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How can I create one object and have different parts within that object and select them individually in edit mode?

A good example of what I mean is in the video linked below, where he has one gun object but can select different parts of it in edit mode.

Blender 2.90 Low Poly Weapon Rigging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgLSHwex1dM

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    $\begingroup$ They probably have everything in separate mesh islands and are using L to select connected verts. $\endgroup$ Jun 17, 2021 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ you can create several meshes within the same object, you can also join several objects with Ctrl J and they will be different meshes within the object $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jun 17, 2021 at 17:13
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, moonboots answer was what i needed, thanks for help! $\endgroup$
    – pyrryr
    Jun 17, 2021 at 17:36

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You can create several meshes within the same object, you can also join several objects with CtrlJ and they will be different meshes within the same object. As explained by Allen Simpson, you can select a whole mesh in an object with L.

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