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Vertex Painting is a simple way of painting color onto an object, by directly manipulating the color of vertices, rather than textures, and is fairly straightforward -- The Blender Manual. Use this tag for questions about using vertex painting in Blender.

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How to paint vertex alpha in the new version for unity?

https://youtu.be/DMS1I-gJkzE According to google, making bottom vertecies opaque and top ones transparent should fix the sliding grass issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QbpCZuGe7M I tried ...
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How to use Vertex Painting to create Subsurface Scatter in specific areas in Blender 4.1?

So I'm new to Blender modelling and am watching tutorials from Dikko on how to create Stylised Characters where I am to apply Subsurface Scatter on the character and just realised a lot of them are a ...
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How do I Vertex-Paint over a transparent shader?

I was wondering if it would be possible to use vertex-paint over a transparent material? I have tried plugging in different sockets into the Mix Shader node but, ...
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Data transfer modifier layer selection

You bake a mesh's colours to a retopology mesh with data transfer modifier. How do you select a part of the mesh in layer selection? Which information do you put in to transfer colours to the ...
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Retopology with vertex paint

I painted colour on my mesh with vertex paint. You are also able to colour the mesh with texture paint, but vertex paint appears easier.When I retopologize with BSurface, the mesh loses the vertex ...
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Some vertices aren't visible when i go to edit mode from weight paint mode

When I am in weight paint mode and I want to create a vertex mask. I click tab and some of the mesh does not show the vertices. I can hit alt-h to unhide but when i go back to weight paint mode and ...
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How to show or hide specific bricks using vertex colors?

Hey fellow Blender gurus! A little bit of brain teaser here (or maybe not). I have two Brick Textures (of different color) and an unwrapped cube. What I want is use vertex painting to create some kind ...
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Vertex Paint doesn't paint properly

Blender 3.1 When I paint on the main model, paint shows up only on preview(I'm not sure about the actual term tho) Thank you in advance!!
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How to stop subsurface scattering when I paint my sculpt

I painted some black spots with the Paint brush in sculpting mode and as you can see in the Cycles viewport the subsurface scattering is going crazy.
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Color selection in palette does not update in different mode

I'm trying to create a relatively simple addon for Blender to make our workflow a little easier. I got the scripts running... kinda. I'm sure there is something about how Blender works under the hood ...
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Symmetrize Weight Paint Inconsistency (Video Included)

I have a model and rig that I'm trying to mirror to the other side. When I try to perform the operation it works totally fine on last weeks file. But when I do it on my most recent file, it doesn't ...
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How to see everything in colour

I draw colour on my mesh with vertex paint. I see colour on one piece of the mesh at a time in vertex paint mode. How do i see everything in colour in edit mode and sculpt mode?
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How can I set a different vertex parent for different pieces of mesh

I have a dragon with teeth in its mouth. I would like to define for each tooth a parent vertex from the mouth so that they stay in place when the mouth moves. The thing is that all the teeth are in ...
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how to paint over an existing material with vertex paint?

I have the following material I was hoping to just paint a lets say a red color using the vertex paint method found in sculpt mode but I cannot set the shader properly for that, I have tried overlay/...
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Above Threshold and Below Threshold in DataTransfer Modifier?

I'm working on DataTransfer Modifier to blend vertex color of 2 colors layer , it worked but i dont understand how Mix Mode : Above Threshold and Below Threshhold worked , i tried to modified Mix ...
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Color Palette Swatches in UI

I'm using vertex paint to blend materials and i'd love to just have a red, green, blue swatches on the ui without having to go into the color picker every time Is there an option or addon to bring ...
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Script that will assign vertex color based on distance from cursor

my goal is to create an operator script that will add the specified color to the vertex color of the selected object based on distance (and lambert using the normals facing). this will essentially ...
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Vertex Paint Paint Mask does not work anymore

I'm asking this question again since my first post did not get any answers anymore and my question is still open: I'm using the current basic steam version of blender and want to use vertex paint with ...
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Only paint the paint mask selected faces in vertex paint

I'm using the latest blender stable build: 3.5, in past versions it worked fine to just activate paint mask, and it only painted the selected face. Now, it suddenly stopped working with the latest ...
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Sculptmode paint with image texture has no color and is black and white

Using an image texture under brush settings in sculpt mode makes the texture loose its color information. Using the same settings in vertex paint mode works as expected (ignore the yellow tint): (I ...
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How to make one color attribute for 2 separate objects?

I have 2 objects that I cannot connect to a common mesh, but at the same time I need to paint them together. Can I do this?
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Painting a Train Model

I work for a model train company, and I've been doing the renders of upcoming products for our print and video advertising. I'm just getting my feet wet with Blender, but I've learned a fair amount ...
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How to render mesh in .ply with vertex color?

I'm quite new to blender and I'm trying to render some meshes in .ply format shown below. ...
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Vertex Paint Alpha Channel - Paint Exact Value

I'm currently making use of the full RGBA components of vertex paint, where RGB stands for color and A for blend height inside a shader. The shader basically uses alpha 0.0 to 1.0 to set different ...
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i made a bench with 15 rectangles intersecting each other and painted it, only 1 was painted even when i group them it doesnt paint the whole thing

right pink object only gets painted/most recently clicked
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When I paint in vertex paint mode, can I paint per vertex with python script?

I know that selecting vertices is possible in edit mode. I want to color after selecting a vertex in vertex paint mode. Is that possible?
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Geometry Nodes - Color Value as Float

First, I'd like to provide some context. I have a low resolution 3d map. I made this map by subdividing a hexagon and applying a Displace modifier to it. A little color-ramp magic in the shader, ...
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Where can I change the default value for vertex color attribute?

I am currently trying to see if I can make a change to the blender code to allow me to have a default value of the vertex color attribute to (0,0,0,0) instead of (1,1,1,1) when I create a primitive ...
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Why do Vertex paint colors look pixelated?

I'm trying to color the vertices of an object. I have list of values like this: values_list = [0.1, 0.5, 0.2, 0.4, etc...] which means the vertex with index 0 has a ...
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Some vertices move and are not smooth in pose mode and weight paint

I don't know why the vertices has changed. Although when I went out to look at the original edit mode. There was nothing wrong. This happens only in the right hand. Previously, I had weighted in the ...
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Vertex Paint NOT based off geometry/ vertices?

I want to vertex paint on a model but when I want to paint a blank face, it does this: I understand Vertex paint uses VERTICES, but where there are smooth faces (and lack of vertices) am I just SOL?
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New blender 3.2 sculpt paint does not work

iam testing the new blender 3.2 and somehow, the sculpt paint does nothing at all. On all the videos I watched, they just subdivide for enough resolution and go to the sculpting mode, select paint and ...
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vertex paint not very efficient in python, blender stops working

Imagine you have the following situation: you want to color the vertices relative to a certain vertex group x in red. I used the following function the problem is that it is not very efficient in fact ...
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Where is sculpt paint data stored (Blender 3.2)

When the new sculpt paint brush (new ver 3.2) is used to paint on the object, where is the paint data saved? How can it be accessed from python code?
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vertex paint with a distance

Vertex painting happens with a distance from the brush center and not immediately:
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Blender 3.2 vector paint overlay

Has anyone had any success overlaying the new vector paint in Sculpt Mode across an existing image texture? The vector paint is only showing in the basic viewport but not rendering. Thanks in advance.
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Cannot See Vertex paint in viewport shader

I just started with blender and can't figure out how to view vertex paint in rendered viewport shader mode! this is really annoying and all I can find out is how to do it in older versions but I'm in ...
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Is it possible to set the vertex color alpha component?

I work in the game industry and often make shaders that rely on vertex color parameters for certain effects. This is often used to reduce shader complexity and material usage in order to improve ...
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How can I paint specifically the vertices underneath another mesh?

I have a base body and make clothing for it, but in the game we use an item mask (just a texture of the body that's white, but black underneath the clothing) to clip out the parts of the body ...
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How to paint directly on the model without image, just with two colors

I need to find an answer to this question. I have some simple elements - sword and spear, that could be painted only with two colours. Is there any way to paint more simple, - without making "...
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Blender Remesh Error in Sculpt mode. How do I decrease the polygons correctly and save the project?

I have a big problem. Some time ago I asked a question about this project regarding the selection of polygons to be able to work in zones. The problem now is another, not being an expert in polygonal ...
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Vertex texture painting does not work because of scale

When I want to vertex texture paint I can't paint anything. I can paint other objects in the same scene until I scale an object. Apply scale does also not work. I just want a simple vertex texture ...
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Vertex painting how to

First pic below shows the horns and the node setup. The horns were masked and done as a separate vertex color index. Not sure if this was necessary and might well be complicating things. Second pic ...
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Copying skin weights+vertex paint+bindskin+rigging+reducing polycount+bindskin in ver. 1.8 blender [closed]

So I've created two models of equal sizes and shapes in blender 1.8 and would like to do the following tasks on one of the models: Copy skin weights from one model to another Add vertex paint to some ...
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I can't bake Vertex paint

I have been trying to bake my high resolution model's Texture paint or Vertex paint all day today without any luck. Lastly I tried the Vertex paint, but here's what happens: this is the high poly mesh ...
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Problem with vertex painting

I'm trying to do a low-poly tutorial and I want to use vertex painting to paint the island but the brush doesn't paint... I'm a begginer, please someone can help me?
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Why is my vertex painting sometimes working and sometimes not working?

I'm vertex painting another texture onto my mesh plane, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. There are solid black lines in the background, the vertex painting works as expected. However, in some ...
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scultpure changes every time I try to paint

so I am new to blender and I have been trying for days to get vertex paint to work on my sculpted object. Ive followed multiple tutorials but it just wont show up. UPDATE:so now I am able to draw on ...
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Vertex Painting not showing up

Hey all I am a bit of a blender noob and am trying to figure out why my painted vertex color is not showing up. I have created a Material and created a vertex color node in my shader graph with the ...
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How to use a wetmap to distribute particles (how to distribute plants where moisture collects)

This is a follow-up to this question - Geometry nodes: How to distribute points on valleys only? One of the approaches considered was using particles to simulate rain, then using the wet map from ...