Since some brushes can be executed while using other brushes, via modifier keys, eg.:

  • Fill brush, as I understand, is also accessible in Scrape brush by holding CTR.
  • Smooth brush, as most of us know, can be accessed from most brushes, using SHIFT.

My question is how identical are those brush-alternation versions of the same brush, compared to the settings of the actual brush? Do they maintain all your current brush settings or do they inherit some default settings? If that makes sense.

I was particularly thinking about Fill as triggered by CTR while using Scrape, but I'm also keen to know the same for temporary-Smooth.

  • $\begingroup$ Just for the record, this question was a beast to formulate well. $\endgroup$
    – Henrik
    Jan 10, 2023 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ The "shift version" of the Smooth brush has the same strength as the "normal" Smooth brush. So I think it's the same brush. The Direction (+/-) of the brush is also the same if you change it. You can switch the Display Mode of outliner to Blend File and then you will see all available brushes in the blend file. $\endgroup$
    – Blunder
    Jan 10, 2023 at 21:34
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you @Blunder, that was good advice. Also curious whether Fill and Scrape+CTR have the exact same functionality. I know one might say, "hey, if they feel the same, they are", but I'm not happy with that argument :-) I want to know, so I can trust that any brush settings I set in Fill will also reflect when inverting the Scrape and vice versa. I guess I'd like to know if there's a principle to this: if all 'inverted' brushes are the same as their actual brushes. $\endgroup$
    – Henrik
    Jan 11, 2023 at 22:04


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