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"Show Weights" in Edit mode does not work in conjunction with a "Vertex Weight Proximity" Modifier
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System Information
i7, 16gb ram, ubuntu 64 51.10, 2*Gtx 560ti oc 2GB

Blender Version
Broken: Current git (4e95807 didn't track back when the change happened)
Worked: 2.76b

Short description of error
Weights don't show up in edit mode when one of the vertex weight modifiers are used. Visible in the attached pics:

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Use the appended file

and hit alt + a - this should show you how a part of the mesh is getting more and more red. Instead, there is no weight visible at all. The same file acts correctly in 2.76b

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Thomas Beck (plasmasolutions) renamed this task from "Show Weights" in Edit mode does not work in conjunction with a "Vertex Weight Edit" Modifier to "Show Weights" in Edit mode does not work in conjunction with a "Vertex Weight Proximity" Modifier.
Thomas Beck (plasmasolutions) raised the priority of this task from to 90.
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Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 50.Feb 21 2016, 9:54 PM

Can confirm the issue, would bet on a consequence of OpenGL changes, draw_mesh_paint_weight_faces seems to not drawing weights as expected?