Questions tagged [texture-painting]

Questions about Blenders Texture Painting. Texture painting is a tool used to paint textures on to an object in real time. (both in the 3D view, and the UV Image Editor)

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Why did the texture I painted in texture paint mode disappear?

I was following a tutorial on how to use the Texture Paint feature on blender so I could paint on a terrain I am modeling. I was successful to paint the whole terrain with beautiful, exuberant ...
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Normal map when painting in blender

I am painting a model using the texture paint tool. I am painting the diffuse of a moss texture onto a building I created. I also have a normal map that goes with the moss texture. Is there a way ...
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Create a low poly mesh with high detailed textures?

Could anyone explain how you can create a low poly mesh while the texture details are high? I have been searching for quite a while now and I can't seem to find anything about it.
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How to draw normal map?

How can I draw (not bake) normal map over my model, like a texture in texture paint mode? Render cycles. Thank you in advance!
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Creating a large landscape with accurately varied elevations

I am teaching a Blender class and my advanced students are animating a scene in Charleston Harbor set during the Civil War. Since I am a CAD guy, creating a scaled version of a harbor chart using ...
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How to fill a mesh with solid color

Given a 3D model, I want to define different regions and fill each region with solid color (to distinguish) Is there an easy way to do it? My current solution is to first select faces under edit ...
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How do I add a bump map to a texture I made in blender?

This is more of a theoretical question. I was looking around on youtube and saw a video on texture painting and was wondering if I could make it more realistic. I don't want to use the Internet for ...
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Can't paint texture

I am new to blender and I could use some help, i watched a lot of tutorials but I still can't paint an object, I click on the object but it doesn't add color. I enter on texture paint and all the ...
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Can you paint parts of an image onto another image?

Is there a way to paint parts of a source image onto a canvas image? It's also important to use scale while painting. For example, if the source image is a heart, can I paint it on the canvas image ...
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How to import brush sets?

A couple of tutorials I looked at said you had to turn on the import add on, but they're a little old, and I can't find that option in the add ons section. I'm guessing it's been made into a full ...
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How to turn off texture painting mode where your brush cursor lags behind your mouse position?

I'm playing around with learning how to paint textures in blender, and must have somehow enabled a strange drawing mode that causes the drawing head of my brush to lag behind the place where I'm ...
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How to add image texture to an existing material?

Here is my spaceship and I want to add and emblem on its wings (exact position marked with red circles). How can I achieve that? White color is just a Principled BSDF. Any kind of help is appreciated!
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How to restrict a part of an object getting painted while texturing in blender

For example if I am painting a plane I only want its certain specified part to be painted. I tried using a box to cover the area which is not to be painted and when i start painting, the whole area ...
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Texture paint's brush is always black

I've been trying to paint onto a mesh I created, and I was able to paint onto it yesterday with no issues. I had to resculpt some details with dynotopo and redo the UVs so now I'm repainting it, ...
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How can I use clone brush in the UV/Image editor?

I am using a clone brush on a model using CTRL+Left Mouse Button to define origin of the clone brush. Why it doesn't work when I'm doing the same in UV/Image Editor?
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Painting problem when using pen in Blender

I've been using Blender for years. This is my first time to experience it on a 2in1 PC (HP Pavilion x360). This machine has a pen which works perfectly in any app except Blender. Whenever I tap the ...
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Texture painting margin size

I am painting a texture for my model using Blender "Texture Paint" mode. Is it possible to change the margin size for how much the texture gets painted over the edge of the models UV? Regards, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for texture paint brush strength?

When texture painting the two most commonly adjusted settings are (in my experience) brush Radius and Strength. Radius already has shortcuts to decrease or increase: [ and ] keys respectively. I want ...
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Texture mirror in paint mode

i'm wondering is it posible to mirror texture in paint mode after i apply mirror modifier and unwrap uv's, like symmetries model in sculpt mode but in paint with texture? Also i have turned on X ...
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Texture Painting mode: Missing data warning

I try to do a projection painting and I followed a tutorial, but I get a 'Missing Data' warning in the tool shelf: How do I solve this? This is what I want to achieve (picture of the tutorial): ...
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Can Project Paint be used with Cycles?

I am having a problem trying to implement texture project paint with Cycles, Blender 2.70. I go through the process of importing the model (a female head), establishing the seams and unwrapping ...
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UV painting within Blender?

I basically want to create this in Blender But I have some trouble creating the textures for it. I have created an UV map for it which looks like this. Now I just want to paint on the UV map. But I ...
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Texture painting on sphere

How do you texture paint on a sphere? I want to paint without it repeating... But I get sharp shards of the color I'm painting with all over the object when I'm not even painting there.
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Using alpha channel of generated images for cycles

I am creating blank images within blender to add some fine detail, such as nails in wood boards. My blank image is black. When I export the image and/or when I input it into image texture node in ...
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How to get a square brush in texture paint?

Is it possible in texture painting mode to change the shape of the brush from circle to square? I am using the anchored stroke. As it is, it uses a circle brush and fades the corners of the image ...
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Edited texture not replacing old texture in render

I was working on a tower and painted my own texture for it. I saved halfway though and took a break. When I returned to my little project, I could paint on the image and it shows up in the material ...
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Missing Texture

I attached an image texture to the head of my model and it shows up in render and when another object is selected in texture paint, but when I select it in texture paint it's purple again. I've tried ...
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How do I Texture paint with Realistic Textures?

I've been working on something in Cycles Render. Basically, I'm trying to create a wolf character, and I've successfully modeled, rigged it, placed the seams and unwrapped everything correctly. But ...
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Problem with normal map display in glsl texture paint mode

Looking through past posts I see this problem has been addressed often. I have tried many of the offered solutions unsuccessfully. I have a hi poly sculpt that I have normal mapped to a lower poly ...
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blender 2.8 texture paint material mode not showing shaded object, just flat color is shown?

blender 2.8 texture paint material mode not showing shaded object. IT just displays flat color for the object silhoutte. LookDev mode is enabled and it shows the flat color instead of the actual ...
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Painting a dog with texture paint, TOTAL NOOB

I started blender and made a model of a dog. I tried painting the dog but it would not paint in the areas I wanted it to. It paints in random spots all around. I'm stuck. Here is the picture. As you ...
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Is there a way to save strokes while painting/sculpting?

While painting or sculpting, user draws strokes. Is there a way with python to save those (with brush parameters and pressure data) and then play them back slowly also with python? Point is to ...
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How can Particle Objects copy emitter's color texture?

I'd like to make a scientifically accurate animated snake using particle objects (and no, sculpting or bump mapping won't be realistic enough because real scales don't actually shrink and stretch when ...
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It is possible to use painting layers just like in photoshop?

I'm a noob at texturing, and was wondering if is possible to use multiple layers to have better control.
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How to lock texture tile size while painting?

I am a new to the blender. While I was painting texture to the mesh surface, I noticed that if I move camera(view) even a little bit and paint again, the new painted area texture tiles are different ...
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What is the best workflow for texture painting?

I am a little bit confused about the best workflow for texture painting in blender. Blender internal has nice ways to do that. Is it possible to paint a color texture in blender internal, use ...
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Workflow Question: Texture Painting (after Dynatopo)

I have come across a few tutorials about texture painting. I have a question about the workflow though. This answer doesn't really answer my question. After sculpting a character with Dynatopo, I ...
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Saving texture painted material externally?

Is there a way to save the texture of a mesh that was painted with the texture painter externally? I'm trying to create a mountain for use in a game and, admittedly, my texturing skills are garbage ...
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How to paint with the clone option in Texture Paint?

I would like to use the clone tool with texture paint, but as soon as I choose Texture Paint, the mesh is white, and I cannot paint on it. I created a new UV Map, after I project the image from view,...
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What are these spots appearing along seams?

When I paint on this texture and save, it kind of resets at the seams and gets these strange parts (didn't happen with another texture): The .jpg that is saved contains these strange little grainy ...
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How do I texture paint with glow?

I found someone doing this and I wondered how you do it in blender 2.8. Preferably in cycles as I need to texture bake the final result. I'm willing to add more details if needed.
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How to select faces while using texture painting in 2.8?

I'm texture painting an axe, and there's a certain part of the axe that I want to select. I only want to select that whole black sharp part, but I can't select anything while texture painting. I'm ...
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How do I adjust an image on a sphere?

Hello I'm new to blender and my goal is create 3D Countryballs, however, currently I'm stuck trying to make the flag on the sphere appear as it does in a reference 3D countryball I've been inspired by....
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Cant paint textures

I searched for all the questions around here and i still couldnt find how to fix this. Im going mad already. I've done tutorials and everything i could, unwrapped, set materials, create image, and ...
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Adding edge wear to (relatively) low-poly mesh

I'm working on modeling some objects, and I would like to add edge wear procedurally in cycles without being forced to use the pointiness node and messing around with subsurf issues (not using subsurf ...
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Weight painting in a fully established material

So today I am working on a landscape that I will eventually animate in 4K, therefore I want to create a lot of detail. I want to start painting in some nice detail near the river ( highlighted in red ...
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Missing Wrap Option in 2.76

Does anyone know where the wrap option in the texture paint settings has gone? It seems to be missing in 2.76. Was it removed from Blender, or has the button been relocated?
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Fill tool not respecting the boundaries of my face selection mask

I'm trying to fill selected faces with color using the fill tool with face select mask toggled, but in the UV editor you can see that the fill is extending beyond the edges by quite a bit. I'm using ...
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How can I get the Clone tool in texture painting?

My goal is to learn texture painting. I was watching this tutorial, but got stuck, at 7:45, when they switch to the clone tool, in texture painting. Since I'm using a more recent version of Blender ...
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Generating a UV map from object generated texture coordinates

I'm trying to map planet textures on spheres, and the maps are Equirectangular. I'm initially mapping the textures to the spheres by using "object" generated texture coordinate input as the vector for ...