Say I have a particular mesh, and I select a loop of faces/whatnot like so:
I know if you hit Ctrl+L, you can select ALL the faces linked to what you've selected (which is everything in this example). Is it possible to automatically select all the linked faces in a single direction (e.g. the one with fewer faces), like:
For the particular mesh I've shown here, it's a trivial matter (e.g. circle selector + lots of rotations), but the actual mesh I want to do this for is essentially a complex shape dotted with several deep pits, and I wanted to select the outermost ring of faces surrounding the pits and hit a keyboard shortcut to select just the interiors of the pits rather than the entire mesh, without having to repeatedly zoom in and precisely select these manually.