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Support => Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs => Topic started by: RajeshGaneshG on June 25, 2019, 11:54:28 AM

Title: ABR brush import
Post by: RajeshGaneshG on June 25, 2019, 11:54:28 AM
In the latest iPad OS 13 and ASP latest betas I am not able to import abr any longer. Please check.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Andrewsouthern on June 28, 2019, 12:30:31 AM
Same here
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Lucky Clan on June 28, 2019, 05:00:59 AM
I think it is general iOS 13 bug. I cannot open any file from email. I have to use Files.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: RajeshGaneshG on June 28, 2019, 12:45:38 PM
Yes, it might be an iPadOS 13 bug. Share also doesn’t show ASP option for copying files.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: MattMusia on September 26, 2019, 07:58:36 AM
I just updated to IpadOs 13.1, and I still can't find a way to open abr files...

I tried with the "Files" app, with "Documents" app (the way I did before), by using the import feature in ArtStudio Pro and by dragging the into ASP.

Adobe Sketch is the only art related app showing in the share menu.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Lucky Clan on September 26, 2019, 08:53:17 AM
We need more details to help you.

First of all - where do you store abr files?
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: MattMusia on September 26, 2019, 09:00:24 AM
Thanks for the reply :)

I was under the impression it wasn't an issue specific to me.

They are stored in the local storage of my Ipad.

I've also tried from the "Documents" folder and from a samba shared folder (both throuh the "Documents" app and the "Files" apps).

I haven't from Icloud folder tho...

To be honest I'am kind of new to the ios ecosystem and I found the file organisation quite puzzling...
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Lucky Clan on September 26, 2019, 09:10:13 AM
Sorry, i cannot reproduce this problem.
I have succefully imported abr files stored in iCloud, local folder.
Both from Files app (Share, then Open In..., then Artstudido Pro), and from Artstudio Pro app itself. Also using Airdrop.
Both on iOS 12 and iOS 13.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: MattMusia on September 26, 2019, 09:20:46 AM
Okay thanks, I'll keep looking.

Just for the sake of safety, you mention IOS 13 but I'am on IpadOs 13.1

I did an other test :

- I put two files in a folder on the local storage (1 .abr and 1 .artstudio_brushes)

- Inside ASP, I use the "Import ABR/TPL/Arstudio" function wich open the internal filebrowser

- I navigate to the folder where my 2 files are stored

=> The Artstudio format is fine, and it creates a new brush group when clicked on it.
But the abr file apprears greyed out and no action is launched when clicked on it.


Also, when i open a .artsudio_brush file from the "Files" application, ArtStudio app is launched, but no other action is done.
Meaning the brushset is not imported.
The same behavior occurs with artstudio project files (If open from outside of ArtStudio pro app, the app is launched but the project file is not open)

Edit:
I should add that after trying to open a artstudio project from outside the app, the possibility to open any project from the ArtStudio galery is not working anymore.
The galery is closed but nothing open.
Only closing and opening the app has fixed this issue so far
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Nickie on September 26, 2019, 01:31:45 PM
I have the same problem, albeit on iOS 12.4.1. I can share .ABR and .TPL files from Files app to ASP but I can only open .TPL files from inside ASP. .ABR files are greyed out and inaccessible. In Affinity Designer it is the other way around - .ABR files are accessible whereas .TPL files are greyed out and inaccessible. The odd thing is, though, that while .TPL files have an ASP icon, .ABR files have an Affinity Designer icon.  It is as if these two apps have divided .ABR and .TPL files between them and guard them ferociously against each other.  :D
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Lucky Clan on September 26, 2019, 05:12:28 PM
Please try to use ipad drag and drop to import abr/tpl.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: MattMusia on September 26, 2019, 05:16:50 PM
Drag & drop from Files app does nothing.

If you drag and drop a jpg file for instance, you get a plus sign in a green circle appering next to the item you're dragging, when over the ASP app.

That's not the case when dragging an abr file. The item dragged just go back to the Files app, not triggering any visible action.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Lucky Clan on September 26, 2019, 05:42:03 PM
Could you record that on video and send me it?
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: MattMusia on September 26, 2019, 05:42:58 PM
Yup
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: MattMusia on September 27, 2019, 06:28:47 AM
To keep everyone posted...

My problem was not related to ASP.

File association has been broken (either by the IpadOs update, installing Adobe Fresco or uninstalling Adobe Sketch...)

Either way, after re-installing Adobe Sketch, it all sorted out and everything is working fine.... Go figure

Edit : I was curious and I just uninstalled Adobe Sketch for the second time...
File association broke again.. guess I'am stuck with Adobe sketch on my Ipad for now...
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Nickie on September 27, 2019, 07:16:56 AM
File association is broken, yes. And it appears to be a general iPadOS problem, not just related to iPadOS 13, because I haven't upgraded to v13 yet. Uninstalling and reinstalling Sketch did nothing for me. Instead it seems, for me at least, to be related to Affinity Designer (or Artstudio Pro), but I am not going to uninstall either to test it. That leaves two common denominators: iOS/iPadOS and Artstudio Pro.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Lucky Clan on September 27, 2019, 12:52:52 PM
One more idea - maybe it is broken when you have at least two Adobe apps, for example Fresco and Sketch...
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Nickie on September 28, 2019, 05:29:51 AM
I have both, but when I uninstalled Sketch nothing changed. And I seem to remember it was broken even before I installed Fresco. I know I have seen these greyed-out icons before, a while back.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: wandrinsheep on October 10, 2019, 01:11:51 AM
Have you found any solutions to this? It seems like affinity photo/designer have hijacked ownership of the files and I can’t import them into Artstudio or procreate at all. It’s been very frustrating
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Nickie on October 10, 2019, 05:32:49 AM
You can share ABR (and TPL) brush sets from Files app to Artstudio Pro. You can't import Photoshop brushes into Procreate, though. Not yet, anyway. I think v5 is set to change that.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Lucky Clan on October 10, 2019, 10:02:46 AM
The solution is to first save abr file in Files, then import it from Artstudio by tapping Share icon in the Brush Editor.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: 5VGA on October 18, 2019, 06:52:30 AM
I was also experiencing this problem. ABR files were defaulting to an association with affinity designer, or photo. Once I removed those programs ABR files were no longer grayed out. I’m not sure if this a file association problem on iPadOS or with art studio.
Currently the ABR file is associating with adobe fresco and it appears to be working fine in Art Studio.
Title: Re: ABR brush import
Post by: Lucky Clan on November 12, 2019, 08:59:09 AM
About the workaround i put above:
"The solution is to first save abr file in Files, then import it from Artstudio by tapping Share icon in the Brush Editor."

Abr file must be stored in iCloud Drive to make it work!
If you store it on 'On My iPad' - the workaround will not work.