When I box select in blender I dont expect the selection to go through objects.

For example here I only want to select the two walls to move them down, the walls behind are okay enter image description here

however with box select, it selects everything in its path enter image description here

Is there some toggle or setting to avoid this behavior? Or another method of making such selections?

I know I could left click and shift left click those two walls, but on bigger selections I wanna be able to select multiple things by dragging instead of clicking everything

  • $\begingroup$ That's how box select is supposed to work. - It selects everything within the dotted box! $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Apr 20, 2023 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ I think it is weird I expecetd this kind of behavior when box selecting in wireframe/xray mode $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2023 at 11:51
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    $\begingroup$ If you are selecting only two objects, I think you can use use shift-left-click to select them. $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2023 at 11:59
  • $\begingroup$ This is a bad limitation of selection in Object Mode, IMO. But it is one. Upvote it on Right-Click-Select $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Apr 21, 2023 at 16:32


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