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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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Is it possible to paint only on selected vertices in vertex paint?

I'm trying to add some fake shading to a model in vertex paint mode, but I'm having trouble because some parts of the mesh hide the vertices I'm trying to paint. Ideally, since I'm painting the same ...
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Bake a texture to vertex color in Blender 2.8

In Blender 2.8 was removed Blender Render, where was option "Bake Texture to Vertex Color". Unfortunately in Eevee there is no such functionality. I like new Blender 2.8 very much, but I can't use it ...
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Does Blender support linear colorspace for vertex colors?

It looks like the vertex colors in Blender are stored using sRGB colorspace. The game engine I'm using (Apple SceneKit) uses linear colorspace. As I export the vertex painted model either using the ...
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Is there a way to set vertex color of selected vertices with single click?

I have some objects that I want to set the vertex colors of. While I can use my tablet to do this in vertex paint mode, for the project I'm working on, I just need to flood fill the selected vertices ...
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Vertex color gradient is not linear

I am painting the default cube through vertex coloring. I paint the bottom four vertices as (0.25, 0.25, 0.25) and the top four vertices as (0.75, 0.75, 0.75). When I inspect the result in VERTEX ...
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Per face vertex coloring

In blender you can color the vertexes. But is there a way to color the faces so the faces have only one color instead of the colors being interpolated based on the colors of the surronding verticies. ...
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Is it possible to unwrap materials made in Vertex Paint?

I painted an group of objects in Blender using the Vertex Paint and was wondering if it would be possible to unwrap the mutliple materials(when the objects are joined together using Ctrl+J)? Do I have ...
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Is it possible to copy and paste vertex weight?

Is it possible to copy the vertex weight from 1 vertex on a body mesh, then paste that weight onto ALL the vertex of a selection (basically an accessory that's joined to the body for the purpose of ...
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In layman's term, what exactly is the difference of vertex paint and UV mapping?

I was watching tutorials on youtube on how to texture and I don't know which one to follow. At first, I thought vertex paint seems easier but the other looks like it's more flexible. I'm going to use ...
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Set Vertex normals to vertex color in Python

How do i set the vertex color to vertex normal for all vertices of an selected object? My approach here somehow prints only a few vertices and spares out the rest :( How can i fix that and include ...
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Make vertex paint affect mesh texture greyscale

I vertex painted my mesh. I then unwrapped and assigned a texture. This is the node setup i used. It is almost exactly what i want. But. The vertex paint is affecting the transparency of the ...
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Is there a way to not limit vertex painting to visible geometry?

Is there a setting for vertex painting which allows you to paint on geometry that is visually obscured from the view by geometry in front of it? (I am looking for something similar to the limit ...
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Any way to have more than 8 vertex paint slots?

Currently there is a limit of 8 vertex paints slots, is there anyway to have more than 8 slots?
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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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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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Flat vertex painting, or face painting?

Vertex painting is far too soft for me: I'm looking to paint something more like this (not exact, but close enough): Instead of smooth interpolation, color interpolation should be done on a per-face ...
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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 ...
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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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How to paint through all mesh during vertex painting?

Tell please how to paint all vertices, not just visible, in vertex paint mode?
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Vertex Paint - creating gradient from selected vertices?

So what I want to create vertex paint gradient from selected edge loops like this: In this picture I did with brush, but I have some bigger models so it could be tedious. I know you can do this in ...
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Fill Mesh Components with Random Vertex Color

I find myself spending a tremendous amount of time preparing my models for export into substance painter. It seems like a macro and or script would be able to do this no problem. Unfortunately my ...
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Vertex Paiting slightly hidden parts of the mesh

I'm Vertex Painting an object that is has small depressions and bumps. When I make a stroke from some angle, there seem to be a bunch of vertices that don't receive the stroke. In the following image,...
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How can I paint on specific masked vertices even if they don't form faces?

I need to vertex-paint some models. It would be very time-consuming to paint each vertex individually because I have lots of models that have lots of hidden vertices. Instead, I am trying to select ...
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How showing vertex paint in object mode blender 2.8

I want to show vertex paint in object mode in blender 2.80.
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set a specified vertex color to black via python

how to set the vertex color in the center of the mesh to black and the rest of the vertices to red via python? a lot of the answers just tell me that i can color all the vertices in one face like that:...
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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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Is it possible to blend from 1 to zero in Vertext Paint mode?

I want to paint vertices like the image (It is done in Photoshop). The first row is red with alpha 1 and the 6th row is red with alpha zero. I want to blend from 1 to zero in specific area.
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Shadow control by vertex paint

Is it possible to accomplish something like this or this in blender? In this video you can see some results in BI, but I can't (and many other people in comments) render it (you can download .blend in ...
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How to properly set VERTEX_PAINT mode from a python script?

My goal is to get a rendered image of an PLY mesh from command line. I wrote this script: ...
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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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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 not painting the areas selected on Blender2.8

So I'm literally using blender 2.8 for the first time and I'm following a tutorial to make a low-poly island. I'm at where I want to paint the tip of my mountains white (while preserving the low-poly ...
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how to paint on sculpts without retopo for idealization?

I am trying paint in eye brows and eye shadow without having to retopo because I just want to see the idealization of the model/sculpt. Is this possible or maybe there is a better way to do this that ...
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Vertex paint strange artifacts on big object

I'm experiencing difficulties with vertex paint mode. I got a really huge object (huge in display-size and in vertex-amount) and thus need to zoom out very much to paint it. Looks like this: (see the ...
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Multiple colors per vertex

I am able to paint model with Vertex Paint. Colours are very similar to Normals. It is possible to have 2 or 3 normals per vertex. (smooth/flat) Is it possible to assign multiple colours per vertex ...
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Is there a way to vertex paint occluded vertices?

Is there a way to vertex-paint-brush vertices that are behind the faces? Kind of like x-ray select, but x-ray paint? There is an option "Front Faces Only", but even if it's off, it doesn't seem to do ...
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Is it possible to change the brush on the vertex paint option?

I want to paint snow on top of a material and I found that vertex paint combined with an attribute node and a mix shader will allow me to mix two materials with what I paint in the vertex paint mode. ...
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can not assign any weights at the vertex group

The shoe string didn't work(First image), but The shoe worked(Second image) What should I do fix the error?
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Set Vertex Colors as Freestyle Line Colors

I was trying to figure out how to make the Freestyle line colors the same colors as the vertex paint but couldn't figure it out. Is this possible? If so how do I do it?
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Why some vertex on weight paint aren't painted

I think it's very self explanatory. When I try to paint some vertex in the weight painting mode they refuse to be painted. I have the weight normalized and tried painting with auto-normalice on and ...
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How to texture a landscape?

I have a landscape created by moving vertices only along the z axis, as per many tutorials. The problem is that, where there is a steep incline (i.e. a big distance between axes), the texture gets ...
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Is there a way to center a stencil map in the 3D View?

Vertex Paint mode, Texture painting with Stencil Map. The map gets created down left in the 3D View. And clicking at the Reset Transform button resets the stencil map back to down left. But i would ...
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How can I export vertex paint to Unity?

How can I paint an object in Vertex paint and then export it to Unity, keeping it's colour?
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is it possible to declare what info is duplicated during subdivision?

I'm looking to write a script for fun and testing. I want to subdivide a mesh but only the vertex color info. In short, I want blender to create more room for uvless painting with out carrying twice ...
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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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How would one paint a narrow circle around the edge of a circular object in blender

I need to paint a circular border onto an object in Blender 2.83. After playing with the vertex paint, I have not been able to figure this out. This should be simple, but so far have not had much ...
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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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Change vertex color by selection

Is there a way to set the vertex color by selecting vertex or faces rather than painting? I know there is a way in maya, but I can't seem to find a way to do it in blender.
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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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