External Paint Autorefresh
 Addon that synchronizes Blender with GIMP and Photoshop for texture painting of 3d objects
              
External Paint Autorefresh is open source under the MIT license
Download: current version 3.4


Have you ever worked on a 3d model in Blender, and created a texture for it in GIMP or Photoshop? External Paint Autorefresh lets you texture paint in GIMP/Photoshop while the texture updates automatically in Blender, or switch to painting in Blender while the texture updates in your image editor. It also takes care of the UV layout and other similar layers in your image editor, ignoring them when saving and reloading the image.

Below is a list of features, and the manual has more info. For comments, bug reports, etc, please post them in the addon thread or send an email to pointsfweb@gmail.com.




External Paint Autorefresh features:
  • One-sided modes. Hit a shortcut in your image editor to make the texture update in Blender. Hit a shortcut in Blender to make the texture update in your image editor.

  • Two-sided mode. Work in your image editor while the texture updates by itself in Blender, or switch to working in Blender while the texture updates by itself in your image editor. The updates happen only when you are actively tweaking the image, and at a frequency that you set.
  • Shortcuts for importing the UV layout into your image editor, and for saving/reloading images while ignoring the UVs and other similar layers.
  • Cross-platform