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    Box Unselect or Deselect How To?

    Is there a way to deselect something using the B-Key?

    Consider my fish eye image.

    Currently I have the selected faces assigned to a single material. I want to split that so that each eye has it's own material to ease UV mapping.

    But I can't figure out how to unselect just one side of my eyes without getting vertices from other groups involved.

    If I right-click on a face, I select it. If I right-click again, I deselect it. Shouldn't box select work the same way? I want to draw a box around one side, then draw again to deselect.

    I'm stumped on this simple task...
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    Instead of using the LMB to select, use RMB to deselect.
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    Thanks RedJay, I did not know that you could use the other mouse button!
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    My pleasure!
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    FYI, on some systems, the B-UNselect is accomplished using the MMB instead of the RMB.

    BTW, this applies both for the marquee selection and the circle-paint selection modes. I cannot now imagine being productive in blender without this capability.

    While we are at it, a couple of other extremely helpful selection modes:

    Hit 'L' while hovering your mouse over a vertex, edge or face. All linked (L for linked) vertices, edges or faces will be selected. If you have a large selection of various groups of vertices, edges or faces, hitting SHIFT+L over one of them will DESELECT all linked objects. Absolutely indispensable.
    Last edited by beefcalf; 29-Sep-09 at 10:40.



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    Thanks a lot - redjay & beefcalf - from me too. Deselecting was such a pain, sometimes.
    My method was - press Shift. And pray



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    Don't forget about
    Loop Select, Alt+RMB, click on an edge.
    (Optional Shift)
    then there's
    Edge Ring Select ALT+CTRL+RMB (Optional Shift)
    And for both of these selecting the thing again deselects them.



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    And for both of these selecting the thing again deselects them.
    Which is different from Box select, I wonder why box select does not work the same as other selection techniques?

    I do love ALT-RMB.
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