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I'm not very familiar with weight painting in Blender, so I might be overlooking something obvious.

In the usual program I rig in, I can use a hotkey (⌃ Ctrl + LMB LMB) to set my weight paint brush to the clicked vertex's weight--e.g. if the brush was initially at default 100%, ⌃ Ctrl + LMB LMB a vertex weighted to some bone at 80% would set the brush weight to 80%. Can I do the same in Blender?

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    $\begingroup$ There should be an eye dropper tool in the weight paint menu you can use $\endgroup$ Feb 3, 2021 at 22:54
  • $\begingroup$ Ohh, I didn't notice that before. It's a bit unintuitive to me right now since that doesn't show me the sampled weight until I return to the brush tool, but thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Nintendraw
    Feb 3, 2021 at 23:08
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah weight painting could definitely use a QOL update, glad I could help, have a good day. $\endgroup$ Feb 3, 2021 at 23:09

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In the default 2.8X keymap it is ⌃ Ctrl + RMB RMB to sample weights in weight paint mode. The 2.79 keymap is set to ⌃ Ctrl + LMB LMB

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  • $\begingroup$ The hotkey was just what I wanted. Thanks! PS Follow-up question: Part of the reason I needed this was because painting certain vertices often leads to an undesired splash effect (I'd like a whole edge loop to be one consistent weight, without too much variance). How do I limit the splash--by the Strength slider? $\endgroup$
    – Nintendraw
    Feb 3, 2021 at 23:10

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