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Rotate multiple keyframes at once?

How can I select multiple keyframes and add rotation to all of them at once?
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Can't select vertices/faces/edges?

For some reason I am not able to select the vertices/edges/faces on Blender. I also cannot join the objects in Blender. When I try joining them it says "Active object is not a selected mesh," despite ...
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Why is inverting the selection selecting all vertices?

I'm very new to Blender and I'm having an issue in using invert select. First, I selected these vertices: Then, I used Select> Invert: But instead of selecting only those vertices that were not ...
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Applying color to a large number of duplicates (Bricks)

I modeled a brick. I made an array. I duplicated the array,added the courses to each other, then duplicated that,etc. I'm having trouble figuring how to color them all in one "click".
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How to sort objects from a collection using python?

So I'm trying to animate a rubiks cube via a python script using the scripting capabilities given with Blender. My current cube looks like this: It consists of 27 separate objects (cubelets) that ...
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Blender equivalent to “select similar” in Max

I'm 3Ds Max user trying to make a move to Blender. I use "select similar" function in Max a lot when I need to group similar objects/ polygons into a layer or group for viewport management result and ...
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Active object selection - separate edge

Somewhere during modeling something I did something that I am unable to find how to fix. When active selecting my car mesh in object mode I get this strange orange edge stripe, that I cannot account ...
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How to select objects by collection from selected objects in the scene with Python?

I just started using python and got stuck. I found this script which is used to take the selected objects from the scene and add them to a list based on the name of the material. I should do almost ...
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left click select in edit mode just positions 3D-cursor

in Blender 2.82a I am facing an issue when trying to select with left click in edit mode. In object mode I can left click select. But in edit mode this action just positions the 3D cursor to mouse ...
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Shift+LMB used for 'loop selection', how to set the new “select more” in keymap?

Alt + LMB didn't work for 'Loop selection' so I changed the hotkey for 'Loop selection' to be Shift + LMB . But now I can not find the option to add something more to already selected. For example I ...
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Can't select or edit a curve in Edit mode

I now can't select or edit a curve in blender in Edit mode. I could before, but now I can't. I must have hit some key that changed a setting. In object mode I can select it, move, rotate and scale it, ...
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If I select mutiple objects, I can only sculp one of them

If I select multiple objects, I can only sculpt one of them. If I go to sculpt mode I can only sculpt the last object that I have selected. The outlines of the last selected one is yellow and the ...
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Select all faces parallel to ground

Is there a way to select all faces in my mesh that have normals that point upwards, with a range of how much they need to be pointing upwards to be selected?I have a mesh of a house, and I want to add ...
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Accidently grabbed a vertex from a uv sphere and now I cannot deselect it

I cannot deselect the vertex from this uv sphere, and I've done this before, why isn't it deselecting it now? I'm building an egg and an egg lock from a comic book, but I selected the vertices on the ...
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How to select vertices on the left side of a plane using python?

I would like to select only the vertices on the left side of my plane using Python (like on the screeenshot), does anybody have an idea how to do it ? I try the following to get all vertices but i'm ...
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Select all bones that are not weight painted

i have a model with many many many unused bones. within this armature there are bones that are used (weight painted). I need to delete the unused bones, how can i separate the used from the unused? is ...
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not able to conect nodes in the compositor

I'm having a weird problem, I've had it before but at the moment I'm using the compositor so much that it's getting really annoying... at the moment I'm working in 2.82a but I've had this problem in ...
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can I get number of edges connected to a vertex

I essentially want to put a fence up around the edge of my object, is there a way I can select all vertices with 3 edges connected to it? ...
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creating vertex group for multiple objects

I want to create vertex group of multiple objects , but it appears that you can only select one object at a time. Is there a way to assign multiple objects for vertex group?
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Trouble selecting and extruding specific polygons (python)

Trying to extrude specific polygons. Instead, it's duplicating the whole mesh. I know some kind of updating is required, just having trouble finding the correct solution. ...
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Why is deselecting vertices with bmesh not working?

I want to make use of the bmesh module to update mesh selection. To select vertices works as expected, but to unselect vertices does not work for me... Am I ...
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Access for Shortcuts or Quickselection for Advanced Selection: new, extend, invert, intersect

Is there an GUI way (e.g. Assign Shortcut) to have quick access to advances selection methods? Or if not, is there an existing script or addon for this? I'd like to get it into Hotkeys, PieMenus or ...
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Selecting Face Maps

I'm trying to select faces by assigning them to a Face Map, and then using bpy.ops.object.face_map_select(True) This works, but I can't figure out how to specify ...
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My points On my character disappeared

Even when I am in edit mode and I want to adjust the points I cant anymore. I want to work on this in layout mode but none of the points are appearing
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Mesh Analysis - save to vertex Group

Is possible to save data from Mesh Analysis to Vertex group? Or is there any Addon for this? I do it manually, but it's not effective :).. Or can i select result (faces) of analysis? Thank you
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Recursive search for selected vertices

i am working on a tool and need to get selection islands in the mesh. I want to keep only the biggest connected vertex selection in the mesh. I wrote a function that recursively searches a ...
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Select vertex pattern (not checkered)

I want to select a number of evenly spaced vertices from a mesh. I have tried Checker-Deselect (not been able to find settings that would do), and also made a vertex group first (with the highlighted ...
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Selecting faces not covered by other objects

I have a mesh of a terrain with seperate models of a large building and various roads and parking lots on top of it. I wanted to add a tree particle system to the faces of the terrain not covered by ...
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Selected vertices in editmode are invisible in objectmode

When selecting vertices in edit mode, the objects verticies become invisible in object mode. When selecting only a face it gets invisible too.
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Highlighting of *non* selected objects

I am curious if there is a way to highlight an element - specifically vertex/edge/face - and then edit a second object while the first remains highlighted. One of my most consistent errors is picking ...
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Select all the last vertices of every branch

I'm modeling a tree trunk with the use of the skin modifier. Is it possible to automatically select the last vertex of every branch? Preferably with Python. Top view of the tree trunk with several ...
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Select multiple items that are listed together in Outliner

How do I select multiple items that are listed together in the Outliner? For example, have a look at the image below: if I want to select from B to G without having to shift-click on everything in ...
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Is there an easy way to select the side of a disk-shaped object?

I have downloaded a few models from a site that the presenter in a YouTube tutorial mentioned. The ZIP files contained several formats like 3DS, but since Blender seems to understand only "obj", I ...
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How to quickly select loops by skipping line by line

I want to jump loop one by one as the GIF shows and select the loop. But this is repetitive and boring. Do you know how to do this type of work quickly in Blender?
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Why do vertices move when trying to box select?

I accidentally hit some buttons and got stuck in some kind of different edit mode. I can't box select anymore, when I try to, the selected vertices will move. I can still select by single-clicking. I ...
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Select camera while in camera view in 2.8 [closed]

In 2.79 and earlier, I would regularly select the camera while in camera view by right clicking the border edge, in order to move around. In 2.8 I can't seem to find a way to do it other than ...
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How do I deleted a scene collection without deleting the scences inside that collection

Pretty self-explanatory. In the Outliner Window, I have a few scenes. However, all the scenes are under a 'scene collection' and I would like to remove the scene collection from the hierarchy.
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When I duplicate multiple objects they are still linked

Pretty self-explanatory. I have some toilets and stalls that I duplicated and linked so that I can adjust them as I go. I want to duplicate some of these objects without linking them but the only way ...
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INVOKE_DEFAULT cancels selection while EXEC_DEFAULT doesn't

I'm writing a script for exporting convex shapes in a proprietary format. I have an option for V-HACD auto-generating and also an option for manual tweaking of V-HACD settings before exporting. The ...
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Cant select anyting

Hey I cant select anyting in modeling, and i dont see axis as well
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When pressing A it doesnt select all 2.81

It's the latest build v2.81.16 When I press A once it should select all but now i have to smash it at least ten times before it selects all but usually it just deselects everything. SO, how do I ...
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How to make Mirror Modifier ignore specified/designated mesh areas (while still mirroring the rest) [duplicate]

I have a cylinder aligned to Y, and am using Mirror on the X axis ... so that working well. Now I want to cut open an area on 1 side of the tube only. Problem is if I cut a hole on the working half,...
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How can I select a bone by name using python in blender 2.8

I'm new to scripting in blender and am trying to select a bone by name using python. Eventually I would like to loop through all the bones of an armature and translate them to a new location in edit ...
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Can not select object in other collection

I'm using Blender 2.8 (Windows 10). I have two collections. One With a plane that I would like to hold a projection of an image I would like to convert into an object. The other collection with the ...
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Changing select from RMB to LMB makes me click and release first before things are selected

When Blender is set up to select with the right mouse button, I can click a vertex in edit mode which both selects it and allows me to drag it. This happens without me needing to release the mouse ...
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Impossible to select edge loops with shortcut [duplicate]

In Blender 2.8 it's impossible to select edge loops with Shift + Alt and left (or right) click. Why?
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When I click the select icon, no drop down menu appears

I'm trying to get into Blender (I'm used to Maya) but after watching a tutorial where the guy clicks on that icon and a drop down window appears, I got really paranoid because it doesn't happen to me ...
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Select all vertices at a defined distance

I want to select all vertices at a defined distance from the border of an object. It's easier to explain with an image: For example, I would like to select all vertices at 10mm distance from the ...
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Every time I try to extrude a bone and select a part of it individually in object mode, they automatically group together. Why?

If I'm unable to select a single bone in order to parent it to my object. To my understanding (I'm still very new to all of this), in order to parent a bone to mesh or my object, I have to select the ...
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Making mirrored object a real object with mesh [duplicate]

This is something I've been looking for for a very long time and found no answers to: how do I make the mirrored side of an object a "real" object with selectable mesh? If I apply the mirror modifier ...