Paint Tool

As I posted earlier, you can navigate in the scene or rotate the scene (not the object) while faces are selected without losing the selection. Use CTRL+click instead of SHIFT+drag to select more faces. andnbsp;And as Les Patterson pointed out, use the paint tool on the Object Operation Panel instead of the one the right vertical toolbar.

Alex

Hello,

As far as I know, the paint tool can be used on individual faces by clicking on each one, or several faces by clicking and dragging across them.

What happens if I want to paint several faces, but they are not disposed such that I can click and drag across them, i.e. I need to fiddle with the view to get access to each one… andnbsp;Is there something like a shift-click or ctrl-click where I can get the same effect as click-and-drag, but with a chance to move the view around while selecting faces to paint?

If that’s impossible, consider this a request for a future version <!– s;) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!– s;) –>

Thanks,
Clem

You can use CTRL + click to select other faces without deselecting the previous ones. andnbsp;As long as you are carefull not to left or right click outside the object, you can mouse-navigate in the scene (center button) or use the navigation tool on the bottom left of your screen (both move and rotate).

Alex

Use the face selection tool and Ctrl-Click will allow you to select multiple faces, and still be able to move around in the scene/model. This way you can paint a few faces, then move, then paint, etc.
Les

Clem,
I don’t think you can click-and-drag to paint four faces on a cube. At some point you would have to rotate the cube in order to paint the faces on the opposite sides. I don’t believe there is andnbsp;a way to do what you asked. If I’m wrong, someone will correct me……… ;D
Les

Use the face selection tool as I said before, then once you have selected the faces you want to paint, go to the andquot;toolboxandquot;(object operations panel on the left), and use the paint bucket you find there to fill the faces you have selected.
I didn’t specify which paint tool to use in the earlier post, sorry….. :-/
Les

P.S.
This method of painting also comes in handy as a andquot;workaroundandquot; if you experience crashes while using the paint brush tool.

That’s right, Ian– this wasn’t quite the dumb question it seemed ;D

I’m talking about the paint tool, not the fill tool. It is possible to select multiple faces and andquot;fillandquot; them from the operations panel, but the results for paint and fill are not the same.

I would like to be able to have the equivalent of clicking-and-dragging the paint tool, over 4 faces on a cube. How would you do that? Try it!

Clem

Yes, but having selected all these faces, how do you paint them? Click the ‘Paint’ tool, and you lose all your selected faces. <!– s:( –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!– s:( –>

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