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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Weight mirroring fails with a error

Before I continue, I probably should mention that I already have tried copying vertex groups and mirroring there and also mirroring through the weight tools (I believe it's the same thing, but still), ...
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Rigify. vertex weight 1 to one bone but something else still influencing!

I tried Rigify and I found a very strange issue. After I painted full chest bone weight on body vertices, they are still affected by the neck bone somehow. I googled hard but it looks like nobody has ...
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including decals in weight painting for rigged models

I have created details on a character models clothing using the method described here which basically copies the underlying mesh and projects the detail onto it. this works well because i can have a ...
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weight texture paint on both sides of a plane/face

I am following a beginners tutorial of the famous Doughnut. I came up to the part where particle system is used for the placement of sprinkles on top of the icing and Weight Painting the area of the ...
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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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Rigify: Unexpected deformation based on a given weight paint

Okay, so I just ran into a weird problem I have no explanation for.I am used to the basics of skinning and weight painting bones to a certain portion of a mesh, but still I don't know what is going on ...
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Is there a way to set an absolute value when weight painting for an armature in 2.81a

I am trying to add weight paints to many precise points of a mesh. There is the obvious add or subtract value but I'm trying to find one that paints an absolute value. Like if I want a vertices to be ...
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Bone Loses Mesh In Pose Mode

I've been trying to figure this out for hours, but I can't seem to get it to work. I want the "hands" to remain aligned with the shirt sleeve, but when I rotate the right arm, the hand mesh ...
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How to fix floating objects during weight paint deformation?

So far I've been able to find the answers to all my blender questions without having to ask but this one I just dont know what to search for so I wanted to inquire. The spines on my dragon's tail are ...
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Model's Limbs Shortening/Flattening When Bent

I recently gave a model I've been working on a rig with Rigify. Although I know the weight paint needs to be adjusted along with upping the vertices, whenever I bend a limb such as a forearm, ...
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Need Help figuring out Autimatic Weight Painting

Working (slowly) on my first character rig. In Blender 2.79 I was able to generate a rig using the Rigify Cat(Meta_Rig). I added thumbs to each paw by copying the adjoining finger. The wing bones ...
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A spike keeps forming on my mesh after posing the armature even though its weight painted with no influence

This is un wanted defermation its weghtied of course because i used auto weights. painted it away. dimples form. i pose the armature and a spike forms. it seams the tip is stayin in that spot in ...
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What is the best parent to use when weight painting?

I have a simple minecraft looking character and i'm trying to assign weights to my armatures and i was wondering the best parent to use in order to successfully weight paint on my armatures
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Weight painting on fbx does not translate into Unity

Workflow: -Weight paint and animate mesh in Blender -Export as FBX -Import in Unity Weight painted knee doesn't translate well. Is this a file format problem or a weight painting problem, In Blender: ...
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Polybrush for Blender?

I would like to know if there is some sort of tool that resembles the polybrush tool in unity, but for blender. Basically I wanna "paint" objects such as rocks etc, but without the tidious ...
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Noob Question: Symmetrized my bones, but Weight Painting is still mirrored?

So I am currently trying to weight paint the lips on my model such that they deform according to my Lip bones. I used Symmetrize to ensure that there are .L and .R groups, and the Mirror Modifier on ...
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Noob Question: Unable to Weight Paint my Mesh

So, I made an armature for my bipedal model and successfully rigged it in Blender 2.7. Since then, I updated to 2.9, and then added some Mouth bones to my armature. Now I want to weight paint my model ...
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How can I mirror weight painting?

How can I mirror my weight painting to the opposed side of my character? I know that there is Mirror function, but it doesn't assign the weight to bones on the opposed side. Can I do it manually?
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Weight painting vertex groups not entire object

Blender version 2.9. Advanced noob. I'm trying to weight paint a tree object for the particle generator which adds small sub-branches containing leaves. The tree object contains a large trunk with ...
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When in weight paint, armature is outlined in red rather than selecting a bone?

Why is it that, when I open a rig that has the limbs separate and the bones don't move the mesh yet, I select the armature and go to pose mode, then open the rig of the body in weight paint mode and ...
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Why are particles only covering half of a face?

Applying particles to a face, they are only being applied to half the face: This occurs both with Eevee and Cycles. It also occurs in all viewport shading modes, and a full render. This occurs ...
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Why some parts of the object don't move with the armature?

I tried to fix the bones so that things could look better but these things keep staying in place. And when I subtract weight paint on some parts it becomes bumpy.
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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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Why do the wrong parts of my character move when I move a bone?

When I pose my character's arm, his hair and "ear communicator" and sometimes the visor of his hat move with the arm. Also when he kicks, his shoe/foot detatches from the mesh. I joined him ...
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Weight paint subtraction yields strange results

While weight painting armatures on the face of a character, I shift back and forth from bone to bone. I am having two strange problems with one more strange than the other. The first problem is that ...
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set uniform weight on component

I am struggling on one simple task. I want to set weight of an object. When I assign a bone to it, Blender gives it a random weight map. I want 1.0 everywhere, but whatever I press nothing happens. I ...
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Blender Arm Twists After Applying Automatic Weight Paint

Upon finishing rigging my low poly model in Blender, I decided to parent the rig to the mesh and apply automatic weights. The head, spine, legs, and feet all work fine, however, the arm has an odd ...
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Where is autonormalize in 2.8?

I saw a tutorial on YouTube, he used Auto normalized which used to be under brush. In the today version of 2.8 isn't there anymore. Where can I find it?
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Smooth deformation of rigged vertex group

I’ve been trying to rig vertex groups to bones smoothly. As in, trying to have some parts deform more, others less, painting their weights accordingly. The whole vertex group moves as a whole though, ...
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I'm not seeing a dark blue color on my mesh in my weight painting mode

In all the tutorials I have been studying, as soon as someone enters weight paint mode in blender, their mesh turns dark blue. Mine is not turning dark blue at all, and when I applied automatic ...
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Subtract tool in Weight Paint doesnt work on some specific points

When I try to subtract these particual vertexs it doesn't work . It happens for all other arms as well.
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Why are all weights set to zero when linking my armature to my character with automatic weights?

I'm trying to animate my golem and to do this I obviously created an armature. The problem is when I link my armature to the golem with the automatic weight settings, it sets the weight to 0 (blue) ...
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Weight paint too sharp transition between affected areas

I try to weight paint my mesh, but no matter what settings I put in weight or strength option, there is a super sharp difference between where I painted and clean mesh. Why does this happen? I can't ...
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Subtract tool in Weight Paint doesnt work on one specific point

When I try to subtract this particual vertex it doesn't work . It's weird becos it used to work before. It happens for all other arms as well.
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Switch from Armature Weight Paint to Hair Weight Paint?

In Weight Paint mode, how do I switch from painting the armature to hair? I am stuck on armature, and want to paint emission instead.
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Weight paint problem

I'm fairly new to using Blender and have been able to understand most issues on my own but I can't find an answer with this one. When I weight paint my mesh's (body, mouth, teeth, etc.) they weight ...
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Need help with weight painting

I am having some strange problem with this battering ram as when I turn or move the object the handles just get messed up please help
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Auto Weight Ignore tooth

I apply auto weight i think it look ok, but it not ok. My character tooth move without character.
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How to stop undo from changing tool settings

Say I change the Brush Strength in Weight Paint mode and do some painting, then after undoing with Ctrl Z it reverts to it's prior setting. This also applies to other modes. The only fix I've found is ...
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Weighting Problem

I have a question with weighting my character. This is how it is without actually applying subdivison modifier. Very low poly but the problem is : Its very hard to paitn weight in weight mode ( cant ...
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I have a problem with weight painting

I am currently trying to weight paint my model but it changes every time. As soon as I go one keyframe further the area I weight painted before changes completely and I don't get the early result back....
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Blender 2.81 Weight painting bug?

Just started using blender 2.81, I didn't see this issue with 2.80. I do weight painting on one vertex group, and it somehow ends up affecting another vertex group. When I change weights of one bone, ...
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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 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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Weight Paint mode makes my mesh white? Is it locked?

I'm having this issue with weight paint. This particular mesh turns white and I can't paint over it. This happens whenever I access the weight paint mode, regardless of being unparented and parented ...
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How to merge two bones into one with preserved weights in Blender 2.9

I've seen old threads with Alt + M solution, in documentation armature -> merge, but in 2.9 both ways doesn't work. I need to - obviously - delete second shin and 2nd thigh bone. Yup, rigify.
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Parts of armature moving other parts of the model even though there's no weight paint there?

Title pretty much says it all. My hand bone is moving parts of the lower stomach area, and even though I try to subtract all of the weight paint in the area, that part still moves regardless. Any ...
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Very strange- sculpt mode hides vertices

Very weird issue!! Blender 2.90.1 In edit mode my model appears to be as normal, no part of the mesh is hidden (alt + H). If I enter either weight paint mode, vertex paint mode or sculpt mode no ...
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Trouble weight painting character

I tried my best to rig my first character, but every time I try to weight paint something seems to go wrong. The automatic weights are ok but need some editing. However every time I try to do that I ...
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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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