For some reason, my weight paintbrush doesn't do anything. I am using Rigify, the free Blender addon to create a rig. I used automatic weights and then go from there. I tried to weigh paint it but even though my brush is at 100% it doesn't have any effect on any part of the mesh. It won't turn the blue to red and vice versa. I am sure it's not the addon itself as it just creates the rigs, plus it's a pretty common addon. Thanks in advance enter image description here


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It seems that you have 'Vertex selection masking for painting' ON.

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Either turn that OFF or go to edit mode to select some vertices.

I hope this helps

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! That worked however now I can't see where the vertices are. Is there any way to maintain that view while being able to paint? $\endgroup$ Mar 2, 2020 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ Well, you can use the Wireframe-overlay: i.imgur.com/Z7aDcb8.png $\endgroup$ Mar 2, 2020 at 13:12
  • $\begingroup$ Or, if you want to see only the vertices, select something in edit-mode and turn the 'Vertex selection masking for painting' ON again in the Weight-painting mode $\endgroup$ Mar 2, 2020 at 13:15

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