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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Selecting strokes in Sculpt mode on a Grease Pencil Object

Is it possible to select a stroke while in Sculpt mode? I'd like to use Selection Masks to limit tool influence to only selected strokes. I know I can do this in Edit mode, but I wondered if there is ...
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Selecting similar following groups of faces

How can I do this kind of selection without repeating the same operation several times until the vase is selected all around? At the moment I select the first face on top and than the last on bottom ...
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Select all layers upon selection

So I have this asset, which is single object in blender and when I use Select Box on one part of object it only selects top layer but all others that are not ...
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selection bugs in viewport

Not sure if this is a 3.0 bug or an error created by settings carried over from previous versions but I'm coming across weird selection behavior in the viewport. sometimes when I create a new object I ...
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filter selected object by selected keyframes

My scene many similar objects (linked dublicates) I animate separatly. I'm wondering if there is a way to filter selected object by selected keyframes. In 3 steps, what I do, and where I can't: ...
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Select more on Mac doesn't work, but select less does

I'm trying to do select more like on Windows where you press Ctrl + + and it selects more from where you have selected faces/vertices/edges and so on, but it doesn't work, however selecting less works ...
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Select next or previous vertex in edit mode

In Pose Mode, there is a really convenient way to select the prev/next bone with [ and ] and accumulate their selection holding ⇧ Shift. In Edit Mode, when working with path, line, or plane, there is ...
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How to select the closest points of two selections? (same mesh)

Trying to find a way to select only the closest points to each other of two different selections in a joined mesh (image below) Select only the closest points of A and B selection? My goal is to ...
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How to instantiate objects on individual/selected points in geometry nodes?

Let's say I have a simple Mesh Line and use the Instance on Points node to make an instance of a given object on every point of the line. How can I decide for each individual point if it should have ...
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Fast sculpt doesnt appear

After following a sculpting tutorial for my first sculpt i hit N to access a panel where there is supposed to be something called fast sculpt. But it doesnt appear on my screen. Online i havent found ...
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3.0.0 Lagging Loading Time

I have recently updated to 3.0.0 because of the faster Cycles rendering, but am wondering if anyone else is experiencing incredibly long loading times when you're selecting vertices? Ever since I ...
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Can I change face selection transparency?

I want to reduce face selection alfa, because, for example when I setting up UV often I just can't see the result, until I deselect. I tried to search how to change it in preferences, but didn't find ...
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Exclude objects/collections from drop down list? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to not show objects in all those lists, e.g. I have a mirror modifier and want to select a mirror object. That list shows me every object in the scene, including selections that are ...
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How do I make it so that Blender would select everything no matter how much zoomed out I am

So If I zoom out and try to select mesh in Edit Mode, I am left with some vertices unselected. Maybe because of the density of each individual point blender can't select the neighboring vertices. So ...
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How to select a parent collection in 3d viewport?

Example: ALT + G on objects beneath each other, offers me to select one by displaying it's name. Is there a similar function for collections? In particular I need ...
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How to make a face the same scale as another?

I have this face: I want to make it the same scale as another face: How can I do that?
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How to select faces around a face, but not the face itself?

I have these faces selected: What I want to do is, to select 4 faces surrounding each of these faces, but not 'these faces' P.S. sorry if what I'm trying to say is a bit unclear, I don't really know ...
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How can I subdivide on only one axis?

I'm trying to use a weight-map to put columns of spines on a cactus. I need more vertices for the spines to spawn at on my model, but if I subdivide normally, it will create vertices in between the ...
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Help with modeling a pencil

I've been trying to work on another pencil tutorial, but I'm stuck on a part where I have to select certain vertices. Here is where I am in the tutorial I'm following... https://youtu.be/v_uBGQHfQLA?t=...
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Did Blender 3.0 change the selection process?

Previously I could easily select the object behind by just clicking twice (or more if there are more layers), but now it doesn't seem to work. Moreover, I can't select smaller objects at all (only via ...
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Is there a quick way to select a group of faces that are all pointed the same way?

trying to model tree limbs and want to select all faces that are at the end of the branch. Since it is circular I have to select some of them manually. Is there a fast way to select them all?
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Vertex select bug?

In "face select mode" in Edit Mode, I've selected some faces, and when I switch to "vertex select mode," it reveals that additional faces - which I do not want to select - are part ...
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How can I scroll to the bottom of the object list quickly

I have a cactus with 3000 spines and I don't want to scroll all the way down to select them. How can I do this quickly?
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How to select mesh faster in edit mode with blender 2.93?

H i everyone , I was just struggling with selection speed in blender 2.93 it was too much frustrating , and i was wondering is this possible to increase the speed of selection? or is this possible to ...
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How to only select elements in camera for rendering?

Currently using box select (B + LMB)but all elements are being selected. Am trying to only have the everything in the camera selected. As you can see everything outside of the camera i.e the snow is ...
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How do I see my entire UV map with UV sync selection off?

I'm trying to move a few vertices around on one island only. I want to move them so that they are in line with another island. With sync UV selection turned on I can see the 2 islands but if I move ...
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When I choose the shading mode, the under working view of the selection was hidden [duplicate]

I don't know what I did with the mouse, the under working view was hidden all of the selection, and I can't find it. How can I open the view of the under working view?
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Change active object line

Good Morning, I have Blender 2.92 and I think I have a problem with the orange lines that the active objects have in the 'Object Mode'. Active objects have a double orange line, but I have seen in ...
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Where is the uv square in blender 2.93 ? The uv squares didn't show in the Edit - Preferences lists

I was doing the coffee cup tutorial that made by Blender Guru.(This the link of the tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIUDZZMfGNI&t=599s ) In this step (at the 9:38 of the video ), he ...
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Print indices of the selected vertices

I'm trying to select some vertices in UV Editor and print them out using Python in blender. But when I use code like this: ...
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Edit mode selection doesn't highlight everything

I am having problem with imported mesh from newer version of blender. Then I select all vertices using A or L, it only highlights vertices in vertices selection mode, but doesn't highlight edges. How ...
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How to change the "select lasso" become original setting , now the "select lasso" is irregular

Could you mind teach me, how to change the "select lasso" key become original setting, because now I have the problem that I can't control the shape in "vertex selection mode" , ...
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The object's orange point disappeared in the edit mode, when I use the key tab ( blender : coffee cup level 3 part 2 )

I don't know why after using the tab key the coffee cup's orange point has disappeared. Did I lock something or missed something? Could you mind teach me to solve the problem? Your are my superhero! ...
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how to select random faces but not vertices or edges

im trying to make something and I want to randomly select only the faces not the edges
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Selecting multiple tracking markers in the 3D viewport?

After tracking and solving, I can see that some of the markers are super far away from my camera (in fact some of them are essentially off at infinity). I'd like to be able to box select those markers ...
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How to hide overlapping mesh to weight paint correctly?

Hi I'm still new to blender and am not sure how to go about selecting this properly. You see, the toes of the character overlap. I tried hiding with "H" like I saw on another question, but I ...
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alt+selection wont work as expected

I want to select the horizontal rings not the cross sections, but Alt + Left Mouse Button will randomly choose between either as seen below it selected the horizontal correctly but for the one cell ...
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How do I go back to a square selector?

My circle selector is locked, everytime I go back on my square selector and I click somewhere my circle selector comes back automatically. I don't know what to do I'm totally stuck. Even on a new file ...
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How to focus on an object in the outliner that's selected in the viewport [duplicate]

I have a complex scene, lots of objects visible. If I have one selected, is it possible to frame it in the outliner? I have a lot of hierarchies of objects within objects etc, and finding the one ...
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Is it possible to clip half an object indirectly similar to section plane in SketchUp

Hello beautiful artists, I was wondering if I could clip a finished 3d model to view only a portion of the model without really messing with the object mesh directly. The idea is quite similar to the &...
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I click just outside an object and it automatically selects the closest vertex or edge, why God?

Out of nowhere, whenever I hit the mouse button next to a vertex, edge, or face, it automatically selects, without the need to click right on it - so when I try to select multiple vertexes that are ...
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How to select all related objects?

For example, there is cube that have boolean modifier with sphere object and sphere object also have union boolean with torus, and the cube also mirrored with empty object as origin. The question is, ...
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polygon `select` property is not updating correctly

I have created an operator to calculate the surface area of the currently selected faces. To enable selection across objects, it loops through ...
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Face selection by condition

I have several similar mesh elements that form a sphere, so I wonder how possible to select just the external (top) part of the elements (not bottom, not side faces) for all elements at once. Any ...
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How to select hard to see faces in edit mode?

This model has lots of faces htat are hard to see. Is there any way to select all connected faces of a selected face? Ctrl+L doesn't work.
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How to select overlapping objects in 2.8+?

I've found this answer: How to select overlapping objects Unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I Alt+RMB and Alt+LMB but ...
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Extracting surface from mesh with interior geometry [duplicate]

I'm importing a voxelized mesh in Blender from another software and it comes with separate geometry for every cube in it, insides included. I would like to only select the surface of it (faces ...
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Is there a way to disable multiple objects selected in the outliner? [closed]

So I've been looking for a way to make blender behave just like any other software ever - one LMB with no modifiers should select 1 item and deselect everything else, right? Well, instead, at least in ...
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How to get rid of black curve lines

Anyone please help me to deal with these lines, I don't know how these lines gets formed.I simply want to get rid of them. You can see those short random lines selected in the image.I way a way to fix ...
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Select Upper 4 Edges of a UV Sphere

I would like to select the upper 4 edges of a UV sphere as shown below.. what are the steps to make this happen using a MAC IOS Blender

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