Rotobrush not working

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Aug 31, 2020 Aug 31, 2020

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I have a clip, and select the rotobrush tool. I can draw where I need, but nothing shows up and nothing changes. Why is nothing changing?

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Adobe Employee , Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

A couple possiblities. 
1. Check to see if you have "Roto Brush and Refine Edge" selected in the Layer panel view pop-up menu.
2. Make sure you are in the Layer Panel, not the Footage Panel.
See screenshots below for examples.

view mode in layer panel.png

footage and layer panels.png

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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A couple possiblities. 
1. Check to see if you have "Roto Brush and Refine Edge" selected in the Layer panel view pop-up menu.
2. Make sure you are in the Layer Panel, not the Footage Panel.
See screenshots below for examples.

view mode in layer panel.png

footage and layer panels.png

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 04, 2020 Sep 04, 2020

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Are you using it on a pre-comp by any chance? I have an issue in the last few betas (including 17.5.0) where this will happen if I try to rotobrush a pre-comp. Workarounds for me are using Rotobrush 1.0 (boooh) or prerendering the pre-comp.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 10, 2020 Sep 10, 2020

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Yes, that could also be the cause.  It's a known issue that we recently fixed.  A build with the fix should be available very soon.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 16, 2020

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The issue when applying to pre-comps is now fixed, as of Beta build 17.5.0.19. Please let us know if any build higher than this still exhibits the failure with pre-comps.

 

Cheers,

- John, After Effects Engineering Team

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