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  • Operating System, Graphics card ---

cpu: intel core i3 2350 2.3 ghz
ram: 4 gb
gfx: intel hd graphics 3000
os: windows 7 home premium sp 1

  • Blender version with error, and version that worked ---

error found in: 571f184 win64 official.
was working in: ?

  • Short description of error ---

sculpt mode show brush resets to always be on, when exiting mesh edit mode.

  • Steps for others to reproduce the error (preferably based on attached .blend file) ---

[apparently happens with all blend files including new startup.blend's and factory defaults]

see short description for reproduction steps.

i would like to keep the sculpt brush hidden and just use the mouse pointer, but it doesn't seem possible at the moment, unless i'm missing some other user option?

Event Timeline

Yes, I see it happens as far back as 2.65.
'Show Brush' should really hold user selection between modes.

This oneliner fixes the issue: P20

Not sure why it was there, though… assigning to @Antonis Ryakiotakis (psy-fi)! :)

Bastien Montagne (mont29) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to Normal.Mar 8 2014, 2:58 PM

thanks guys.

i also have a question (and possibly another bug) regarding the circle shown when the brush is visible.

on my dell laptop with it's intel hd graphics chip, the circle doesn't move after i've started holding down the stroke, so it only updates it's position when i release the left mouse/touchpad button. then it snaps to where the mouse pointer is.

is that a bug or by design?

@ratty redemption (rattyredemption) this awfully sounds like the CheapIntelGraphicBug™ (i.e. OpenGL issues with intel graphic drivers/cards), we have regular reports on this topic but can’t do much about it…

@Bastien Montagne (mont29) understood, and i had wondered if it was due to my gfx chip, i'm using the latest official drivers, so i didn't think that was the cause.

personally i can live with this, especially as i really only require the brush to be visible while i'm resizing it, and that does thankfully update in real time, from what i can see.

and while not a bug, is it possible to have a shortcut key for toggling the brush to be visible, like we have for the resizing shortcuts?

Yes it is, add a wm.context_toggle operator shortcut with tool_settings.sculpt.show_brush as context screen (e.g. in Scuplt shortcuts…).

cool, thanks. i have several custom shortcuts so that sounds straightforward enough.

Antonis Ryakiotakis (psy-fi) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Resolved.Mar 10 2014, 5:43 PM

Closed by commit rB2de9da6ee9a8.