I have simple rigged mesh by automatic weight, I can see the weight color, but cannot paint in Weight Paint mode. I switch from Object to Weight Paint mode, and the brush circle do not effect the mesh when LMB pressed. When I hold ctrl+LMB over mesh it samples the weight into my brush weight. I can use only the Gradient tool for painting. It seems that I'm missing something basic here, but i spent entire day looking for answers and tutorials and can't get it work. Thanks for your answer.

  • $\begingroup$ but one can't select the mesh in pose mode. $\endgroup$ – Amitai Bergman May 21 '19 at 19:48
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    $\begingroup$ sorry, edit: you need to switch your armature to Pose mode, then shift select your mesh and switch it to Weight Paint mode, then select a bone $\endgroup$ – moonboots May 21 '19 at 19:55
  • $\begingroup$ thanks but sorry I'm in pose mode hold shift and the mesh cannot be selected. i use blender 2.8 $\endgroup$ – Amitai Bergman May 21 '19 at 19:58
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of I can't keep my armature in pose mode when selecting another object $\endgroup$ – Sazerac May 21 '19 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ Oh yes it might be for the reason given by Sazerac, also use the latest version of 2.8 because I wonder if it worked this way several weeks back $\endgroup$ – moonboots May 22 '19 at 6:54

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