Mesh Paint User Guide

Tool for painting vertex colors on meshes interactively in the editor viewport.


Mesh Paint Mode provides a quick and easy way of adjusting color and texture on your meshes. The following sections cover all of the critical skills you will need to make the most out of this powerful tool.

Starting Out


Advanced Topics

Although using the Mesh Paint tool is extremely easy and intuitive, there are some important considerations to think about, particularly in how you want to affect your meshes. Mesh Paint can handle painting on individual level-placed instances of meshes and can also be used to paint weight values for multi-texture setups. These topics are all discussed below.

Setting up Materials

The mesh paint system requires the material of the mesh to contain a Vertex Color expression as this is how the vertex color data is passed from the mesh to the material. The following sections cover ways to set up a material so that it can be used with Mesh Paint mode.

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