I'm fairly new to Blender and really like it's capabilities. However, coming from Maya there's one thing i really miss, I can't seem to find a eyedropper tool that shows me the color values of my rendering in a stats bar for example.

In Maya, we had something like this.

Pixelviewer from Maya

It gives the information from the cursor location in the renderview for all the passes you need while shading ( RGB values, Z-depth values, object values, etc.).

Does anyone know if Blender got something like this or maybe a addon that gives such information?

I found the Historgram in the rendering tab but it's not that useful since you need to render the image first before you can use it.


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In the image editor, hold down right-click on the image. Pixel stats will appear on the bottom of the window. This tool also works while the image is still being rendered.

Here is a demo (Notice the bottom):

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    $\begingroup$ X and Y are coordinates, Z is depth RGBA are scene referred values. CM RGBA are display refeerred (after the transforms set in the color management) $\endgroup$
    – Pullup
    Jun 6, 2020 at 19:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Pullup Very correct $\endgroup$
    – Eric Xue
    Jun 6, 2020 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Pullup Thanks, didn't know that :). $\endgroup$ Jun 7, 2020 at 6:40

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