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How to: clone tool in PMCskin3D

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To make life easier creating skins in PMCskin3D there's the clone tool.
It allows you to make a stamp out of any piece of your skin and apply it elsewhere on the canvas.

This is especially useful on larger canvases *cough* ender dragon *cough*.

Here's your clone tool:

How to: clone tool in PMCskin3D

Select it and then select your "Square Brush" tool.

How to: clone tool in PMCskin3D

You can adjust the square brush to any size you want. In the example above it's set to be a 9x9 square. You could also use the circle or triangle brush tools instead.

With the clone tool and square brush selected you can choose an area of the texture you are working on to clone. A contrasting color will show you which area on the model you're selecting.

To select, simply click on the piece you want to clone. The clone tool will save that area as a new brush/stamp.

How to: clone tool in PMCskin3D

After you have selected a piece of texture, the clone tool will save your bit as the new "Clipboard Brush" which can then be used in combination with "Smooth Mode" just like it were any other brush.



The neat part about the new "Clipboard Brush" is that you can rotate and mirror it. 😁 That way you can copy-paste entire parts of your skin. Particularly useful when you want to make the sides of a body, head or limb symmetrical.

But also when you want to continue a pattern. Like with scales on your dragon. 😜


Happy texturing!
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03/07/2020 7:46 pm
Level 41 : Master Dragonborn
mythicaljay
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It’s good someone made a tutorial for this for beginners. This tool I use all the time for every skin I make.
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03/30/2020 7:04 am
Level 23 : Expert Artist
FrostbiteMetal4
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I use noise mode for hair everytime
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03/30/2020 7:23 am
Level 41 : Master Dragonborn
mythicaljay
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I’ve never used that tool, mainly because noise doesn’t look very good, in my opinion.
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03/07/2020 6:23 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Theorist
Kord
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Fabulous blog! I haven't used this editor yet (or worked with mob skinning at all), and the Ender Dragon skin seems intimidating; knowing tricks/tips like this is very helpful in weighing my choice of whether to give the event a try. :D
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