i was watching a tutorial and making my first project (i'm new), and I've encountered this problem, my lasso tool keeps getting messed up and i don't know how to fix it, it is supposed that when i select something the tool looks like a square

but it looks like this when i try to use it


please help me as i am new to blender and its really bugging me how its changing every time , i am not sure if i have pressed any button which is a shortcut to change a setting or something like that.

thank you.

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    $\begingroup$ The shortcut to cycle between the selection types is W. Maybe you pressed it by error ? In previous Blender versions this was mapped to a menu and older tutorials use it. $\endgroup$
    – Gorgious
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ i might have been, thanks anyways mate, much apretiated. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 14:29

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The selection tool can be changed by

  1. locating the tool bar in the top-left of the 3D Viewport (T if it is hidden)
  2. long pressing on the selection tool icon (usually the arrow with the selection tool)
  3. choosing the proper selection tool from the appearing menu


  • $\begingroup$ thank you leander for your help, it worked. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 14:12

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