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(Material Editor): Compact (Select By Material)

Compact Material Editor menu bar Material menu Select by Material

Compact Material Editor menu bar Utilities menu Select Objects by Material

Select By Material allows you to select objects based on the active material in the Material Editor. This command is unavailable unless the active sample slot contains a material used in the scene.

Choosing this command opens the Select Objects dialog, which works like Select From Scene. All objects that have the selected material applied to them are highlighted in the list.

NoteHidden objects don't appear in this list, even if the material is applied to them. However, in the Material/Map Browser, you can choose Browse From: Scene, turn on By Object, and then browse from the scene. This lists all objects in the scene, hidden and unhidden, along with their assigned materials.

Procedures

To select objects that have the same material applied:

  1. Click a sample slot that contains a material in the scene.

    White corner brackets indicate materials that are in the scene.

  2. In the Material Editor, click (Select By Material).

    This button is unavailable unless the active sample slot contains a material in the scene.

    The Select Objects dialog opens. The names of objects with the active material applied are highlighted.

  3. Click Select to select objects with the active material applied.

    You can also change the selection by choosing other objects. If you change the selection, you must then click (Assign Material To Selection) to apply the active material to newly selected objects.