So I've been following this blender tutorial and have just created a head using Dyntopo. I am now learning how to finish it with retopo. I started out by turning on snap during transform (snap element: edges, snap target: active), and positioned a small plane the head. The tutorial then went on to explain how to "extrude a poly ribbon" by selecting an edge of the plane and extruding it by pressing control and clicking, as shown below:

poly ribbon

When I try to do this, however, it does not seem to work. It just outlines the head in orange, as shown:

my head

What should I try doing differently to make this work for me? If it matters, I am using a mac.

  • $\begingroup$ The another object might be outlined if you pressed Ctrl with right click.. while for extruding should be Ctrl + left click (or E as usual). $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Mar 13 '17 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ @MrZak Sorry for the late response, but thanks! This worked for me--I was just clicking with the wrong mouse button. Silly me. $\endgroup$ – Kate Mar 21 '17 at 13:59

Mac: If the answers above don't work for you, try: ⎈ Ctrl⌘ CmdLMB LMB

In order for ⎈ Ctrl⌘ CmdLMB LMB to work, you must have "Emulate 3 Button Mouse" checked.

To do this: File > User Preferences > Input tab > check Emulate 3 Button Mouse box

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  • $\begingroup$ @22melloja (For the edit) Shortcut command should only have the first letter capitalized and don't need a "+" symbol. Let's keep it conform with the Blender user Preferences. Click is also not as accurate as LMB (left mouse button) or RMB. See this post for a useful script to insert keyboad tags. $\endgroup$ – Leander Apr 23 '19 at 12:27

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