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Unleash your creativity in the world of ARK: Survival Ascended with our comprehensive painting guide. Discover the tools and techniques to bring your visions to life on canvases, structures, and even dinosaurs. From gathering materials to intricate design tips, embark on a colorful journey in the ARK universe.

Step 1: Gather Materials

You'll need a Paintbrush, Dyes of your chosen colors, and a Canvas or structure to paint on.

ARK Painting Brush

Step 2: Direct Painting in ARK

  • Place your canvas on a structure or choose your desired painting surface.
  • Drag your dye onto the paintbrush.
  • Activate the paintbrush on your canvas to open the painting interface.

Step 3: Convert Your Custom Image

If you want to import an image:

  • Use tools like ARK Paint Converter to transform your image into a .pnt file.
  • Save the .pnt file to the `MyPaintings` folder in your ARK directory.

Default Paths:

Steam: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\MyPaintings

Epic: C:\Epic Games\ARKSurvivalEvolved\ShooterGame\Saved\MyPaintings\

Step 4: Load/Paint Your Image in ARK

If you want to load an image:

  • Launch the game and approach your canvas with dyes and paintbrush in inventory.
  • Select "Load Paints From This Type" and choose your image.
  • Ensure you have the required dyes in your inventory for accurate colors.

Tips & Downloads:

  • For more intricate designs, touch up your image manually after loading to achieve the best look.
  • Experiment with different tools and techniques to bring your vision to life.
  • PNT Converter: Download
  • PNT Converter Steam Guide by 8bitpineapple: Visit
  • Pre-Made Dino Templates: Download