you select a preset brush, Maya copies its brush settings to a template brush.
A template brush is a holder for the attribute settings of the next strokes
you paint. When you change the settings of the template brush, they affect
only the next strokes, not previous strokes.
To edit the template brush settings
- Select Brush > Reset Template
Brush to select the default brush, then paint on the
canvas so you remember the brush effect.
- Select Brush
> Edit Template Brush or click the following button
in the toolbar:
You can edit various
brush settings, for example, the brush width, in the window that
- To resize the brush, change the Global
Scale value. Alternatively, you can move the brush over
the canvas, press and hold the b Hotkey and drag left or right.
The circle on the canvas represents the size of your brush.
- Paint on the canvas to try out a new
- Close the Paint Effects Brush
- On the toolbar, click the swatch to the
right of C (color) to display the Color Chooser.
- Select a color from the Color
Chooser and paint on the canvas.
- On the toolbar, slide the T (transparency)
slider to the right until the T box is a light gray. Paint on the
When you paint over existing
paint strokes you will notice that your paint is transparent allowing
the previous strokes to show through.
NoteThe Toolbar color
boxes, for example, C and T, are also available in the Paint
Effects Brush Settings window. (Select Brush
> Edit Template Brush > Shading.)