I am fairly new to blender, so please don't assume I have tried to do something that seems obvious to you.

Blender: 2.90.1

I am trying to make an airplane in blender, I am following a tutorial (its a two part tutorial, this us the part I was on), when I go into edit mode, it allows me to edit almost any part of the object (there is one object and 3 empties, which are pictures), but it does not allow me to edit one specific part of the object. it allows me to select that part of the object using the face select and edge select, but for some reason not the vertex select, it also does not allow me move or resize that part of the object (I tried both with the shortcuts and with the side-bar), but it does let me delete.

Here is a picture of my blender in object mode: picture of my airplane on blender in object mode

Here is a picture of my blender in edit mode with vertex select (the red circles are indicating the parts that are not select-able): enter image description here

There is a reflection (I forgot the exact terminology), so whatever is edited on this side of the plane will be replicated onto the other side.

It is very probable that I pressed the wrong short-cut at the wrong time, I have done that many times, but I couldn't find a correction for this anywhere, so here I am.

Thank you in advance :D

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    $\begingroup$ if james_t's anwer does not answer, maybe try to unhide (Alt H), it looks like there's a bug in latest versions of Blender that make some parts unselectable $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Nov 27, 2020 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ thank you SO much @moonboots, you sir are a legend $\endgroup$
    – wondercoll
    Nov 27, 2020 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ @MrZak, thank you, but that was not my problem, it was solved by moonboots $\endgroup$
    – wondercoll
    Nov 27, 2020 at 16:13

2 Answers 2


Press AltH to unhide, it looks like there's a bug in latest versions of Blender that make some parts unselectable.


while you may think there is one single object, I suspect there are child objects, expecially since your object is named Cylinder.002 (implying there might be other Cylinder objects. Try expanding the Cylinder.002 object to reveal the children.

enter image description here

Be sure to exit the Edit mode of the parent before trying to select another object.

Also, you can recover File: Recover from a previous session or Auto Save.

  • $\begingroup$ It is a single object with a modifier, I will update the question with a picture of its contents, and yes, i will recover an older file if necessary, but I save rarely (not my brightest idea), so it is a worst case scenario situation. $\endgroup$
    – wondercoll
    Nov 27, 2020 at 16:09
  • $\begingroup$ my problem was solved by moonboots on a comment on the question, in case anyone is reading this and only read this part :D $\endgroup$
    – wondercoll
    Nov 27, 2020 at 16:14

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