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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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I can't seem to select any vertices edges or faces in edit mode, blender 2.8, Mac OS 10.12.5

I'm trying all three point/edge/face contexts and using the select tools, yet nothing is selecting. I can't do any modeling! I've read a few other posts pointing to graphics drivers, but I have the ...
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I can't seem to be able to select edges/vertices/faces unless in wireframe or transparent mode.?

I've been learning blender 2.8 for a bit, and it's gone smoothly. All of a sudden I stopped being able to select things in Edit mode. I did some experimenting, and it only works with either wireframe ...
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Can not get selection box selecting more than one object in Blender 2.8

I am a complete Blender newb, so it's entirely possible that I am messing something up. In this capture I am trying to select all of the "brick" objects I have created using a mouse-drag box select: ...
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3D Cursor follows Mouse Movement

The 3D cursor follows me everywhere and does not let me select any other tool. In my scenario, when I use the edit mode, the 3d cursor doesn't let me select the vertices,edges or faces. I am ...
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Alt-click for edge loop

Hi I am a complete newcomer to blender and am following this tutorial, where he says to alt+click to select an entire row or "edge loop". I have followed all instructions exactly up to this point (3 ...
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Selection box not working correctly in Blender 2.8

My selection box isn't working correctly while the other selection tools work just fine and if i use the "B" key it still wont select multiple objects. Am i doing something wrong?
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Loop cut and slide didn't complete the loop

Not only that, the object is no longer manifold, and I haven't been able to fix it. Look at the right side of the loop.
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Cannot left click+Drag and select multiple objects

im using blender 2.8 since my udemy course is using it.The problem that im having is i can't left click and drag to select multiple objects and i am using the selection box tool too but if i use the "...
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Select all 5 poles

I'm cleaning up geometry of a house's foundations (incl. walls, stairs, floors, roof etc). It's all one piece. I need to select all 5 poles. I can't use select similar in this case, because I have ...
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click select behaviour in object mode

video of the behavior Can someone explain how click select works in blender? It seems weird that every time I click in object mode, it sort of cycles through the overlapping objects. I would assume ...
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Origin of selected group of vertices is in odd position, why?

The pictures are pretty much self explanatory: Points of the circle are clearly equally distributed but still when I select them all in edit mode the origin of selection is not at the center of the ...
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can i change the behavior of box selection to make selected object active?

Ussually i have to click the object to make it active. But when i do 'box select' the new selected object won't become active, it will retain the current active object. How can i change the mode of ...
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Group selecting objects in 3D

Hi, I need some help in mass selecting specific parts of a composite object.For example, If I use "B" or "C" to select the brown sphere on one face, it also selects the ones on the diametrically ...
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Selecting curve after importing svg using bpy

I'm importing an SVG file into my scene using bpy. But after importing, the curve is not selected nor active. Here is wat I am doing: ...
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Finding a specific face/vertex/edge based on position value, not indices value

[Looking for answers possible via python] Hi everyone! I'm trying to select a face/vertex/edge based on location rather than selecting it based on its specific index. After the specific face/vertex/...
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Random Selection

I would love to make a screenshot but it seems to be impossible on the mac if one don't have the mac keyboard....at least I couldn't figure out how to do it... I have made a hairstrand with a ...
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How to select multiple object in outliner using box selection in 3d viewport?

I want to select multiple objects in the outliner but in some case, easier for me to select them in 3d viewport (using box selection) and then i want the selection to highlighted in the outliner so ...
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How come edge loop select does not work? [duplicate]

I try an Edge loop select in the following object. But Blender 2.79 does not select anything, are there any hidden parameters which can influence edge loop select? (I try this from the Select menu ...
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Using blender as left click select, means right click dragging in dope sheet timeline, how to switch it to left?

im using blender as left click to select, which means dragging in the dopesheet, you have to use the right click, is there a way to switch it to left click?
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Is there a way in which we can merge two meshes in edit mode?

I have two mesh islands in the same plane which overlap as shown in fig1. Now when I go to selection and do "select boundary loop", it selects the full boundaries of both the islands as shown in fig2 ...
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Custom keymap : set the perfect left mouse selection style just like other 3d application

I want to customize blender keymap to bahave just like any other app. But can't never get the perfect key as i want. Is there anyone here who came from other 3d packages and have successfully setup ...
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Script or Command for selecting Adjacent Faces in Blender (see image)

I'm looking for a way to automate the selection of adjacent faces through a script, which I could then assign to a hotkey in Blender. I come from Maya, which doesn't have this ability either, but I ...
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Where was Limit Selection to Visible moved to, in 2.80?

This is what the icon looks presently in 2.79. We still have the same icon in 2.80, but for "Show whole scene transparent". Not quite the same. Or what the shortcut/hotkey is?
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Edit mode “Hard Select” Select through vertices

Is there a way to select vertices/polys in such a way that it's essentially like Select All, except in a specific area? For example if you tap B and drag over the top part of a mesh with a lot of ...
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Blender 2.8, Coming from Maya, need to disable viewport constrained movement when entering certain tools

I thought this was the "tweak" options. Set tweak pixel value up to max (1024) tried disabling tweak with the move options in the hotkey menus, but no luck. If I manually select the move tool it ...
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Issue with multiple edge selection from vertex in Beldner 2.79

I have been working trough a youtube tutorial on making a low poly space ship. After several attempts I can't get the same result as the instructor at time 5:30. BLENDER-EP/02 - how to model a low ...
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Set active object with box select (blender 2.8)

I am looking to use the select box tool to make an object active. When I point and click on an object, it becomes active. However, when I use the select box tool on a different object, the second ...
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Box select only selects active mesh

I'm using blender 2.80 beta. I just started learning so my question might be really basic. While using the box select tool it only selects the active mesh, and the light if it is inside the selection ...
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Blender 2.8 select and drag with a single click

in previous blender releases I used to left mouse selection and with a single click I can select and move a component (vertex, face, object etc.). Now seems this option does not work anymore in ...
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Select side faces only [duplicate]

When I select the walls and assign them as a vertex group and then select this vertex group it selects the wall but the floor too. How can I make it select only the walls ?
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Latest selection in multiples different

Okay, I'm new to Blender and my search has failed so far. Perhaps I just don't know the right terms. I'm used to CAD programs. When I ctrl-select or shift-click to select multiple vertices or lines in ...
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How to find objects without UVs?

I have a scene with hundreds of objects and even if I started by unwrapping multiple objects groups at once and packed them in the same tiles, sometimes there are parts that I fail to select. Is ...
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Is there any way to stop my mesh from being this color?

I was trying to disjoin two parts of a mesh by pressing P by material, when I went to undo my actions, they ended up looking like this Is there anything I can do to change it back?
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Exporting only 1 object at a time to .stl using blender script python

I have a scene with multiple objects and I want to export them individually as .stl meshes. Right now, it is just a cube and a plane, for simplicity. The cube is resting on the plane. I've tried the ...
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Select the outermost contour of an imported SVG

I would like to programmatically import an SVG (see top left) and process the offset of the concave outline, that are the outermost edges of the imported SVG (see top right). Finally I want to have ...
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Selecting all faces on a plane on imported mesh

I am working with an STL file that was generated outside of Blender and then imported. The mesh has a flat plane (the selected face in the photo is along that plane), but it is composed of many faces. ...
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Blender 2.80 selection problem in wireframe mode

I'm using Blender for nearly 10 years now, so I'm maybe one of those a bit conservative users that liked many things from previous builds of Blender that got changed with 2.8, but I'm getting a hang ...
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Unable to select items on outliner

I'm new to blender and I'm struggling with a few things that are probably tiny but I just can't quite get them. The biggest issue is selecting different parts of the mesh in the outliner. Specifically,...
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How to select all faces between selected edges

Is it possible to select all faces between selected edges in Blender ?
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select all visible objects?

I have a model of a vehicle that contains a ton of objects. seats, seat belts, etc down to individual screws and such. All I want is the "skin" really but not sure how to do it. Is there a way to ...
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help making a pie menu for selector types

I'd like to make C open pie to select circle lasso or box This what I brewed up so far: ...
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Shortcut to select next row of vertices?

I know how to select one vertex and then hold down control to select a vertex somewhere down the line and thus select all in between these vertices. Is there a shortcut to move to the next rank of ...
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Multiple Object Editing: Affect all with proportional editing

Blender 2.8 allows to select and edit multiple objects at once (see developer task here). When I do that, and I turn proportional editing on, only the object from which the faces I have selected is ...
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2.80 - Can't see selection color

On this project I'm working on, when I select a vertex (or anything else) in edit mode it doesn't become orange, it looks exactly like if it wasn't selected. If I grab it, however, I can see the ...
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in the selection mode “by pressing button b”, how to deselect previous vertices?

I'm confused by the selection mode triggered by pressing the shortcut key "b". In this mode, it by default keeps my previous selection, and when I select a new vertex, for example, for most of the ...
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How select Material Slot with one active face in python

hello guys i have a problem by selecting the material slot. when selecting the material slot, has no active Face... how can i make him select an active Face under the selected Faces ?
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Deselect Neighbours Faces

is it possible in blender v2.70 or with a python function deselect neighbours faces, so that they are alone ? i'll upload a picture to understand what I mean. I hope it's doable.
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How can I check face selection in edit mode

How can I check if the mesh in edit mode has polygons (Faces) selected or not via Python? I use Blender v2.79. I am working on a face selection check for a tool. If no polygons are selected in the ...
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How to get “bpy.ops.mesh.select_more()” working for a bmesh?

When I select some meshes of my object by hand or with a script, the selection of some meshes "fades out". With "Select - Select More/Less - More) I can select these mesehs, too. But with a script I ...
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Get the exact half of a mesh with bpy

I have to select the exact half of a mesh in Blender 2.79 thorugh a Python script. I tried obd = bpy.data.objects[actor_name].dimensions for a selected object but ...