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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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Cannot select anything but an edge highlighted in pink

When I opened a project that was left for a couple weeks, I was stuck in the situation as shown in the picture, where I could not select any other vertices or edges other than the edge highlighted in ...
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Unable to select specific faces in shading mode

I wanna select the faces of the little band around the handle but for some reason when I try to select nothing happens. Not even in object mode I get the orange outline that's usually there. I've ...
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Select only things in view?

Is there a way to select only vertices/edges/faces in view from the current camera? I have a selection that includes points that are on the back of the model which I need to deselect, but the model is ...
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select all -x vertices (to delete for mirror modifier)

Title pretty much says it all. I want to select all vertices with -x coordinates so i can delete them to replace them with the mirror modifier. mesh is a high density sculpt so using the box select ...
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How to select a loop of faces

I am trying to select the loop of faces that you see partially lit all around the sphere. Please note that I am able to do that for all the other loops by clicking on alt+rmb. Whith these thinner ...
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ANSWERD - Set 3D cursor button randomly set to LMB in Edit Mode

Blender 2.8 randomly sets the LMB to set the 3D cursor in Edit Mode despite the keymap settings stating that is it LMB. The LMB is selecting in Object Mode but not in Edit Mode. It does this in only ...
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Can i select “extra edges” in ngon by script or special command in blender?

I have a problem. Maybe somebody can help me. I want select man on plane after knife projection without these "extra edges by script or one command". 1) Can i select "extra edges" in ngon by script ...
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select multiple bones from different armatures

Is there a way to select multiple bones not belonging to the same armature? And to create selection sets with bones from different armatures?
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How to make Selection Sets select also hidden bones

I'm an absolute beginner with blender and I'm trying to evaluate switching from Maya to Blender for work, but there are things that I can't manage to solve. Let's say that I have a selection set with ...
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Blender 2.8 Focus view on selection

When i press . view goes to center (no matter which object i selected) and not to selected face/object. Is it bug or what?
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No option to choose Left/Right click select in the 2.8 Preferences

I want to switch to right click but, there is no option to do that in the User Preferences. I should be located at the top of the Keymap section.
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I cant select only one active object in blender

Whenever I just select one object in object mode, and then go into edit mode, it has multiple active objects that i can edit, and then when i try to select one face, line, or vertex, it selects ...
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How to select closely spaced objects in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.8 when two or more objects is close to each other you can click near some of it couple times and selection will be toggle between those objects. How can I do the same to select closely ...
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Blender 2.8 Selection issue in Edit mode

Problem with selecting multiple vertices/edges in edit mode. When i want to select vertices one by one or using box select/ lasso select etc. blender behaves like in wireframe or x-ray mode. It grabs ...
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Objects Unselectable and Invisible in Solid View

This file uses displacements and adaptive subdivision, (experimental mode on). In this scene certain simple objects seem to disappear in anything but the rendered views, and they are un-manipulable (...
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Why move all objects when press 'G' key [duplicate]

I definitely chose one object and I don't know why it's all moving together. I want to move one object, and I never set up a parent.
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Selecting multiple edge loops using a directional keyboard shortcut? Blender 2.78

I'm coming back to Blender after a long break and I seem to have forgotten a shortcut I used. I recall me being able to select multiple edge loops in ascending and descending order using a directional ...
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Multiple Objects, Multiple UV's and Multiple Shape Keys Conundrum

I have a ton of objects, with multiple shape keys, what I need is a way to get uv's for each shape key on all objects at once. Any ideas how to do this? Even if I just had multiple objects with ...
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Box and direct selection not working in Blender 2.80

In Blender 2.80 freshly installed to a desktop machine, both box and direct selection tool work ok for meshes, but behave erratically on a group of empties. Sometimes, none are selected (even the ...
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How do I select all vertices within a specific 3D area?

I'm currently looking to edit an existing 3D model. I would like to select the eyes, but there are parts of the eyes with unexposed faces and vertices that are hard to select with the standard ...
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Can't select or interact with downloaded objects unless in edit mode

need some help. I downloaded this free car model, and everything worked great until i tried to move it around. It is made of many parts so I selected everything with A and tried to rotate the whole ...
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Keep selecting occluded faces but not in wireframe

Everytime i go into wireframe mode on a new project it bugs out my whole project and i can no longer select faces properly. if i click a visible face in solid render mode it will almost always select ...
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Hi! Is there the way to select all the objects inside collection using shortcut (Blender 2.8)?

Is there the way to select all the objects inside collection using shortcut (Blender 2.8)?
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Choosing the active selection tool

I am new to Blender, and I keep running into a problem with 2.8. I use the LMB to select, because it feels more natural to me. When I am modeling, I sometimes (probably due to accidental hotkeys) end ...
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How to change default option for UV selection?

How might i change this 'Select Linked Pick' option to not, by default, have the 'Extend' option turned on? In 2.79 it didn't operate like this and so that is my workflow, so this keeps throwing a ...
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How to disable select through?

Blender has this behavior when you click on an object that's already selected but there was another object behind it, it will select whatever was behind instead. And if you have multiple objects ...
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Selection Error

Ever since 2.8 was officially released, ive had a problem whenever i select something that isnt a mesh object (cameras, bones, curves, metaballs, text, etc) i get an error message that pops up. as far ...
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How can I select random verts, not faces

I want to select random verts for something in blender, but every time I try to do random selection, it gives me random face selection. I don't want to select faces, just random verts.
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Is there any way to select a smoothing group?

I have a mesh with designated sharp edges here and there, broken into few "smoothed" areas. I wonder if there is any way to select polygons within a "smoothed" area, that is surrounded by sharp edges? ...
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Correcting Non-Manifold Edges in Blender 3D Model for 3D Print

I've built a 3D model of a sampling paddle (used to demonstrate random sampling to students of statistics) in Blender 3D, which I'm planning to use as my first endeavor into 3D printing. During ...
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Selecting across axis

Right now when I'm using the Select Tool, from let's say the side of my object. Its only selecting points from that particular side. How can I make so that it selects through my object so that it ...
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Select vertices/edges while using the move gizmo

I am moving to blender from 3ds max, is it possible to select vertices/edges while using the move gizmo without having to deselect the vertices and select again using the box (B shortcut)? I want to ...
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Face loop select options. Selecting faces between two faces [duplicate]

When I clicked Alt and select the face its select all the faces in the horizontal direction , which is not not what I required I want to select the faces in the vertical direction. Is there anyway to ...
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Select input override any operators (bevel, slide etc)

I am very new to Blender, coming from maya and quickly learning. I'm currently configuring my Blender to match/improve my Maya workflow. I installed the addon "MayaConfig4Blender" on blender 2.8. I'm ...
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How can I select the vertexes on the corners of an object in Blender using Blender Python API

In this case, the object is a 2d plane in 3d space. I want to select the vertexes on the corners of the object using the Blender Python API. In this case the corners would be the boundaries of the ...
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How do I keep an object in focus when switching between windows?

When I switch between editing and texturing modes, Blender changes the camera position and the selected object disappears from focus. The object will have to be searched and selected again on stage. ...
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Blender 2.80: Left Mouse Button is moving cursor, not selecting (despite proper keymap settings)

I'm using v2.80. I have chosen "Select with: Left Mouse Button", and as far as I can tell, the LMB is supposed to Select. Instead, it's moving the cursor around. It seems like moving the cursor is ...
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How to make selected meshes move together in transform sidebar?

I must have hit some button, or typed a shortcut by accident, but my workflow has been shot in the foot by this problem. If I try to select multiple meshes and move them together by typing precise ...
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Set scale of object by giving distance between two points

Is this possible to do in Blender: Select two points (or two vertices, perhaps). Specify to Blender the "target" distance between those two points. Program will scale the entire model proportionally (...
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2.8 locking object from selection

I want to lock objects from getting selected, but not change their visibility. 2.8 removed the lock button from the outliner. How do you lock objects in 2.8?
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How do I display the ~bounding box~ of a Render Border that is already created?

A beginner's mistake, but it's driving me crazy. How do these bounding boxes work? Sometimes they appear, sometimes they do not. I can not figure out how to enable them in order to resize manually the ...
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How to select all objects of a certain viewport draw type in blender 2.8?

Due to having bool tool a lot in my recent work, it the cutting objects' draw type to box. I now need them in wireframe mode but due to the mixture of objects with several draw types in my scene, it ...
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Can only select one metaball any others are only conneteced to the first

Hi when I add in metaballs only one can be selected and moved, moving it rotates the other balls, and I can't move the others, this is only with metaballs. Here's a video showing what I mean https://...
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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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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 ...