Help with hotkeys

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    • #15173

      nuwely
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      The A key does not release the mesh, and when i copie with the keys (shift/D) it becomes 1 object / mesh.
      How to resolve this? A new instal does not help.
      can you help.

    • #15174

      ubiquity
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      If you mean that the A key does not deselect the mesh, that is correct: to deselect you need to double click (left mouse button) away from the mesh. The keyboard shortcuts are a little different from normal blender so you need a copy of the Sensei_Format_Hotkeys.pdf (which you can find on another part of this site)
      The Shift D shortcut produces an array modifier (not a simple duplicate, that is the D key). By default the array modifier has an offset that makes the objects appear stuck together and they are all one mesh: so if you move one you move them all. If you want separate items that you can manipulate individually the only really reliable way would be to D (duplicate the original) then duplicate the resulting pair etc. There are ways to separate elements of an array but it is complicated for us beginners.

    • #15180

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      Hi. There are very few practical reasons to ever deselect all objects or mesh before making a new selection. Everything gets deselected automatically whenever selecting a new object or part of a mesh (if not holding shift while making the selection which would instead add to your selection).

      You have been mentally conditioned (like many others who’ve posted about this) to first perform an unnecessary step before moving on to your next selection. So if we remove this unnecessary step, what’s left is a hotkey “A” which should always just select things rather than sometimes select everything, and sometimes deselect giving the user a short hesitation before moving forward, generating annoyance and slowing down workflow. As mentioned above, please see the Sensei Format Hotkeys which you can access any time straight from Blender.

      File > Sensei Format > View Hotkeys.

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