I have an object that I cannot select nor manipulate. I can get into Edit Mode by using the Outliner however it is useless since I cannot Move it as an object. Seperating, duplicating etc the selection in edit mode doesn't do anything either.

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    $\begingroup$ Your Gif is cropped in a way that might obscure the answer. When you select the visible objects there is an eye we can see. Next to the eye should be an arrow/cursor & a camera symbol. If the arrow/cursor is grey you have restricted selection. Just click it again to make it active. $\endgroup$
    – Patdog
    May 23, 2017 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ Please provide your .blend file to be able to help you $\endgroup$
    – Tak
    May 23, 2017 at 21:45
  • $\begingroup$ You image is unreachable, please use the builtin image upload tool in the toolbar while editing your question next time. $\endgroup$ May 23, 2017 at 23:24
  • $\begingroup$ Stackexchange doesn't allow me to upload gifs. I added 2 screenshots. No the object is not hidden. H and alt H dont solve the problem. $\endgroup$
    – AzulShiva
    May 24, 2017 at 4:20

1 Answer 1


See the icon that looks like an arrow next to the eye on the outliner?

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If that icon is ghosted the object cannot be selected. Click on the icon to enable it

These icons are switches:

The Eye icon is to toggle object visibility on the 3D viewport.

The Arrow Icon toggles selectability.

The Camera Icon toggles rendering.

Please take a moment to read more on the Blender Manual



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