I've been long frustrated about colour mixing in painter. This plug-in seems to be able to emulate the way pigments mix in real life. Painter advertises it self as being able to emulate traditional media so i feel it is pretty imperative for Painter to add Mixbox or some similar functionality to it. Otherwise I have to switch to Rebelle.
I tried Mixbox in Rebelle 6 pro. It's pretty revolutionary. After about 2 hours of trying it I gotta say that going back to Painter isn't really an option any more. Painter just doesn't have the same control with mixing. For Corel's sake I hope they implement Mixbox asap.
What did you download (file link?) and how do you use in/with Rebelle or Painter...separate app?/plugin? mix, copy color to Rebelle? or use directly from within Rebelle?
I figured it out: Rebelle 6 Pro includes choice of pigment painting/mixing or "normal" (non-pigment. Nothing to add to Rebelle; simply choose which paint simulation method via top of layers panel; "pigment" on/off
No such option in Painter.
Did you get a chance to try it out?
Yes, works as advertised...mix blue and yellow as pigment makes green. When done not as pigment it looks meh like all other painting programs. Just like the sample image you posted above. Rebelle includes Mixbox as an option (but doesn't list Mixbox directly).
Yep. According to the developers, adding mixbox to Painter for example would be relativly easy to do. The Painter dev's just have to buy the code and implement it to painter. Apparently it can't be done with a separate plug-in. The Mixbox devs said that if we want Mixbox to be added to other software we just have to ask the devs to do so. I'm trying to do my part. I even submitted a request to customer service.I really like Painter. I've been trying out Rebelle for a week now. It's really good as well, but I generally like the feel of the brushes more in Painter. I'm sure it has a lot to do with muscle memory and old habits, but still It would be sad to stop using Painter. I've been using Painter close to 20 years now. The thing is that, I feel that Mixbox or a similar inhouse feature, is pretty essential to have for a software advertising it self to be able to replicate traditional media. Painter costs double as much as Rebelle and lacks in essential features. I can't justify investing more money to it going forward.I'm holding hope that the 2024 version would implement Mixbox but I'm not too optimistic. If that doesn't happen I have to move on to Rebelle.
Don't believe ALL of the press... they take a small detail and blow it up as if no other program mixes colour accurately, when in fact the conditions are very specific.I've use mostly digital watercolour for 17 years, occasionally a smeary impasto oil brush. The watercolour mixes green NO SWEAT. On the oil it pays to choose the right tone of blue and also to have "dirty brush" selected so that the paint stays wet long enough to mix. Otherwise it drys and doesn't mix.Actual evidence in both, in painter blue and yellow make green: