I don't see your attached image. Can you show us your settings where you have it set to pen pressure? What, exact, version number of AE are you using?
Are you still facing this problem? If not, let us know how you solved it. If so, please let us know so we can assist you further.
I just noticed this when I tried to do stamp cloning.
This problem was fixed once and is broken again. After Effects Paint/Clone tool does not recognize pen pressure. If pen pressure is selected, like transparency, nothing visible is painted.
After effects 14.2.1 and Wacom driver 6.3.21-8.
Wacom driver? Does anybody know what driver version works properly with multiple modifier keys (Cmd, Alt, Cntrl) and in After Effects 14.2.1? I'm lost already.
Hi. Using the current version of AE, latest Wacom Drivers and this is not fixed. Using an Intuos 4. Works great in Photoshop and Illustrator. Broken in AE. All Paint/Clone/Erase brushes draw with what seems to be 0% pressure.
Still broken in After Effects V15.0.1
Latest Mac Wacom driver 6.3.27-2 does not help.
Paint has been broken too long. Having no size or opacity control with pressure.
Paint is a pretty important feature.
Having same problem, No Wacom pen pressure. Adobe please help!
AE won't even let me select different brushes in the brush palette. Major problem.
Hello Adobe, so Wacom tilt works but pen pressure does not? I updated everything, deleted AE prefs etc.. still no pressure. Really need this. Help!
Would just like to join in here and echo the same issue - can't get pen pressure to respond in After Effects. A glance through the forums, it looks like this has been an issue in AE off and on for quite a while. Anybody able to find a fix/workaround?
AE CC 2018.0 (15.0.1)
Wacom Cintiq 22HDT, driver v.6.3.29-6
No fix. Asked Kevin M to push for one. Haven't heard anything in several months.
Yeah, whats up? It been forever and mine is still not working. So weird that pressure works fine with all other products. PLEASE Adobe, I really need this function for my projects!
"OH MY GOSH I FIXED IT!!!! I had this same problem and what you need to do is this...such a simple fix!! In the brush settings when it pops up as a toolbar... it has options for brush dynamics: size, angle, etc. You need to set the SIZE to OFF, not PEN PRESSURE which I think is the default. If you click the preset sizes then it will keep automatcially switching back to pen pressure option. So instead you need to adjust it by dragging the number next to 'diameter' rather than clicking the preset size such as 1,3,5,9,13 etc."
dano, I appreciate the thought, but it's not a fix. I saw this several months ago and the reddit poster was so excited I thought this must be the answer.
Then I realized they're saying: "Pen pressure doesn't work so I turned it off! Yay!" This is very silly.
It's like saying "AfterEffects won't let me draw squares! OH MY GOSH! I fixed it by drawing a CIRCLE INSTEAD!!!"
Looks like Adobe is really ignoring users who need this option, very disappointing.
Just updated to the latest After Effects April 2018 version. No help
Brush Dynamics is still broken.
Bug reported to Adobe and contacted Wacom as well... Bummer!
I wish someone would finally fix this. Seems I have to test downgrading to Wacom driver version 6.3.15-3 - it may work. I hate loosing features downgrading.
I've just come across a different display of what I presume to be the same issue. I have a degree of pen pressure working but only at the initial point of contact with the pen. I can't actually make a stroke, only a spot. The same if I use a mouse.
The only way my paint tool works is if I completely remove my Wacom from use (unplugged from pc) and restart my computer.
This is also the case on all the macs at my university.
I've tried downgrading drivers and it makes no difference unfortunately.
Edit!!!: I have working pressure and strokes!
Seeing as strokes were working after a restart with no tablet plugged in, I decided to try plugging in the tablet without a restart of either program or computer and currently, all is well.
Emma, that's more or less the issue I'm getting. I'm still struggling here.
Let me see if I'm understanding you. Do you:
A) Unplug the tablet, do a restart, launch the program, then plug in the tablet?
B) Unplug the tablet, plug it back in. It works.
Either way I'm not getting results over here.
Can you tell what is your system and Wacom hardware/driver, please?
No unplugging or reinstalling hasn't made any difference for me.
Wacom brush dynamics is broken for pressure in After Effects. Pen tilt does work, which is "funny".
I had a long email chat with Wacom support, but they could not offer any solution either. "Just wait for a new driver". Disappointed.
in reply to davidn92468579 I did option A
My system is Windows 10 based, After Effects CC v.15.1. Wacom 24HD driver version 6.3.29-4.
I am about to retry my theory as I now don't need the brush tool so I'm safe to experiment. I shall also update my drivers to 6.3.29-6
Since most OSs now have pen & touch functionality sometimes the proprietary applications interfere with 3rd party drivers. On Windows systems the "flicks" & "ink" functionality often conflicts with pressure sensitivity. Turning these off can sometimes help. Other people have said something as simple as removing their pen's nib and putting back in fixes the issue (which is weird but...).
Well I'm now having trouble reproducing the issue, my brush dynamics are so far consistently working so I'm confused. On one hand I want it to break to try and find a fix, on the other I'm happy it's working.
updated my drivers to 6.3.29-6
it broke me
i'll try rolling back in the morning
I can confirm that I consistently get working brush dynamics with CC 15.1 and Wacom drivers 6.3.29-3 and 6.3.29-4 but not with 6.3.29-6
Just my luck. I cannot find those drivers for macOS - only Windows.
I got a download link from Wacom support for the older driver 6.3.29-4 for macOS.
No luck. Brush dynamics still not working in AE.
macOS 10.13.4, Wacom Intuos tablet PTK-640.
Would you know where to download those older versions for Mac?
Update: Can confirm that Pen Pressure works with Wacom Tablet Driver 6.3.15-3 (lesson earned: always save wacom drivers because apparently they don't fully archive them on their website). It's a bummer that AE and Wacom Tablets are not fully compatible in their latest versions.
Gutterfish: Thanks for the thoughts here. Unrelated issue though. I'm unfortunately very familiar with the "Ink" issue. I'm currently on Mac though, which has less of those issues. Every other app on my system works fine with Wacom pressure (I use all the main Adobe apps, Zbrush, etc). AE has been bricked with the latest Wacom drivers for upwards of a year. Also tried swapping the nub for kicks (saw that on a forum awhile back too), but no luck there either.