I am trying to sculpt a human head with dynamic topology. It worked so far but now I am getting artifacts when I use the smooth brush.


And when I use the smooth brush

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But other brushes like the clay brush are still working without causing those weird artifacts. enter image description here

Any idea why this is happening?

.blend file


1 Answer 1


Make sure that under Symmetry \ Lock you turn Lock off. You had lock set to x axis. So the smooth brush was still working but the vertices did not move in the x axis.

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow.. that was the problem. Thank you very much. $\endgroup$
    – Maik Klein
    Mar 4, 2014 at 16:08
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    $\begingroup$ @MaikKlein yes. It took me some time to find out what the problem was as well. good thing you uploaded the blend file. At first I thought you had a nose texture for the smooth brush, but that was not it. $\endgroup$
    – Vader
    Mar 4, 2014 at 16:09

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