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Selecting identical vertex of multiple instances

Is it possible to select the identical vertex of multiple instanced objects? I'm looking to generate a curve from the collection of vertices.
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Blender Python select object [duplicate]

I am running Blender 3.0 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Python, trying to select an object I have just added but it keeps selecting the Cylinder instead of the Cube. Is that due to the order in which they are ...
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How to select the closest points of two selections? (same mesh)

Trying to find a way to select only the closest points to each other of two different selections in a joined mesh (image below) Select only the closest points of A and B selection? My goal is to ...
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How to use the knife project tool in a script?

I'm quite new to scripting in Blender, and I want to use the knife project tool from within a script. I try to mimic what the manual says about using the tool manually: select the object to be cut ...
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Selecting a collection via Python

Many similar question but none solved my problem. My selection and hierarchy looks like this: I want to loop through all selected collections, select the collection and it's children and export. How ...
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Query if selection is a collection [duplicate]

I have troubling ensuring that my selection is a collection. My code: ...
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How do I make it so that Blender would select everything no matter how much zoomed out I am

So If I zoom out and try to select mesh in Edit Mode, I am left with some vertices unselected. Maybe because of the density of each individual point blender can't select the neighboring vertices. So ...
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Did Blender 3.0 change the selection process?

Previously I could easily select the object behind by just clicking twice (or more if there are more layers), but now it doesn't seem to work. Moreover, I can't select smaller objects at all (only via ...
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Is there a quick way to select a group of faces that are all pointed the same way?

trying to model tree limbs and want to select all faces that are at the end of the branch. Since it is circular I have to select some of them manually. Is there a fast way to select them all?
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I can't select objects when I deactivate overlays

When I deactivate overlays I can not see any lines on the object and I can't see wich vertices, edges or faces I have selected. I just started using blender yesterday and I made a model. Everything ...
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How can I scroll to the bottom of the object list quickly

I have a cactus with 3000 spines and I don't want to scroll all the way down to select them. How can I do this quickly?
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Access main menus without using the mouse

I am new to blender and there is something I couldn't find in the documents. How can I access all the main menus and sub-menus just using the keyboard? I read the documentation on menus and there it ...
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How to select mesh faster in edit mode with blender 2.93?

H i everyone , I was just struggling with selection speed in blender 2.93 it was too much frustrating , and i was wondering is this possible to increase the speed of selection? or is this possible to ...
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How to only select elements in camera for rendering?

Currently using box select (B + LMB)but all elements are being selected. Am trying to only have the everything in the camera selected. As you can see everything outside of the camera i.e the snow is ...
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KDTree Utility in Blender with Python

I am trying to use the KDTree to find the nearest vertex from a particular point. I am trying to run the sample provided in Blender document - kdtree. I have added a Icosphere and trying to find the ...
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How do I go back to a square selector?

My circle selector is locked, everytime I go back on my square selector and I click somewhere my circle selector comes back automatically. I don't know what to do I'm totally stuck. Even on a new file ...
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What is the difference between the terms "active" and "selected"?

I'm learning UV editing in Blender. I'm editing the UV maps like following: Now, I want to rectify the island containing the selected quad. I expect only the selected island to be modified. But when ...
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In a scene with many discreet objects, how do I select only the object i can see in the viewport, not what is behind the visible objects?

I have a scene with many, many objects in a sort of array - very densely packed - but not overlapping. In object mode, when I drag-select across the items I want to select, Blender also selects ...
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I click just outside an object and it automatically selects the closest vertex or edge, why God?

Out of nowhere, whenever I hit the mouse button next to a vertex, edge, or face, it automatically selects, without the need to click right on it - so when I try to select multiple vertexes that are ...
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How to quickly select the same mesh

I want to select the same mesh. The materials used are the same, but the positions are different. For example, I have a row of boxes, rectangular and square, and their materials are the same. How to ...
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Face selection by condition

I have several similar mesh elements that form a sphere, so I wonder how possible to select just the external (top) part of the elements (not bottom, not side faces) for all elements at once. Any ...
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Filter objects by name without their parents

When I type object names in the "search bar" in Outliner, it shows not only the matched objects but their whole hierarchy: I don't want to know what's their parents and parents' parents. I ...
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How to select overlapping objects in 2.8+?

I've found this answer: How to select overlapping objects Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I Alt+RMB and Alt+LMB but ...
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expand polygons in scene so all faces are isolated?

I would like to know if it is possible to expand all faces on an object in the viewport to make it easy to identify and select specific vertices on a face. The best description I can come up with is ...
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How to get rid of black curve lines

Anyone please help me to deal with these lines, I don't know how these lines gets formed.I simply want to get rid of them. You can see those short random lines selected in the image.I way a way to fix ...
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Does Blender Have a Cycle Select Option?

Sometimes you have two edges that are directly on top of each other, which makes it almost impossible to select the one you want. Does Blender have an option to cycle through the possible edges/faces/...
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How do you select the children of MULTIPLE objects and keep the parent objects selected in Blender 2.79? [duplicate]

So for example, if I had multiple armatures and multiple objects inside those armatures, and I wanted to select them all for making a crowd, but I don't want to select all the armatures in the scene ...
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Python - How to scale vertices with pivot being set to cursor?

I made a script that creates a circle, deselects all vertices in edit mode, selects first 5 vertices and then scales those vertices. I expected those vertices to be scaled with 3D cursor which sits in ...
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Alternatives to select backfaces without xray mode?

How to select through a mesh without using xray mode? Would like to select through mesh in Material Preview.
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cannot select vertices in blender

I cannot do anything when I get into edit mode. Can't select anything. even when pressing a i cant move it. but I still can select the other vertex in the other vertex. here is a link https://drive....
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Select shape keys by vertices

Is it possible to select all shape keys that affect a certain vertex(s)? For example, I'm working on someone else's character model, but the shape keys are not properly named. I'd like to quickly find ...
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Why aren't my edge loops scaling from the center?

When I use Edge Loop Select and try scale the edge it doesn't seem to scale evenly. It is off center or large on one side than the other, even if the object is symmetrical. It looks as if the scale ...
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change location of every object selected

How to change the location from every object selected? Looks like in the older versions of blender you alt click the location, and then it changes it for every object (I'm not sure of that), but how ...
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Quickly select multiple sets of linked data objects

It's easy to select an object and all its duplicates in a scene. Just SHIFT+L and Select Linked > Object Data. But Blender will only select duplicates of an ACTIVE object, not all selected objects ...
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Selecting bones with the same name

I'm writing a little picker for Blender. The principle of operation is simple. I select some armatures, go into pose mode. If I select bones, then bones with the same name in other armatures become ...
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Select object and move the view simultaneously

is there a way to select something (in edit/object, I'm interested to see if this is possible in either mode) from an area of my workspace and then zoom in/out and pan to a different area (off screen ...
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How to select parallel edges

As in the title - how do I select edges that are parallel to the edge or edges that I preselected? I don't mean selecting edge loops or rings. My mesh is triangulated, so I don't have any of them. I ...
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How can I create a mouse Shortcut in Blender 2.8x or 2.9x to select object siblings in a collection with double click

I hope you are doing OK. I want to create a shortcut entry to be able to select a collection with double click in the 3d Viewport but I cant find the right command to put in the identifier. If I check ...
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How to select individual parts of alembic (abc) file in Blender

Question: How can we select individual parts "mesh" or parts thereof in an alembic file in Blender? We've tried the "edit mode" ->P and then selecting by loose parts.. No luck.....
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Left-click selection stopped working in 3D-Editor

Something happened this morning; I couldn't select (or deselect) any objects in the 3d editor viewport using left-click. I could do other things with left-click, e.g., move or rotate an object, just ...
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Deselect vertices with another mesh

I made a non-manifold selection, to select my border, but I don't need the entire selection. To automatize my flow, I wish to deselect the "nonuseful" vertices with another mesh. The ...
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Why is half my object green in the sculp mode?

I have applied the scale of the object and sculpting works good but the half of the object is always green. When I switch to edit mod and deselect all, then switch to sculpt mod its still green. How ...
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Select objects with name sequence

I'm trying to organize a big scene file where some objects has this name (small sample) "US40.004, US40.005, US41.001, US51.006" or even possible for the names to be like this "US-009....
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Object has Faces but no Vertices

I have an object that is made up of different pieces, its all under one object, but for some reason some of the pieces don't have vertices but they have faces? I want to know what caused it, and how I ...
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Blue Lines from Annotations not in any object

I am just starting to use annotation grease pencil. I created one set successfully, then tried to create another one. I selected draw cursor, then proceeded to draw the the annotation curves (The blue ...
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I'm curious about the principle of select similar normal function

I selected a point and selected the select similar normal function. The points are selected irregularly when the threshold is moved. Manual said select normal is Selects all vertices that have normals ...
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Select more with the distance n vertices in edit mode

The usual select more will add the nearest vertices to selection.Is there a way that I can add the distance n points in loop directions to selection ? (the nearest is distance 1,distance 2 means skip ...
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Inverting material assignment on mesh

I am 3D modelling a museum for a game, and I wanted to give every painting a unique texture. On each painting there are 2 different materials: the frame and the painting. I selected each individual ...
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How do I include depth when selecting vertices in a specific area?

I just did a bunch of loop cuts. Now i want to select only the vertices in a specific area, but it only selects the vertices I can "see", like it's 2D. Do I have to rotate the image and ...