Questions tagged [selection-tools]

Questions about Blender's tools for managing selections. Selections are used to define what part of an object/path/curve/etc. is being manipulated or highlighted.

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Grabbing object even if mouse not over object

I need to know what's wrong with my configuration for Blender 2.80 latest build. My settings: Win10 Blender 2.80 build 19.06.2019 Keymap presset Blender 2.7x Left click select checked What's ...
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Selection toolbar is gone

Selection toolbar is gone! Hi, guys, I have downloaded the latest version of the Blender 2.8 (it is 22 June version). And now I can't see a selection toolbar which was earlier. Somebody can say how I ...
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Totally confused by the editing interface [on hold]

I used several earlier versions of Blender fairly happily, but am totally confused by simple operations now. How am I supposed to select and move an object, or zoom in/out, when the mouse buttons seem ...
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Symmetry and Alignment

I'm creating a snowman while watching a tutorial so I got these 2 eyeballs on him how do I make sure that they are on symetrical spots on the huge snowball of the head, and how do I make sure that all ...
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Select Random Objects with Name

I have many objects with the same name. I can search for these in the Collection window. I would like to select a random subset of these. I can see that Blender 2....
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Sculpting - Undo with dnytopo working strangely -_-

Hope this is the right place to post this question I'm kinda new to Blender and I'm having fun with its sculpting tools BUT when I'm sculpting with Dyntopo and trying to do an undo (ctrl-z) its shows ...
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Smooth selection along a curve

I would like to know how I can make a smooth selection along a curve (like proportional editing object mode). If i use proportional editing object mode with a spiral and a large radius of smoothness ...
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Can’t select vertices on torus

I am very new to blender and can’t select vertices on any shapes/objects. I am in edit & vertex mode. When I click on the torus it doesn’t turn grey, it stays orange. When I click on a vertex with ...
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Where is particle edit radius in Blender 2.8?

Ok Im trying to do hair here in latest 2.8 and can't figure out how to change radius/strength. Where are these tools?
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Select faces within a selection

Checked for similar answers. What would be the easiest way to select the faces within the already selected faces. thank you
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Issues with Render Selected in 2.8 (Ctrl-B)

Has anyone else had issues in 2.8 using the "render selected" tool that can be accessed by Ctrl-B in object mode? The selection box still shows up but it does not make a difference to what my viewport ...
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How to box select only included Faces in Blender 2.8 c13e10a7404d

How do I box select only fully included faces in newest Blender? It seems the button for it was removed? EDIT: Even after understanding that box select now has two modes depending on if one fully ...
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Can't select UI 2.8

So when I try to click on objects in the outline it doesn't select them (https://gyazo.com/c6e4d591a7977941b62a1239dc4eaf76) Also when I try to select saves it doesn't work (https://gyazo.com/...
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How to move a bone and a separate object together

Is it possible to move a single bone from an armature in pose mode with a separate object in object mode at the same time? I often need this functionality when creating a layout for an animation shot....
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How to select meshes in a specific area around a given mesh?

How to select meshes in a specific area around a given mesh with python? let's say I have a cube in position (0,0,0), how do i select all other objects at a given distance ?
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Selecting a grease pencil object Blender 2.8

In grease pencil mode I was practicing making eyes. My question isn't about that though. I'm having trouble selecting objects that I make. I have each colored object on it's own layer. All colored ...
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Selection not visible

I'm working on a project in Blender 2.8. Somehow after importing a few OBJ into the scene (not sure if it's related), my selection outlines etc disappeared. On the attached picture I'm in edit mode ...
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How do you select the inside vertices of an object faster?

I've been seeing some tutorials and they all make two mouse clicks and somehow manage to get a clean selection of the inside vertices with no use of Alt or the B key which is what I usually have to do....
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Why does dragging the middle mouse button sometimes translate my selection instead of rotating my view?

I don't know what's causing this, but sometimes when I have faces or vertices selected in edit mode I will drag the middle mouse button to rotate my view but it will translate the selection instead. I ...
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Selecting part does not seem on blender. No wireframe edges

I am using blender 2.8 as you can see on the picture. There was an issue with evee render. Blender was crashing. After that, I reinstalled driver then it ran well. But in edit mode, I can see any ...
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Loosing shift+select when in lattice

I'm using lattice and have selected a certain number of vertices but every now and then I try to shift+select other and blender 'loses' its select box. I'm pretty sure I'm must be doing something ...
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Select linked with duplicate vertices

I have a model in which sharp edges are achieved with duplicate vertices. I would like to be able to select linked vertices, in such a way that duplicate vertices are considered 'linked'. Is there any ...
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How can I select unconnected vertices, edges, or faces that are nearby my current selection?

I have a mesh which is a clump of grass comprised of stems and blades sticking from the stems. The blades are touching or nearly touching some faces of the stems but are not connected to them. They ...
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Blender box selection adding suddenly fails

I'm trying to box-select multiple vertices, at first, it always works fine I press B , then I select some vertices. I press B again, and I select some more. Then again. Then again. Then I press B, ...
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How to use same hotkey for loop select and pick shortest path?

Currently, if I assign shift double click LMB to both loop select and pick shortest path, they will conflict ceases to function either way. I'd like to create a script that would separate the two ...
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How can I use checker deselect to select separated faces?

How can I apply the same selection pattern in image 1 to all the faces in image 2? image 1 image 2
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Select Cylinder into Equal Sections?

I'm making a mesh that requires about 6 extrusions from the base model. And Each extrusion needs to be equally spaced apart around the cylinder. Before, I would have to count over and over again the ...
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“Select Linked” in one direction only?

Say I have a particular mesh, and I select a loop of faces/whatnot like so: I know if you hit Ctrl+L, you can select ALL the faces linked to what you've selected (which is everything in this example)....
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I can't seem to select any vertices edges or faces in edit mode, blender 2.8, Mac OS 10.12.5

I'm trying all three point/edge/face contexts and using the select tools, yet nothing is selecting. I can't do any modeling! I've read a few other posts pointing to graphics drivers, but I have the ...
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Can not get selection box selecting more than one object in Blender 2.8

I am a complete Blender newb, so it's entirely possible that I am messing something up. In this capture I am trying to select all of the "brick" objects I have created using a mouse-drag box select: ...
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3D Cursor follows Mouse Movement

The 3D cursor follows me everywhere and does not let me select any other tool. In my scenario, when I use the edit mode, the 3d cursor doesn't let me select the vertices,edges or faces. I am ...
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Alt-click for edge loop

Hi I am a complete newcomer to blender and am following this tutorial, where he says to alt+click to select an entire row or "edge loop". I have followed all instructions exactly up to this point (3 ...
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Selection box not working correctly in Blender 2.8

My selection box isn't working correctly while the other selection tools work just fine and if i use the "B" key it still wont select multiple objects. Am i doing something wrong?
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Loop cut and slide didn't complete the loop

Not only that, the object is no longer manifold, and I haven't been able to fix it. Look at the right side of the loop.
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Cannot left click+Drag and select multiple objects

im using blender 2.8 since my udemy course is using it.The problem that im having is i can't left click and drag to select multiple objects and i am using the selection box tool too but if i use the "...
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Select all 5 poles

I'm cleaning up geometry of a house's foundations (incl. walls, stairs, floors, roof etc). It's all one piece. I need to select all 5 poles. I can't use select similar in this case, because I have ...
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click select behaviour in object mode

video of the behavior Can someone explain how click select works in blender? It seems weird that every time I click in object mode, it sort of cycles through the overlapping objects. I would assume ...
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Origin of selected group of vertices is in odd position, why?

The pictures are pretty much self explanatory: Points of the circle are clearly equally distributed but still when I select them all in edit mode the origin of selection is not at the center of the ...
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can i change the behavior of box selection to make selected object active?

Ussually i have to click the object to make it active. But when i do 'box select' the new selected object won't become active, it will retain the current active object. How can i change the mode of ...
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Group selecting objects in 3D

Hi, I need some help in mass selecting specific parts of a composite object.For example, If I use "B" or "C" to select the brown sphere on one face, it also selects the ones on the diametrically ...
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Selecting curve after importing svg using bpy

I'm importing an SVG file into my scene using bpy. But after importing, the curve is not selected nor active. Here is wat I am doing: ...
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Finding a specific face/vertex/edge based on position value, not indices value

[Looking for answers possible via python] Hi everyone! I'm trying to select a face/vertex/edge based on location rather than selecting it based on its specific index. After the specific face/vertex/...
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Random Selection

I would love to make a screenshot but it seems to be impossible on the mac if one don't have the mac keyboard....at least I couldn't figure out how to do it... I have made a hairstrand with a ...
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How to select multiple object in outliner using box selection in 3d viewport?

I want to select multiple objects in the outliner but in some case, easier for me to select them in 3d viewport (using box selection) and then i want the selection to highlighted in the outliner so ...
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How come edge loop select does not work? [duplicate]

I try an Edge loop select in the following object. But Blender 2.79 does not select anything, are there any hidden parameters which can influence edge loop select? (I try this from the Select menu ...
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Using blender as left click select, means right click dragging in dope sheet timeline, how to switch it to left?

im using blender as left click to select, which means dragging in the dopesheet, you have to use the right click, is there a way to switch it to left click?
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Is there a way in which we can merge two meshes in edit mode?

I have two mesh islands in the same plane which overlap as shown in fig1. Now when I go to selection and do "select boundary loop", it selects the full boundaries of both the islands as shown in fig2 ...
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Custom keymap : set the perfect left mouse selection style just like other 3d application

I want to customize blender keymap to bahave just like any other app. But can't never get the perfect key as i want. Is there anyone here who came from other 3d packages and have successfully setup ...
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Script or Command for selecting Adjacent Faces in Blender (see image)

I'm looking for a way to automate the selection of adjacent faces through a script, which I could then assign to a hotkey in Blender. I come from Maya, which doesn't have this ability either, but I ...
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Where was Limit Selection to Visible moved to, in 2.80?

This is what the icon looks presently in 2.79. We still have the same icon in 2.80, but for "Show whole scene transparent". Not quite the same. Or what the shortcut/hotkey is?