I have a mesh in .obj fileformat which if I render in color looks like this:

Mesh Color Example

I would like to select only the brown/dark colored parts and delete the rest. How can I achieve this ? Is there a select vertices by material color ? Or can I do this differently ?

Thank you very much.


You could select the material slot and then click 'Select', which will select the faces that have this material. Only faces have material assigned, vertices don't.

You can do this in Edit mode only with thanks to Delagone :)

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  • $\begingroup$ I'd add that this is only possible in 'Edit Mode' $\endgroup$ – Delagone Dec 20 '16 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ Thats great. Thanks for showing me this. Unfortunately this does not solve my problem because it selects all the material and not just the brow/black parts. I don't know enough about how Blender stores this information, but somewhere the color must be associated with a vertice and I am wondering if I can tap into that so I can select a certain color range and discard the rest. This would really be helpful for me. Thanks again. $\endgroup$ – digit Dec 21 '16 at 8:18

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