Still in shakedown cruise on the Vista machine a friend laid on me gratis, been doing fine until I went to start sculpting some shape keys. I’d recently d/l’d the legacy Catalyst app and drivers for the ATI x700 that came with the free machine, and it was working superb as far as I could tell. I had enabled hardware AA mainly because it looks good for animation playblasts.
But when I went to sculpt – nothing. Searched the forum and found the ATI/sculpting issue plus solutions, went in and disabled the relevant Catalyst settings, sculpt now works, EXCEPT…
In half the display modes (Object, Sculpt and Edit) whenever I move the mouse in a 3D viewport, everything in the view except the selected item vanishes, and in Edit Mode the view switches to wireframe. As soon as my pointer leaves the 3D window, it all updates to normal. For the “painting modes” no glitch, it all works normal.
If I turn hardware AA back on, the glitch goes away, but I lose my sculpt functionality. Bummer.
I’ve tried many combinations of ATI settings and Blender settings, including the “tablet” values in the Sculpt mode menu, nothing makes a diff.
One observation: just clicking the mouse in the view while working does not make the glitch happen – it’s only when clicking + dragging. Happens with many mouse types (though all USB) – tablet + pen, tablet + mouse & laser mouse.
Other than changing vid cards (can’t afford it right now), can anyone suggest how to I can fix this, I guess I can live with it but it’s not very efficient and the flashing UI is a real headache generator.