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Painting Instanced Objects


image2Another quality tutorial from CGCookie, this one is by Kernon Dillon and its about using some neat techniques in Blender to 'paint' objects into a scene.

The brief description is as follows:

"This tutorial teaches how to use Blender's particles system to “paint” instanced objects onto mesh surfaces. Similar to Maya's “Paint Effects”, though not nearly as powerful, it's a very nice way to fill a scene with flowers, vegetation, rocks, pebbles, gravel, debris, etc"

You can watch the tutorial here:"painting"-instanced-objects-into-your-blender-scene



  1. Just goes to show, no matter how well you think you know the tools, someone will always have thought of another way to use them. Genius.

  2. Wow! I didn't know blender let you do this. It's the feature I always wanted but never knew existed.

    But whilst I like the content this tutorial offers... 1 hour is waaay too long. :S

  3. Thanks for the tutuorial. I had just finished a project this weekend where this would have come in handy. Now I'm going back to see how it would have turned out if I had used this method. :)

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