I have painted my object with vertex-color on vertex-paint. How can I make the color visible in object-mode or edit-mode.

Meaning, how do I implement the vertex-color onto my faces so that I can see them on object-mode or edit-mode?

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    $\begingroup$ If you bake your vertex colors to a texture, then you would be able to see them in solid view with Textured Solid enabled. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jan 27 '14 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 +1: Good point, I thinked on BAKE too, but forget about the Textured Solid. $\endgroup$ – gabrign Jan 28 '14 at 0:18

In 3D View, hit N to bring up the right panel, then enale Textured Solid.

Textured Solid

Now in Object Mode and Edit Mode, you will see the vertex colors.

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EDIT: This appears to only work with Blender Render.

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The vertex color is show in 3D View depending of your Viewport Shading

One menu next to where you choose Edit Mode, Object Mode, Vertex Paint, etc., the icons look like spheres showing different textures. You can switch between them. To see your vertex paint, Texture is needed.

If you need vertex paint on your renders, it's another story
(Vertex Color Paint in Properties Editor > Materials > Options).

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, is there a way to convert Viewport shading: Texture into Viewport shading: Solid? $\endgroup$ – fRank87 Jan 27 '14 at 14:57
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    $\begingroup$ There's no option to make Vertex Colors show in Solid mode like they do in Texture mode. It needed a change in the source code, not sure how easy or difficult it would be. $\endgroup$ – CodeManX Jan 27 '14 at 18:43
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    $\begingroup$ @CoDEmanX, check out my answer. It seems that you can see the vertex colors even with the Viewport Shading button set to solid. $\endgroup$ – Garrett Jan 28 '14 at 2:19
  • $\begingroup$ You're right, it works! I could bet it didn't work yesterday when I tried several combinations of the N-panel shading options... $\endgroup$ – CodeManX Jan 28 '14 at 8:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Garry Nice one :D $\endgroup$ – gabrign Jan 28 '14 at 8:58

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