Layer Painter

by Joshua Knauber in Materials, Shaders, Textures

Item Rating

This item has an average rating of 4 from 25 ratings by the community.

  • griantalamonti 12 months ago

    Please look at this addon with patience, this developer is giving us Substance Painter/designer power inside Blender and with version 1.2 he got closer than ever.
    If you don't want/need to work with nodes this is actually the best option out there, you don't like to connect super small dots with lines in the shader editor? You're gonna love simple clicks on tabs.
    Instead of writing about bugs here people should contact Joshua directly he's going to support as best as he can and with good thoughful reviews we can help him/ourselves in making this the best texturing addon for Blender. I cannot stress enough how much powerful this is in combo with ExtremePBR, it was only a dream I had in mind before the developer actually made it. Thanks a lot for your work.

  • Robert Wesseling about 1 year ago

    I tried this addon from the beginning, before it was released, and the first releases it was a bit hard to get the hang of it. But now the UI and workflow is hugely improved. Didn't use it for a while and understood the latest release in a few minutes without manual or reading anything. I even skipped the internal tutorial. I know from now on (version 1.2), that I will use this addon very frequent. And that is the best indicator for me that an addon is good. Thanks for the hard work!

  • RadioMars about 1 year ago

    I'm starting to get into it and I really like how it's integrated in the interface. I was able to customise it so my workspace looks almost like Photoshop's ui. However there is a big issue with this addon, which is a lack of proper tutorial or any instuctions. I spent a lot of time trying to find any information on how to work with it, but it's just all over the place. I think the only thing this great addon needs(badly) is a coherent manual that outlines all of it's features and at least a couple of step-by-step tutorials on how to make some cool looking stuff

    • Joshua Knauber about 1 year ago

      There's a full manual here: and there are a few video tutorials coming

  • Sebastian Platen over 1 year ago

    It's not bad, it could be a really great addon, but it does not feel very stable. It crashed blender a few times, also in some cases I got errors when doing stuff. Also the UI is hard to read, even with the documentation. It is still better than the default texture paint in blender.

    • Joshua Knauber over 1 year ago

      Could you please message me about the errors and crashes you're getting so those can be fixed?

  • delazouch over 1 year ago

    I like this, it works.
    But one key thing that is missing a Guide on how to use it!!! 90% of the time We want a toy that is useable from out the box, The Timelapse Video is useless to many that then have you reading an Ikea manual. I did ask for a non-timelapse video and guide. but now feel I wasted 3 days of reading instructions for where to put the batteries.

    would have been 5 stars had I not wasted time reading manuals

    • Joshua Knauber over 1 year ago

      Ok, I understand your point, here's how I thought about it when making the documentation: I assumed that the core functionality, meaning adding layers and changing their settings could be figured out just by installing the add-on. Then you could watch the timelapse to get an understanding of how a normal workflow with LayerPainter would look. From then on you could look at the documentation to understand specific features in more detail.
      This way, I thought, it'd be relatively easy to pick up the add-on.
      I'm sorry if that wasn't the case for you, I'm looking into more detailed tutorials and of course you can always ask me if you have questions.

  • Hui almost 2 years ago

    @bournejr Maybe I know the problem about"Couldn't load assets"
    It needs to make sure point to the BATS_asset_file.blend in add-on settings and
    like F:\gun\BAT_PBR\BATS_asset_file.blend

    It looks like don't support to change language like: ...", line 2637, in execute
    bpy.context.scene.bats_properties.materials =
    TypeError: bpy_struct: item.attr = val: enum "材质" not found in ('Material')
    Don't select Tooltips and New Data in Translation setting to fix it

    I hope this add-on has lots of amazing function and tutorial in the future. Like Mirror Painting、blender2.8 Grease Pencil paint style(alt to draw Line、Shift to smooth draw...) 、Smart mask etc

    Sorry, I am not good at in English

    • Joshua Knauber almost 2 years ago

      I'll send you a message, so we can figure out your problem!

  • Erik almost 2 years ago

    great customer service and product. a few things are missing but im sure they will follow!

  • bournejr almost 2 years ago

    I am in agreement with other comments - great in concept, less so in really working. I finally got the addon installed. I understand the author is working on a better installation method. I have problems with the layers - "Couldn't load assets" - even though I have put the BATS_asset_file.blend in another directory and specified that location in the preferences in the addon. I'm willing to wait for improvements - so good luck in getting the addon working - I can see the promise - however, clearly not a 1.0 release - I'd say alpha, perhaps beta.

    • Joshua Knauber almost 2 years ago

      Youre problem seems to be solved now, and also that's what this version of the add-on is: a beta, just like blender 2.8 is.
      With the next update it will move out of that phase and things will get a lot more stable and smooth to work with.

  • Grady about 2 years ago

    UI is a mess and it seems buggy.

    • Joshua Knauber about 2 years ago

      Hey, can you please give some more detailed feedback on how you think the UI could be improved and what bugs you encountered?
      Otherwise I can't really do anything about your problems with the add-on!

  • Juan Mendoza about 2 years ago

    Good in theory but i tried it and still lost, i will love better documentation or a step by step tutorial because i can't figure out how it works

    • Joshua Knauber about 2 years ago

      I've been really busy in the last months, but I will definitely do a lot more tutorial content with the future updates!

Purchase this item to leave a review!