Selecting a loop with alt+click only selects vertical faces as shown in picture. How can the horizontal loops be selected? Are there any settings that could influence loop selection?

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    $\begingroup$ Alt+click a bottom or top edge of a face you will get a vertical loop. Alt+click a right or left edge of a face you will get a horizontal loop. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 5, 2023 at 1:32

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⎇ AltLMB LMB takes into account the closest edge you click on to determine the direction of the loop to select. The nearest edge will select a face loop perpendicular to that edge.

Similarly, when selecting edges or vertices, where you click determines the way it selects things.

  • $\begingroup$ That was exactly the problem. Thank you very much. $\endgroup$
    – Barrie
    Commented Mar 5, 2023 at 3:14

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