The command Crtl+Numpad + makes the selection larger by adding loops to the selection.

The example of mesh:

example image of mesh

I want to select 3 loops more. At the moment I do it with Circle Select tool via C but I want to do it faster.

Here is the desired selection:

example image of desired selection

  • $\begingroup$ Related - blender.stackexchange.com/questions/45911/… and blender.stackexchange.com/questions/124/… $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Apr 19, 2016 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ Why don't you make a Vertex Group and add those verts to it so you can quickly select them again later without using any selection tools? $\endgroup$
    – Mentalist
    Apr 19, 2016 at 17:15
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    $\begingroup$ Actually, [Crtl]+[Numpad +] is quite fast (and intuitive) to do... what would be your preferred command? As Mr Zak commented above, you can customize commands, the only problem being is: there are already so many command shortcuts... it's crowded. Also could pie menus be another way? $\endgroup$
    – m.ardito
    Apr 20, 2016 at 13:42

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Just press ctrl and numpad + three times. :)

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    $\begingroup$ I don't have numpad. I have found other commands. Thank you anyway! $\endgroup$
    – Meri
    Apr 21, 2016 at 9:47
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    $\begingroup$ Okay, sorry. I didn't realize that in the title you asked how without a numpad. I was just thinking of the end of your question where you were wondering a fast way. I'm glad you got it. :) $\endgroup$ Apr 21, 2016 at 19:47

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