as the title states I am suddenly unable to create any new objects, when i select a mesh from the "create" bar nothing noticeably happens, other than the object name appearing in the list in the top right hand corner of the screen, i cannot edit the object, view the object, or do anything at all to it, this happened suddenly part way through a project and has caused me to be unable to continue, it's driving me nuts and I cannot for the life of me see why this has suddenly happened, im sure i must have accidentally pressed a keyboard shortcut for something, but i do not know what, any ideas?

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    $\begingroup$ can you add a snapshot or a blend file? $\endgroup$
    – Denis
    Apr 19 '15 at 23:28
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    $\begingroup$ Are you in local mode? Press the / key. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Apr 20 '15 at 5:24
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    $\begingroup$ Try centering your view on the objects. Press 'Numbpad .' (Period). $\endgroup$ Apr 20 '15 at 5:42
  • $\begingroup$ it could also be that the far clipping plane of the viewport is cutting off objects that are beyond it. $\endgroup$
    – zeffii
    Apr 20 '15 at 5:46

You probably activated Local View by pressing Numpad/.

When that happens you can only see and edit the selected object.

Press Numpad/ again to exit (or press the Space Bar and type Local view)

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  • $\begingroup$ yes this was it! thank you so much, in the end i actually exported everything as a collada and then re-imported into a new file :\ but just went back and checked and this was what had happened, thank you this will help me avoid doing the same thing in the future $\endgroup$
    – Ben Wordy
    Apr 20 '15 at 6:46

Is your 3D cursor visible in the viewport? If not then the objects are probably wherever the cursor is.


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