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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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after clicking on add paint slot, Blender still reports missing texture slots

I am trying to texture paint my object in Blender 2.74 blender-render mode. However, I have noticed that when using a node material, I loose the ability to add new paint slots in material mode. In ...
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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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How to adjust pen sensitivity for brush size and not shade pressure?

I need to change the pen pressure in texture painting from opacity of the brush to the size of it. Is it accomplishable in blender?
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Clone brush isn't included in Blender

I went to use the clone brush for the first time after viewing a tutorial on texturing. However, Blender (v2.65) texture painting only has one brush. I was wondering: How can I get all the brushes ...
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Texture-painted images turn black when used? [duplicate]

I was experimenting with texture painting and noticed something really, really annoying. I spent 15-30 minutes painting, saved, then used the map as a texture. Note that I saved immediately after ...
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Texture Paint won't paint the whole face - Bleed option seems to be off

recently I've wanted to test out the Texture Paint Mode on Blender with some simple model (low poly stuff). I've been able to correctly (I assume) UV unwrap -manually and smart unwrap- my model to ...
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Texture Painting - Black Artifacts

I created a sphere, added a decimate modifier (set to 0.5), and then used the sculpting tools on the object. I then UV unwrapped it (I tried smart and also tried manually picking the seams), then ...
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Is it possible to increase the dynamic range of 'External Quick Edit'?

I use Tools -> External-> Quick Edit in the Texture Paint mode to enhance baked textures. While the renders I overlay are in 32-bit dynamic range the Quick Edit image is 8-bit. Is it possible to ...
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Is there a way to export the color palette (paint mode)?

I often use the painting tool of Blender,while painting, based on the color I use, blender creates a palette of the color I mostly used. Now, I would like to export this palette to be sure to use ...
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How to get name of image corresponding to active paint slot?

I understand that I can get the paint_active_slot for the active object, and that returns a number that corresponds to the position of the texture in the slot panel and in the texture panel. ...
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Graphics Tablet not working only in 3D View [closed]

I have a Huion Q11K graphics tablet. Only the stylus pressure doesn't seem to work. I can use the pen to click on menu buttons and manipulate the view just fine. In fact holding shift while sculpting ...
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Texture Paint not applying 2.78 [closed]

I followed several tutorials on how to paint my model with texture paint. I've unwrapped the model and made sure I have a material and a texture. I have a node to place my new texture image on my mesh,...
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Some images are painted on. These changes will be lost. Continue?

I get this message when attempting to pack all textures. My actual question is: How to easily locate those "unsaved" textures? I did this before with a copy of this file and there were no problems. ...
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Texture color with vertex paints

I have a black and white textured 3d model. Is there any way I can vertex paint the model and have the vertex paint serve as a way to "colorize" or change the color of the black and white images to ...
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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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How to paint a mesh using materials instead of textures

I've sculpted a landscape, and I`d like to paint on a few different materials. Texture paint is fine for this, but I would like to use the settings I have created in the node set up for my materials ...