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 faces not covered by other objects

I have a mesh of a terrain with seperate models of a large building and various roads and parking lots on top of it. I wanted to add a tree particle system to the faces of the terrain not covered by ...
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Smooth vertices option not working in blender 2.82

So This "Smooth vertices" tool That I use alot while modeling a character seem to not work any more or it just does not give the right result in the new update.
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Can't select bones in pose mode

I'm new here so I don't know if I'm making this question in the right place, but I'm having an issue with bones in Pose mode and would be so thankful if anyone could help. I can select them without ...
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How to select outer edge of selected faces?

For example, when faces like below are selected, is there any fast way to switch the selection from the faces to the edges that are marked as blue? (Deselect the faces, select only the outer edges.)
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Select Box in 3d View edit mode brings up the move tool, not a select box

Suddenly, when I click on the Select Box Tool in 3D Viewpoint with and item selected and in Edit mode, the Move tool (3 colored gimbal circles)comes up instead. In fact, it is happening in every ...
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Selecting all objects inside a mesh

Is there a quick way to select all objects inside a mesh? For example, I have a 15x15x5 grid of cubes. How would I automatically select all the cubes that are inside the toroid-like mesh object?
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Blender 2.8 shortcuts not updating sidebar

When I switch tools by the shortcut (e.g. move (G) to select (B), blender 2.8 doesn't show the current tool selected. I have to guess the current tool without feedback. Is this the default behavior? ...
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Select all the last vertices of every branch

I'm modeling a tree trunk with the use of the skin modifier. Is it possible to automatically select the last vertex of every branch? Preferably with Python. Top view of the tree trunk with several ...
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Why can't I select certain loops with Loop Select?

As you can see in the attached image, I have used the Alt+click hotkey to loop select these three loops. I know the difference between these three loops; the one that is not select-able using the loop ...
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Exporting ONLY the selected, visible faces of a scene

I'm a 100% newbie when it comes to Blender, only needing it for a single task (for now, might return later to learn more). I have a large scene involving many objects and I need to cut out a small ...
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Focus object “.” Issue

I’ve started learning Blender 2.8 this week and I can’t seem to focus on object with the numpad shortcut . When I have object in my viewport that I can see, selecting them and using the shortcut will ...
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Left click doesn't work in edit mode in saved files

When I open a previously saved file (.blend) I have a different type of selection tools (picture 2) in edit mode and I can't use left click. How can get the standart selection tools? I'm starting to ...
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Restoring 2.79 click functionality in Blender 2.8 particularly with respect to lasso select

I am really used to using the lasso selected in Blender 2.79, but for some reason I cannot seem to figure out how to get similar functionality out of Blender 2.8. Note that I have the "Keymap" option ...
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Wireframe mode doesnt select everything

I had this feature until I must've clicked on something. But on wireframe mode, when im trying to select trough everything, it doesnt..react same way as if it was in solid mode.
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Bone properties Tab does not get updated

When I select a bone in Edit Mode, the Bone Properties tab does not get updated. It shows always the details of a default bone. For example the bone I had selected last in Pose Mode, before switching ...
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Local transform gizmo isn't visually matching the selected object. Is this a bug?

Is this a bug? Whenever I have to move around many objects with individual orientations and move them in local mode and dragselecting with box/circle/laso, the object only stays orange and the ...
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Visibility of selection highlight on overlapping vertices or edges

how can I improve the visibility of selected vertex or edge? I'm working on a complex game model that has a lot of overlapping edges (all UV seams need to be actual edges by limitations of game engine)...
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Checker deselect doesn't seems to work properly

Here is a primitive cylinder 32 sides, when I try to make a checker deselect it seems to not be deselecting properly, as you can see in the example where I have to manually correct things to have a ...
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Deselect isolated vertices in a selection

I have a rather strange problem. My mesh's vertex groups are all filled with random garbage from all over the mesh. This is what it looks like when I select the finger's vertex group: If you look ...
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Select multiple items that are listed together in Outliner

How do I select multiple items that are listed together in the Outliner? For example, have a look at the image below: if I want to select from B to G without having to shift-click on everything in ...
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Is there an easy way to select the side of a disk-shaped object?

I have downloaded a few models from a site that the presenter in a YouTube tutorial mentioned. The ZIP files contained several formats like 3DS, but since Blender seems to understand only "obj", I ...
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I have a large scene with a hierarchy of nested Empties. I need to select and delete all the objects under Empties with a specific name

I'm new to blender. I'm struggling with what seems like it should be a very simple task. I have a large scene(a level imported from a game) that has a lot(hundreds) of nested emptys, and geometry ...
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How do I show what I have selcted?

Selected objects no longer light up yellow when selected. I'm assuming that this is a setting that got tuned off somehow and not a glitch. Where is the setting that turns back on the selection ...
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How does Blender know which faces and edges to automatically select when doing a multi-vert selection?

I would like to know how Blender automatically selects the edges and faces implied by the verts selected in a manual multi-vert selection in edit mode. For example, I take the default cube, jump into ...
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How to quickly select loops by skipping line by line

I want to jump loop one by one as the GIF shows and select the loop. But this is repetitive and boring. Do you know how to do this type of work quickly in Blender?
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Why do vertices move when trying to box select?

I accidentally hit some buttons and got stuck in some kind of different edit mode. I can't box select anymore, when I try to, the selected vertices will move. I can still select by single-clicking. I ...
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How can I select all objects with the box select tool in blender 2.8?

I entered Edit Mode, and try to use selection box to drag and select multiple objects, but the selection box can only select some surfaces that facing me, the inside surfaces and the surfaces at the ...
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Selecting Visible Objects Only in Blender 2.8

I can't seem to be able to select the visible objects (in object mode) only without selecting the ones hidden behind other objects, toggling X-Ray mode doesn't make any difference. Just create two ...
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Selecting only objects that are fully in the selection box

When I draw a selection box, I want only the objects that are entirely in the box to be selected. How can this be done?
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How do I change the shortcut icon back? v2.81

I was looking up some shortcuts and pressed some combination of key that change one of the icons. See the highlighted icon in the image. That icon is from the icon sidebar on the left edge of the ...
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select meshes whose volume is smaller that user defined value

Is there any add-on or python script where user enter certain value for volume of mesh (not any selected mesh) and selects all meshes whose volume is smaller than user defined value?
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Where is the “See Through” selecting button in 2.81?

In blender 2.81,Layout workspace, Edit mode, Face select,using Box-selecting tool, I try to select all the faces of a cube at once, but only the front faces are selected. Blender 2.79 had a "See ...
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How can i switch form Circleselecion back to Boxselection in Edit Mode

First of all I am really new in Blender. I´m working on a little project but while I was working in Editmode the permanent Selection switched from Box to Circle and don´t know the shortcut to switch ...
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How to select only the inner face of a mesh object?

I'm brand new to blender and I'm trying to make a glass bowl filled with a static "liquid" (just another mesh object). So I have a solidified mesh bowl made, but when I try to select the inner face of ...
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Blender 2.81: Add hierarchy to selection

Organizing the objects under empties, I'm used to select the empties and all the objects under it by Ctrl+Shift+LeftMouse on the "Groups" I want to select. With the release of 2.81 this no longer ...
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Cannot select anything but an edge highlighted in pink

When I opened a project that was left for a couple weeks, I was stuck in the situation as shown in the picture, where I could not select any other vertices or edges other than the edge highlighted in ...
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Unable to select specific faces in shading mode

I wanna select the faces of the little band around the handle but for some reason when I try to select nothing happens. Not even in object mode I get the orange outline that's usually there. I've ...
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Select only things in view?

Is there a way to select only vertices/edges/faces in view from the current camera? I have a selection that includes points that are on the back of the model which I need to deselect, but the model is ...
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select all -x vertices (to delete for mirror modifier)

Title pretty much says it all. I want to select all vertices with -x coordinates so i can delete them to replace them with the mirror modifier. mesh is a high density sculpt so using the box select ...
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How to select a loop of faces

I am trying to select the loop of faces that you see partially lit all around the sphere. Please note that I am able to do that for all the other loops by clicking on alt+rmb. Whith these thinner ...
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ANSWERD - Set 3D cursor button randomly set to LMB in Edit Mode

Blender 2.8 randomly sets the LMB to set the 3D cursor in Edit Mode despite the keymap settings stating that is it LMB. The LMB is selecting in Object Mode but not in Edit Mode. It does this in only ...
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Can i select “extra edges” in ngon by script or special command in blender?

I have a problem. Maybe somebody can help me. I want select man on plane after knife projection without these "extra edges by script or one command". 1) Can i select "extra edges" in ngon by script ...
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select multiple bones from different armatures

Is there a way to select multiple bones not belonging to the same armature? And to create selection sets with bones from different armatures?
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How to make Selection Sets select also hidden bones

I'm an absolute beginner with blender and I'm trying to evaluate switching from Maya to Blender for work, but there are things that I can't manage to solve. Let's say that I have a selection set with ...
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Blender 2.8 Focus view on selection

When i press . view goes to center (no matter which object i selected) and not to selected face/object. Is it bug or what?
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No option to choose Left/Right click select in the 2.8 Preferences

I want to switch to right click but, there is no option to do that in the User Preferences. I should be located at the top of the Keymap section.
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I cant select only one active object in blender

Whenever I just select one object in object mode, and then go into edit mode, it has multiple active objects that i can edit, and then when i try to select one face, line, or vertex, it selects ...
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How to select closely spaced objects in Blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.8 when two or more objects is close to each other you can click near some of it couple times and selection will be toggle between those objects. How can I do the same to select closely ...
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Blender 2.8 Selection issue in Edit mode

Problem with selecting multiple vertices/edges in edit mode. When i want to select vertices one by one or using box select/ lasso select etc. blender behaves like in wireframe or x-ray mode. It grabs ...
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Objects Unselectable and Invisible in Solid View

This file uses displacements and adaptive subdivision, (experimental mode on). In this scene certain simple objects seem to disappear in anything but the rendered views, and they are un-manipulable (...

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