Blender 2.9. I'm wondering if it's possible to keep part of a character mesh hidden whilst working on it's armature in edit mode. My character is in A-pose and the hands/arms/fingers obstruct the view of the torso bones while in side orthographic. I can work around it, but jumping into side view to work on torso controls would be nice.

Thanks for your time!

  • $\begingroup$ Does this help ? blender.stackexchange.com/a/48200/86891 $\endgroup$
    – Gorgious
    Commented Nov 12, 2020 at 8:49
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    $\begingroup$ Can also use a clipping region Alt+B (and Alt+B again to remove it) $\endgroup$
    – lemon
    Commented Nov 12, 2020 at 8:51
  • $\begingroup$ @Gorgious this was the first thing I tried. It seems as though each mask modifier can only hold one vertex group. Unfortuantely with all the fingers (3 vertex groups each) I ended needing about 40 mask modifiers. Was a tad bit unmanageable. It also seems I can't add all the verts I need hidden into one vertex group without affecting my current weight painting? Thanks for your reply! $\endgroup$
    – Grenny
    Commented Nov 12, 2020 at 9:17
  • $\begingroup$ @lemon Thank you, this seems like a good way to go about it. I wish it could store the last used clipping region so it can be toggled, but will work just fine. Thanks again! $\endgroup$
    – Grenny
    Commented Nov 12, 2020 at 9:21
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    $\begingroup$ @RobinBetts you...are absolutely correct. No idea why I thought they couldn't be in multiple vertex groups. I was definitely overthinking it. Thanks so much! $\endgroup$
    – Grenny
    Commented Nov 12, 2020 at 14:43


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