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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Getting Color Values Produced by Dynamic Paint

I am having trouble with the python code to get the colors of vertices when using Dynamic Paint. If I try painting a cube using the Vertex Paint mode I can get the rgb values of the vertices using the ...
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How do I use dynamic paint to control hair density?

I tried using the dynamic paint modifier to control the hair density of an object but it didn't work out like I wanted it to. First is set up a plane, gave it a few subdivisions and added a dynamic ...
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Dynamic Paint Brush Erase doesn't work in Render Output

Got some problems when trying erase colors with a Dynamic paint brush. I have plane which is affected by particles Dynamic paint brush (surface & color). When I try erase some spaces on the plane ...
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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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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 ...
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Help with transitioning color with dynamic paint

I am trying to create an effect where the color (green) spreads from the center and then regresses with a certain path. The only way I have been able to do this so far has been through the dynamic ...
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Ocean modifier + wave modifier foam

I'm having foam issues! In the example below I have: 1) A boat leaving a trail of foam via dynamic paint 2) Foam on the ocean 3) A wake from a wave modifier Problem 1 The foam from the ocean ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Using Dynamic Paint To Spawn Particles Through 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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Dynamic paint waves: How do I change color of

I'm new to blender and love the dynamic paint waves function. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to change the color of a material based on movement of the ripples simulated on the canvas layer. sort ...
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How do I create a dynamic paint obstacle?

I want to make an obstacle for a brush so if the brush's paint goes outside the box it doesn't paint My goal is to make any faces outside the box to not get painted, I tried giving the box a brush to ...
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Use of dynamic paint to influence transform settings

Can Dynamic Paint be used as a factor for a driver? I want to automaticly shake an object when hit by, for example a particle. The easiest way to register an impact accuratly seams to be dynamic paint....
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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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How do i make Dynamic Paint use the deformed mesh normals?

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to best create a “hand print” on a rigged model using said rigged model

I am trying to make a character touch part of their own body, and in turn make that part of the body conform to the shape of the hand (as skin does when you poke at it). So far I have tried to use ...
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How to projection paint an artistic (and not straight draw) of a face on a 3d model

Let's say that I want to project paint the image below : on a 3d model,what methods you suggest to me ? I'm trying to use the classic project painting tecnique,but the problem is that the picture is ...
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Unwanted artifacts in Dynamic Paint wetmap

I have been trying to get the effect of melted wax running down the surface of someone's face. After struggling to recreate the desired viscosity with a fluid sim, I decided to used Dynamic Paint ...
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Dynamic paint on changing geometry

I want to use dynamic paint (wave) on a mesh which geometry is changing, and it seems dynamic paint doesn't support this. The aim is to have dynamic paint a large scale object (ocean) with a small ...
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Using dynamic paint images for displacement

I have been having a lot of trouble getting this to work, and I'm hoping someone might be able to help me. I have a dynamic paint canvas (ground) on which I want to animate the tracks of a vehicle ...
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can dynamic paint be the origin of particle?

i wonder if it is possible to have a particle sytem A that rains down to another object, where it would act as paint on a canvas. (so far i get it working) But next i wonder could this canvas paint ...
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Dynamic Paint - Second Canvas - crash on render

I have two emitter particle brushes. I had one canvas (icosphere) and both brushes could paint on it. I wanted a second icosphere that was identical to the first - and have both brushes able to paint ...
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vertex displaced dynamic paint canvas does not render

I am animating a metal object permanently denting a plastic object that it comes into contact with. The white plastic object is using the dynamic paint physics modifier and is set as the canvas. The ...
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Dynamic paint effect disappears after first frame in rendered animation (waves lapping on a beach)

I'm using the beach (modified plain w/ textures applied) as the canvas and another plain with an Ocean modifier as the brush. All is visible and seems to work in Solid View when scrubbing the Time ...
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How to make dynamic paint brushes to affect some canvases, and not to affect others?

The Sphere is moving and draws dynamic paint on the Cube. The Cube emits particles that draw dynamic paint on the Plane. How to make the particles (emitted by the cube), not to draw dynamic paint on ...
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Why can't a linked group be used as a dynamic paint brush?

I have created a character for my 30second short that is my final in my Blender Graphics 3D Design class in a separate blend file from the landscape it resides in. I am trying to make it so the ...
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Why are my dynamic paint wave bake maps looking so weird?

I'm working on a scene of rain falling onto a car. Now I want the reflective shader's normal to be influenced by a dynamic wave displacement map, but when I bake the dynamic paint map I get these ...
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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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How to show dynamic paint from the compositing

I am generating synthetic images of the sea with boat on it. I want to create a mask for these images with a different color for the sea, boats and their wakes. I had no problem to assign a different ...
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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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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 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 ...