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"Sticky" brushes when sculpting with pen tablet
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System Information
My system:
core i7 4770k 3.50gHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
Tablet : Wacom intuos 4
Blender 2.76b

Blender Version
Broken: 2.76b
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Report for BA user ToshiCG

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When I sculpt with a pen tablet the brushes sometimes "stick" in a very unpredictable manner.
When I press the pen on the tablet I expect the brush to start working and that works well.
When I lift the pen I expect the brush to stop taking effect and that works well 80-90% of the time, but at random occasions it doesn't. I lift the pen and the brush is still active so I keep manipulating the active part of the mesh.
Any idea what could be causing this?

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  • Is this happening on all files? (even a simple cube - if not, please upload test file).
  • Did this ever work? (could you try older Blender builds).
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 30.Feb 22 2016, 11:09 PM
Bastien Montagne (mont29) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Invalid.Mar 1 2016, 2:40 PM
Bastien Montagne (mont29) claimed this task.

No news since one week…

Reposting this from Blender Artists. (I am the guy who originally asked about the "bug")

I was too hasty to blame it on blender (I only use my tablet with blender lately so that's my excuse).
Basically it's the stylus itself: the nib gets stuck if you push too hard and you get weird behavior.
Solution: get the nib out, try to clean the hole where it fits (basically blow into it or something), then gently insert the nib back.
Also it's possible that the nib is too old in which case you should replace it.

You can mark this as solved.