Modo has this nice feature where you can use the up-arrow key to increase the selection in a smart way. Let's say for example I have a face selelection in a line like this: (x is selected, _ is not)


and I hit the up arrow in modo a few times it would recognize the pattern of "select one, skip two and select one face" to give you this.


I couldn't find anything in blender that does this. Or is there an addon?


The closet tool I can think of is Checker Diselect. Select all of the faces/edges/verices you want to affect and go to select->Checker Diselect (or press the space bar and type checker)

To further refine your selection activate the tools options by pressing F6

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  • $\begingroup$ @ cegaton how do you make and upload a moving image? :) $\endgroup$ May 31 '15 at 16:50
  • $\begingroup$ @FacebFaceb use a program that captures GIFs (like Licecap or GifCam) read: meta.blender.stackexchange.com/questions/637/… $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    May 31 '15 at 17:05

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