# How to step-select vertices to side?

I'm trying to unwrap a complex model with a lot of vertices, for that I need to mark some seams and later manually adjust the unwrapping UVs.

I'm looking for a tool or a short-cut that would let me step-select to side. For example there is Ctrl+ and Ctrl- to increase/decrease selection, but what I'm looking for is to simply step to side. Like this example:

• You could try to hold Ctrl while clicking edges / vertices needed, see this question. Note that it tries to find the shortest path, but there may be many paths, so parts of paths could be selected randomly. – Mr Zak Nov 16 '15 at 12:37