Bpainter V2.0

by ndee in Addons

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This item has an average rating of 4 from 61 ratings by the community.

  • Blastframe
    11 months ago

    This product has promise, however, buyer please beware. If you have an issue, the creator does not respond.

  • daniloulf
    about 1 year ago

    It's ok if such a dying add-on costs 5 euros I think, but if it costs 30 or more there should at least be regular communication with customers. It is very unfair not to hear new things, to get no information etc.

  • Zach May
    over 1 year ago

    Having been a 3D Coat user in a professional setting for almost a decade now I recently started using BPainter, and, even with it's quirks, I can see myself using BPainter over 3D Coat as my go-to for hand painting models.

  • Paul
    over 1 year ago

    This is the first addon I've really wanted to leave review on because it just works. After about a week trying to figure out a hand-painted workflow, . I tried using 3DCoat Textura, Substance Painter, and Marmoset Toolbag 4 and wasn't satisfied with the results I was getting nor the workflow, so I got BPainter. After using it for just a few minutes, everything just clicked and after a week of being stymied in process, I'm finally getting some work done.

    There are two big sells for me with BPainter. The first is that it's right there inside of Blender. For example, I needed to tweak some UVs on my model; I didn't have to change programs, re-export, re-import, etc. I just quickly made the tweaks, and went right back to painting. That's when things feel great in 3D: when you can just get things done without any fuss or trouble and that's precisely what BPainter facilitates.

    The second is the color picker. If you're used to using Photoshop, the color picker is right there on Alt, which is great. It also brings up your flat Diffuse texture so that you're not dealing with any lighting information and can just pick the flat color. It's something I was surprised to find wasn't even so automatic in Textura and is a big selling point of this addon.

    BPainter + Photoshop is the combo I've been looking for for 3D hand-painted assets. I'm not exaggerating when I say this is the best $40 I've spent for Blender.

    I've been using BPainter in Blender 3.3.0 LTS and haven't run in to any problems.

  • kaelygon
    almost 2 years ago

    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080
    CPU: Intel 6c/12t @ 4.8GHz
    OS: Arch Linux

    I noticed few minor issues
    - Picking color flickers the material and sometimes the color isn't picked correctly
    - It's possible to pick overlays color like wireframe
    - Autosaving does not save textures
    - Drawing a line ghosts more and is not as responsive as vanilla blender brush engine. But it's usable
    - Some settings like currently active brush resets each time I reload the blender save

    BPainter brings some improvements to the existing blender brush engine like the layer system and I love being able to paint alpha, although if the alpha is anything but exactly 0 or 1, the texture just looks white in viewport, no matter what blend mode I use.
    Here's a picture of my nodes: https://i.imgur.com/u1ATzH2.png

    I was hoping to have more color blending tools but this might be just the current blender brush engine limit. We probably never going to have Krita or Photoshop level brush engine, but BPainter is better in some aspects than nothing.

  • Sebastian Palus
    almost 2 years ago

    working with blender v3.2 and b.painter v2.0.19

    the color.picker seemingly picks the right color...
    ... but in fact it slighty shifts the colors... its barly visible... but its an adding error

    means... try the following:

    pick a color from the model... draw with tha color... pick a color from this newly drawn stroke... repeat thatprocess

    it ends up with a ever changing colortone

    this makes me sad :(

  • Giovanny Arce
    over 2 years ago

    Follow the dev suggestions, use 2.93 LTS instead (currently using 2.93.8 and it works a lot more stable compared to 3.0. Something annoying I noticed, working with textures bigger than 2048, using smear and blur brush runs super slow if I turn symmetry. But if I disable it from brush and add a mirror modifier with mirror in the desired axis + bisect checkbox, it runs a lot faster (you can even cross the middle with smear and no issues so far). But blur is still super slow... this is only using Diffuse for hand-painted textures, not even using the other channels. Maybe using a Diffuse BSDF shader might be better instead of Principle BSDF in my case? I wish to see more improvements in the future... might consider throwing the code to Github and making the source available to the public? I believe that would benefit the community and also the developer since he is just 1 person working on the addon. Think about it ;) I would happily donate such a project ;)

  • Mai
    over 2 years ago

    I mean, I love the program! But trying to get assistance for an issue I'm having so far had been like pulling teeth. I'm no blender pro or guru, but I've been using it enough to know mostly what I'm doing. I experienced something weird using bpainter i never experiences before and tried to get help now for a few days and the creator just does not wish to respond or help me... -sigh-

    If I could figure out this issue, this program would be 100% Amazing, but without it being figured out.. Not so much.

  • John Doe
    over 2 years ago


  • Richie
    over 2 years ago

    It's great. My #1 painting addon I go to. Unfortunately, there's a bug where if you undo too much it will crash blender. (Using blender 3.0)

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Sales 4200+
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Published about 7 years ago
Blender Version 2.79, 2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2
License GPL
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