So I have followed many tutorials on how to paint textures and it does work in simple objects, but not on a this sculpt. I can paint vertices and weight but not texture. I have tried to change to edit mode and back like suggested here: https://blenderartists.org/t/not-again-cannot-texture-paint-in-3d-viewport/532884 , no luck.

  • I can't paint in 3D or UV
  • I see the cursor I see my texture in the same color
  • it is connected to the model
  • I can flood fill and change
  • the color of everything (again proving that the texture is linked)
  • Mask is not activated
  • my normals are correct (I can not paint inside or outside)

but the brush does nothing.

/edit: here is the file as requested Texture tab showing my settings

  • $\begingroup$ could you share your file? blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    May 17, 2020 at 14:16
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots, Thank you for mentioning that. I have uploaded the file and attached it to the main post $\endgroup$ May 17, 2020 at 16:30

1 Answer 1


There might be a new way to paint in 2.8 but for the moment your object doesn't have any material, so create a basic node chain like Image Texture (with your "main Okulossos Paint" image loaded) > Base Color input of a Principled BSDF > Material Output.

Now you still won't be able to paint, it's because you've opened a completely black texture for your brush, so close it and you'll have access to the normal color palet:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the answer, but I can't really figure out what you mean. I can't find the nodes you are talking about. I checked tutorials on this, but they also give no indication of how this is done. Could you give me a bit more information? $\endgroup$ May 17, 2020 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ The nodes are in the Shader Editor window. You'll easily find tutorials on this topic, maybe for a former version of Blender but it hasn't changed a lot, example: youtube.com/watch?v=YNxmh5UVi08 or youtube.com/watch?v=7FobUOuISak $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    May 17, 2020 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ ah, shader, got it. The icon looks very different in my version. that is why I could not find it. $\endgroup$ May 17, 2020 at 17:47

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