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Hi guys, I've been searching around GameDev for posts about this and haven't come up with anything useful. I need help! Basicly, I've done some of my art for my current project and need a 3d paint tool to texture everything. It needs to be free, because our current funds are pretty low. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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I'm sure people who know more than I will come up with some more suggestions, but off the top of my head I would say try Gimp.

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Do you mean something like Bodypaint? So that you can paint your 3d Mesh in 3D?

This one may be a solution:

http://www.terabit.nildram.co.uk/tattoo/

Keep in mind that you have to setup the UV space before importing your mesh into Tattoo. Cubic mapping is a no. We don´t want to paint at one place and having this colour at six sides of the mesh ;)

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Hey thanks, I tried that Tattoo program, I couldn't really figure out how to actually paint the thing. Maybe I should stop being cheap and just hire someone...

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It´s not this complicated. Have a look in the help menu for the shortcuts ...

Besides that, you can always go the traditional route. Most of the current generation ones are able to export a bitmap of the UV space. Depends of your 3D Software. There are also several standalone apps for this task around. UVmapper for example.

http://www.uvmapper.com/

Then you can paint and tweak your texture in a 2D paint software. The better way anyway. But you have asked for a 3D paint app ;)

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Since I'm a programmer/designer, my art sucks. I'm also not used to the tools, so I usually end up coloring an ear green by mistake(on 2d paint tools).I prefer 3d paint tools because I can see my mistakes in real-time, and fix them really quick.

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