Object/sub-object selection

To select objects

To select sub-object parts with a mouse

For many commands, you can select sub-parts of objects or specified object types to allow you to restrict selection in a tight area.

Examples include:

Mesh/SubD edge loop selection (Pre-selection)

To select an entire edge loop

To select an edge loop range

  1. Ctrl+Shift+click two edges in a loop.

  2. Ctrl+Shift+double-click an edge in between.

Select an edge loop using sub-object filter

To deselect an edge

To deselect an edge loop

Mesh/SubD edge ring selection (Pre-selection)

To select an entire edge ring

  1. Ctrl+Shift+click an edge.

  2. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+double-click the next edge in the ring.

To select an edge ring range

  1. Ctrl+Shift+click two edges in a ring.

  2. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+double-click an edge in between and next to one of the selected edges.

Select an edge ring using sub-object filter

To deselect a single edge

To deselect an edge ring

Mesh/SubD face loop selection (Pre-selection)

To select an entire face loop

  1. Ctrl+Shift+click a face.

  2. Ctrl+Shift+double-click the next face that decides the loop direction.

To select a face loop range

  1. Ctrl+Shift+click two faces in a loop.

  2. Ctrl+Shift+double-click a face in between and next to one of the selected faces.

Select a face loop using sub-object filter

To deselect a single face

To deselect a face loop

Select connected control points in a direction

These selection actions work with curve, surface, and SubD control points.

To select all control points in a direction

To select a range of control points in a direction

  1. Click a control point.

  2. Shift+click another point in the U or V direction of the first point.

  3. Shift+double-click a control polygon segment between, but not next to, the two points.

See also

SelEdgeLoop

Selects a loop of mesh/SubD edges by picking an edge in the loop.

SelEdgeRing

Selects a ring of mesh/SubD edges by picking an edge in the ring.

SelFaceLoop

Selects a loop of mesh/SubD faces by picking an edge between any two faces in the loop.

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