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I'm using the "lasso" selection tool by holding Ctrl and dragging the left mouse button in edit mode in order to select a group of vertices inside the selected area. However, my mouse hand isn't very good at drawing straight lines, and I keep selecting vertices that I don't want. I can select like the top shape, but need to select in straight lines like the bottom shape:

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Is there such a thing as a "straight lasso" select tool, instead of the freehand one? I've tried using the B keyboard shortcut to select in a square, but I need to be able to draw my own polygonal shape.

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  • $\begingroup$ As far as I know there is nothing beyond Border Select (Bkey by default) $\endgroup$ Nov 30, 2016 at 0:56
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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried the C button? Press C button, then hold LMB and drag the cursor to select the desired vertices. $\endgroup$
    – Paul Gonet
    Nov 30, 2016 at 1:15
  • $\begingroup$ @PaulGonet, that's a very helpful tool, thanks! It definitely helps in those narrow areas. Also discovered that + key makes the selection larger, and middle button deselects the painted vertices. $\endgroup$
    – M -
    Nov 30, 2016 at 1:24
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    $\begingroup$ @Marco Del Valle Instead of using the + button you may just scroll the Mouse Wheel. BTW Is this the tool you're looking for? $\endgroup$
    – Paul Gonet
    Nov 30, 2016 at 1:28
  • $\begingroup$ @PaulGonet that also works. It's not exactly the tool that I was looking for, as I was looking for a tool that would let you make selections in straight lines, instead of hand-drawing, but this one definitely helps. $\endgroup$
    – M -
    Nov 30, 2016 at 1:30

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There is no polygon select tool in Blender (yet) but you can hold down CTRL after your first selection and Blender will create a path to the next vertex you right click. There are some settings in the Tool panel to adjust it's behavior. If your selection path is closed you can press H to hide, which then enables you to L link select the island. ALTH and you get the whole gang. A bit of a work around but can be handy.

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  • $\begingroup$ For selecting what is inside of loopcut use Select Loop Inner Region to skip hiding. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Dec 1, 2016 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ Yep - that works sometimes...but had some weird results with it also... $\endgroup$
    – Patdog
    Dec 1, 2016 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! Very useful. Still not quite the same as a straight lasso, since it needs edges connecting the vertices for it to work, but it's the closest solution I've seen so far! $\endgroup$
    – M -
    Dec 5, 2016 at 19:13

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