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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What is the most computationally efficient way to make ripples?

I know you can use Dynamic Paint as well as Fluid Simulation with Force Fields to make ripples. I'm sure there are other ways as well. Which way is the least memory and processor intensive of these?
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Ink on Porous Paper or Water Bleed Effect

I have seen some rather incredible results out there using smoke and dynamic paint, and as such, I am curious if anyone can come up with a clever simulation of ink onto paper, or, closely, ink into ...
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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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Can I make a pen draw a solid line?

I have tried to make an animated pen draw a solid, curving line - with limited results! I tried dynamic paint, but couldn't get a decent line, just a big fuzzy mess! The best I could do was with a ...
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Is it Possible to Dynamically Change Object Materals?

For example, make an object glossier after touching another mesh, to make it look wet (dynamic paint?) Or make it appear burned after being close to a flame simulation? (particles + dynamic paint?) ...
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Can't seem to get dynamic paint waves to behave correctly

I'm trying to create the waves made by a ship as is sails. I've had success doing this with vertex displacement, but as I'm going to use it in a large body of water and from a distance I can't ...
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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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Data visualization using Dynamic Paint /Particle System

I would like to visualize my Data in a efficient and individual style. My Data is in form of a .CSV file and consists of 700000 data sets. (later i want about 20 million to be visualized) One ...
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How do I use Dynamic Paint with the Image Sequence setting?

Dyanmic Paint has two possibilities for the "Format": Vertex and Image Sequence. I've been able to do it with Vertex, but when I do it with the Image Sequence setting, I'm able to output the .png ...
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Dynamic Paint with object material in cycles

How do I use dynamic paint (cycles) to paint with an object with texture. The dynamic paint / brush in BI seems to have a “use object material” setting to allow the brush to use the paint from a ...
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Dynamic Paint Cycles - How do you make waves caused by an object to turn white?

So I am trying to simulate a motorboat using a sphere in Blender Cycles using dynamic paint. So the sphere goes across the water and causes waves but I want the waves to slightly turn a whitish color ...
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How to bake dynamic paint surfaces headlessly?

I have had a look at Baking smoke on a headless machine, however, I cannot figure out my way from there to bake dynamic paint on a headless machine. This is what I have come up with by now: ...
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Can we use the shape of an object that is instanced to particles with dynamic paint

So the general setup here is to use an animated particle emitter set as dynamic paint brush, which will cause deformations on another object set as dynamic paint canvas. The latter object has its ...
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Is it possible to bake dynamic paint waves simulation as a black and white displacement map texture?

I am working with the dynamic paint waves function to simulate ripples along the surface of a sphere. I was wondering if it is possible to bake the deformation into a black and white displacement map ...
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How can I create a diffuse map that looks and reacts like a Vertex Weight map?

Goal: Create a animation of the gradient pressure map on the top of a seat as the user sits down. What I've tried: Dynamic painting works well, but I can't figure out how to get the gradient colors ...
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How to achieve dynamic cloth pinning?

I'm having trouble trying to understant how cloth simulation pinning works. I want to modify the pinning group during animation so that I can have characters grabbing and dropping pieces of cloth ...
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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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Adding Imprints On Objects

How do you add an imprint to an object in blender cycles? Such as a footprint on a piece of wood like on this image:
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How can i feed the output of the Dynamic Paint into the input of the Wireframe Node?

How can i feed the output of the Dynamic Paint into the input of the Wireframe Node (or any other Node)? So that the red areas show a bigger wireframe effect than the the blue areas. The effect ...
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Dynamic Paint not showing in rendered image

To make it simple: I have a project using dynamic paint. In the viewport the dynamic paint works as it's supposed to work. But when rendering it the dynamic paint doesn't show/gets rendered. I really ...
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Animating appearing/extending strip with gaps

As i am new to blender i decided to learn by recreating some animations which have some interesting problems, and gain more knowledge about how tv intros are being done, collecting some parody intros ...
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How can I enable dynamic paint in the viewport without the weight colors?

I like to use dynamic paint to manipulate vertex groups between modifiers in the modifier stack (e.g. after an Array modifier to control a particle system). By default it visualizes the weight colors ...
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how can I invert the weight paint of dynamic paint?

I have a surface with all vertex weith set to 1, when the object set to brush in dynamic paint came over, the vertex must be setted to weight 0. Any solution?
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Hair particle system as dynamic paint brush not working?

I am trying to create a moving paintbrush effect using dynamic paint (in Blender 2.79). A particle system of "hair" type is the brush and a subdivided plane is the canvas. The notion is to ...
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Dynamic paint erase paint doesnt work?

Ok, I am trying to achieve exactly what this person did with weight painting but with output to material - the circle of "intersection" depends on the proximity of the brush object to canvas, so gets ...
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Dynamic Paint texture with Cycles

I started following this tutorial from Blender Guru to do a rainy scene. While most of it works, he's using Blender Render, and by the end the process of setting up the dynamic paint just doesn't work ...
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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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How to make particles appear where I draw weight using dynamic paint?

How to make particles appear where I draw weight using dynamic paint? I know how to do it with hair - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=746GAAZbG_U but this method does not work with particles (or I am ...
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Dynamic paint with particles

I have a particle emitter. It emits spheres and an object set as brush... let's call it a "paint ball". I have a canvas. The original "paint ball" I have created as a brush does exactly what I want, ...
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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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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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Animating Dynamic Paint with noise texture

so I'm trying to recreate this effect https://twitter.com/Erisdraw3D/status/1056931358185086976 and I've gotten as far as having the white area around a rock, but I've been struggling with animating ...
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How to make a particle slide across a mesh?

I was trying to create a tear drop effect and I'm using particle system and dynamic paint for this and the face of my character is a sphere(for now ;) ) and I want the tear drop to generate and slide ...
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Deform Mesh with Dynamic Paint Ridges

I’m using the Displace option in the Dynamic Paint modifier to leave an indent from one sphere on another as the first sphere orbits the second. Pretty cool, right? Wrong! I have Subdivide Surface ...
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Cycles, Ocean Modifier and Dynamic Paint

I was trying to get multiple objects to float on an ocean in blender. I used dynamic paint (brush and canvas) for the first object and the ocean. I then copied the rotation and the and location to the ...
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Wave deformities

I'm adding the wave dynamic paint to the roman numerals XX, but the waves are shapes very peculiar, is there a way to fix this?, if so, what will it look as bad fully rendered?
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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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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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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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How to aproach painting/changing texture dynamically [duplicate]

I was wondering, if I for example have animated guy that is painting fence. How should I make it look like he is actually painting it? Like only after every stroke, the fence would change color. But I ...
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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....