2.40 mesh select

Hi, can somebody tell me where are “Face loop select” and “Vertex loop select” in 2.40 ? :expressionless:

Alt+RMB (RightMouseButton).

In Edit mode:
Alt+RMB for edge loop select.
Ctrl+Alt+RMB for face loop select.

In Edit mode:
Alt+RMB for edge loop select.
Ctrl+Alt+RMB for face loop select.

Just Alt+RMB for both. CTRL don’t make a difference. Shift-Alt-RMB for more loops. Click again to deselect loops. Find it sometimes has a mind of it’s own…

Just Alt+RMB for both. CTRL don’t make a difference. Shift-Alt-RMB for more loops. Click again to deselect loops.

Ctrl has the desired effect in Vertex Select mode. In Edge or Face select mode you do only need Alt+RMB. I agree, it’s a useful tool but so touchy (like VKEY for mesh ripping - more like ripping my hair out sometimes!).

I can face select fine using what I’ve learned following this thread. However, for some strange reason, alt-RMB simply will not do an edge loop selection. I’m experimenting with edge loop selection on a UV sphere where I’m having this problem. I am in edit mode when I try this. What gives?

for some strange reason, alt-RMB simply will not do an edge loop selection. I’m experimenting with edge loop selection on a UV sphere where I’m having this problem.

This is strange. On a UV sphere, you should be able to edge-loop select latitude lines (parallels), but not the meridians (going around the poles). I think this is because there are triangles at the poles, and edge loops deal only with quads. For the same reasons you can’t select edge loops on an icosphere (all tris).

Does edge loop selection work anywhere else for you?

You can select both, just use a ‘gesture’; move the mouse (ever so slightly) in the direction of the loop while clicking.

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Thanks people! :wink:

yeah, I tried alt+b and WEIRD things started happening…

I can loop select now. For me, I had to hit Shift-Alt-RMB. I just stumbled upon it. It worked on a UV Sphere and on a subdivided cube. Don’t know why it works that way rather than just Alt-RMB. It just does for me. Maybe it’s a laptop thing ??? :expressionless: