backface selection

is there a way to disable backface selection?
when i do interior modelling or retopoing a mesh i like to turn on backface culling, but is there a way to disable the ability to select a backface? it causes a lot of trouble for me :confused:

I haven’t found an option similar to Max’s ignore backfacing select, but there are some things I like to do which make it harder to make bad selections, at least for retopo work (no idea for other tasks):

• Turn on Limit Selection to Visible
• Turn on Hidden Wire
• Turn on X-Ray for the mesh you’re working on
• Don’t work in Wireframe Shading, unless you need to

Maybe someone else has something concrete. In the past I’ve written scripts which select/deselect faces based on the face normal value, so it’s definitely possible. I’m just unaware of this feature’s existence.

i never use limit selection to visible, i hate it :slight_smile: if i wanna select something in the back i toggle between wireframe.

https://gyazo.com/1884108398c0b6e22cea0edb5688526f
the problem is that all the wires in the back are irrelevant and confusing, too bad blender cant do something as simple as hide and make them unselectable -.- i expected such.