43
$\begingroup$

What's the fastest way, without using Python, to select every other vertex of an edge ring with an even number of verts?

$\endgroup$
0

2 Answers 2

69
$\begingroup$

In edit mode with entire edge ring selected:

Select> Checker Deselect

This should deselect every other vertex.

You can then use the 'offset' value in the toolshelf if you want the other vertices in the edge ring selected.

No Offset:

enter image description here

Offset by 1:

enter image description here

Note: This works in edge and face mode too, deselecting alternate edges or faces to get a checkerboard selection.

$\endgroup$
4
  • 7
    $\begingroup$ Oh boy, I'm humbled. It even takes the active vertex into account as a starting point. Thank you $\endgroup$ Aug 24, 2013 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ I can't find the offset. $\endgroup$
    – 00Ghz
    Aug 25, 2013 at 5:33
  • 7
    $\begingroup$ The offset option as well as the nth option (so you can select every 3rd vertex or 6th vertex...) is available in the operator options - either F6 or at the bottom of the toolbar panel T $\endgroup$
    – sambler
    Aug 25, 2013 at 6:59
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ I would like to comment is that Blender is absolutely brilliant. $\endgroup$ Mar 1, 2018 at 2:12
3
$\begingroup$

If the topology is well-formed for it, which is surprisingly often, then CtrlShiftNumpad + 'Select Next Active' will select a sequence of vertices, edges, or faces, in a pattern established by the last 2 selections:

enter image description here

If you switch off 'Select' on AltH Reveal Hidden, and make use of 'Header > Select > Select Loops > Edge Loops' and/or 'Header > Select > Select Loops > Edge Rings', then by hiding and unhiding, you can find your way to a wide range of useful patterns that are not always available through 'Checker Deselect' :

enter image description here

$\endgroup$

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .