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Animate 2020 Brush Library inaccessible

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Nov 20, 2019

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I just updated Animate and now cannot access the brush library when using the brush or pencil tools. The option is simply greyed out.
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Weirdly I am able to access the brush library when using the line tool.

There was another post about this at the beginning of the month and the only solution offered was updating graphics drivers but would that make sense if I am able to use the brush library in one circumstance but not the other?
I would preferably not like to update my macbook to the latest OS just yet because it'll mess with certain plugins I use in my music software...

Are you using the 'Paint Brush' tool or the 'Classic Brush" tool? The one you want (Paint Brush) has a little brush stroke next to it on the icon, the other doesn't. It might be hidden in the tool menu now as Adobe has hidden a load of tools by default and there is now a Fluid Brush tool too just to confuse matters.

Paint Brush tool works on mine (Mac) and should work on yours. Pencil does not work work with brush library on mine. But essentially you don't need Pencil because it's the same as Paint Brush with the pressure turned off. I guess Adobe has got rid of that duplication of features. Just find and select Paint Brush and you should be ok.

If this doesn't work then no idea I'm afraid. Good luck.

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Animate 2020 Brush Library inaccessible

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I just updated Animate and now cannot access the brush library when using the brush or pencil tools. The option is simply greyed out.
Screen Shot 2019-11-20 at 5.01.30 pm.png
Weirdly I am able to access the brush library when using the line tool.

There was another post about this at the beginning of the month and the only solution offered was updating graphics drivers but would that make sense if I am able to use the brush library in one circumstance but not the other?
I would preferably not like to update my macbook to the latest OS just yet because it'll mess with certain plugins I use in my music software...

Are you using the 'Paint Brush' tool or the 'Classic Brush" tool? The one you want (Paint Brush) has a little brush stroke next to it on the icon, the other doesn't. It might be hidden in the tool menu now as Adobe has hidden a load of tools by default and there is now a Fluid Brush tool too just to confuse matters.

Paint Brush tool works on mine (Mac) and should work on yours. Pencil does not work work with brush library on mine. But essentially you don't need Pencil because it's the same as Paint Brush with the pressure turned off. I guess Adobe has got rid of that duplication of features. Just find and select Paint Brush and you should be ok.

If this doesn't work then no idea I'm afraid. Good luck.

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Nov 21, 2019

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Are you using the 'Paint Brush' tool or the 'Classic Brush" tool? The one you want (Paint Brush) has a little brush stroke next to it on the icon, the other doesn't. It might be hidden in the tool menu now as Adobe has hidden a load of tools by default and there is now a Fluid Brush tool too just to confuse matters.

Paint Brush tool works on mine (Mac) and should work on yours. Pencil does not work work with brush library on mine. But essentially you don't need Pencil because it's the same as Paint Brush with the pressure turned off. I guess Adobe has got rid of that duplication of features. Just find and select Paint Brush and you should be ok.

If this doesn't work then no idea I'm afraid. Good luck.

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Nov 22, 2019

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Thanks. I figured it out shortly after posting actually. After about an hour of scratching my head I realised the Paint Brush tool was missing from the panel, and I mistook the Fluid Brush tool for it because it was sitting where the Paint Brush usually was. I had to go in and add it to the panel.

Silly user error on my part. Thanks for your response!

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No worries, I was also confused as to why all my main tools appeared to have gone on holiday without telling me.

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My Paint Brush tool is missing as well and I'm completely lost on how to get it back, no help anywhere online. How did you add it in?

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Hi mate,

 

Just click on the three dots at the bottom of the toolbar.

This will open the pool of all available tool and you can drag configure them according to your liking.

 

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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