Every time I enter sculpt mode, the mesh (which should be grey) is a whole bunch of different colors. I tried changing the metacap, but the stupid colors remain. Any advice would be nice.

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  • $\begingroup$ I've encountered this also, recently, in 2.83, and I couldn't find a pattern to explain why it is happening. I went researching it only to find no one talking about it. This leads me to believe it's a fairly new bug. But I don't know for sure. $\endgroup$
    – R-800
    Jun 22, 2020 at 4:55
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. It's always nice to know I'm not the only one encountering the problem. My best bet is to downgrade to blender 2.82. $\endgroup$ Jun 22, 2020 at 13:26
  • $\begingroup$ It happened to me too after joining different meshes together, a simple remesh fixed it $\endgroup$ Sep 21, 2020 at 16:40
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    $\begingroup$ Might be something to do with face sets? - A new feature in 2.83 I believe. Check if it's turned on right at the bottom of the Viewport overlays menu. Alternatively, is 'Random' set as the viewport shading Colour? $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Sep 21, 2020 at 20:09

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I had the same issue for hours in Blender 2.9

It appears everytime I apply boolean modifier on two or more objects or when I join them. My assumption is that it might be because of different face densities.

The solution from John Eason is working for me. Just turn off the Face Sets.

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    $\begingroup$ In Blender 2.9 I had to go to sculpt mode, then there is a "Face Sets" menu in the top left corner of the viewport, click it, then hover over "Init Face Sets" then click "By Normals". $\endgroup$
    – ofekp
    Sep 9, 2021 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! This solved the problem. $\endgroup$ Nov 19, 2021 at 1:51

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