Brush Manager for Blender 2.83

Brush Manager is an add-on for Blender that helps you to create custom brushes, store them in a file and organize the library of various categories of brushes.
It also has themes for brushes preview and this add-on makes easy to apply a new themed icon for your newly created brush and for existing brushes as well.

Fully supported Blender version: 2.83 for Linux/Windows

You can also use it for 2.90 version. It has been tested in the current build of Beta stage.

Installation

  • Download
  • Open Blender and select Edit->Preferences
  • Click Add-ons category and then ‘Install…’ button
  • Select the downloaded file
  • Check the ‘Brush Manager’ option in the add-ons dialog

Installation

Here is the link for free Orb Stylized Brushes https://gumroad.com/l/zMJlJ

Overview

Main UI Panel:

Main UI Panel with the search filter turned on:

Menu of the Brush Manager with various operations:

Add-on Preferences:

Icon Themes:

Change Log:

Brush Manager 1.0.5

  • First implementation of the Popup menu with a hotkey (Alt + Space)( I’m still looking forward towards Blender 2.90 release. I hope there will be a new possibility in python API for a better version of the brushes palette.
    popup
    Here you can change the hotkey if it has already using by another add-on:
    popup_hotkey
    … and a new Preference setting:bm_popup_setting
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Really amazing idea
Ill definitely download that [ after i learn sculpting ]
:grin:

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Thanks :+1: Its easy enough if you know what do you want to sculpt :slightly_smiling_face:

Thank you ! Looks interesting to try !

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Thanks, you are welcome :slightly_smiling_face: Let me know if you need any clarification about menu operations, for instance when you saving brushes or loading from a file you can exclude the default brushes. There is an option at the right side of the file view window.
exclude

Just a thumbnail :grinning:

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Would be nice pop up brush selector like Zbrush with space bar

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Really good addon! Thank you!

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Great suggestion, for now python API is pretty limited for such a thing as far as I know of. I saw some future development in that regard, probably in 2.90 it will be possible. Anyways I’m gonna look for that possibility with the current python tools more deeply.

You are welcome, have a nice sculpting.

lovely tool …l hope this video helps
My one suggestion would be the ability to keymap or quick favorite the brush menu so in turn this would act very similar to zbrush

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Thanks, Steven! … I’m working on it :slightly_smiling_face:

Do you have a twitter account?
I posted about it and people loved. I’d like to show people the real developer of the addon.
Here is the post

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I’m not using Twitter, sorry. Glad they like it :+1: Thanks, and no worries its all good.

Change Log:

Brush Manager 1.0.5

  • First implementation of the Popup menu with a hotkey (Alt + Space)( I’m still looking forward towards Blender 2.90 release. I hope there will be a new possibility in python API for a better version of the brushes palette.
    popup
    Here you can change the hotkey if it has already using by another add-on:
    popup_hotkey

Have a nice sculpting :slightly_smiling_face:

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… and a new Preference setting:bm_popup_setting

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i really wanna to install that addon but when i tried to activate it this panel shown i do not know how to solve it can help me please ?

In your case you need to follow the installation video. You can name it as file add-on is called, for example if this file is called Brush_Manager.py then type in this line Addon_Name = “Brush_Manager”, but its not appropriate way because you copied Brush_Manager.py into root folder of the Blender addons. It should be placed inside the Brush_Manager folder with its content like …addons\Brush_Manager\Brush_Manager.py

If you already had installed previous version of this add-on then simply remove it then save preferences(important) and install it as it says in installation description.

Have a nice day :+1:

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i renamed it in its location to Addon_Name = “Brush_Manager” and it works well thank you alot for that help and that great addon

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Brush Manager 1.0.7

  • New function added to save the Favorites list to the current file. (On Save include the favorites brushes to the current file data and memorize the current favorites list)
  • Small fixes.

Menu operations added:

save_load_menu

That way you can save the list state on demand if new preference setting has not been turned on.

Preference setting for auto saving the favorites list on file save:

save_fav_pref

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