Shortcuts for weight painting

I don't use a mouse because of my wrists and carpal tunnel (I use a drawing tablet 100% of the time) so I'm always navigating with shift/cmd/opt keys. That sometimes makes me stumble into shortcuts and hotkeys I didn't know about lol.

I learned we can actually swap between add / subtract / and blur by using those keys. Cmd will choose the inverse of the active brush, and shift will use the blur brush (somewhat like sculpting I'd say). Is there a disadvantage to using this that you guys can point out?

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  • Dwayne Savage(dillenbata3) replied

    You may work faster and can't bill clients for as must time. :) Also shift+a for gradient and Shift+Alt+a for Radial Gradient are helpful too. Just note that you do have to switch to the blur brush to change the blur settings like strength. Note: Use a mouse. If you have pressure set to be used by strength then that's not really a problem for you. 

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  • Nathi Tappan(nathitappan) replied

    Lol 😅 I'll keep that in mind.

    Nice! I haven't played with the gradients yet. And I thought the blur brush would follow along as long as I had those toggles for keeping the brush consistent on. Good to know. Thanks Dwayne!

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  • Dwayne Savage(dillenbata3) replied

    I have a question: where is this option to keep brushes consistent? I haven't used it 

  • Nathi Tappan(nathitappan) replied

    These toggles dillenbata3 . I first heard of them on Kent's Fundamentals of Sculpting. Sometimes it's a bummer to have to swap them every time, but depending on what I'm doing I toggle them just to be able to move a little faster without swapping brushes.

    Hopefully I understand their use correctly. It'd be nice to be able to return a tip after so many good ones you threw out there... 😅


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  • Dwayne Savage(dillenbata3) replied

    nnathitappan I'll have to play around with this. Thanks.

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