solved camera from the footage. I have the ship model. Now I need some wake waves. I can get them using dynamic paint, ...
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Particles too fast for dynamic painting

I am trying to run a rain simulation where the rain drops (particles) dynamically paint the floor based on this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35bbyAJodEQ (for reference). Setting all that ...
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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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