Blender 2.8 – Select bones in Weight Paint mode

Blender 2.8

To select bones while in Weight Paint mode in Blender 2.8:

  1. Select the Armature
  2. Shift select the skinned mesh
  3. Switch mode to Weight Paint
  4. Shift-Click bones to select them
    * Shift double click to select bones hidden under the mesh

This has also been verified on Blender 3.6


7 thoughts on “Blender 2.8 – Select bones in Weight Paint mode

  1. If you select the mesh in the outliner tree, I think you should use Ctrl-Click and not Shift. I tried – with Shift it selects also all objects in between the two you wanted to select. Ctrl-Click selects only the ones you click on. However, when clicking in the scene, use Shift-Click. Blender can be so confusing with these inconsistencies…

    1. Same here sadly. I am not leaving a comment in the hopes of a solution. just letting people in the future know they are not alone. Tried so many things already.. I had like 5 things people told me to chance.. but nothing worked. I select them all. Did you find a solution?

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