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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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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

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 outlier

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 outlier. 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 ...
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How to set 'edge loop select' command to 'Deselect' mode

i tried to set the shortcut : i want to deselect edge loop. (as in screenshot) I create new shortcut and use this command : mesh.loop_select and set mode to 'deselect' . But it always execute as '...
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Double clicking to do the 'edge ring' or 'edge loop' selection in Blender 2.8

In 2.79, I can double click any vertex/edge/face to do edge-ring selection or edge-loop selection. I just need to click the proper spot to switch between these two modes. But seems this feature is ...
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Select objects in object mode with the same uvmapping?

I have a scene with about 10,000 objects. Out of these 10,000 maybe 7000 have same material. These 7000 are basically just 15 different sub types of objects with just a different uvmap. Each object ...
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Pressing “W” turned my cursor into a circle

I was editing a curve for hair, and pressed W to bring the specials menu and Subdivide it, but instead everything but the curve I had active dissapeared, and my cursor turned into a circle like the ...
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What are wire edges?

In the select > select all by trait > non manifold menu there is the option "Wire". What are these wire edges?
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How to select custom wireframed bone as grabbing the face?

Is there a way to select custom wireframed bone as grabbing the face? When I try to select custom bone, it only selects when I click it's edge.
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BPy Create an Empty object without lost the selections before it (Blender v2.70)

i have again tiny problem :( is it possible in blender python to create an Empty object without lost the selections before it ? I have selected some objects and when i create an Empty object, I lose ...
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Blender 2.80 - Select Multiple Objects Not Working

I tried to select multiple objects using in select box mode, but it is only selecting the active object (the one that the origin point mark is showing). What will be the cause? Is that bug or is ...
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Blender 2.8 how to change toolbar's tools?

I'm quite new to Blender and I've been using 2.8 to teach myself 3D modelling and more. Following a tutorial I must have done some kind of manipulation that changed my default selection tool from box ...
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How do I properly select part of an object to separate?

I am trying to separate the highlighted area from this object. I have pressed B and then P to separate which works to an extent but it does not separate the whole area. I have rotated the object in ...
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Does some kind of “Box as view boundaries” exist?

is there a function to "clip-view" everything that is (in the editor view) inside a certain box? Like, hide everything that is outside the box and clip objects that are crossing the surfaces of the ...
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What coordinates do I use to edit multiple instances of an object as if I was editing one at a time?

So I have these teeth. Let's say, I wanted the selected ones to look more like the unselected one. (Perhaps it's too thin, but still.) Whenever I try to scale the center vertices in at one, it ...
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Selecting two meshes in Edit mode [duplicate]

why can't i select two objects in edit mode? I am trying to make a face from two different meshes but can't perform the action
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Can't select vertices of different meshes in edit mode

why can't i select two objects in edit mode? I am trying to make a face from two different meshes but can't perform the action
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...