Advanced Painter

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Herman Saksono - update to 1.6.0 by 3DZver

Advanced Painter is a modular brush-based distribution tool derrived from the Nature Painter script. This tool comes with 7 inks:

  • Grass: to create grasses; Grass: to create simple grasses
  • Hair [new]: used to create simple hair/fur (or as guide hair for Shag:Hair
  • Randomizer [new]: a variation of Scatterer used to randomly distribute a selection of objects.
  • Stone: to create simple stones and peebles.
  • Spaghetti: spaghetties, noodles, wires and other long things maker.
  • Scatterer [updated]: a generic but powerful object scattering tool.
  • Toothpaste: the fun but not-so-useful toothpaste generator.

Updated to version 1.60 by 3DZver

Here the list of changes and additions:
* the cource code is recompiled and optimized for support of dotNet;
* acceptance in attention of scale of source object which has been
applied to him up to cloning is added (Randomizer and Scatterer);
* the opportunity to set factor in randomness scaling of clone (min % - max %) is added (Randomizer and Scatterer);
* support of use of groups as source objects is added (Randomizer and Scatterer).

New version for download is possible here: AdvPainter v1.6.0(x32/x64) (or file attachment area below)


Additional Info: 


  1. Extract advPainter_1.5.1.mzp
  2. Start Max. MaxScript>Run Script ... and choose the extraced file. A dialog box will inform you that installation is successful.
  3. Install Advanced Painter action item (found under 'Painter' category) to your toolbar, main menu bar, or quadmenu. You set up a shortcut key or menu item for Advanced Painter the same way you would configure a regular 3ds interface item. Go to Customize / Customize User Interface, change the category to 'Painter' and assign a shortcut. Click ok. Voila. If you are having difficulty installing Advanced Painter or any other script, try checking out the script installation page, especially the videos demonstrating the process.

NOTE: Advanced Painter 1.5 requires 3ds max 5.1.

Uninstalling Advanced Painter: During setup, the the following files are copied. If you wish to uninstall Advanced Painter just delete them yourself.


Version Requirement: 
3ds max 5-2009 (32/64)
Video URL: 
advpainter_1.5.1.zip70.31 KB
advpainter_1.6.0.zip43.22 KB


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kartu600's picture

Max 2020 not working

yeah . i have same problem too. this is the update of the script : pls visit here :

asianboy89's picture

Max 2020 not working

I still can't get it to work in max 2020, is there an updated script for it? thanks


ScribbleTribble's picture

I think a Windows update has

I think a Windows update has changed permissions in the Programs folder.

A couple of days ago I could install mzp after mzp and today I could not.

I manually gave myself permissions in the Autodesk folder.

3DZver's picture

You do not have administrator rights

The reason is that you do not have Administrator permissions to make any changes to the 3ds max root folder.
Before installing, make sure that you have the necessary Administrative rights to make changes to the 3ds max root folder or contact your Administrator for help.

Skuatmraa's picture

Still works

I found it easier to open the file with a zip program like 7 Zip and then place the files into the directory. If you open the .run file in notepad you can see exactly where you are supposed to put them.

Azazelo's picture
3DZver's picture

I have slightly corrected the

I have slightly corrected the installer to work correctly in newer versions of 3ds max (currently tested in 3ds max 2020). This installer works in a simple "drag and drop" way.
If the author does not mind, i will attach the corrected version here:

advpainter_1.6.0.mzp 34.37 KB
an_tony68's picture

Advanced Painter 1.6

Works fine with 3ds Max 2019. Drag and drop the advpainter_1.6.0.mzp doesn`t work.
Copy the file into the Scripts folder. From Scripting menu - Run the advpainter_1.6.0.mzp.
A pop up will inform you that it`s installed. Go to Customize and add it as a button.

fajar's picture

did you download ver 1.5 or

did you download ver 1.5 or 1.6? coz 1.6 already net version tho , should be no problem tho.

APURVA's picture

getting error message

please i am not able to open the painter except for options grass. In all the others i am getting active x control error and its says
" MsComCtLib.ListviewCtrl " Class not registered.

Please Help ASAP.

adv_error.jpg 70.5 KB


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