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  • Paint Effects,

    Artisan, and 3D Paint

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    Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    1 Painting in Maya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    About Paint Effects, Artisan and 3D Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Painting in Maya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Maya Paint Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Artisan Brush Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    3D Paint Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    The paint tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Paint Effects Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    3D Paint Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Paint Selection Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Sculpt Surfaces Tool (for NURBS surfaces). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Sculpt Polygons Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Paint Vertex Color Tool (for polygons only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    Paint Scripts Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Paint Attributes Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Paint Cluster Weights Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Paint Jiggle Weights Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Paint Set Membership Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Paint Skin Weights Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Paint Soft Body Weights Tool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Paint Cloth Properties Tool (Maya Unlimited only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Paint Collision Properties Tool (Maya Unlimited only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Paint Fur Attributes Tool (Maya Unlimited only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Paint Fluids Tool (Maya Unlimited only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    Paint Hair Tool (Maya Unlimited only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    2 Maya Paint Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    About Paint Effects, Artisan and 3D Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Paint Effects Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    How the Paint Effects Tool works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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    Brushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    Strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    Types of strokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    How paint is applied to strokes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

    How do I? Paint 2D and 3D objects in Maya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Prepare to use Paint Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Load Paint Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Load the Paint Effects shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Save preset brushes to shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    Define Paint Effects hotkeys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    3 Painting in 2D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

    About Paint Effects, Artisan and 3D Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Painting in 2D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

    How do I? Paint 2D and 3D objects in Maya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Paint in 2D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    Display the Paint Effects canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    Set up the canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Set the canvas size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Set canvas globals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Paint on the canvas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    Flip Tube Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    Erase paint from the canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

    Smear and blur paint on the canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

    Paint pixels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    Clear the canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

    Zoom and track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

    Create new images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

    Create seamless repeating textures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

    Roll the canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

    Modify textures applied to surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

    Paint on existing images and textures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

    Save images . . . . .

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