I would like to round the edge of this object without affecting any other vertices around it. That is to say, in the image shown here I only want to affect the selected strata and not the strata of vertices below it.
$\begingroup$ you can hide the vertices you don't want to affect with H $\endgroup$– moonbootsNov 23, 2021 at 7:49
$\begingroup$ How do you unhide after the edits are done? $\endgroup$– genkaitenNov 24, 2021 at 10:57
$\begingroup$ you unhide with Alt H $\endgroup$– moonbootsNov 24, 2021 at 10:58
If you mean what I think you mean, here's one way:
turn OFF proportional editing:
move the vertices you want to round way up out of the range of the proportional tool:
edit them with the proportional tool until to do whatever rounding you want:
turn OFF proportional editing again and then move them back down in place:
I know this isn't exactly what you want but it's just an example. Hope this helps.
$\begingroup$ That's a great fix! I wish I had known that simple method because I had to do a lot of acrobatics using the smoothing tool. What a time drain that was. $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2021 at 10:55