I am just trying getting myself into sculpting and I have just created a metaball having kind of shape like a bust, because I have seen it once online some time ago but when I pick it I can't get into sculpt mode (Blender 2.77)

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    $\begingroup$ Select one of your meta balls and press alt + C and choose "Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text". then you can sculpt it. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Commented May 27, 2017 at 22:40

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You can only sculpt mesh objects. Right now you have a meta object. You need to convert it to a mesh first.

Do note that after converting to a mesh you will not be able to edit it with the meta objects any longer (so you might want to duplicate the whole thing and move it to another layer first).

You can easily convert it to a mesh by selecting one of your meta balls, pressing AltC then choosing Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text.

Or from the 3D view header Object > Convert to > Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text


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