Blender: Vertex Paint doesn’t show in Render Mode

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Imagine the following: you’re in Vertex Mode, coloring your object nicely. When it’s all set and done, you lean back and select Viewport Shading or Rendered View.

And what do you see?


What happened to your Vertex Paint?!

Well it’s very simple, luckily. By default, your Vertex Paint is added to a layer called Col. You can find this udner Vertex Colors in your Object Data Properties tab (triangle).

Now, all you have to do is add an Attribute node, enter ‘Col’ in the ‘Name:’ field and connect the Color to your Color shader.

Mari's Note

Thank you for checking out my Blender Note! I am by all means a beginner in Blender, so I do not feel qualified to label this post as a 'tip' or 'tutorial'. However, I decided to upload this note for myself, and hopefully it can be useful to others as well.