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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Is there colour picker in texture paint mode?

Is there colour picker in texture paint mode? similar to photoshop or gimp
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Is there a way to paint text onto a texture in Blender?

Recently I have been painting textures in Blender, and I am very satisfied with the results as far as standard painting goes, however I have not been able to find any way to easily add text to a ...
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Texture painting on the alpha channel (2.73)

How do I paint on an RGBA texture's alpha channel in Blender 2.73? I'm not actually using it for transparency, so I would prefer to visualize the alpha channel as a grayscale image while painting, if ...
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Stencil Stamp not showing up

I am trying to use texture stencil, but sometimes the stencil stamp of texture that I want to paint doesn't appear, and I can not find it. Perhaps the position of stencil stamp is elsewhere. How can I ...
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How to fill the selected UV island with colour when texture painting?

I am trying to color parts of the UV map below with the paint function. My problem is that I don't know how to select the square in the UVeditor so to be able to fill it simply with the desired color ...
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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 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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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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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 not to lose quality of image with brush

I'm using texture material on the brush and the quality is way worse than I would like.Original Painted with a brush
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Paint With Image Projection in Texture Paint Mode

I am comfortable painting in texture paint mode with standard brushes and masks, however how can I use an image as the brush color? Some reason I am not finding a succinct answer here on the site.
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How can I achieve a “hand-drawn” look?

So I watched "Suits" Episode of the Netflix Series "Love, Death & Robots". I really liked the overall style. Sometimes you see it's low fps so I guess it's almost completely hand-drawn. Anyway, ...
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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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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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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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Align UV map island with axis or other island

I have following UV map! Those islands are both same, but one of them is mirrored. I can mirror the one of the parts by selecting UVs -> Mirror -> X Axis (Ctrl-M) however the hard part is they are ...
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Painting shapes and patterns on the mesh

How to paint various shapes on the object with precision and ability for fast adjustment.
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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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Certain colors not showing on Cycles Render

I was recently working on a character model, and I encountered a problem while using the Texture Paint mode. I unwrapped and assigned a texture to every piece of the model, and then went to the ...
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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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Painting one part of my model causes another part to get painted as well

I have a problem here. When i'm painting the foot of my character, the blur that appears on the foot is, somehow, mirrored on the leg too, and the same thing happens when i try the inverse. I didn't ...
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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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UV image editor, only drawing straight lines

I think that accidentally I pressed some key, and now all I can draw is straight lines in this way. I'm using a digital tablet, the other texture in this same scene paints correctly. I don't know what ...
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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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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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Why is my texture appearing differently in texture mode compared to render display mode?

I have a question. I needed to hide seam marks on my model so I used clone stamp. The problem is that it looks good in every display method (texture/material) except in "rendered" display method. Here ...
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How to invert a brush texture?

I want to invert the colors of a texture brush. How can I do that in Blender without using an external program?
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How can I get the fill and mask options?

I have seen other people having more options in the Image paint tool menu, just like the picture below. I only have the options draw, soften, smear and clone while he also has fill and mask options. ...
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Face masking for texture paint in UV / Image Editor

There is "Face selection masking for painting" while in Texture painting in 3D View, but I want to paint with a texture brush in the UV / Image Editor, so that the texture is not view angle dependent. ...
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Can I “Paint” on my Objects?

I hate to compare programs, but I am looking for a specific feature in Blender that is used in Maya. When in Maya, you can go to the render menu and use the "3D paint tool" to give color and texture ...
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How to hide Stencil in Texture Paint Mode

Is there any way to hide the stencil overlay in the texture paint mode of blender? It kind of gets irritating when trying to view whats been painted on the view? Of course I can do it from the tool ...
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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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How to use Clone Brush in Image Editor?

I can use 3D cursor as reference point, when painting with the clone brush in the 3D viewport. But how can I use the clone brush in the image editor? I guess I will have to use the 2D cursor as the ...
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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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How to hide vertex colors in Texture Paint?

I am currently trying to paint a texture onto a character model. However, I cannot actually see what I am doing because one of the vertex color layers is being overlaid on top of the texture, causing ...
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Can I paint and sculpt with the same stroke?

Dynamic paint is very close to what I want. "Impasto painting" this is my goal. Maybe there is an addon?
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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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Getting Textures To Apply

I'm completely new to Blender so I have no idea how to make this work but I almost made it (I think). I'm trying to make a player model for Garry'a Mod using a model and textures from another game. I ...
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Stencil Image low resolution

I am trying to texture paint a mesh using a pretty high resolution stencil image.. But when i try to zoom into the image to paint the details...it appears very low res... Is there any way to make 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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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 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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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 to paint a gradient with TexDraw brush?

In texture painting mode, the TexDraw brush has a functional "Use Gradient" checkbox (functionnal meaning it will actually let you chose a gradient, compared with the Smear brush for instance which ...
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Texture Painting: brush wants to be dragged from a site to another

i was painting in blender using a stencil brush to paint bump information on my model. it worked great until i hit some button i think and now instead of freely drag the brush around i have to drag it ...
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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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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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Painting onto textures - cycles

I'm on the road to modeling and texturing a old castle ruin near from home, I scanned the ruins to have some blueprints and realistic texture patterns. The project is modeling the missing parts of the ...