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.
Hidden objects don't
appear in this list, even if the material is applied to them. However,
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.
To select objects that have the same
- Click a sample slot that contains a material
in the scene.
White corner brackets
indicate materials that are in the scene.
- In the Material Editor, click (Select By Material).
This button is unavailable
unless the active sample slot contains a material in the scene.
Objects dialog opens. The names of objects
with the active material applied are highlighted.
- 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
Material To Selection) to apply the active
material to newly selected objects.