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Chapter 8: Paint Effects > Using the Paint Effects Canvas

Using the Paint Effects Canvas

Maya contains a 2D paint program that you can use to paint illustrations, create textures, or experiment with Paint Effects brushes. The Paint Effects canvas works like a simplified version of a digital paint program such as Corel Painter. You can paint on the canvas using any of the Paint Effects brushes; it's a great way to test a brush before applying it in a 3D scene.

USING A TABLET

You don't have to use a digital tablet and pen to work with Paint Effects, but it makes things much easier. In this chapter, we assume that you'll be using a digital tablet. If you are using a mouse, understand that to paint with Paint Effects you can left-click and drag to apply a stroke. If you're using a digital tablet, you can drag the pen across the tablet to apply a stroke to the Paint Effects canvas or to a 3D scene.


  

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