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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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Newbie Question, why are my changes in scale and position affecting all objects in scene? [duplicate]

I have a few objects done from a tutorial and i just moved them into the same layer, now every time I move or scale anything it is affecting every object in the scene. Not sure what I pressed to ...
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How can i select an Edge loop when using a graphic tablet?

As the title says, Im using a graphic tablet with blender. Just wanted to try and use blender with it, but now I have a problem. I have to check "emulate 3 button mouse" in User Preferences, so I can ...
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Selecting single axis using the Selection Set addon

I am using Selection Sets version 2.0.1 which was included in the Blender installation. I find that I cannot create a selection set that will select only one axis to move an object on. It seems to be ...
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Get dopesheet selection

I'd like to make a script that sets the start and end frames of my rendering frame range to equal the frames I've selected in my dopesheet editor, I.e. if I have a selection of frames ranging from ...
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Blender 2.8: How to select edges behind other edges when in numpad 1 mode

In a tutorial I am seeing the guy go into 'Mesh Mode' where he is able to select edges behind other edges. However I am unable to do this in 2.8. When I select it just selects the closest edge.
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Dynamic Paint to select vertices in edit mode

Is there a way to use Dynamic Paint to make a selection of vertices to then be able to delete in edit mode. I would like to use a brush to accurately select a specific shape from a dense mesh. Thanks ...
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I can't select a single bone in object mode

I have been trying to attach the hat to the head bone for almost over 3 hours now and i just can't get it to work. When i look up tutorials on youtube their bones are grey and available to click on a ...
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Select random by loose parts

I have the following mesh. It are a series of hexagons on placed on a plane. No I try to select random hexagons to give them an other material. I know there is a select random function but that only ...
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I can't see lamps or selection outlines or anything “orange” in 3D view anymore

I am very new to Blender and I have no idea what I could have done to cause something like this. I remember messing with the CPU and GPU rendering options. I tried downloading other files from Blender ...
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Select a group of vertices by indices in a ply/obj file and delete all the others

I have a mesh stored in ply file (or the obj equivalent). I'd like to do the following operation: If all the vertices are numbered (like v0,...vn) I'd like to specify a set indices to select those ...
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Why is Blender selecting the object furthest from the viewport camera in object mode?

If I have two objects or more overlapping, RMB will select whichever is furthest away in the overlap. This seems counterintuitive. Is this how selection operates by default or is this a setting I've ...
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Highlight logic of vertex selection

When I select a vertex in Edit mode, some—but not all—of the edges that terminate at the vertex are highlighted. Moreover, which of the edges are highlighted can vary across a surface. The image ...
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Unexpected Selection Behavior- Selecting Random Faces of a Sphere

No experience in 3d modeling what-so-ever. Trying to make a pill object. Doing this by creating a sphere, cutting off the bottom, duplicating/rotating, and connecting it to a cylinder. I've aligned ...
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mesh faces permanently highlighted?

Very new to blender, trying to touch up a file for eventual 3d printing of a helmet. I was selectively blending areas of the obj file, and then for some reason the selection of faces I was currently ...
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How can I select a point without selecting its reflected side

I have on the mirror modifier and I only need to select a point one side without deleting the mirror modifier. How does one accomplish such a task?
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How to adjust the selection 'hotspot' distance? [duplicate]

Blender's default behavior makes it easy to select a mesh element without the need to hover the mouse cursor exactly over it. Sometimes it's really helpful, sometimes not. I wish I could either adjust ...
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UV unwrap multiple selections in one sheet?

How do I do that? This is for modding on fallout 4. Creating a weapon. I need multiple selections as I don't want my spring to have more subdivision applied as it's very intensive on my computer and ...
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Creating primitive changes selection

I am writing a blender addon that shows a panel with an enum property in the object properties. In some cases if the user changes the enum value, the addon needs to create a new object. I managed to ...
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Select row of faces by skipping every 1 row

Pls see the attachment , i want to select faces like that. How can i do this with minimal steps ? if i want to do it on edges, it will be 4 simple steps : select an edge edge rings checker diselect ...
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How to scale bodyparts without them shifting position

I'm trying to model a creature and after some work including rigging and all, I wanted to change the scale of its feet to animate better... all 8 feet... But if I select them all and scale them, they ...
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Can't get Perspective Transform addon working? (AmasawaTools 1.1.7)

What it is supposed to do: In all my fiddling around with it I can't get the effect to work at all. The addon installs just fine, I can set the Lattice to the camera and all the "functions" of the ...
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Cannot use a box select in Blender

I have never used Blender before and only wanted to make a Minecraft animation and found this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpeHvRi3K-A&lc=UgzopKiLSbQtU9xDep54AaABAg Briefly, ...
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Is it possible to deselect element but keep it active?

In this question I found out uses for being able to deselect the active object. You can basically use the active-but-unselected object as a transform pivot point for the rest of the object selection ...
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“Limit selection to visible” not working

I just downloaded Blender 2.79 after about 8 months of not using the software. I noticed that the "selection visible" function isn't working. I expect it to make the mesh partially transparent, but as ...
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Scaling from the center of the object?

I'm trying to scale from the center. The entire circle is selected but it's scaling from the white edge that was option clicked. Is there a setting for this? How can I keep my selections centered? ...
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Can 3DView Border Select behavior be changed?

Trying to dive in to Blender again and really struggling to understand some of the basic selection logic. Specifically border selecting edges in Edit Mode. When dragging out the marquee I've ...
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Why does Select-All in Face-Select mode also select isolated edges?

Blender v2.79. Let's say I have to extrude all faces of this planar construction containing two edges not included in faces, and one isolated vertex: In this object, there are not hidden ...
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rounding selected faces

Hey I created a plane and subdivided it several times till I got a nice grid. Now I want to draw an oasis. I already rounded out the outer shape. I might want to do it several times and I rounded it ...
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How do I get rid of this orange selection box? [duplicate]

All i did was hit cntrl+b... Please help!
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How to cancel circle select mode by 'X' key instead of ESC key?

I noticed I use left sided keys frequently and did some customized but one remains. 1. Remove Delete function from X key because pressed accidentally many times. 2. And I want to assign 'Canceling ...
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Loop select (Alt+Click) Not Working

I created a mesh by detaching it from other mesh, removed all doubles and tried to use loop select to add some bevel, but for some reason, it doesn't work at all. If I hold Alt and click - no ...
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Can I use the API to select an edge or face by length / area?

If I want to select all the edges in a mesh which are over 10 units in length, or all faces with area > 10 units, can I do this via the API? I've looked at ...
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Blender UI simplification, template_header_3D, mesh selection mode

I need to simplify Blender UI, and I need to recode template_header_3D() from space_view3d.py I already replaced all the UI ...
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How to only deform (GKEY in Edit Mode) selected faces?

I want to only push forward the front faces, but not the side faces, like in the image below
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How can I deselect all empties? AttributeError: 'Context' object has no attribute 'selected_objects'

I try to import my empties using python with a for loop, deselect them using bpy.ops.object.select_all(action='DESELECT') and export them after and open new file ...
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Mark edges as loop

I've imported an SVG and, unfortunately, Blender doesn't recognize the loops. This makes selection much harder—I have to select each edge individually rather than use loop selection. Is there a way ...
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Component Selection Distance

When selecting components, is there a way to control the "selection distance/area"? I don't want to select a component, even if I click ~20 pixels away from it. Thanks in advance!
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object tools could not be found in blender 2.79

I am a beginner to blender. I created a uv sphere but I couldn't find object tools for uv sphere in blender version 2.79. I am following tutorial in which version 5 is used. I searched in all the ...
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Can't select two objects in Edit Mode

Here is part of my bipedal dinosaur character, I want to select two objects in order to connect the hand to the arm, but so far it's only allowing me to edit one object. (I am also using a mirror ...
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How i can select opposite part of object in blender

I have a question. How i can select opposite part of object in blender. Like if i want to make object with symmetric parts. I Hope you understood it.
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Object selection in 3D view not working correctly

I've been using Blender for a while now and have had no issues with object selection in 3D view. I just got a new computer (Mac Pro) and now object selection in 3D view will sometimes become ...
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Lost one of my tool bars in blender and can't get it back [duplicate]

The tool bar on the far right of my blender editor is gone. It is not the properties bar (toggled with n) or the tool shelf (toggled with t). What I am missing is the bar in which I can add modifiers ...
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Expand selection (Ctrl +) to the specified direction in edit mode?

It would be very handy to have an option to expand/contract a selection not in all directions only, but also to a specified one. Or to limit the selection in other way. Is it doable in blender? Or ...
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selecting multiple items in the outliner

My question sounds really stupid but I really cant figure how to use multiple selection by dragging mouse cursor instead of clicking one item by another till I select zillion of objects that I need......
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Select similar vertex in a symmetric mesh

I'm looking for a way to speed up my work in blender, i have a mesh, decagon polygon. I want to select all the vertex similar like in the picture below. Is there a quick way to do this ? without doing ...
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How can I select every nth objects?

I converted a particle system to "real" objects. I got thousand of them... I would like to be able to select every nth object. I've seen it is possible to select items with a pattern, but is it ...
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How can I select all the keyframe for an object or many objects?

Example 1: I have object selected. How to select all the animation keyframes for that object? Example 2: I have 10 objects selected. How to select all the keyframes for all the 10 objects? Goal: ...
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Cursor to selected not center?

I have several faces selected below. However when I CTRL + S and choose "cursor to selected", it doesn't snap to the exact center of the selected faces - it's just slightly off? See below
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Problem with mirror modifier

I have a small issue when trying to merge two objects together I am trying to add the following selection... to be part of the rest of my mesh by using CTRL +J, see below... However when I do, it ...
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shift-double click to select edge ring doesn't really work

I changed my shortcut for selecting edge rings to dbl-left and shift-dbl-left. This was working fine but now when I try the shift-dbl-left it mainly just selects and deselects one face. How do I fix ...