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MaxScript: Projection Painter

Marius "obliviboy" Silaghi released another MaxScript called Projection Painter

"Projection Painter is a script for 3DS Max which allows you to send a view of your model in your favorite painting application to paint its textures then project them back on to your model."


  • You have the benefit of working in your familiar painting environment with your favorite brushes at the speed you are used to.
  • Don't have to fear ruining your existing texture by projecting on a new layer and have the ability to edit, move and do anything you want with the projected paint.
  • The very good representation of your shading, lighting and normal map in in your painting application will help you paint more accurately, no more guess work.
  • You can paint on any map, diffuse, specular, bump, opacity etc.

So instead of projection painting on the 3D model in the viewport, you use photoshop and send it back to your model where it figures out the behinds the scenes voodoo and updates your texture. I also like how it allows you to work around the UV distortion in a model.

It does look very promising and his other scripts are very well written and have some amazing functionality, if you try it out let us know how it goes.

The downside to all the scripts Marius's writes is that they aren't free. But with the insane amount of witchcraft that had to go into creating scripts like these, hopefully you understand that all those frog beaks aren't cheap.


Related Links:

  • Official site for the script is HERE.
  • We are talking about it HERE.


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