I want to know how to weight paint the back and front and sides of the selected region at once instead of keep changing the view then doing the same thing. So for example if we have a cube in front view and I pressed the B to select the bounding box, and I selected the area where the cube is located, what I want to be done is to select everything in this bounding box in all views, so in this case will be the whole cube. I have tried enabling and disabling the limit to selection option but still only the front faces are selected.

  • $\begingroup$ you could go in to wireframe view to use the Border select tool. $\endgroup$ – David Sep 12 '14 at 15:46

It sounds like you need to uncheck limit selection to visible at the bottom of the 3D view. When this is selected you can only paint or select geometry that is visible.

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What limit to selection does is only let you weight paint geometry which is selected in edit mode. So be sure that if this is enabled you have gone into edit mode and selected what you want to weight paint.

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  • $\begingroup$ thanks for your reply. I already did that but for some reason when I select the bounding box it still gets only the front faces. $\endgroup$ – Tak Sep 12 '14 at 15:29
  • $\begingroup$ I have updated the question showing the result $\endgroup$ – Tak Sep 12 '14 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ @user1460166 It's not working because you have faces selected in weight paint mode (the white lines), look in the header and untick a small box with red checkers on it and it should work. Or, if you do need this selection, hold Ctrl and select the entire area you want to paint front and back. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Sep 12 '14 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR thanks for your comment. I didn't understand what you meant by look in the header and untick a small box with red checkers on it . The main thing I want to do is to select all the faces (front,back and sides) when I use the b to select them. And then paint them. $\endgroup$ – Tak Sep 12 '14 at 15:45
  • $\begingroup$ @user1460166 Ok, you have to make the selection in Edit mode, untick the button as shown in the answer and select all the faces, then press Tab and go to object mode and then enter Weight Paint mode and the faces will be selected and you should be able to paint both sides at once. See this gif. $\endgroup$ – iKlsR Sep 12 '14 at 15:53

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