You can paint with different
brush shapes to produce paint strokes with hard edges, soft edges,
or completely different patterns. You can choose from four standard
Artisan brush shapes, plus 40 preset brush shapes.
To modify the shape of the brush
- At the top of the 3D
Paint Tool settings, click Reset Tool.
Tool cancels the Reflection X and
other settings from the previous steps. While painting, it’s useful
to reset the tool settings from time to time so previous settings
do not interfere with your next strokes.
If you are using a tablet
and pen, you’ll need to turn on Stylus Pressure again
to see the effect of your pressure as you paint.
- Change the Color setting
to dark red or another color that contrasts with the current green
- In the Brush settings,
click the following icon and paint a stroke:
By changing to the square
brush shape, your brush stroke has a straight edge. Along with the
shapes available from the icons, you can choose from many other
unusual brush shapes that are based on image files. You’ll do this
in the next step. Before you do the next step, undo the brush stroke
you just made so it doesn’t distract from the next paint strokes.
- In the 3D Paint Tool Brush settings,
click the folder icon.
A browse window opens
with a list of various image files. Each file represents a different
- Select dapple.jpg and
- Click on Dino’s hump and barely move
the brush to create a single spot of paint.
Instead of a solid color,
a pattern appears on Dino. The pattern is a result of using the dapple.jpg file for the brush shape.
Undo the stroke.
- Now drag the mouse over Dino to paint
a single, continuous stroke.
The brush shape pattern
overlaps itself as you paint, resulting in a striped pattern. Undo
- To avoid the overlapping pattern of the prior
step, increase the Stamp Spacing (in the Stroke section)
to 50. Paint on Dino with a continuous stroke and you’ll see the
brush pattern without it overlapping.
Spacing setting defines how paint is applied when you
stroke the surface. If you set Stamp Spacing to
1, the edges of the brush shape pattern just touch each other. If
you set the spacing to be greater than 1, there will be spaces between
the brush shape pattern. If you set the spacing to be less than
1, the brush shape pattern will overlap.