[Bf-committers] changing select threshold!

Alberto Torres kungfoobar at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 16:46:08 CEST 2012


I absolutely agree: this "click several times to select what you want"
is one of the Blender features I miss the most in other software
packages. Some possible solutions to your problem:

- Select one vertex you want to be selected, press H, repeat until you
have all wanted vertices hidden, then press alt+H. All desired
vertices are selected.

- Use shift+B (zoom box) or numpad period "." (zoom to selected) to
zoom exactly to where the tiny features are.

Also, make sure antialiasing is disabled: there are issues with mesh
editing and antialiasing because of the way Blender calculates what to


2012/6/13 Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org>:
> Hi,
> In both editmode and object mode the selection distance is not an absolute value, it uses pixel distance (editmode) or multiple selection box sizes (objects). The cycling feature is to allow selecting to work when a lot of vertices are close together.
> All of this has been evolved and tweaked to work very well, but it's possible it doesn't suit everyones workflow, there's a lot of variables possible (pen - tablet - mouse - screensize - mouse precision - etc).
> A "user pref" is not going to solve this. Good design & smart code - and suficient time is :)
> -Ton-
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
> Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands
> On 12 Jun, 2012, at 23:02, Yousef Hurfoush wrote:
>>>> Having worked on selection code a bit, it's true that the threshhold is
>>>> hardcoded, at least for object selection though I am not exactly sure how
>>>> to best proceed and expose this to the user.
>> an option under the tweak threshold called (select threshold)
>> that maps this hard coded value is a welcome :)
>>> Perhaps a Python widget? Then users could code their own whatever
>>> thingy. Or put it in the preferences. I do have to say that we are
>>> near a point where preferences could use a newbi/pro switch.
>> blender user pref. is not that big, you should see other programs prefs.
>>> I do a lot of modeling with a lot of subjects and have never had the
>>> problems you are having. Do you have sample model you could share or
>>> at least a pic? Perhaps you could use proportional editing?
>> this is a discussion thread, you are welcome there :)
>> http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?254233-selection-threshold!&highlight=
>> Regards
>> Yousef Harfoush
>> bat3a at msn.com
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