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I'm wondering if there is a setting I am missing or even if I need to re-install. I can't see what I am actually doing incorrectly. I cannot duplicate an object and individually select between them.

Specifically in seconds 20 - 28 of this video I can't accomplish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc-zPyV1kew

My steps are:

1) Make new file which opens default blender cube. 2) Click cube, shift D, drag new cube left. 3) Attempt to select original cube - I can't.

My aim is to duplicate an object I've created in another file I have, resize and edit that, and be able to separately edit both objects in that session - but I can't even dupe the default shape properly. Any direction appreciated.


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  • $\begingroup$ If you press A twice, then press G does everything move? $\endgroup$ – David Jun 9 '14 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ UPDATE: I CAN seem to select between the, but not by pointing and clicking...I have to go to the tree under All Scenes and select an object...how to I make it so I can just point and click? $\endgroup$ – tstoneami Jun 9 '14 at 17:30
  • $\begingroup$ ANNNDDD.... of course, we select with the RIGHT mouse button. Doh. sorry for the waste of bandwidth $\endgroup$ – tstoneami Jun 9 '14 at 17:33

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