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I am using vertex color to create the colorID map for Substance Painter. I canot use materials for this, because I use materials to define Substance Painter's textures sets (there is no other way for the latter as far as I know). Is there any way I can view the vertex color in the viewport, when I am editing the model in the 'Edit mode' instead of the colors of the materials?

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  • $\begingroup$ It should be possible to select Attribute node with mentioned vertex colors, press Ctrl+Left click to preview selected node and then enter Material mode in 3d viewport (essentially previewing material but when it's set to show vertex colors). $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Apr 1 '17 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ Could you show a guide/explain in details how to do it? I am new to blender and it is really hard to even try to follow you. $\endgroup$ – cubrman Apr 1 '17 at 17:19
  • $\begingroup$ A quick gif of previewing vertex colors in Edit mode with material shading mode $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Apr 1 '17 at 18:45
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In Blender 2.8+, select Solid viewport shading and click the arrow button to bring up the viewport shading menu. Set Color to Vertex. Setting Lighting to Flat may also be helpful.

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