Ok so I have pillaged google and forums all over and still I am at a loss. I have this blender file and any attempts to use the sculpt tool and it does not effect the object. I have gone in checked for any subsurface modifiers, I have checked to make sure that I go from object mode - to edit mode - and finally to sculpt mode. I have checked all through the settings for any other applied modifiers. Along with checking to make sure it was not with the user preferences in blender as well. Here is a link to the file BLENDER FILE DOWNLOAD . You will be able to see that the sculpt tool is not working. Any suggestions or information on what the problem could be would be most appreciated. Thanks in adavance!

  • $\begingroup$ Sculpt Mode, Properties Panel, Active Tool and Workspace settings, Cursor <- Check $\endgroup$
    – Negasuki
    Dec 1, 2020 at 15:25

3 Answers 3


I finally figured my no-sculpt problem, it was I was on a shape key with a value of 0. So check under Editor Type>Properties>Data>Shape Keys and make sure you're on "Basis" key, there are no keys, or a key with max value if relative is checked.
I don't know about the specific problem but for the general one I thought I should add this solution.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you provide an image for this fix? I'm also a newbie to Blender and I don't know much about the interface,yet. $\endgroup$ Feb 7 at 16:19

This was something new. It seems that Sculpt Tool won't work if the Clip End is set to "inf". So for you to work with this mesh you can:

Set Clip End to 9999 or...

In Object Mode, mesh selected.

  1. Reset location to center. Type 0,0,0 or press Shift+S > Cursor to Center than again this key combination and Selection to Cursor.
  2. Scale it down. Much. S > 0.001 or just type Dimensions.
  3. Apply scale. Ctrl+A > Scale.
  4. Set Clip > End to something high but not "inf.
  5. Press Shift+C or Home to center view to the scene.


  • $\begingroup$ @TheGugaru out of curiosity, how to enter "inf" value? I've seen it for the first time. Never mind, I've just hold 9 button for a while and it set it to "inf" automatically. $\endgroup$
    – cgslav
    Dec 10, 2017 at 21:13
  • $\begingroup$ you can also just type inf ;) $\endgroup$
    – The Gugaru
    Dec 10, 2017 at 22:34

I had same problem, but it's because I used the smooth modifier and didn't apply it before using sculpt brush.


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