Draw Xray

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For Blender 3.6 and up use latest DrawXray 3.4

For Blender 3.4 and down use DrawXray 3.2


Top bar -> 'Viewport Overlays' popup panel (object edimode popup panel).

Draw Xray addon will help you to draw retopo mesh on top of your highpoly mesh, without problems of build-in blender xray (no proper back-face culling).

How to use:

  • grab addon from here Draw Xray
  • install it by searching addon by name 'Xray'
  • go to Properties panel -> shading - Draw Xray (blender 2.79)

After installation you will be able to see your mesh now and few more control sliders:

  • Object offset - will determine how much your lowpoly object will be rendered in front of other objects. Set it to 0 to get default blender behavior.
  • Polygon color opacity
  • Edge /Vertex color opacity.

Video guide from Jayanam

Update 2.3 Blender 2.8 only (23.08.2019)

  • fixed crashes on scripts reload, and other bugs.
  • by default per object snapping is now set to 'Global' . Saves few clicks: when you enable global snapping, all objects will use now global target. You can still change it per object in: 'Object Viewport' panel to: Disabled or Local (different snap target for each object)

Update 2.7 Blender 2.8 and 2.9  (19.11.2020)

  • addon draws more uniform edges now
  • more snapping options (based on shrink wrap modifier)
  • Simplified UI (there is no longer separate panel in object properties)

Update 2.8 for Blender 2.93 and 3.0 (01.12.2021)

  • Added compatibility with Blender 3.0

Update 2.9 for Blender 2.93 and 3.x (12.09.2022)

  • Added compatibility with Blender 3.3
  • remade snapping - only selected vertices will snap (in past - whole mesh would be snapped to high-poly obj)

Update 3.0 for Blender 2.93 and 3.x (17.02.2023)

  • Code refactor. Hopefully it will fix some random issues people are experiencing

Update 3.1for Blender 2.93 and 3.x (1.04.2023)

  • added compatibility with blender 3.5

Update 3.3 for Blender 3.5 and up only! (1.04.2023)

  1. moved whole open-gl drawing to new GPU module in blender 3.5

Update 3.4 for Blender 3.6 and up only! (8.08.2023)

  • option to draw in Edit mode and/or Sculpt Mode and/or Object Mode and/or Paint Mode
  • Xray will show now shapekeys on object correctly
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Draw Xray

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