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What is Paint 3D?

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Paint 3D is software develop for image and when it comes to opening images, and the painting tools are easily accessible and simple to customize before using and give your photo best possible effects. When you open a picture in paint 3D, whether it be a 2D photo or a 3D model, you’re given the flexibility to immediately use it with the current canvas that you already have open. This is different than opening the file normally, which will start you with a new, separate canvas. Once you have the objects you want on your canvas, you can use the built-in brushes and other painting utensils to paint directly onto your models.

Insert Local 2D or 3D Images

  1. Access the Menu button from the top left of Paint 3D.
  2. Choose Insert.
  3. Select the file that you want imported into the canvas you currently have open.
  4. Click or tap the Open button.
  5. You can import lots of file types this way, both 2D pictures in the PNG, JPG, JFIF, GIF, TIF/TIFF, and ICO format; as well as 3D models in the 3MF, FBX, STL, PLY, OBJ, and GLB file format.

How to Paint 3D Models with Paint 3D

All of Paint 3D’s brushes and corresponding options are available through the Art tools icon from the menu at the top of the program. This is how you paint your picture in Paint 3D; whether you’re filling in the lines of your 2D image or adding a amount of color to a 3D object. As you zoom up to a 3D image, it’s only natural for parts of it to be hidden or not easily accessible. You can use the 3D rotation button at the bottom of the canvas to paint the object in a 3D space .You should choose the correct tool that serves the purpose you’re after. Here’s a description of each that might help you pick the right one for your scenario:

Marker: The marker has a best’s uniform stroke everywhere it’s used and has a clean and full look to it. It’s similar to the pixel pen tool except that it will bleed parts of the color into nearby pixels for a softer approach. Neighboring pixels that are just out of reach are lightly colored.

Calligraphy pen: This tool works like calligraphy pen to work. Its effect is much like the markers except that the thickness of the strokes changes as you speed up and slow down the pen’s movement.

Oil brush: The oil brush tool gives a true brush look. It has a “thicker” and more pixilated effect that hides the background image much more than the marker.

Watercolor: Use the watercolor brush if you need an effect where the color should be faint over some areas but darker over others. It’s really easy to darken the color of the watercolor brush by simply brushing over the same area more than once. It’s similar to the spray can tool except that the edges aren’t as soft.

Pixel pen: The pixel pen looks almost identical to the marker except that unlike the marker, the pixel pen colors the entirety of every pixel it reaches. This creates a very uniform look that doesn’t bleed even a little into any other pixel, which in effect causes rigid edges but also makes it easier to quickly paint next to solid lines.

 

Pencil: The pencil is deal for a freehand look since it only spans between 5px and 10px.

Eraser: The eraser, despite its name, does not erase what you’ve already drawn so that parts of the model will return to a previous state (use History for that). Instead, the eraser tool removes every customization on the model while keeping the object intact, useful for starting from scratch without any designs or colors.

Crayon: The crayon makes a chalky, almost wet look. Edges are similar to the marker in that nearby pixels is partly opaque, but it’s different within the lines because even the center of the strokes is not fully colored (unless you color over them multiple times).

Choosing a Color

On the right side menu, below the texturing options, is where you select the color that the Paint 3D tool should use. You can choose any of the pre-selected colors from the menu of 18 or pick a temporary current color by clicking or tapping the color bar. From there, you can define the color by its RGB or hex values. Use the Eyedropper tool to pick a color from the canvas. This is an easy way to paint the same color as what already exists on the model when you’re not sure which color was used. To make your own custom colors to use later, choose the Add color plus sign below the colors. You can create up to six.

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