tModLoader Better Paint - Make the world your canvas!

Discussion in 'Works-in-Progress' started by hamstar, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    Better Paint


    Requires Mod Helpers

    Important: This mod is NOT currently multiplayer compatible. This will be addressed eventually.

    Painting in action:

    Now featuring glowing paint:

    This mod improves the paint function of the game by providing a highly-adjustable spray applicator. You can now paint with full, smooth RGB color with an assortment of handy brushes and settings. Configurable.

    Source available here. API now available.

    Available config fields are defined here. Config file: Documents/My Games/Terraria/ModLoader/Configs/Better Paint Config.json


    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
  2. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker


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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
  3. Cheeseboy157

    Cheeseboy157 Spazmatism

    Great mod! I can see some good potential here!
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  4. RadioctiveTaco

    RadioctiveTaco Terrarian

    looks pretty nice! I could use this to create some paint things. (duh). How does that gradient thing work when you paint the things, and will you be able to turn it off? How do you have the sign thing at the bottom of you post (with the total downloads and stuff)?
  5. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    There's 4 modes (brushes), spray being but one. There are 3 settings adjusters, also.

    It's a function of the mod browser site. You just supply your mod name in the image's URL, and it queries and renders its stats.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2018
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  6. thisgalNyx

    thisgalNyx Terrarian

    I have wanted something like this for a long, long time. Is there a trick to mixing that allows for precise RGB values? :pinky:
  7. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    Well if you start off with black or white paint, then selectively mix with the pure red, green, and blue paints, you can home in on exacting values. Alternatively, you can creatively mix approximate colors, and save a lot on paint without a total guarantee of exacting results. This will be subject to experimentation, and future versions can refine this concept further, as needed and evident.

    If you find mixing to get a bunch of a specific color to be tedious, there's also Copy Cartridges (1 Color Cartridge, 10 Greater Mana Potions, 5 Nanites) that can lift any color from a painted surface easily. A good way to reuse spent cartridges, too!
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  8. Yog Sothoth

    Yog Sothoth Terrarian

    How do I mix paint? That is to say, how do I make a color cartridge with a defined rgb? So far, the only thing I can think of is spraying a wall with paint until I get a good mix going.
  9. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    It's similar to normal crafting, which consumes items in rows from top left to bottom right. The mix of paints you'd want to get the right color would have to be arranged on an upper row as such.
  10. Yog Sothoth

    Yog Sothoth Terrarian

    Thank you for the reply, but I meant more like... Where do I mix paints with cartridges? Where is the bulk of this done? Anvil, workbench, dye vat, alchemy lab?
  11. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    Paint Mixer. You can buy one from the Painter, or craft it from Extratinator, Blend-O-Matic, and Dye Vat.

    You can see what station is needed next to the recipe in the crafting list.
  12. Yog Sothoth

    Yog Sothoth Terrarian

    Ok, got some idea of what to do now. Is it possible to copy a colour from dirt or stone blocks with the copy colour function?
  13. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    Yes, but you need Copy Cartridges (Color Cartridge + 10 Greater Mana Potions + 5 Nanites).
  14. Yog Sothoth

    Yog Sothoth Terrarian

    Oh, just reread my comment. I mean copy colour of dirt, from dirt that has no paint on it and hasn't been sprayed before. Is it possible to extract "essence" of tree for a cave wall?
  15. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    That would involve some tricky texture data code. Totally doable, but that'll have to be a far future feature, unless I can get some time compensation.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
  16. Yog Sothoth

    Yog Sothoth Terrarian

    Sorry to bring it up again, but in the video at 8.7 seconds you hover over a light green dye, might I ask for the process by which you made that?
  17. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    /paintgive command, because I'm a filthy cheater.
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  18. Omega Colonizer

    Omega Colonizer Plantera

    Hi, i updated "helpers" mod to the newest version today and game crashes when im trying to use plaint blaster.
  19. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    Working on it.
  20. hamstar

    hamstar Steampunker

    Introducing (as of v1.2) glowing paint: