Chapter 7Vertex Color Maps

What Are Vertex Color Maps?

Vertex color maps are a way that you can add color to the points (vertices) in your model’s mesh. You can use them to add simple colors to your models without having to actually texture them or to add colors to an existing texture in your Surface Editor (vertex coloring is multiplied to the surface’s base color and textures applied).

The following image shows William Vaughan’s pug model with vertex coloring. There is a tutorial on NewTek’s web site detailing the creating of the vertex coloring for this model.

Figure 7-1

As you can see, the colors of a vertex color map are visible in your shaded ...

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