Blender won't let me delete vertices! I started from an edge group and used ctrl+ to expand the selection to multiple vertices. When I press "x" and try to delete them, the first time, it appears to do nothing! I selected the same vertices and tried again a few times, and only after a couple times did blender delete some of the selected vertices. Anyone know what's wrong?

Here's a screenshot of what I'm working on:

I'm trying to use the Makeclothes add-on to edit clothing for a Makehuman model.

  • $\begingroup$ When the delete menu pops up which option are you using? $\endgroup$
    – Brenticus
    Commented Nov 17, 2017 at 23:07
  • $\begingroup$ The first one, "vertices." $\endgroup$
    – Lillian
    Commented Nov 17, 2017 at 23:09
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    $\begingroup$ would help if you could upload the file $\endgroup$
    – Tejas
    Commented Nov 17, 2017 at 23:10
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    $\begingroup$ My best guess, there are duplicate faces, edges or vertices at that position. To get rid of them, in edit mode tap A once or twice till everything is selected and then press W and select "Remove Doubles" $\endgroup$
    – Tejas
    Commented Nov 17, 2017 at 23:27
  • $\begingroup$ To upload file use blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com. The available screenshot doesn't cover all the possible information. You could also attach screenshot per each action you describe in the question together with the file $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Commented Nov 18, 2017 at 0:11

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Another tip: As I was selecting a section of vertices to delete but they didn't seem to be deleting. Turn X-Ray on might do the trick if using group selection if you are forgetting about vertices behind other vertices.

Alt+Z in Blender 3.x


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