A Guide to the Using the Brushes, Colours and Materials in Paint 3D

A Guide to the Using the Brushes, Colours and Materials in Paint 3D


This icon opens the Brushes panel. It is where
you will find all our realistic looking brushes. Each brush has a unique style of its own – such
as the Graphite Pencil, which is great for
sketching and feels just like a real pencil. In the side panel you are presented with some
additional controls to change the Thickness or
Opacity of the brush. The Fill Bucket harks back to the origins of
Paint and is as essential as ever. With the Fill Bucket, the control is Tolerance
which determines the strength with which the
colour will advance into the rest of the image. The Marker Pen is super smooth and great for
blocking in colour or adding detail. The Oil Brush and Crayon have authentic looking
texture to help add substance and character to
your image. The Calligraphy Pen changes weight depending on
the speed you use it so feels great to write
with. The Spray Can and Watercolour brushes have softer
edges so are perfect for layering up or adding
shading. And the Pixel Pen is useful for adding precise
details. The best part is all the brushes work the same on
3D models as they do on the 2D canvas. When you’re painting onto a 3D model, you will
see a new handle appear below the model. This is the orbit handle and it allows you to
spin the model in any direction whilst you are
painting. If you want to return the model to its original
position, then just hit this button. The Eraser works on both 2D and 3D to remove any
brush strokes or stickers you have placed. At the bottom of the panel is the colour palette
with a selection of colours to choose from. To edit the current colour, simply tap on it to
bring up the colour picker. Colours can be selected by eye or using precise
RGB or Hex values. Or if the desired colour is already in the scene
you can use the pipette to select it. Custom colours can be saved to your pallet by
pressing the Add Colour button. It is possible to save up to six custom colours
at any one time. After that you can update your
custom colours by double-clicking on them. In addition to colours, there are four material
options. These affect how the colours show up on
3D models. They range from matte to polished metal and each
have different levels of reflectivity and shine. Try layering different materials on top of each
other with different brushes to get some
interesting effects. Unlock your creativity in 2D and 3D with Paint
3D’s artistic brushes. Watch the next video for more Paint 3D tips.

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