Vertex Paint - history of

Does anyone have the low-down on how Vertex Paint came to be? I know how to use it (and it does have some good uses) though I’m wanting to write about texturing techniques and I’m under the opinion that it’s kind of a dinosaur of the past era in video game texturing.

That’s something of an unqualified assumption however… can someone please fill me in on the facts?

well way back when you add only characters which was basicaly a matrix of dot of pixels something like 5 X 7 pixels
you could control which pixels was lighted or not and began making small graphics or drawings with it !

and you could also do that on paper with a printer

happy blendering