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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camil's picture

Advanced Painter error

Please , can someone help me to get rid of this error - runtime error:can't load button images:bitmap:"c:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max\2013\script\AdvPainter\scatterer_a.bmp"

A.Battikhi's picture

solving problem " runtime error "

it happens because of the way you installed it , so after you downloaded the file then extracted it ,then u should open 3dsmax as administrator , from maxscript run the extracted file "advpainter_1.6.0.mzp" .
wrong installation , when you drag and drop the files to max .

EnnisBucci's picture

the error message

3ds Max 2014 /advpaint error

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EnnisBucci's picture

Runtime Error

Here is the screenshoot of the error message appeared to me.
Any help pls? I am using 3ds Max 2014

fajar's picture

It work perfect with me, im

It work perfect with me, im using max 2014 , no error found. Please take screen shoot where the script error message appear.

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jplourde's picture

I am also on 3ds Max Design

I am also on 3ds Max Design 2013 x64 and I cannot seem to install the script properly. I keep getting an error when trying to open the script: "-Unknown property: 'open' in undefined"

I have made a UI folder in the 2013 folder on the C drive, and also tried logging in as admin. These have not worked.

Any ideas of what I am doing incorrectly?

rezoloot's picture

Brilliant tool

Saves a lot of time trying to create brushes for export, thanks

carlocki's picture

any help

any help for 2014?

opus13's picture

Anyone get the 2013 version installer working?

I just receive the dreaded "--Runtime error: copy error on fileL c:\program files\..."

On max 2013 x64 :/

fajar's picture

Nothing changed, just

Nothing changed, just installation procces from max 2013 up [only].... for max 2012 down to max 5, please just download attached link above :cheers

advpainter_1.6.0_max2013.mzp 34.15 KB

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