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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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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?

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 ...
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Loop select (Alt+Click) Not Working

I created a mesh by detaching it from other mesh, removed all doubles and tried to use loop select to add some bevel, but for some reason, it doesn't work at all. If I hold Alt and click - no ...
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Can I use the API to select an edge or face by length / area?

If I want to select all the edges in a mesh which are over 10 units in length, or all faces with area > 10 units, can I do this via the API? I've looked at ...
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Blender UI simplification, template_header_3D, mesh selection mode

I need to simplify Blender UI, and I need to recode template_header_3D() from space_view3d.py I already replaced all the UI ...
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How to only deform (GKEY in Edit Mode) selected faces?

I want to only push forward the front faces, but not the side faces, like in the image below
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How can I deselect all empties? AttributeError: 'Context' object has no attribute 'selected_objects'

I try to import my empties using python with a for loop, deselect them using bpy.ops.object.select_all(action='DESELECT') and export them after and open new file ...
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Mark edges as loop

I've imported an SVG and, unfortunately, Blender doesn't recognize the loops. This makes selection much harder—I have to select each edge individually rather than use loop selection. Is there a way ...
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Component Selection Distance

When selecting components, is there a way to control the "selection distance/area"? I don't want to select a component, even if I click ~20 pixels away from it. Thanks in advance!
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object tools could not be found in blender 2.79

I am a beginner to blender. I created a uv sphere but I couldn't find object tools for uv sphere in blender version 2.79. I am following tutorial in which version 5 is used. I searched in all the ...
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Can't select two objects in Edit Mode

Here is part of my bipedal dinosaur character, I want to select two objects in order to connect the hand to the arm, but so far it's only allowing me to edit one object. (I am also using a mirror ...
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How i can select opposite part of object in blender

I have a question. How i can select opposite part of object in blender. Like if i want to make object with symmetric parts. I Hope you understood it.
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Object selection in 3D view not working correctly

I've been using Blender for a while now and have had no issues with object selection in 3D view. I just got a new computer (Mac Pro) and now object selection in 3D view will sometimes become ...
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Lost one of my tool bars in blender and can't get it back [duplicate]

The tool bar on the far right of my blender editor is gone. It is not the properties bar (toggled with n) or the tool shelf (toggled with t). What I am missing is the bar in which I can add modifiers ...
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Expand selection (Ctrl +) to the specified direction in edit mode?

It would be very handy to have an option to expand/contract a selection not in all directions only, but also to a specified one. Or to limit the selection in other way. Is it doable in blender? Or ...
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selecting multiple items in the outliner

My question sounds really stupid but I really cant figure how to use multiple selection by dragging mouse cursor instead of clicking one item by another till I select zillion of objects that I need......
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Select similar vertex in a symmetric mesh

I'm looking for a way to speed up my work in blender, i have a mesh, decagon polygon. I want to select all the vertex similar like in the picture below. Is there a quick way to do this ? without doing ...
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How can I select every nth objects?

I converted a particle system to "real" objects. I got thousand of them... I would like to be able to select every nth object. I've seen it is possible to select items with a pattern, but is it ...
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How can I select all the keyframe for an object or many objects?

Example 1: I have object selected. How to select all the animation keyframes for that object? Example 2: I have 10 objects selected. How to select all the keyframes for all the 10 objects? Goal: ...
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Cursor to selected not center?

I have several faces selected below. However when I CTRL + S and choose "cursor to selected", it doesn't snap to the exact center of the selected faces - it's just slightly off? See below
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Problem with mirror modifier

I have a small issue when trying to merge two objects together I am trying to add the following selection... to be part of the rest of my mesh by using CTRL +J, see below... However when I do, it ...
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shift-double click to select edge ring doesn't really work

I changed my shortcut for selecting edge rings to dbl-left and shift-dbl-left. This was working fine but now when I try the shift-dbl-left it mainly just selects and deselects one face. How do I fix ...
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How to select a mesh peaks and troughs

I have this mesh: With a python script, I'd like to select the peak and / or the hole. I put them together because it looks like the solution is the same... More exactly I'm looking for a way to tell ...
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Select vertices based on other object (like boolean modifier)

I have a geometrically complex sheet and would like to make this sheet have the shape of a bowl by deleting vertices that do not lie within a volume defined by some secondary object the shape of a ...
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How to prevent selection of other objects while in edit mode

I use ctrl+click a lot to quickly select segments of edge loops in edit mode, but sometimes this results in accidentally clicking other objects outside of the one I'm editing (which means I've ...
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How do I click to select more than one face a a time?

I went into face select mode and it will not let me keep the faces as I select more and more. In other words, it only lets me select one face at a time. How can I make it so I can select multiple ...
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Disable selection shortcut - on viewport

Any way to set a shortcut to disable an object selection on viewport? Instead to go to the outliner and set on by one? Thanks in advance
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Moving/scaling selections based on formula (exponentially, etc)

Imagine I have a line with five points, left to right. What I would like to is, having the first point (Point[0]) as a base, manipulate the positions of the ...
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Selecting outer edge/rim of UV island

I've been going through this wonderful tutorial, and at one point the author selects a rim of the UV island using ALT + left-click (He has the selection set to left-click instead of default right-...
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Filter current selection in edit mode

is there a way, like in maya, to filter current vertices / edges / faces selection or whole selection if none is selected by default ? for example if none is selected, i would like to select all ...
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Weird selection problem, selected the unselecting one [duplicate]

I have no idea why I select goes wrong like this. Especially when I meet the situation is that I did not even touch any of its, it still selected by me. Would anyone meet the same problem as like I ...
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Scripting: separating selection results in edgeless mesh

Whenever I use a script to separate a mesh by means of a selection the separated mesh contains no edges (only vertices). In contrast, separated meshes always contain edges when either manually ...
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How to split UV edge and then be able to move the resulting UV shells cleanly?

I want to split the selected UV edge in the image below. I know from other questions I am meant to use the 'Y' key (select split) but when I do, I find out that the 'L' key function (select linked) ...
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Alt+Shift+<RightMouseButton> not work for me

I successfully select group of edges use Alt+RightMouseButton, but when I need highlight one more group of edges and use Shift+Alt+RightMouseButton, the old selection is deleted and the new selection ...
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selecting sequences in VSE via python

This script adds an effect color strip in the VSE then adds an image above it. I want to add a gamma cross strip so I can do a fade in. The trouble is there doesn't seem to be a way to select ...
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How to put this orange thing in the same place with selection? [duplicate]

I can't solve the problem about having selection and this "orange stuff" in the same place. How to put this orange little thing in the same place with selection?