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Say I have a particular mesh, and I select a loop of faces/whatnot like so:

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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:

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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.

Thanks!

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  1. Mark edges of the pits with edge loops.
  2. Then Select > Select Loops > Select Loop Inner-Region.

(* check Select Bigger to invert your selection, i.e. to select everything but pits.)

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  • $\begingroup$ It didn't quite work for me (for whatever reason, I got a checkerboard pattern instead). At least the pits aren't TOO big, but I did just revert to manual selection for this one. $\endgroup$ – Nintendraw Apr 29 at 0:57
  • $\begingroup$ Checkerboard pattern? Have you selected a Face Loop instead of Edge Loop? $\endgroup$ – a-tokarev Apr 29 at 11:25

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