Adding seelction with box selection

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    • #14424

      akanoe
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      Hi i am not being able to add selections with box selections. Anyone know why?
      i do a box select, and i want to add more with box seelct and silply shift + clicking with “B” isnt helping….

    • #14425

      Ketre
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      Hi akanoe, I just press B again and it selects more, don’t hold shift, in Sensei Format. The same goes for C select.

    • #14428

      admin
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      Hi akanoe. This was done deliberately in Sensei Format. It’s true the default version of Blender, border selecting (also sometimes called box selecting) is additive. In Sensei Format, for the 3D View at least, it’s not. This, admittedly is sort of a personal preference, however there’s reasoning behind it. In short, sometimes when you make one set of tools smarter, it changes the use nature of other tools. As Ketre mentioned C for circle select is indeed additive, and made much easier to use in Sensei Format. Rather than pressing “C” to activate it (which then restricts your ability to move your view around while selecting) in Sensei Format you can hold “C” while using the circle select brush and are able to quickly let go, rotate, zoom out or pan around, then get back to selecting by holding “C”. Additionally, lasso select (Ctrl+Right Click) is also additive.

      You can change the border select back if you want though. Just go to File > User Preferences > (select “Input” tab at the top) then where you see the search bar at the top type in “border select”, then under the “3D View” menu click the small arrow next to “Border Select” to display its drop box of options and check mark “Extend”. Then press “Save User Settings” before exiting user preferences. Restart Blender and now border selecting in the 3D View will be additive again. For more on selection see the Blender Crash Course video on selection and check out the hotkeys available from File > Sensei Format > View Hotkeys.

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      WRabbot93
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      I am unable to do additive selection with box selection. I have my selection and I am trying to add to my current selection. I figured out I can deselect parts of my current selection with box selection by holding down shift before releasing my mouse. However double clicking B does not appear to be working. So how does one perform additive selection?

      • #16363

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        Hi, this is inaccurate. Double pressing B does not extend your border selection. You can Shift-click to add to your selection, ctrl-right click to perform a lasso select to add more, or hold C to use circle select and add more to a selection. It looks like Shift-B does some sort of zoom-in border selection in Blender default. I don’t think anyone will miss that, so I might change the functionality of Shift-B to be an additive border selection method (to match default clicking and shift clicking) for the next release of Sensei Format.

        When I need to make multiple additive selections I usually just hold C for circle select. Circle select in Sensei Format works more efficiently than in Blender default by immediately dismissing the tool as soon as you let go of C allowing you to quickly navigate your screen and add or subtract (by holding middle mouse instead of left mouse) from the current selection.

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