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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tedhaoyang's picture

creat 'ui' under 2013. copy

creat 'ui' under 2013. copy the ducuments of painter in 2012 to it.


opus13's picture

How'd you get it to work?

How'd you get it to work?

I just get the dreaded:

--Runtime error: Copy error on file c:\Program Files...

Edit: grr. reply to use posts as a new comment :/

opus13's picture

dupe post


tedhaoyang's picture

great script. thank you.

works well in max 2013-64.
thank you for your work.
and the convert on is great too.


abdel7akim's picture

advanced painter for max 2011

Hi everyone, I downloaded then install advanced painter but it makes an error (I'm using 3ds max 2011), i want to ask if there's a version of it to run under 3ds max 2011, or if there's a special method to install on max 2011
thank you for your reply

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technotronik's picture

Im Stupid... OHHHH Yeah!

Hello Herman

Pardon me for the "About" suggestion. I'va just find it in bottom. But the version still to be change form 1.5.1 to 1.6

Nice day


technotronik's picture

Change Version Number

Hello Herman

Really great work. As simple to use as the JASC PSP was compare to the new COREL Shits. The interface is perfect for me. Only a simple thing. When you run the new 1.6 script, the pop window continue to confirm the 1.5 is well done... ;-)

Maybe that will be fine to have a simple "About" in the panel to see information about your work, the present version, and why not, a direct link to your site.

Nice day to you


grasshopper's picture

Great script, but.......

Hi Herman, thanks for this great script I have been using it to scatter some bunches of grass but I am noticing that each time it is placing an instance of each proxy at every scatter point. What am I doing worng?

I am using max 2012

Tareq's picture

Thanx very much

Thanx very much ....................

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