Erm, sooo yeah, I couldn't think of a shorter title to sum it up.
So, I'm using a basic custom brush which reacts to pressure, and whenever I make a brush stroke with my stylus, the line doesn't appear until I lift my pen off the tablet. It's a seemingly random occurence, although it occurs in both my work (CS6 / Win7 / Intuos3) and home (CS6 / Win8 / Intuos4) setups.
It's really annoying, because I can't determine the shape or thickness of a line until I've finished drawing it.
Any help would be greatly appreesh, thanks!
It's a Calligraphic Brush, with 0° angle (fixed), 100% roundness (fixed) and 1pt size (Pressure, with a variation of 1pt)
Like I say, it uuuuusually works just fine, sometimes it won't work at all, and then other times (like right now), there'll be a "safe zone" rectangle, where it shows up as I'm making the stroke:
Ah, I've just discovered something, dunno if it'll help, but it turns out that the "safe zone" isn't relative to the canvas -- it's actually relative to the whole window that Illustrator occupies. In other words, I can move my document to the left and carry on drawing -- however if I try to draw past a certain point in the main Illustrator interface (anything past the "select similar objects" icon), the stroke won't appear.
I've never seen marching ants in Illustrator -- is there a way to switch them on? Usually when you select anything it just draws a solid line (which you can toggle with ctrl/cmd + b) with anchor points. I'll try de-selecting (ctrl + shift + a, you mean?) when it happens again.