I am currently sculpting and for some reason I can't add detail to the side of my mesh; it only works for the front and back.

  • If I grab my nose, its axis is locked to X and Z. It can't move on the Y axis but can be moved on the X and Z axes.
  • I can only sculpt on the front and back of the mesh, I can't sculpt on the right or left.

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Make sure you don't have any axes locked in Tool shelf > Symmetry / Lock > Lock:

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  • $\begingroup$ i dont even have this option. $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2014 at 8:52
  • $\begingroup$ nvm i found it, it was somewhere else on the bar. thankyou :) $\endgroup$ Jun 13, 2014 at 8:57
  • $\begingroup$ @user3536490 What version of blender are you using? You might want to update if you aren't using the latest version (currently 2.70, but 2.71 is to be released in a few days).. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jun 13, 2014 at 18:39

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