I have had a similar problem and have reported it.
basically the faster I drew the choppier the lines.
Hide or close the info panel when drawing.
I am using Animate CC 2015.2 I am using an intuos 5 touch and the driver is up to date (6.3.17-5)
There is only an option for straighten smooth ink on PEN and PAINT BRUSH tools not the BRUSH tool.
This also has nothing to do with the smoothing settings either.
It is very urgent that I fix this ASAP because I animate using the brush tool for my profession.
Here are my macs specs below:
This has been a problem with Flash since the dawn of time. There has always been something fundamentally wrong with the Brush tool.
My guess is that the algorithm sees a line drawn fast, but the algorithm can't make sense of it fast enough and "undercalculates" it. This also works with small, thin, and slowly drawn lines (zoom in to 1000-2000% and draw lightly and slowly). The line appears jagged maybe because the algorithm thinks it's more complex than it actually is and "overcalculates" it.
I'm not sure if the developers at Adobe know how serious of a problem this is, and I hope that they fix this soon.
I'm using a nearly identical computer and an Intuos 4 and I'm not seeing the problem. Can you give me a 1,2,3 so that I can see if I can reproduce the problem that you see?
What is your hardware configuration? I'm not seeing this problem at all. What I draw is what I get.
Anybody else from ADOBE wish to chime in??? That would be nice. I do appreciate your efforts robdillon but the image explains itself. My computer (macbook pro connected to viewsonic monitor using wacom intuos 3) show NO problems, neither does my home laptop Macbook pro using wacom bamboo. ADOBE? Hello? Are you there? ................
I am guessing that all your drivers are up to date.
Let me check with the product team and get back to you. I know that they are investigating a few related bugs for the next update but I am not sure if this is a bug, or if it is on their list.
You can also log your request directly with the team using http://adobe.ly/1Ov9omX
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OK, here's the update: This issue is under investigation, and there isn't an ETA (estimated time of action) as yet because of its complexity. I request your patience until this issue is fixed.
We will update this post as soon as there is an update with this fix.
Thank you for your response Preran. I look forward to fixing this incredibly disabling issue.
I will be checking back frequently for updates.
Am marking my answer as correct for the benefit of other users. I will revisit my decision after we have an update with the fix.
The problem is worse with the Pencil tool than with the Brush. Some of the recent changes to the Brush tool seem to have eliminated the majority of my problems. However, the Pencil tool could use some work so that what you draw is really what you get.
EDIT: I've learned that the Paint Brush Tool essentially replaces the Pencil. Although it's harder to draw with than the Paint Brush tool (because it uses a dot preview instead of a line), its output feels a lot nicer. Relieved to say this fixes my original problem.
Drawing in Smooth mode with Smoothing set to "0" is the closest to my intended drawn stroke I've seen in Flash/Animate working in years (pre-Creative Cloud). "Ink Mode" still eludes me in general; I thought it was supposed to disable programmatic optimization and reflect the stroke as drawn.
I suggest Adobe retires the Pencil tool (and perhaps revisits Ink Mode) and we can consider this pesky problem fixed! Hooray! Thanks Adobe.
This does not help me at all.
My problem is with the Brush tool
- not a smoothing issue
- not a pencil issue
- not a paintbrush issue
- not an ink mode issue
Peran (staff) assured me that this bug is being investigated and I am still patiently waiting to hear about a fix
so I do not consider this a correct answer or solved.
Please do not sweep this under the rug adobe.
This problem has made my work setup at home useless after years of investing.
Many animators rely on the Brush tool for animating frame by frame.
I am completely disabled from doing this because my drawing is altered
and detail and accuracy is extremely important. My work has been completely halted until I can find a solution.
I am considering installing an older version of Flash and testing that.
If anybody else knows of a solution until then please post in full detail.
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travisbrainerd posted the original question, and the post that he deemed to be a correct answer. Within this thread we have to trust that the answer he declared as being correct does indeed solve the problems he had.
It might be useful to figure out what was different with your case, to give it its own topic, but as Preran has already let you know your variation is under investigation there probably isn't a need to have a new topic. Pretty sure Preran will stop any sweeping under carpets that might occur!
Meanwhile, you could keep the current version and also install CS6, see if that works correctly to keep you going for now.
Understood, Just impatient.
Thank you for the quick response.
Just so that everyone here is aware, we are monitoring issues related to Wacom devices and sharing this information with the product team. The team is looking into our reports and deciding the future course of action. I don't have an ETA as yet.
Some of the Wacom related issues have been addressed by updating to the latest device drivers. There are many times when users confirm that they have the latest device drivers because of the confusion resulting from Wacom not updating its website with the latest version numbers.
About marking answers as correct, we choose an answer that will help at least some of the users visiting this post although it may not be a comprehensive solution. While all issues look similar on the surface, they most times have different underlying issues. So, what works for one might not work for the other.
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Its not only Wacom devices. This problem happens using a mouse as well.
At certain zoom levels, I am seeing problems with the Paint Brush tool as well. It seems to work well at default zoom level, but reverts to the crappy straightening behavior when zoomed in/working within a symbol. Will investigate more and if I find enough information about what is going on, I'll report that bug to Adobe. Definitely not letting any possible brush-related problems slip through the cracks if I can help (even though I marked my post as 'correct' for the original issue).
We have fixed the straightening issue while drawing fast brush strokes on Mac. This was specially happening when the Info panel was open.
The fix will be available with the next public release of Animate.
Solution in my case (with some backstory):
I privately own an educational copy of Flash CS 5.5, never had any issues. I recently reinstalled Windows 7 from 32-bit to 64-bit, thus reinstalled Flash CS 5.5. That's when I first encountered buggy brush/pencil strokes (straight curves when drawing quickly). I also tried the latest Animate CC 2018, same issue.
I tried it all, updated my video card driver, reinstalled the Wacom driver and Flash itself. I deactivated any native input features for pens/tables from Windows 7 in both Wacom settings and the OS itself. After everything was freshly installed, the brush seemed to work but I called it a day.
Next day Flash CS 5.5 installs an update, brush is buggy again...I reinstall Flash yet again, brush still buggy. I remove Flash from my Wacom presets (hotkeys and pen settings) since I thought these settings might not work correctly with my newest install. I set up Flash again in my Wacom preferences - brush works fine (for now)!
My rusty setup from 2010:
Windows 7 64-bit
GeForce GTS 250
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.60 GHz
4 GB RAM
Wacom Cintiq 13 HD