I started using blender a few days ago, and decided to make a dog, so I'll learn how to use blender properly.

One night I saved the file and got off the computer. A few hours later I opened the file, but couldn't select any vertex, it's like they're not there (although it shows me the grid). I am in vertex and edit mode.

dog mesh

  • $\begingroup$ Are you sure you are in vertex selection mode. In edit mode you have three distinct selection modes, Vertex, Edge and Face. Try hitting Ctrl + Tab while in edit mode to switch between them $\endgroup$ Apr 14 '16 at 14:19
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    $\begingroup$ You may have another object selected. Make sure your dog mesh is selected in the outliner. If it's not, then vertex select won't respond. $\endgroup$
    – 360ueck
    Apr 14 '16 at 14:28
  • $\begingroup$ Tnx for the help. The dog wasnt selected it the outliner. Tnx again. $\endgroup$
    – Ian Vidic
    Apr 14 '16 at 15:00

K_Horeman's answer helped me fix it:


"If it’s selected in orange with no vertices when you’re in edit mode, it is a separate object. You’ll have to go to edit mode on that object. You can only be in edit mode on one object at a time."

I didn't have the correct mesh selected in the Viewer (top-right) before entering Edit mode. So I highlighted all 4 objects you see in the picture, and I can select their vertices.


You need to click on Show Overlays next to Show Gizmos and Toggle X-Ray


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