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Questions tagged [weight-painting]

Questions related to weight painting. Weight painting is a method of defining a value for things such as how much a certain vertex will be deformed by a bone, or how long hair particles should be on a certain face.

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Symmetrize Weight Painting Effectively

Working on an armature with two feet. I did some weight painting on the left foot bones which for whatever reason did not mirror perfectly to the right foot bones. So naturally I want to fix those ...
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Rig & Weight Paint Bent or Curved Model

I have a mesh with bent geometry, and I would like to make a proper rig and weight paint that straightens the model when the bones are straight. I would like to know if there is a technique in ...
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Can anyone have a look at my file and explain weight painting to me and have a look at the problems that I am having [closed]

Can anyone explain what the best way to understand weight painting a blender rig is? I am trying to rig a pony to obviously work smoothly and move in a caricature way for a pony. But, I am having a ...
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Some weight painted faces not effected?

As you can see in the image above the red area, there is a sharp corner I can't smooth out, I've tried painting it various different ways but no dice. It's like there is a ring around the mesh or ...
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Align Eye rig to Head rig

I found some similar questions but no answers to my problem. So I am creating a little player character for a game engine and I want to be able to move the eyes on their own, so I must use bones to ...
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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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View in weight paint mode is too dark

I just switched from Blender 2.79b to 2.80 and I was playing around with 2.8, but when I got to weight painting, the object is so dark that I can't see the vertices of the object. I've set my monitor ...
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How to generate smooth vertex weights from edge/face selection?

I am rigging a character for animation and am sick of manually "painting" the vertex weight corrections because I always get bad results. Is there a way to auto-generate weights based on a selected ...
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Blender 2.8 Fbx Export - Weights shifting?

It seems like in my latest export (for some reason I can’t detect) has an issue with weights. Below is a screenshot from Unity following an Fbx export of the mesh and rig, with animations. In Blender,...
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Can I see two vertex group at the same time while weight painting?

I just Wanted To See two Different Vertex groups at the same time so thatwhen i am weight painting i do not overlap each other
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I see no weight but mesh still deform

So this is either the weight is so small my eyes can't see it or bug. If it is the former is there a way to properly fix it? I even remove the weight in vertex mode by hand and somehow it still likes ...
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Tenticles (Tail) Rigging, wierd weight paint glitch

I'm doing tail rigging on the model. I set up bendy bones and added ik bones to control and bones and coping the rotation of the tail bones. setup everything and applied rig using automatic weight ...
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How do I stop my mesh from scaling down when I pose it?

When I pose my mesh , the mesh distorts and shrinks. I followed a tutorial online for weight painting and rigging, but it is in blender 2.79. Is this only a 2.8 problem or has it always been there? It ...
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How can I see and select the Vertex of the Mesh in Weight Painting Mode in Blender 2.8?

I dislike the brush for the weight painting, I want to be able to select vertex and add the amount of weight I want manually. That's something I can do on blender 2.7 but not in blender 2.8, I can't ...
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Can't see the Armature in Object Mode and in Weight Painting Mode in blender 2.8

For whatever reason, If I'm seeing the model in Object Mode the Armature hides, same in Weight Painting Mode, I can select it but the Armature doesn't show, the only thing that shows representing the ...
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How to copy weight paint to another object

I have a t-shirt model that was attached to one skeleton. I removed the weights and bones of one skeleton, transferred the t-shirt to the second skeleton and transferred the weights from the second ...
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How do I auto normalize in grease pencil weight painting

I'm trying to rig a character and I need to know how to auto normalize it while weight painting, does anyone know how I do this?
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Why are particles showing up outside my weight painted areas?

I'm following Andrew Price's new donut tutorial level 2 part 1 (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNmnPXY9UQA). Please see attached screenshot. I only have one vertex group and one particle ...
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How to make weight painting faster

I've set up my bones, but my weight panting is slow. Every stroke takes almost forever to show up. I don't know if it's my computer itself or something else. What could be going on?
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Weight painting models with loose parts

I have an awful lot of models to rig, and most of them have lots of loose parts in each mesh that function as hairs when used with a toon shader. My issue is that when I apply an automatic weight ...
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Deformed model after rigging

I'm new to Blender and 3D modeling altogether. Right now I'm working on my first fully rigged, low poly character, after rigging and weight-painting I found that my character became somewhat deformed, ...
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Arm Polygons attached to Clothes Polygons?

Hi Blender Community, so i tried to set a rig for this Character and everything seems to be fine except for one thing: When i move the Hand Bone around the Polygons of the Pants follow (the whole ...
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Moving parts of a rigged mesh while creating new rest pose alters keyframed bones' position

As title suggest, the distance between legs of my character were too wide. By changing the x value and the pole angle (from -90 to -57 and -133) I managed to replace them correctly. However, other ...
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Spikes while weight painting - SOLVED

EDIT: I'm still able to animate without worrying about weight paint. I have a model with a skirt around the legs, complicating the skinning process, which causes the mesh to deforms. Here are the ...
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Weight Tools Menu in Blender 2.8

Is there a way to bring the Wight Tools menu back to the side bar in Blender 2.8? My work depends heavily on weight painting and moving the weights menu adds up an extra step and slows down my ...
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How to animate this Cable?

So, I have a chain to be animated in blender. I animated the chain using curves, but to export to unity, it needs to be in a .abc format which is too huge(files coming up to even 1 GB). Can anyone ...
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Bone Heat Weight Error: Blender 2.8

Trying to parent the Mesh to the Armature I've made for this giant robot we're trying to test poses for in a game I'm making. I've never done this before, so I've mostly been following tutorials. I ...
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Blender 2.8: any alternative for changing between modes other than the (uncomfortable) pie menu?

I seem to have finally switched my brain to using 2.8 shortcuts. However, the switching between weight paint/object/pose mode when painting weights for armature still gives me a lot of trouble. It ...
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“Limit selection to visible” Toggle NOT working with Weight Painting

I recently was attempting to weight paint a project I've been working on for a while, and I realized that while I was weight painting it, the "Limit Selection to Visible" toggle which would usually ...
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Apply vertex weight interpolation

When rigging I weight paint a low poly mesh and then apply subsurface modifier on top. If you put subsurf under the armature modifier, it will interpolate the vertex weights nicely. If I then apply ...
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Changing character after animation

I have a question, I am currently creating a game in unity and creating the character in blender. I am having some trouble when weight painting the character (just small stuff, nothing really big). ...
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2.8 Weight painting mirror issue

I've rigged a model and applied automatic weights. I went into weight painting mode to touch up and refine the bendy parts, I selected the left thigh bone and applied mirror with topographical mirror. ...
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Clothes on character deform when posing

I've been trying to rig this character I made, but his sleeves keep clipping into his arms. I tried using the weight paint with no luck, although I'm new to blender so I'm probably just not doing it ...
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Mirror Modifier Weights Not Working

I got something rigged with the .L side of the armature and tried applying a mirror modifier in hopes that the weights would mirror and be controlled by the .R side. I've done this before in this ...
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Tried everything. Can't select bones in weight painting mode

I've tried doing the select armature in pose mode switch to object mode then weight paint thing but it still doesn't allow me to select bones among a plethora of other solutions and I'm not sure why ...
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Trouble weight painting tongue

First character and keep hitting problems. In Blender 2.79 I am using the Rigify_Cat armature and having trouble with the tongue. For reference this tutorial is being referenced at about the 39 ...
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2.8 Bone editing and pose problems, cant select single bones

I´ve built a rig in 2.8, however when I try to select a single bone in edit or pose mode, i can´t. All i can do, is doubleclick the first bone i created to cycle through the other bones. I have tried ...
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Armature deforming in strange way

I am very new to Blender so this might be a dumb question, but here goes. I am creating this character for a game (very simple character) and when weight painting the arms it bends in a strange way (...
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I cannot completely eliminate the weight on a bone to a random part of my character

I am attempting to weight paint my character and after debugging the endless bugs I have found with this new update I used automatic weights as a starting point. For some reason the automatic weight ...
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My brush is not affect in weight paint mode

I was in weight paint mode and everything painted fine except I could not see the tool settings. I found how to make them visible. However for some reason after I did that, I cannot paint anything. I ...
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Cannot select mesh after putting my armature in pose mode

My problem is pretty straightforward. To weight paint my character I must 1) Select the armature and put it in pose mode 2) Select mesh and put it in weight painting mode For some reason after I ...
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Wheatley model strangely scaling upon rotation

I've made a fairly simple rig of Wheatley, which was hand-modeled by me. After rigging the model, however, he bends unnaturally despite the fact that his influence levels are completely red where they ...
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Add “pre-simulation” clothing physics to end frame of animation

Is there a way in Blender 2.79 to "revert" an object's clothing physics to its original "pre-simulation" positioning in any frame for an animation? I'm working on an animation and using both clothing ...
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Can`t Subtract Weight Paint in 2.8?

Somehow i can`t find anywhere, nor by pressing CTRL, a way to Subtract the weight paint.
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Blender Weight Painting is now not working

So basically, I have a rig that I'm trying to set up as a test rig for future projects, and whenever I try and set automatic weights the leg bones don't influence the right areas of the mesh. It's ...
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Pose Context menu in Weight painting

I got myself in very strange problem. for some reason, I no longer have access to the selection of strength, range of the brush etc. in weight painting mode. Now I have access to "Pose Context Menu" ...
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Weight Painting in 2.80 in edit mode

I jumped from 2.7 to to 2.80 and I am having trouble with the new weight painting workflow. What I would like to do, is to weightpaint specific vertices and faces in edit mode while seing the color ...
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Can't see weight paint heatmap in blender 2.8 release candidate. What should I do to toggle it?

I am trying to weight paint a terrain to adjust the amount of stones in some spots, but when I go in weight paint mode the heatmap is not showing, even if there are changes on the stones distribution ...
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Blender vertex weight table

Very frustrated with blenders latest weightpainting. Can't get it to work. Never been a fan of weightpainting anyway. Where can I find the weight table in blender 2.8? Maybe that works
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Random vertices not following mesh during armature animation

First animation here. I've setup the armature and have an experimental walk animation going. But the certain vertices are not obeying the weights. What is even happening here?