I used weight painting tool to select specific area of an dental model object and I want to convert that selection to new separate mesh layer, is there any way to do so in blender 2.8?

Please advise. Need to convert the area in red to new mesh

Need to convert the area in red to new mesh

  • $\begingroup$ as Trey Harper says, there's a simpler way to separate or duplicate a part of your mesh, but if you really want to use the Weight Paint zone, you need to know that you've painted it has automatically created a vertex group in the Properties panel > Object Data > Vertex Groups, so you just need to go in Edit mode, select this group, press the Select button under the vertex groups list, it will select your group, then shift D to duplicate and P to separate. $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    May 21 '20 at 5:43

I'm not exactly sure what you are after, but if you want to get a new, separate mesh of the teeth weight painted red, there's a simple way to do it.

In edit mode, you could Circle select (press C, mouse wheel changes brush size) and then "paint" the faces you want to select.

Then Shift-D to duplicate the selection. Then, P will Separate the selection into a new object.

Hope that helps.


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