In symmetry sculpting mode, there are, in effect, two brushes - one on either side of the symmetry axis - each of these brushes influences not only its side of the symmetry but, if close enough, also the other. This causes them to work against each other. So, for example, if I try to use the move brush to move a large section of the geometry very close to the center axis, the geometry effectively “resists” being moved, and furthermore, it gets distorted between the influence of the two brushes.
The desired solution:
I’m wondering if anybody knows of a setting or a script that causes your brush to have no influence on the other side of the center axis when you are sculpting in symmetry mode.
If there is no existing solution then I hope this will be an effective call-out to the guys at Pixologic that this would be a very welcome feature.
Meanwhile, maybe one of you scripter’s would be interested in tackling the problem.