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Free Blender Brushes


Issanou Kamardine shares his collection of brushes, and includes an addon to manage them.

I'm happy to share with you my personal Blender Brushes, with an add-on I wrote to simplify the sculpting workflow in Blender.

Instal the add-on and you have nothing else to do, the brushes are already included.

Installation steps : User pref - Add-on - Instal from file and select the .Zip


  1. I had a problem getting this addon to work on on Mac OS X because it kept coming up with a File Path error when I went to load the brushes. To get this to work on OSX you have to go into the .py files and find the locations where there is a file path and change the '\\' in the file path to a '/' (without the quotes on both occasions. Save the .py files and reload Blender and everything works. Thanks for the fantastic brush set these are going to be a lot of fun to play with.

    • Hi Duncan, thank you for the solution you offer. I changed all the \\ to / in each .py file (3 of them). However, I still get a "Traceback" / "Syntax Error" message and the addon does not want to install. Could you please help? Maybe paste the edited filepath (lien)? Thank you for your help.

      • In the file there's a slash in front of the "import bpy" line at the top. Remove the slash, then delete the __pychache__ folder and restart blender.

  2. These tools are absolutely incredible! My thanks to Issanou for making them available! The scrape brush is particularly cleverly done. Thanks again!

    • Same issue here, the addon turns on, but there are no brushes. If I press "reload brushes" I get this error:

      Traceback (most recent call last):

      File "/Users/XXXXXXXX/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.78/scripts/addons/sculpt_brushes/", line 39, in execute
      File "/Users/XXXXXXXX/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.78/scripts/addons/sculpt_brushes/", line 29, in execscript
      bpy.ops.script.python_file_run( filepath = lien )
      File "/private/var/folders/40/y4b0blqx0152ylzt02w9lr1w0000gn/T/AppTranslocation/55EFAE58-F714-474E-B55D-D9F53C63ED81/d/", line 189, in __call__
      ret = op_call(self.idname_py(), None, kw)
      RuntimeError: Error: OSError: Python file "/Users/XXXXXXXX/Library/Application Support/Blender/2.78/scripts\addons\sculpt_brushes\" could not be opened: No such file or directory

      location: /private/var/folders/40/y4b0blqx0152ylzt02w9lr1w0000gn/T/AppTranslocation/55EFAE58-F714-474E-B55D-D9F53C63ED81/d/

      location: :-1

  3. +1 ERROR on 2.78a

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.78\scripts\addons\sculpt_brushes\", line 41, in execute
    File "C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.78\scripts\modules\bpy\", line 189, in __call__
    ret = op_call(self.idname_py(), None, kw)
    RuntimeError: Operator bpy.ops.sculpt.sculptmode_toggle.poll() failed, context is incorrect

    location: :-1

  4. I'm running MacOS Sierra 10.12.4
    This set WILL work, but it requires some tweaking as described above. Here's what I did.
    1. Download only the brushes (a file called
    2. Unzip this file
    3. Open up,,
    4. Replace all file path instances of \\ with /
    5. I think there were 3 to 6 replacements per file, depending on the file
    6. This changes paths like
    /Library/Application Support/Blender/2.78/scripts\addons\sculpt_brushes\
    to a path MacOS can read, such as
    /Library/Application Support/Blender/2.78/scripts/addons/sculpt_brushes/
    7. Save all 3 files, and rezip the file so you're back with
    8. Open Blender, install the addon via the updated
    9. Close Blender
    10. Navigate to /Library/Application Support/Blender/2.78/scripts/addons/sculpt_brushes/ and delete the __pycache__ directory
    11. Open Blender
    12. Open Sculpting tools
    13. Click the Brushes tab, and then refresh brushes.
    14. Under the Brushes dropdown, click Reload IK Brushes
    15. Bingo bango! It WILL work. It's working for me. Good luck! Happy Sculpting!

    • I'ts even easier for PC users! no need to change anything really, just make sure you have the add-on installed (sometimes It'll prompt up an error message but just ignore it and click again) and go to the brushes drop down and check load IK brushes. I'm pretty sure that was the big problem.

      This worked for me, in case it doesn't for other PC users my recommendation is to try everything in Adam's list. Good luck.

      Thanks for the message Adam! it was your comment what made me realize what I was missing.

  5. I downloaded both the files and looked up tutorials to how to import them but i am still having trouble. I just want the simple answer to import them. please somebody help and if you have the answer, break it down into small parts.

  6. I 've also a question, i installed the add-on, but i do not see the extra brushes when coming in sculpt-mode and going to tools, i only find there the standard brushes of blender. I'm using windows 10 and Blender 2.79.

    Find from your work IK3D, i hope to work with it soon,


  7. Malthe Andersen on

    Okay guys, if you're having troubles installing it, start by extracting it, then where it says file, press append, and find your extracted file, then find the brushes and import those you want:)

  8. Could someone explain where the brushes drop down is so I can enable the add on? I'm sure I'm missing something.

    I see the Brush option in the 3D view, on the top toolbar and right hand tool section but no 'Brushes' option and nothing to enable the Add on.
    I did see it mentioned to update to 2.8 but I am already on the newest build (May 1st).

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