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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3ds max's dot ring in blender?

Ok so I've pretty much done the move from 3ds max to blender as my everyday software, but there's a useful feature that's in max that I can't find in blender. It's the dot ring selection mode. In the ...
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Select boundaries of uv islands in 3d viewport

I need to select edges of all uv boundaries similar to how i can select all seam\sharp edges with shift-g menu. I was thinking of solution where you (using python) ...
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Making collections unselectable at the same time

Is it possible to make all selected collections unselectable at the same time ? I mean, without clicking on each single arrow of each collection ? I would like that at the end all the collections ...
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How to select concave quads

how can i select all concave quads, is there such a tool?
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Measuring edge angle relative to faces normals (negative angles allowed), and automatically select similar

Ive got a mesh, and Im wanting to select all acute edges with angles relative to their adjacent faces to a certain degree. But it seems that even if a connection between two faces is flexing inward, ...
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Find inside faces of room using Python

I am currently writing a python script to automate creation of flats from polygons. Currently I am trying to correctly identify the insides of the generated rooms. An example for a room looks like ...
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Any way to get tooltip-like temporary information displayed close to the mouse pointer after operations?

For instance, at least at my current (rather beginner) level of Blender skills, I think it would be quite useful to show the number of selected vertices, edges and faces after selecting or de-...
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I have an issue on selections (outlines do not appear anymore)

It has been a while I have been using Blender with little knowledge of it. I often use key shortcuts to get quicker in modeling, but it happens sometimes that I miss a letter or press a wrong letter ...
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Left-click selection stopped working in 3D-Editor

Something happened this morning; I couldn't select (or deselect) any objects in the 3d editor viewport using left-click. I could do other things with left-click, e.g., move or rotate an object, just ...
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Box select doesn't select short edges

When I do a box select on an object in edit mode where I only want to select the visible edges, after selecting and zooming in, I see it hasn't selected a bunch of ...
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Inverting material assignment on mesh

I am 3D modelling a museum for a game, and I wanted to give every painting a unique texture. On each painting there are 2 different materials: the frame and the painting. I selected each individual ...
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What is going on with selection?

New scene. Enter edit mode. Use the bisect tool to slice the Cube. Only the new vertices appear to be selected. Enter object mode. In the console: ...
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Perform same action on all selected objects

I am trying to write a simple code that should perform the same action on all selected objects in Blender. For example, let's assume that I have two MESH objects in my scene and I want to print the ...
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Automatic viewport selection from camera bounds

I'm working on an animation that requires me to select objects in the camera's viewport and project from view. I was wondering if there's any hotkey or way to scrub through the animation while ...
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Can't select loops, ALT+Left Mouse moves View

I can't select multiple loops, because whenever I hit "Alt+Left Mouse" or "Alt+Shift+Left Mouse", it moves the view instead of selecting loops. I've been trying to solve this by ...
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Select everything inside the UV 0-1

I have a problem that I can't solve on my own. I want to select (or in my case deselect) everything that's inside the UV 0-1 space. I have a specific workflow that I follow and all my objects are ...
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Expand the selection on mac keyboard

How can i expand the selection on mac keyboard ? there is no plus sign on my mac keyboard.
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Selecting all coplanar vertices from another mesh

Let's say you have this cube here, with points A, B, C, and D, which are all on the same plane. Then, let's say you have a plane that is perfectly co-planar with points A, B, C and D. It is a ...
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Selecting an intersecting point in a line

Selecting an intersecting point in a line. Ideally, all points in the line, not just one. Just for visualization, here is a line. And there are the points between the start and end of the line. I ...
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How to use select_circle in a modal operator to select faces in edit mode?

I'm trying to write a small tool where I can "paint" a face selection and at the same time expand this selection to its shell (essentially what select_linked() does. I have set this up as a ...
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Invert vertex selection with Python [duplicate]

I have a few vertices selected, obviously in edit mode. Running bpy.ops.info.select_all(action='INVERT') in the Python console gives me a ...
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Lasso select not working, but box select is?

For some reason - randomly - I am no longer able to lasso select objects in my scene. See below gif: I am able to box select, but not lasso. I've checked that my objects are selectable in the outline ...
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Why archipack menu only appears when object is selected?

I've had my first experience using archipack with Blender. I've already had an issue that I haven't found covered elsewhere. Blender crashed while performing an archipack task and, upon restarting, ...
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How can I cut a complex Blender object in half?

As the title suggests, I have modeled an object, and I want to cut it perfectly in half, or close to perfectly. But as the object is quite complex, nothing I've found on google worked that well and/...
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Checker deselect with disconnected faces on same object

Select random even works on unconnected faces when part of the same object. Why checker deselect doesn't work that way?
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Can't select any object in edit mode 2.9

In edit mode I can only select the object I click in "object mode". When I click on others objects nothing happening. I always have to switch in object mode if I want to select another ...
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Select Collections with Python

Is it possible to make operations like "Select All" or "Invert Selection" with collections? i tried with bpy.data, and bpy.context, but i could not find anything, than i thought ...
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When I select an object, it does not show it as selected [duplicate]

When I select an object, it does not show it as selected, same for faces and vertices. I tried updating blender to the latest version, but it seems that the problem is only in the project because it ...
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Generating, Selecting, and Unwrapping an Item Added to an Existing Mesh (Python Script)

I've got a script that draws a bunch of individual items onto the same object, and I need to generate a UV map for each item right after it's drawn before moving on to the next one. My current code ...
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How to select a face (to add a texture) after importing from STL? [duplicate]

Just installed Blender 20 minutes ago (so please be nice!). After importing an STL, how can I apply a texture? I'm stuck even trying to select a face. The help file says which icon to click but not ...
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How to select all identically faces on object

Hello, how can I select all faces that are identicall as those I already selected. Those are strawberry seeds, and I want to select them all at once. Is there some useful tool to help me with that? ...
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select head of bone in pose mode

I need a bone that can follow the curve of an eyeball in pose mode. I've tried many different "solutions" that just don't work. I'm following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Multiple object deselection when objects are overlapping

This might be very trivial, but I couldn't find an answer. I'm looking for a method to deselect one object when multiple objects are selected in object mode. If there is no overlapping (no other ...
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Object Moves Away From Original Position When Using Grab

I haven't had this problem so far, but for this particular object, whenever I press G to grab the object to move it along some axis (by selecting x,y, or z) the object shifts from its original ...
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Can't use the middle mouse button

This is my first time using Blender and the shortcut button G + MMB doesn't seem to be working for moving the object along the axes. Could anyone please help me with this?
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“Drag”, “Pencil” or “Line” Selection

After looking around and Googling alot I couldn't find what I'm looking for, hence I'm asking here. I'm looking for a tool that is similar to Lasso Select in some ways, but instead of : Drawing a ...
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Strange artifacts in three simple objects & Problem in selections in edit mode

I have found a problem with these simple meshes that have all the same artifacts. They are just cubes with subdivision modifier already applied. With or without materials, it is the same. The problem ...
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How do I disconnect two objects [duplicate]

So I have this one torus which I copied to get another torus. I did this by clicking shift+D. But now, Blender treats the tori as if they were one entity. If I select one, the other is automatically ...
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How to move the gizmo of a section?

How to move the gizmo of a section of to make a scale (NOT relative to the center of the selection)? When I do it with the cursor it crushes all in 1 single point
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How Can I Select A Single Edge Among Linked Duplicates?

I duplicated a bunch of cubes to model buildings and I used the linked duplication method, Alt + D but when I tried to select an edge of a cube in Edit mode (while in Edge Selection Mode), it selects ...
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Blender 2.9, is there a way to select the collection in outliner when an object in that collection is selected?

I'm working on a large scene, I organized the objects in collections and I need to duplicate some of these collections and transform them, the process so far is: 1- Select object in viewport that is ...
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How to connect two sets of vertices with each other

I know that I can select and then join 2 verts with Alt+M. I want to know if there is an easy way to connect a large number of points in pairs or I have to select each pair separately and press the ...
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bpy - how to select an image running blender in -background mode so an operator can use it?

I need to invert an image running blender from the command line using the -background flag. To archive it I need to make the image active and later apply the ...
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Python: How to highlight invisible object in outliner?

Using python, Is it possible just to highlight the object in outliner even if it's hidden in viewport ? i mean without making them visible in viewport first. Actually i don't need to 'select' them, i ...
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Why is there no outline in 3d View when I select an object?

If I select an object, the outline does not show up in 3d View. I mean there is no highlight around the object so that you can recognize what's actually selected. How can i fixed it?
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Selection with left click select box in edit mode in blender 2.91 is not working

When I try to use the select box with the left click it doesn't always work in edit mode. Sometimes it works perfectly fine, and sometimes, only 1% of my click are taken into account. Then I save, ...
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How to select hidden children?

I have an object with many nested children. Some of this children are hidden as i want it to be. I want to do some operation to all of children but If i select hierarchy from outliner or shift-G /...
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How to toggle selectable of multiple objects?

How to toggle 'selectable' for multiple objects in outliner ? For example in outliner, if i select 50 objects, then pressing the 'selectable' button only turn on/off for current/single object. So how ...
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Selecting multiple vertices

What I am trying to do is, in edit mode, while I am left clicking a vertex in edit mode, make a circle appear when I scroll up and down that affects other vetices around it when I transform (move, ...
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How can I stop negative scale happening by default, and always select back-facing geometry without entering X-ray mode? [duplicate]

I've been a long-time Maya user, but with Blender's latest releases I'm trying really hard to jump ship. But, there are two features that I use all the time in my Maya workflow that I can't seem to ...

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