Weight Paint Tools

Draw
Paints a specified weight over the object.
Blur
Smooths out the weighting of adjacent vertices. In this mode the Weight Value is ignored. The strength defines how much the smoothing is applied.
Average
Smooths weights by painting the average resulting weight from all weights under the brush.
Smear
Smudges weights by grabbing the weights under the brush and ”dragging” them. This can be imagined as a finger painting tool.
Gradient

Applies a linear/radial weight gradient; this is useful at times when painting gradual changes in weight becomes difficult. Blends the weights of selected vertices with unselected vertices.

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Example of the Gradient tool being used with selected vertices.

Weight
The gradient starts at the current selected weight value, blending out to nothing.
Strength
Lower values can be used so the gradient mixes in with the existing weights (just like with the brush).
Type
  • Linear: Alt-LMB and drag.
  • Radial: Ctrl-Alt-LMB and drag.
Sample
Weights
Sets the brush Weight as the weight selected under the cursor.
Vertex Group
Displays a list of possible vertex groups to select that are under the cursor.
Annotate

Draw free-hand annotation.

Annotate Line
Draw straight line annotation.
Annotate Polygon
Draw a polygon annotation.
Annotate Eraser
Erase previous drawn annotations.