I want to select faces on a simple cube in blender. But no matter where I click, nothing gets selected. Even drawing a selection box over the whole object does not select any face.

Selection not working

  • $\begingroup$ Your active object is Bottom, see yellow highlighted icon in the outliner. Switch to object mode and make Side2 the active object to edit. $\endgroup$
    – relaxed
    Commented Jan 31, 2022 at 8:04

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This can happen if you select more than one item and the other item is not editable like a light.

Go back to edit mode, click on an empty area, then select your box again and go to edit mode. Then it should work.


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