So, I have been looking through a lot of videos about Texture Painting. But mostly, they are in Cycles Render, I use Blender Render. However i did find tutorials about Texture Painting in Blender Render. But whenever they use it they say "Blender automatically adds a texture itself" and goes into Texture Paint mode with being able to draw. But when I literally do everything they said. Unwrap it, Add a new texture and go into Texture Paint mode. I did it all. But when i do go into Texture Paint, it says "Missing Data" and "Missing Texture Slot". And the cube i was supposed to Paint is also white. I might be missing something really obvious. But i cant seem to understand what it is. Some help would be appreciated. Like really, I feel desperate once again.

(If you need more info I can spend hours typing it to you in the chat. I have no life, so i'm almost always online.) (I use Blender v2.79)


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I think you're missing one main point: a UV map is needed to make a correspondence between the mesh faces and a texture to paint to. And this UV is to be set up in the texture panel.

So the recipe is the following:

  • Have a mesh object
  • Go in edit mode Tab
  • Select vertices and unwrap (there is several ways to unwrap, I consider here the simple one): use U the "smart UV project" and validate

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  • Create an image
  • Go to the texture panel
  • Choose the texture type as "image or movie"
  • Choose the image created above
  • Set the mapping to UV

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Now you can paint:

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Note that there are possibly several slots to paint to and you can add other textures or texture types from the "slot" tab available in paint mode:

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In complement, here is how to create the image:

  • Open a new view
  • Set it to "UV/Image editor"
  • Use the "image" menu then "new image"
  • Validate the panel that opens, eventually renaming the image as you want

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm so sorry if i'm being a pain in the butt. But can you send the images in like some other ways? Maybe gyazo or stuff? Because i kind of didnt get the "Create an image" part. Not because you didnt explain it though. Just because i'm dumb. $\endgroup$
    – Crowny
    Apr 2, 2018 at 21:10
  • $\begingroup$ ok, I had that here. You can see the gif here? No need to use gyazo? $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Apr 2, 2018 at 21:12
  • $\begingroup$ Nope, cant see anything, I cant view imgur links for some reason. $\endgroup$
    – Crowny
    Apr 2, 2018 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ Here is a wetransfer link to a zip containing the gif we.tl/Mex2NAAGzZ (I cannot redo all for gyazo...) $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Apr 2, 2018 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ Dude thank you so much for spending your time on my problem. I got it fixed and my god do i feel happy. You're incredible man. Thanks! <3 $\endgroup$
    – Crowny
    Apr 2, 2018 at 21:30

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