From the Blender docs, it appears that when I create a view > render regions > clipping region (CMD + B), only the selection within the clipping should be visible, however:

clipping example

I have tried different views. Also checked to see if, for example, Transform, would only with within the "clip", and that doesn't happen either. Rendering also isn't limited to what's inside the clipping area.

So am expecting I am missing a step or otherwise misunderstanding either:

  • what is supposed to happen
  • how it's supposed to work
  • how to achieve it



1 Answer 1


From your screen shot, you enabled "render region" rather than clipping region. Not sure what's the correct key bind in Mac OS, but in windows, it's Ctrl + B (Which might be eq to Cmd + B in common translation).

Please look at the menu again, it said Alt + B to create clipping region, as the following picture show. Red dashed line is for render region, and it's separated from clipping region.

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Remember, It is "clipped", not hidden. It should only be working in Solid or Wired Frame view mode. On the other hand, render region only works during rendering in Cycles.

  • $\begingroup$ Isn't the stuff outside of the clipping region supposed to be hidden, though? $\endgroup$
    – MikeiLL
    Oct 26, 2020 at 14:07
  • $\begingroup$ Hey, it's working now, as I had expected, in a fresh file. Does it only work in certain views? $\endgroup$
    – MikeiLL
    Oct 26, 2020 at 14:09
  • $\begingroup$ It is 'Clipped', not hidden. It should only working in "bench mark" view mode (solid, wired frame). On the other hand, render region only work in 'render' (Cycles) $\endgroup$
    – HikariTW
    Oct 26, 2020 at 14:48
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks. I edited your answer, adding that last comment. $\endgroup$
    – MikeiLL
    Oct 26, 2020 at 15:11

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