Stroke

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Stroke panel.

Stroke Method E

Defines the way brush strokes are applied to the canvas.

Dots

Apply paint on each mouse move step.

Drag Dot

Leaves only one dab on the canvas which can be placed by dragging.

Space

Creates brush stroke as a series of dots, whose distance (spacing) is determined by the Spacing setting.

Spacing

Represents the percentage of the brush radius.

Limits brush application to the distance specified by spacing.

Airbrush

Flow of the brush continues as long as the mouse click is held (spray), determined by the Rate setting. With other methods the brush only modifies the color when the brush changes its location. This option is not available for the Grab sculpting brush.

Rate

Interval between paints for airbrush.

Anchored

Creates a single dab at the brush location. Clicking and dragging will resize the dab diameter.

Edge to Edge

The brush location and orientation are determined by a two point circle, where the first click is one point, and dragging places the second point, opposite from the first.

Line

Clicking and dragging lets you define a line in screen space. The line dabs are separated by Spacing, similar to space strokes. With Alt the line stroke is constrained to 45 degree increments.

Curve

Defines the stroke curve with a bezier curve (dabs are separated according to Spacing). Use Ctrl-RMB to create the initial control point of the curve.

Paint Curves

Stroke Curves are reusable and can be stored and selected by using the Data-Block Menu menu.

Add Points

You can define additional curve control points by using Ctrl-RMB. The handles can define by dragging the mouse before releasing the mouse button. In regards the the stroke direction, the stroke flows in the direction of the first control point to the second control point. If another control point is added after the second control point, but instead extends from the first control point in a different direction, it then becomes the initial control point, and the stroke still flows from the direction from the first to the second.

Transforming Points

The control points and handles can be dragged around with LMB. To ensure the handles of a control point are symmetrical, drag them around using Shift-LMB. A few transform operators are supported such as moving, scaling and rotating.

Selection

The handles can be selected individually by using RMB, extend the selection by Shift-RMB and deselect/select all by using A.

Delete Points X

To delete a curve point, use X.

Draw Curve Return

To confirm and execute the curved stroke, press Return or use the Draw Curve button.

Spacing Distance Sculpt Mode Only

Method used to calculate the distance to generate a new brush step.

View

Calculates the brush spacing relative to the view.

Scene

Calculates the brush spacing relative to the scene using the stroke location. This avoids artifacts when sculpting across curved surfaces.

Adjust Strength for Spacing

Attenuate the brush strength according to spacing. Available for the Space, Line, and Curve stroke methods.

Dash Ratio

Ratio of samples in a cycle that the brush is enabled. This is useful to create dashed lines in texture paint or stitches in Sculpt Mode. Available for the Space, Line, and Curve stroke methods.

Dash Length

Length of a dash cycle measured in stroke samples. This is useful to create dashed lines in texture paint or stitches in Sculpt Mode. Available for the Space, Line, and Curve stroke methods.

Jitter

Jitter the position of the brush while painting.

Jitter Pressure

Brush Jitter can be affected by enabling the pressure sensitivity icon, if you are using a Graphics Tablet.

Jitter Unit

Controls how the brush Jitter is measured.

View

The Jitter is measured based on how the cursor appears on the monitor i.e. ”screen space”.

Scene

The Jitter is measured based on real world units. The unit type and scaling can be configured in the Scene Units.

Input Samples

Recent mouse locations (input samples) are averaged together to smooth brush strokes.

Stabilize Stroke

Stabilize Stroke makes the stroke lag behind the cursor and applies a smoothed curve to the path of the cursor. This can be enabled temporary by holding Shift-S while painting or permanently by clicking the checkbox found in the header.

Radius

Sets the minimum distance from the last point before stroke continues.

Factor

Sets the amount of smoothing.