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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adamf's picture

when i click this link, i

when i click this link, i still cannot download the .rar. Where can I find the 64 bit version of Advanced Painter? Thank you :)

Jophus14's picture

Great script. Is there a way

Great script. Is there a way to rotation the stones or have then not intersect with one another? Thanks.

marshall_warner's picture

It's not working 'cause you

It's not working 'cause you need to run 3ds max with administrative priviliges in vista and 7

k2000's picture

max design 2010 x64 windows7

max design 2010 x64 windows7 - works perfect!

Can anyone say - what is the difference between Randomazer and Scatterer.
As I didn't find any difference - it comes they are the same tools.


mexico's picture

great script thnx

great script thnx

Ankebut's picture

max 2009 x64 windows 7 -

max 2009 x64 windows 7 - works perfect

Jorge_Zamudio's picture

Yup, it's the same for max

Yup, it's the same for max x64 design 2010, using windows 7 is a no go

maioo's picture

dudes, i just tried to

dudes, i just tried to install the advpainter, and I got this message:

MAXScript FileIn Exception

-- Runtime error: Copy error on file: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3dsMax 2009\stdplugins\stdscripts\

I tried several times and every time i got the same error.
Does anybody know why is this, i'm using Vista 64bits, max 2009SP1 64bits and VRay1.5 Sp2.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

pelase help :(

peprgb's picture

Really super stuff!! Thank

Really super stuff!!

Thank you very much.

seven's picture

but is not working whit max

but is not working whit max 2009 x64!
i have downloaded all the files 1.5.5 and 1.6 but there is the same problems....

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