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January 05, 2019

Selection in Blender 2.8

Blender 2.8 selecting objects 

Hello friends In this tutorial I will show you how to select objects and its vertices, edges and faces with keyboard shortcuts. So lets start. 

First open Blender now delete the default cube by selecting it with left click then press keyboard key X to delete it.

Now create a UV Sphere by pressing keyboard key SHIFT + A. Then press KEYBOARD KEY TAB to go into edit mode.When you go into edit mode it's all vertices will be selected by default. so deselect all by DOUBLE TAP on KEYBOARD KEY A or press ALT + A.

BLENDER 2.8 VERTEX SELECTION


Now press 1 (Don't press numpad 1. It will change your view to Front) to go into vertex mode. You can press 2 to go into edge mode and press 3 to go into face mode. Now you have gone into Vertex mode. So you can now select the object's vertices. 

Blender 2.8 vertex edge face mode
Picture 1

You can select a vertex by left click on the vertex. If you want to select more vertex then simply press SHIFT + LEFT CLICK
You can press CTRL + NUMPAD (+) or (-) to Select more or less around the selected vertices. 
You can select a vertex ring by pressing keyboard key ALT + LEFT CLICK on the edge after the vertex to specify which ring you wanna select. If you want to select 2 or more vertex ring just press SHIFT + ALT + LEFT CLICK. See the below video to see it if you don't understand it.



BLENDER 2.8 EDGE SELECTION


Now press 2 or click in the edge button ( Please see the above picture) to go into edge selection mode. Like vertex you can select an edge by just LEFT CLICK on the edge. Press SHIFT + LEFT CLICK to select more edges. You can grow or shrink your selected edge by pressing CTRL + NUMPAD (+) or (-).
Now comes selecting edge loop and edge ring. This is very important. To select an edge loop press ALT + LEFT CLICK on the edge. If you want to select more edge loops just press SHIFT + ALT + LEFT CLICK on the edges.
You can press CTRL + ALT + LEFT CLICK to select and edge ring. Press SHIFT + CTRL +ALT + LEFT CLICK to select more edge rings. See the below video if you don't understand what i am saying. You can see the left bottom corner to see what key I am pressing.


 


BLENDER 2.8 FACE SELECTION


Now press 3 to go into face selection mode. You can select a face just by LEFT CLICK on the face. You can select more face by pressing SHIFT + LEFT CLICK. Press CTRL + NUMPAD (+) or (-) to select more or less faces around the selected faces. Like vertex and edge you can also select a face loop by pressing ALT + LEFT CLICK and select 2 or more face loop by pressing SHIFT + ALT + LEFT CLICK. See the below video.


 

BOX and CIRCLE SELECTION


You can also select objects or it's vertices, edges and faces with box and circle select tool in blender. You have to press KEYBOARD KEY B to enable Box selection and press KEYBOARD KEY C to enable Circle selection tool. 

First press B to activate Box selection. Now click and drag on your objects to select those. You can also select vertices, edge and faces the same way. In Blender 2.8 you don't have to press B to activate Box selection. Its comes by default in Blender 2.8. But box selection tool must be selected in the Toolbar (See Picture 2).  Just click and drag to select your objects or its vertices, edges and faces in edit mode. Also I forgot to tell you before that you can deselect objects by just clicking on the empty scene.

Blender 2.8 box selection tool
Picture 2

Then press C to activate circle selection tool. Now just paint in your objects or its vertices, edges and faces to select with Circle select tool. After selection you have to RIGHT CLICK in the empty area of the scene to disable circle select tool. Check the below video to see it, if you don't understand it.
 

 


BACK FACE SELECTION IN BLENDER 2.8


You will notice that with box and circle select tool you can only select the object's vertices, edges and faces that are facing you. You can't select the back side of the object in edit mode. You can only select the vertices, edges or faces that you can see. 

For this we have a option in blender. You can either press KEYBOARD KEY Z to open Shading pie menu and select Wireframe from there or press ALT + Z to enable Transparency mode. Now you see the whole model in edit mode and also select the back face also. Please watch the below video.


 


SELECT LINKED OBJECT IN BLENDER 2.8


First delete the default 3D cube from the scene. Then add a UV Sphere by pressing SHIFT + A > Mesh. Now select move from the left Tool bar. Now grab the Red handle to move the object in X axis (X axis means LEFT or Right) by some amount to your left (Positive X direction). Then add another UV Sphere by pressing SHIFT + A and move the object in negative X  axis by selecting the red handle and move it to your right. 

Now press ALT + A to deselect all and press B to activate Box selection mode. Then click and drag to select both of the UV Spheres and Press CTRL + J to join the two objects and press TAB to go into edit mode. Now I want to demonstrate you how you can select the objects that are linked by pressing L. Just hover your mouse to the surface that you want to select and press L. It will select the object that are linked or connected to the same vertices. Now you can move the object in edit mode that are connected. See the below video to see it clearly.


 


So this is all about selecting objects in Blender 2.8. Please share this post with your friends.

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