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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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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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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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 Brush not working on canvas

I'm trying to get the Dynamic Paint Brush on my model to touch the Dynamic Paint Canvas and I've done this before but it's not working this time and I'm not sure why. Here is a screenshot of the ...
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How to get dynamic paint to work in cycles?

So I'm trying out dynamic paint. I set up the scene where a plane passes past a cube. I used the cube as a canvas and the plane as a brush. I generated the UVmap for the cube and used image sequence ...
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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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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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How to render Dynamic paint?

I have a Dynamic paint scene that looks cool in view port but when i render the animation nothing happens.
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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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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 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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How to achieve realistic snow roll over?

I was trying to create a snow simulation(where a ball of snow rolled through a snow field displaces the snow and the snow ball gains weight/volume as it moves along i.e gets bigger in size).So,I added ...
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How to make dynamic paint effect distinctly visible? [duplicate]

I was trying to create a painting effect (a simple brush rolled over a surface changes the color of the surface to that of the brush) with dynamic paint. So, I added a canvas and a brush, kept the ...
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how to use dynamic paint weight for texturing object?

I have a dynamic paint with surface type set to weight, which I use to displace my object. What I want to do is to apply the texture (in cycles) to my object based on the dynamic paint weight. Just ...
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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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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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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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Help/advice on simulating paint drip over background movie clip

I'm working with a movie clip, and am trying to have a blue paint fluid slowly drip down from the sky (out of camera view), obstacle over some steps, then finally make it pool itself toward the viewer,...
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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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Compositing/render question

Im working on an project in which i modeled a stargate and a jumper (spaceship from stargate). I also have some video footage in which i want to place my models. The tracking and camera resolving is ...
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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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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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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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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 make an object to float on the water (fluid simulation, not ocean modifier)?

How to make the object to float on the water (fluid simulation, not ocean modifier) such as the leaf of a tree? I tried two options that work with ocean modifier (https://youtu.be/11F1NRpqrzY?t=8m43s ,...
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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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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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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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How can I make the deformation to a canvas mesh in dynamic paint permanent?

With dynamic paint on a canvas, in Vertex format, I used the "Waves" surface type option in the "Dynamic Paint Advanced" option . The canvas becomes deformed as expected when I press play in the ...
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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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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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How to activate the output of a dynamic paint canvas via python?

I have a bunch of objects that I have converted into a DP canvas. The thing is that I have to activate manually all the outputs for that objects. I have created a small script but it's not working: <...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Problem with the “Use Object Material” setting for Dynamic Paint [closed]

I'm attempting to use Dynamic Paint with the Image Sequence setting. I've followed all the necessary steps and I also chose to enable the setting Use Object Material. The material should be green, ...
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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 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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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 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 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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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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