In the Edit Mode, on the header, click:

Select -> Select All by Trait -> Faces by Sides

Then the new menu on the lower left of the screen says 4 vertices have been selected.

The problem is that I can not find those 4 vertices on my mesh. The 4 vertices must be in orange color, but I just can not find any orange color on my model, which has 2 million vertices in total.

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So how do I quickly find the locations of those 4 vertices on my model please?

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    $\begingroup$ Numpad period quickly zooms in on selected vertices (or selected anything), which should do the trick if the four verts are all close to each other. $\endgroup$
    – Nathan
    Feb 2, 2022 at 6:41
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for the comment! I have pressed the number 3 on the numpad, but it does not zoom in much, so it may implies that the 4 vertices are not close to each other. $\endgroup$ Feb 2, 2022 at 6:47
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    $\begingroup$ Btw the menu doesn't show vertices selected, it shows which faces to select - in this case: quads ;) $\endgroup$ Feb 2, 2022 at 6:56
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    $\begingroup$ @JachymMichal So 4 means the vertices of a quad, not the vertices on my model. I think you are right. If you write your solution, then I mark it as the answer. I have a poor understanding on how to use "Select Faces by Sides". $\endgroup$ Feb 2, 2022 at 7:07
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    $\begingroup$ @BlenderLake By the way, Numpad 3 is not supposed to zoom in (it might just happen compared to whatever you were viewing before), it's for changing the view to the right side, in the menu View > Viewpoint > Right. $\endgroup$ Feb 2, 2022 at 7:39

2 Answers 2


The menu doesn't show vertices selected.
It shows which faces to select - faces made by four vertices.

There are no such faces in your mesh, so no vertices are selected.
(hence the infobar in lower right showing (0/704 248)

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To completely answer my own question, I have explored another example:

Select -> Select All by Trait -> Non Manifold

Then 26 vertices out of 800,000 are selected. Now, let's use "View Selected" and zoom in to find those selected vertices. But can I find them?

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By the way, I am using a laptop which does not have a numpad, so I have to press "~" and then "3" to view selected vertices, instead of the period key. And I have to use Ctrl and "+" to zoom in, instead of just "+".

From the video recorded above, I could not find any selected vertices, even using "View Selected" and zoom in.

My solution:

After selecting "Non Manifold", on the header, click:

Select -> Select More/Less -> More

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Then repeat this action for several times until I see the orange selected color appeared on the head:

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Now I know where those 26 vertices come from.


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