Ray Cast Selection


(Darcvizer) #1

I updated my addon but I don’t remember whether I’ve laid it out before or not.
This addon allows you to select objects or elements of the mesh by holding the hot key and simply dragging the mouse over the desired objects. THIS IS NOT THE MOST CIRCLE SELECTION.
A similar tool is in Modo, Maya, softimageXSI.

key for hotkey
Install - https://i.imgur.com/nk31Iaj.jpg

RayCastSelection.py (5.0 KB)

update fix overlap in object mode

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(Zimlorog) #2

Oh very cool, thank you.

(MatsuikoHiroka) #3

great addon i missed this feature the
addon i bought but its now outdated and doenst work anymore 2.8

simple request can you add , view3d.select_paint_extend
or a function like extend / toggle selection ?

(Darcvizer) #4

extend - view3d.select_paint_plus
you made all 3 hotkeys?

(MatsuikoHiroka) #5

Hi yes i tried it but its not toggling the selected

view3d.select_paint_plus only adds selection it doesnt deselect the already selected

what i mean is like this

i only use 1 hotkey if its already selected … it will deselect it the next time you select it again

so id like to request if you can add extend select for different types of workflow

(Darcvizer) #6

ok. i add this function

(Darcvizer) #7

update fix overlap in object mode
RayCastSelection.py (4.7 KB)

(0rAngE) #8

I was missing this functionality from 2.79.
Thanks! Much appreciated!

Tried, works like a charm!
Have you got this on gumroad? I’d get you a beer or lunch for this :slight_smile:

(Darcvizer) #9

Thank you very much. It’s nice when your work is appreciated)))
You can for example on this https://gum.co/xFzti

(Nomo) #10

Hi Darcvizer. Thank you for sharing your work. I just ran across this issue and thought I’d post it. This issue occurs when attempting to ray trace select Group Pro objects.

(Darcvizer) #11

Unfortunately I can not check and fix I do not have this addon

(Nomo) #12

I see. I wonder if I’m allowed to provide you the addon.

(Darcvizer) #13

I don’t know, ask the developer


Hi guys - I’m a real Blender noob, but I’m trying to adjust my shortcuts so it’s familiar enough to try out for a while.
Sorry for these really simple questions but I’m not sure how this is supposed to work…

What does this mean? Do I make a custom hotkey to active your script?

And the .py file - where am I supposed to put that? In my addons folder? I tried installing it from the file and I got an error.

Thanks for any help guys.

(Shiv0r) #15

You can install it via addons in the preference or put it on the addon folder manually.

Than you need to make your own custom shortcut:

im using for example only the paint plus with “view3d.select_paint_plus” with the keymap ctrl+shift+lmb

(Zimlorog) #16

I recently found that this is inconsistent while in Orthographic View, and in Object Mode.

During these videos I am left click then dragging the mouse.

(kkar) #17

Yeah that is possible, the addon might need to consider an orthographic version of the raycasting.

(Zimlorog) #18

It would appear there is some sort of “hot spot” near the origin point.

In this video I am single clicking at first, then click-dragging.

(Darcvizer) #19

I will try to fix it soon.

(Darcvizer) #20

try this RayCastSelection.py (5.0 KB)

I’m sorry I hurried a little and there were a couple of unnecessary lines. Please download