Can't select bone in Weight Paint


(Viperdream) #1

Hello!
My first post on these forums :stuck_out_tongue:

Anyway, I’m a Blender noob and still trying to learn the whole thing.

So, I recently started with animation, I got the mesh + Armature.

But then, when I try to weight paint the thing, I can’t select a bone like everyone in the tutorial videos do, it selects the whole armature instead!

I have done everything: Name the bones, name the armature, insert modifier on the mesh…

But when I try to weight paint, I always get stuck.

I tried to make vertex groups manually but it animated pretty weird then (only a body part moving and not the whole mesh)

Any help would be appreciated! If you need more info, please ask :slight_smile:


(Richard Marklew) #2

Select the armature, go into pose mode then select the mesh and go into weight paint mode. You should then be able to select different bones and weightpaint.


(Viperdream) #3

Works now! Thanks a lot! :slight_smile:


(brokenjack) #4

Sorry to hijack this thread, but my search came up with this question, and I have a similar problem, but I still cannot select a bone in weight painting. I selected the armature>>pose mode>>selected mesh>>weight paint mode. Still cannot select bones. I’m using 2.54 r32398 for OS X. Any ideas?
thanks


(brokenjack) #5

Well on a hunch, I believe I figured it out. I’m one of the few out there who started learning blender with “left select”. When I returned the program to “right select” it worked. Is this something that should be reported, or should I just hide in shame as one of those “left select” users?


(Mike Berg) #6

This is an old thread, but it was still high in the search results when I was looking for a solution to the same problem. A friend just showed me a much better way to select a different bone while weight painting:

  1. Enter Pose Mode
  2. Select a bone in the armature
  3. Shift-select the mesh
  4. Enter Weight Paint Mode

Now you can hold control and click on a new bone to select it.


(lumpyoatmeal) #7

Still doesn’t work for me. I have blender configured for left click to select.


(lumpyoatmeal) #8

Duh, I take that back. Now it started working. Dunno why it didn’t before.


#9

For me again it doesn’t work that way. I’m normally using left click. Right click will do the trick, but I think this really is a problem in blender at the moment.


(WallClipper) #10

The problem here is that both Select and Weight Paint are set to the same key - Left Mouse. I’ve remapped Weight Paint to use Right Mouse button and now both functions work just fine. You can remap the button by going to File -> User Preferences… -> Input, entering “Weight Paint” into the search bar and remapping that function to something else. Otherwise I don’t see how blender could differentiate between these contradicting inputs.


(Sir NoFace) #11

For those who chose different settings and simply right click does not work, try CTRL + LEFT CLICK.
or SHIFT + LEFT CLICK for multiple Bones.

That works with my settings.


(nutbunny) #12

Fresh to Blender. Encountered same problem. None of the previous suggestions worked. This suggestion of SHIFT+LEFT CLICK was the only thing that worked, and it worked beautifully. I don’t understand why though. I’ll probably figure it out with experience.