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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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2.8 I can't select an object

I'm not sure what cause this. I checked everything but it didn't work so I had to load default set which solved the problem. (I assure you that I wasn't edit mode) I still wonder what was the problem.....
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What is the shortcut to Select Linked Flat Faces in 2.8 Beta?

In 2.79 it was SHIFT CTRL ALT F Now I can't seem to find it?
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Is there any plugin to export multiple objects into separeted files?

I've seen similar questions but none of them look like my problem (I've been searching over an year for this answer). I've even created this acc to try and clear this out: So I work with 3D printing ...
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Blender 2.8 : enter 'select box' mode while in transform mode

I used Blender version 2.8. When I have Select Box tool active, if I left click and drag empty area, it will create border selection (or box selection). But when I have Move tool active, if I left ...
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selecting multiple groups

I am trying to select two groups at a time. I tryed shift + G and select a group, than select another object from another group, and hit shift + G again, but the previously selected group was ...
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Cannot select certain vertices

Blender 2.79 No matter which mouse button I click, I cannot select or deselect any of the vertices on a curve. This seems to also apply to when I am editing vertices on a mesh and "Limit Selection to ...
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Select all faces within an area delimited by sharp edges

I've got a model that has sharp edges around islands. I want to keep the sharp edges, and be able to select only the faces inside the island borders. Any ideas? I'm able to select a single row ...
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How to switch from ctrl-b render selection to default selection [duplicate]

Somehow I switched my default selection with Ctrl+B to a rendering window mode. How do I switch it back to default mode so I can actually select objects again?
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How do I remove “Circle Scaling”?

i don't even know how I activated this. It's not the circle selection tool "C". It's a circle that appears when im trying to scale de UV Maps.
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Select vertex on a zero-angled corner of a quad face

Sorry, I don't know how to name these vertices properly (green highlighted). They belong to a face which is technically a quad, but with one zero-angle corner. Selecting by ...
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Selecting objects with the same property values (without Python)

I want to assign various properties to objects and then select all objects with a certain set of values for those properties. The objects are graphs from tests (created with CSV Mesh Importer, so ...
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Select\deselect linked with custom hotkey bug

I cought very strange bug. I assigned Select linked command on custom hotkey (Button5 Mouse). And it works, i also assigned a deselection on this button with pressed shift (just like with original L ...
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How to change component selection type in edit mode in Blender 2.8 alpha?

Anyone know what happened to the Ctrl+Tab shortcut? Usually when in object mode it switches to weight paint mode, and when in edit mode it offers a menu called "mesh select mode" to choose between ...
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Why does only selecting one face select multiple faces occasionally?

I'm very new to 3D modeling in general. I've been working on a Blender project over the past day, and recently, when I would edit one face on the right side of my model, it would select/edit another ...
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Why cannot I override the context for bpy.ops.object.origin_set()

I ran the following code to reset the origin of Cube: ...
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Deselect Deactivate objects by python

I have two objects in the scene each I want to export in the separate .obj files. Before this, in a loop, I activate each object one by one and do a stuff to them. When it came to the export I ...
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Blender 2.8 - selecting parent and children at the same time

In 2.8, I am unable to select Parent and children (in Outliner window) at the same time with Ctrl+ LMB. Is there anyway of doing this in 2.8?
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Is there a way to fine-tune the diameter for Circle Select?

I am trying to precisely deselect some edges located at the same distance from some point. Unfortunately the edges are close enough to other edges so selecting/deselecting with standard scrolling ...
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How to reduce the number of faces for selected parts of a mesh?

hello, I have made a high-poly 3D model by myself. But this 3D model has so many faces and I want to reduce the amount the faces only for some parts of this 3D model. How can I do this in Blender?
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How to change normal the select command (a.k.a right click) to to combination of alt + left click of example?

I am doing especial mouse and keyboard configuration for my drawing tablet setup. Is it possible to change select command from default right click to combination of some keyboard shortcut (alt for ...
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Select object by clicking it (not based on origin)

I have a very annoying issue, I have set left click select. The problem is that when I try to select an object Blender will not only choose the object based on the origin that is the closest 90% of ...
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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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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 ...