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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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Shortcut W isn't working in sculpt mode

In sculpt mode when trying to open the tool brushes pie menu with the key W this error appears: Tool 'builtin.select_box' not found for space 'VIEW_3D'. I have ...
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How do I select vertices in a model, including the backside?

I am attempting to select half of a Sphere—the bottom half, for instance. In Edit mode, I use the rectangular select tool to draw a shape covering the lower half of the sphere. Sometimes, the entire ...
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My left-clicks aren't registering in Blender [closed]

This issue just started today. It doesn't matter whether I am in object mode, edit mode, or simply in the outliner, my left clicks barely register. I have to spam click left-click to select something, ...
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select Inside corners using geometry nodes

Using Geometry nodes how to select inside corners of a shape? I think inside corner could be defined as edge angle 90 degrees or less when traversing around the outside of the shape.
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How do I paint and sculpt with a ''Connected only'' brush? Like edit mode has

So instead of weight painting in a 3d sphere, which also catched onto close geometry, painting in a connected only manner, that only edit mode has as far as I know. If this logic exists for edit mode, ...
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Unable to select object at the beginning, so have load factory setting all the time

I am unable to select object at the beginning, so I have load factory setting all the time. Here I attached my loading screen.https://youtu.be/4ICLWBlc-JE Also I can't select Scene Collection at this ...
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How to quickly deselect loose parts in edit mode? Similar to ctrl double clicking a face in maya

I already know workarounds(select linked then invert) in some cases but they're not applicable everytime. I'm looking for a similar quick function like in maya so I can deselect the faces of the ...
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How to select specific edge loop?

I have this rectangular hole. I want to select the edges that I have marked in green. I tried using Select > Select Loops > Edge Loops but depending on which edge I click I get one of the edge ...
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How to select only individual vertices in Edit Mode?

Feel like I should know how to fix this but I'm stumped. In Edit Mode, when I select part of my mesh and delete the vertices, some of the back is also deleted. I didn't select the back when I was ...
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Blender 4.1 : Add selected objects to keying sets or ways to save a selection

I'm a storyboard artist, dabbling in Blender, using it mostly when a background will be easier to handle in 3d, for complicated sets or camera movements. I need to animate a complex group of objects, ...
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Random selection of objects copied by multiple Instance on Points nodes

I can't figure out how to address random object that has been repeatedly copied by 'instance on points' nodes. To describe the situation let's say I have triangle like mesh that I want to copy on ...
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I can't select bones in edit mode [closed]

Ok so, whenever I got select the armature first, and then the arm mesh, put it into weight paint and I try to click on the bone, the armature turns gray and the armature goes into object mode or any ...
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Unable to select multiple objects

So I’m not sure what is going on, but I am unable to select more than one object. The first object is select is orange and then any following that is blue. I am in object mode. I tried selecting ...
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How to ignore backface-culled faces that point away from the camera when selecting in edit mode?

I've been searching for days now, asking the reddit, discord, several streamers noone seems to know. I'm looking for a way to ignore backface-culled faces that point away from the camera, so basically ...
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Has limit selection to visible changed?

Since updating to Blender 4.1, I am suddenly plagued by selecting things I didn't want to select: edges/vertices I can't see, that are on the other side of a mesh, or past another object. I do not ...
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Object Selection for Script

I have a simple script that converts instances (makes them real) and then joins them all together. It replaces the need to do several individual steps with one click. What I'm trying to do is... I ...
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method to quickly delete unconnected interior faces?

Whenever I'm optimizing a mesh for a game I will always delete faces that will never be seen by the player, finding them usually takes a while to find depending on the complexity of the model, so I'm ...
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Can I select and bevel the top edge of the letters in this model?

I spent several hours retopologizing the letters for this model, and then doing a Boolean Difference extrusion onto a block. However now the top edge of the letters is creating a weird geometry and I ...
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Why aren't there dots in the center of faces in Blender 4?

I am in Edit mode and face selection is activated, however no face has a black dot in the middle. How can I display the face center in Blender 4?
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How can I mouse scroll zoom towards a selected object?

To clarify, I don't mean the " zoom towards mouse position " button in the preferences and I also don't mean " View > frame selected " I mean to just scroll towards the ...
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How to select all the vertices on one side of an edge loop?

I would like to select all the vertices on the character's hand from this edge loop down. Are there any quick ways to do it?
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Edge selection highlight not working

After updating to 4.1 I stopped seeing selected edges when more than one is selected. In this gif you can see I am selecting 3 edges. The first one behaves as usual, but when selecting the second and ...
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How to combine multiple shells

(Forgive me for what is surely a very basic question, but I can't seem to find an answer.) I have an STL file that contains multiple overlapping (water-tight) shells. I would like to boolean union ...
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Why doesn't "selecting similar faces by area" work in my case?

When trying to select faces by same area, all the faces get selected instead only the similar ones. I don't understand if I'm doing someting wrong or if the option has limitations/bugs? See the ...
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Select another Grease Pencil object in Draw mode Blender 4.0

In Blender 2.9x to Blender 3.x, it was possible to switch from one GP object to another while in Draw mode with the right-click selection (so, drawing with left click/stylus tip, and selecting with ...
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All object become "enable selection" with hotkey

I hope someone understands. I have more than 10000 objects and in my scene. None of them are named properly (and please don't suggest me to). Some of them are locked(unselectable), I don't want to ...
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Selecting in nodes

How do I select the 4 things highlighted in green on the node like in the screenshot below. I’m trying to follow a tutorial on how to make an animation but when the guy selects those things on the map ...
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Seam and Sharp Edge color (both)

do you guys know by any chance any addon that blend colors so i can see seam and sharp at the same time? Thanks
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Advanced selection Keymaps settings

Half a year ago i was browsing this forum and i found a topic with the "selection keymaps". A man posted a screenshot with keymaps settings but it was some advanced selection settings. It ...
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How to precisely select a very wide mesh?

I have this very wide but thin tubular mesh (150 cm wide x 150 cm deep x 0.5 mm high), that I want to convert into an outline. It looks kind of like a fishnet thrown on the ground. I want to take just ...
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Face selected in edge mode selecting

blender v. 4.0.2 I made a plan then extruded using E and the edges other planes next to it. These are supposed to be the floors to my rooms in my project. But then I selected the edges, using edge ...
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looptools bridge not working correctly and i do not know what to do

i dont know it is not brigding, please help, in theory just selecting two loops and loop tools bridge could create faces and join structures, not happening.
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How to select meshes that are bundle into one object in blender?

I want to select meshes that were bundled together into one object and remove them or move them apart. The mesh come bundles and I have no control over this part. Can I select a mesh by clicking a ...
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How to select objects with same dimensions in Object Mode

I often duplicate objects when building a trade show booth. How can I select objects with the same dimension? In this example, I want to select all objects that have X: 95.2, Y: 2.44, Z: 39.1 as their ...
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Select box not working

All the Selection tools (with the exception of tweak) have suddenly stopped working in my version of Blender 4.0 When I select using the tweak, The Shade Smooth dialogue box appears. I'm able to use ...
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Deselect by Attribute

I have a topologically complex mesh for which I have stored various useful edge and face selections using boolean attributes on the face and edge domains (in Properties -> Object Data -> ...
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How to restrict vertex selection only to those visible within camera cut-off range?

I'm trying to do some NURBS editing. I want it to match some reference images set 5μm apart. I set a camera cut-offs to give me 4μm slice. Is there a way to restrict edit-mode selection to visible ...
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Can I change selected bone through Graph Editor

I need to edit animation on several bones in while viewing them in the Graph Editor, to extend my animation. Firstly, yes: I am familiar with a workflow like GE Key >> Insert >> ... at ...
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Is there a way to pack UVs to a selected area or avoid overlapping pinned UVs

I am trying to fix this game asset's UVs. I have pinned UV islands which I do not want to move. But the rest of the UVs I want to unpack (again) into the same UV area without overlapping them. If I ...
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How to select edge loops intervally in blender?

How can I select edge loops like that, there is a unselected loop between two loops.
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Restore selection after running script

I a writing a small script that periodically reloads an stl file into the scene, every X seconds. I managed to reload the stl object in my scene with the current script: ...
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How do I adjust my jig so that it can accept larger diameter wire?

I am building Malt Whiskey's LED cube and need to adjust his jigs he created to solder the LEDs. He is using .65mm wire and I am using .8mm. The large holes in the model below are for the LEDs and ...
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How can I make these channels bigger to fit my wire?

I am recreating Malt Whiskey's LED cube and using slightly bigger wire than he used (.8mm vs the .65mm he used). He has a 3d printed jig to solder the LEDs and there are "channels" for the ...
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How to select a bunch of meshes at once

I have one mesh character, I just want to remove the hair, so I go to edit mode, move the cursor into the hair and press L, but it only selects part of the hair not the full hair, My question is, is ...
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Move select linked based on proximity using Geometry Nodes

I would like to offset certain elements in the y direction of this mesh based on the proximity relative to the wire framed cube. All the hexagon elements belong to the same mesh but are separate ...
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How to hide green faces selection in UV editor?

The green faces remain even when I'm not selecting, is there any way to avoid this? And even when I'm not in UV Sync
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What is happening with my sculpt tools/viewport?

I have just finished sculpting the body of my model and moved on to do the hands separately. I joined the objects, remeshed, and checked the normals of the final object. I have cleared masks and ...
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Outliner: Is there a way to select objects by data type within a Collection?

Is there a way to quickly select all objects of a given type within a specific Collection? Right-clicking on a Collection in the Outliner brings up this menu: ↑ There is an option to "Select ...
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I am not able to select any objects in a particular collection in the 3D viewport

I was working on something else other than the airplane and somehow the parts became unselectable in the 3D viewport. I cannot select any part on the airplane in the viewport but I can choose anything ...
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Why my entire edge selection suddenly stop?

When I select the entire edge suddenly the selection stop in that point as show in the picture. Cant figure why!!! What I can do? There's no ngon, no double faces, no double vertex...... Thanks for ...
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