Reference Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Character Menu Paint
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Paint

Options Painting Symmetry Display

Painting

Projection

If this option is enabled, the tool's cursor will be projected onto the mesh parallel to the computer screen. If the option is disabled, the cursor will follow the direction of the geometry's surface starting from the point where you begin to paint. This makes it easy to modify difficult to reach points.

Also reduces the risk of inadvertently painting Points that lie behind Points to be painted.

Visible Only

If this option is enabled, the brush will affect visible points only.

Selected Only

If this option is enabled, the brush will affect selected points or polygons only (e.g., for Vertex Color).

For vertex colors, a crisp color edge can be created (if Polygon Points is defined in the Vertex Colors tag).

Here you can only paint when in Vertex Color mode if the Vertex Colors tag’s Vertex Colors setting is set to Polygon Points.

Radius [0..+∞]

Defines the radius of the brush's cursor.

Alternately you can use your mouse’s scroll wheel to change the size of the brush.

Step [1..1000]

Use this slider to adjust the number of steps required to apply weighting. The higher the value, the less color that will be painted at one time, allowing the weighting to be applied more precisely.

Falloff

Here you can choose from various types of falloff that define how the tool's strength weakens from the cursor’s center to its edge. These are the same types of falloff that are available for various other tools, including the weight tool and the magnet. The following options are available:

Hardness

If selected, an additional Hardness slider will be made available. In the examples below the results of 0%, 50% and 100%, respectively, are shown.

None

Linear

Dome

If selected, an additional Width slider will be made available. In the examples below the results of 0%, 50% and 100%, respectively, are shown.

Bell

If selected, an additional Width slider will be made available. In the examples below the results of 0%, 50% and 100%, respectively, are shown.

Circle

Needle

If selected, an additional Width slider will be made available. In the examples below the results of 0%, 50% and 100%, respectively, are shown.

Curve

Use this option to create a custom falloff using a curve. Examples of curves used to create a falloff are shown below.

Width [0..100%]

Defines the width of the falloff, measured from the center.

Hardness [0..100%]

Defines how the tool's strength weakens from the cursor's center to its edge.

Curve

Here you can create your own profile for the falloff if Fall-Off is set to Curve.

Pressure

Select which tool property the pressure applied to a pressure-sensitive input device, such as a graphics tablet, should affect. The following options are available:

None

Disables the evaluation of the pen’s pressure.

Radius

If selected, the tool tip’s radius will increase accordingly with the pressure applied from zero to the value defined by the Radius setting.

Opacity

Behaves similarly to Radius only that the application strength will increase according to the pressure applied.

Hardness

If selected, the tool tip’s hardness can be adjusted according to the pressure applied.