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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Advanced selection Keymaps settings

Half a year ago i was browsing this forum and i found a topic with the "selection keymaps". A man posted a screenshot with keymaps settings but it was some advanced selection settings. It ...
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How to precisely select a very wide mesh?

I have this very wide but thin tubular mesh (150 cm wide x 150 cm deep x 0.5 mm high), that I want to convert into an outline. It looks kind of like a fishnet thrown on the ground. I want to take just ...
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Face selected in edge mode selecting

blender v. 4.0.2 I made a plan then extruded using E and the edges other planes next to it. These are supposed to be the floors to my rooms in my project. But then I selected the edges, using edge ...
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looptools bridge not working correctly and i do not know what to do

i dont know it is not brigding, please help, in theory just selecting two loops and loop tools bridge could create faces and join structures, not happening.
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How to select meshes that are bundle into one object in blender?

I want to select meshes that were bundled together into one object and remove them or move them apart. The mesh come bundles and I have no control over this part. Can I select a mesh by clicking a ...
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How to select objects with same dimensions in Object Mode

I often duplicate objects when building a trade show booth. How can I select objects with the same dimension? In this example, I want to select all objects that have X: 95.2, Y: 2.44, Z: 39.1 as their ...
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Select box not working

All the Selection tools (with the exception of tweak) have suddenly stopped working in my version of Blender 4.0 When I select using the tweak, The Shade Smooth dialogue box appears. I'm able to use ...
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Deselect by Attribute

I have a topologically complex mesh for which I have stored various useful edge and face selections using boolean attributes on the face and edge domains (in Properties -> Object Data -> ...
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How to restrict vertex selection only to those visible within camera cut-off range?

I'm trying to do some NURBS editing. I want it to match some reference images set 5μm apart. I set a camera cut-offs to give me 4μm slice. Is there a way to restrict edit-mode selection to visible ...
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Can I change selected bone through Graph Editor

I need to edit animation on several bones in while viewing them in the Graph Editor, to extend my animation. Firstly, yes: I am familiar with a workflow like GE Key >> Insert >> ... at ...
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Is there a way to pack UVs to a selected area or avoid overlapping pinned UVs

I am trying to fix this game asset's UVs. I have pinned UV islands which I do not want to move. But the rest of the UVs I want to unpack (again) into the same UV area without overlapping them. If I ...
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How to select edge loops intervally in blender?

How can I select edge loops like that, there is a unselected loop between two loops.
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Restore selection after running script

I a writing a small script that periodically reloads an stl file into the scene, every X seconds. I managed to reload the stl object in my scene with the current script: ...
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How do I adjust my jig so that it can accept larger diameter wire?

I am building Malt Whiskey's LED cube and need to adjust his jigs he created to solder the LEDs. He is using .65mm wire and I am using .8mm. The large holes in the model below are for the LEDs and ...
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How can I make these channels bigger to fit my wire?

I am recreating Malt Whiskey's LED cube and using slightly bigger wire than he used (.8mm vs the .65mm he used). He has a 3d printed jig to solder the LEDs and there are "channels" for the ...
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How to select a bunch of meshes at once

I have one mesh character, I just want to remove the hair, so I go to edit mode, move the cursor into the hair and press L, but it only selects part of the hair not the full hair, My question is, is ...
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Move select linked based on proximity using Geometry Nodes

I would like to offset certain elements in the y direction of this mesh based on the proximity relative to the wire framed cube. All the hexagon elements belong to the same mesh but are separate ...
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How to hide green faces selection in UV editor?

The green faces remain even when I'm not selecting, is there any way to avoid this? And even when I'm not in UV Sync
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What is happening with my sculpt tools/viewport?

I have just finished sculpting the body of my model and moved on to do the hands separately. I joined the objects, remeshed, and checked the normals of the final object. I have cleared masks and ...
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Outliner: Is there a way to select objects by data type within a Collection?

Is there a way to quickly select all objects of a given type within a specific Collection? Right-clicking on a Collection in the Outliner brings up this menu: ↑ There is an option to "Select ...
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I am not able to select any objects in a particular collection in the 3D viewport

I was working on something else other than the airplane and somehow the parts became unselectable in the 3D viewport. I cannot select any part on the airplane in the viewport but I can choose anything ...
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Why my entire edge selection suddenly stop?

When I select the entire edge suddenly the selection stop in that point as show in the picture. Cant figure why!!! What I can do? There's no ngon, no double faces, no double vertex...... Thanks for ...
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Selection in edit mode not highlighted yellow

In edit mode, when I select vertices, edges or faces, I can move and edit the selection as usual, but it isn't highlighted yellow. The problem apparently occured after implementing "empty hair&...
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Selection paint brush does not highlight the selected hair

Can't solve this problem no matter I do. The brush works fine but does not highlight the selected hair strands. I already tried to change selection oppacity, but still no effect.
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Is there a way to DESELECT SIMILAR (i.e. Select Similar)?

It is incredibly helpful to be able to select things by their trait (i.e. Select Similar > Normals). Is there a way to deselect geometry in the same way? Using the image below as an example: I ...
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Geometry Node, How to select easy creating patterns on Mesh Surface (ex. metal deposits)

Working out with rock containing different ressources deposits and try using geometry nodes for it (find base on youtube... not smart enough :)). Although looking for effect on rock surface not on ...
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Move Tool scales Reference Image

Blender 3.6.2 - I can use the Move Tool on the Default Box and slide along the axis's by grabbing the arrows in a new file. However I can't do that after importing a Reference Image. After bringing in ...
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How to Select an Edge Created by a Boolean, in Geometry Nodes

I have a basic geonode setup where one object punches a hole through another. How would I select a specific edge created by the boole, so that I can then bevel it? PROJECT FILE
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Newly created edge from boolean or cut operation left selected or marked. Function or feature?

Is there anywhere a function, built in or not, that will mark (user defined) newly created edges, or leave the newly created edges highlighted for me to then mark or manipulate, if: The edge was made ...
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How can I prevent accidentally dragging just one child of a parent?

I have imported a variety of tree models from Artstation into blender. When I drag some of these models, the entire object moves together. For other objects, it's like the children are unlinked or ...
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How do I select all parts of a path curve at once?

I want to select all the parts of a path curve at once, similar to alt-click for normal meshes. How do I do this? I want to select all the points at once.
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Snap vertex selection box to grid

I would like the vertex selection box to snap to the grid, just like in gimp. I this possible?
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Can't Transform Certain Faces

I am unable to move, rotate, or scale certain faces of my model. Many other faces of the model can be transformed, and the untransformable parts of the mesh are still able to be selected in Face and ...
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Problem with applying "Join as Shapekeys" by script with selecting them by row.prop

I'm new in scripting, and I really hope someone of you guys will help me find an answer for my question. In the script, I'm trying to apply the "Join as Shapekeys" operator to an object, ...
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Geometry nodes , how to select specific parts of object and delete it?

i need to delete the faces and have a clean boundary. i can't figure it out how to select them. (blender 3.6.1) this shape is a base floor plan for creating a procedural building. something like the ...
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Use Geometry Nodes to determine Face Corners on side of edge loop

I'm using Blender 3.6.1 LTS. I have an edge loop isolated from the edge loops generated by a boolean difference. Using the answer from geometry nodes - Get Faces of Edge I can isolate the faces on ...
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Geometry is not highlighting in edit mode in 3.6 or 3.6.1

I’m having a big problem with the 3.6 series of updates…or maybe it’s me. I have a character I have been working on for an animation project. I have upgraded to version 3.6 then 3.6.1 but, during this ...
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How to select all faces contained within other faces?

I want to select all faces that "share" space within another face. How do I select all, I would think there is a "select all by trait" or similar but can't find this specifically.
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blender 3.6 hidden faces still selectable and manipulable

i'm using blender 3.6i'm a newbie, i've searched everywhere but i couldn't find an answer and i'm going mad! I’ve to hide many faces not contiguous in edit mode so i can select and manipulate only ...
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In blender 3.6 after selecting the Light > Sun why I can't switch to edit mode?

Either if I'm selecting the parent sun or it's child sun in both cases when pressing the tab key nothing happens. I also tried in the drop-down menu and there is no edit mode. I can switch to edit ...
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How to select identical meshes from a single imported model, in object mode, that are separated individually in the outliner?

I have this castle model I received from a CG website and it came in the form of an .obj. After importing I noticed that almost every piece was separated from one another. I was hoping to find help in ...
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I can only select one object at a time where as before i could select muliple

I have 5 different objects in my collection currently. Before this setting triggered. I could select any part or any object (multiple or one at a time) then edit the number of selections I made using ...
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How to select the farthest point on the x-axis?

I have a lot of these curves in different shapes. Finding the most convex points along the axes by eye is not an option, you need absolute precision. Maybe someone can suggest a script that would ...
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I'm getting accidental selections through a model. How do I prevent this?

I'm a newb following the donut tutorial. I'm at the stage of modeling the dribbles from the icing. I'm in Edit mode with X-ray vision off, and solid mode active in the view port. When I try to select ...
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How to select objects of similar materials?

Are there any ways or add-ons for smart multi-material object selection? On the pictures below we have cubes colored with yellow, blue and white in different order. If we pick the big cube as active ...
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shortest_path_select - Return vertices sorted

I could select a couple of vertices and get the path by calling this: ...
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Using BGL to color lit an Object from the Viewport objects

I am figuring out a way to Color lit a object using BGL, but I have never encountered with BGL, so I would like to figure out how you could lit this object let's say obj from this code ...
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Need help with Geometry Nodes edge selection

I have a closed line of connected vertices without faces in GN. This is the outline of a road which I'm using to create a guard rail along the sides. I need to delete the end edges so the rail won't ...
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Can't select anything in object mode in Layout mode

I don't know why I can't select objects in Layout mode. The only way I can select an object is by clicking where its Origin is and when I do, I get an orange outline rather than yellow. My second ...
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How do I add an new object to an existing group?

Hi I am wondering if there's a way to add new object to an existing group. I tried ctrl + shift + G but it only adds object to the collection instead of the "grp" unit. I can also ungroup ...
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