I am doing this Blender Guru Tutorial How To make a Beer. At about 18:30 minutes Blender Guru is making a duplicate of a selection (that has to become the beer in the glass).

I am trying to do the same but somehow I cannot make the duplicate.
Here is my blend file. Can someone help me?


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You have proportional editing on (the blue icon in the 3d view header) with a large proportional size (a large circle that appears when you try to transform) so when you try to move the duplicate mesh it moves the entire object and thus appears to have no effect, toggle it on/off with O or by going to the menu and choosing Disable.

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After that to duplicate and separate, use Shift D, confirm with left click and then press P > Selection.

  • $\begingroup$ thanks for your reaction. When I disable Proportional Editing I still cannot make the duplicate ??? $\endgroup$
    – user13877
    Apr 26, 2015 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ @JanScherders in the file you sent you already have the selection, see the last sentence in my answer. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Apr 26, 2015 at 15:59
  • $\begingroup$ I did what you say ...open file, disable Proportional Editing, Shift D ... but it does not work. I am trying for hours now, pfff ;) $\endgroup$
    – user13877
    Apr 26, 2015 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ @JanScherders I understand the frustration when simple things don't work ;), join me in chat $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Apr 26, 2015 at 16:05
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    $\begingroup$ @JanScherders I gave you write access, you should be able to speak now. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Apr 26, 2015 at 16:12

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