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I'm trying to follow a weight rigging tutorial on YouTube, everything works fine until I get to weight painting. I'm trying to "draw" over parts of the model but I don't understand the results. Maybe I'm not in the right mode or something.

To add to that - the display looks funny. In the tutorial, when you switch to weight painting there's a gradient between hot red to cold blue to indicate the armature weight over the model.

Here's how it looks on my machine: enter image description here

And here's hot it looks in the tutorial: enter image description here

What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

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  • $\begingroup$ I gonna be honest the paint in weight painting is a partial lie. $\endgroup$ – Yohello 1 Nov 8 '19 at 12:23
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How I do it is.

  1. go into edit mode
  2. Select faces you want controlled
  3. Select the shape key and assign the faces to it.

    A quick video

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  • $\begingroup$ What is the shape key? Also, this looks like a binary thing either assigned or not. How do you set partial control of an armature over a vertex? $\endgroup$ – Barak Nov 8 '19 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Barak There is now a video. $\endgroup$ – Yohello 1 Nov 9 '19 at 17:06

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