Select Object
 
 
 
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Main toolbar (Select Object)

Right-click to open quad menu. Transform quadrant Select

Select Object lets you select an objects and sub-objects for manipulation.

Object selection is affected by several other controls:

You can also select objects by name with the Select From Scene dialog Select From Scene list; press the H key to access the dialog.

A number of objects selected together is called a selection set. You can name selection sets in the Named Selection Sets field on the main toolbar and then recall them for later use.

NoteThe Smart Select command activates the Select Object function and, with repeated invocations, cycles through the available Selection Region methods. By default, Smart Select is assigned to the Q key; you can use Customize User Interface to assign it to a different keyboard shortcut, a menu, etc.

Procedures

Note In versions of 3ds Max Design prior to Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011, holding down the Ctrl toggled an object’s selection state. That is no longer the case. To add an object to a selection, use Ctrl. To remove an object from a selection, use Alt.

To add objects to a selection set:

  1. Hold down the Ctrl key and select the objects to add.
    NoteAdding objects doesn't change a named selection set.

To remove individual objects from a selection set:

  1. Hold down the Alt key and select the objects to remove.
    NoteRemoving objects doesn't change a named selection set.

To select objects and move, rotate, or scale them: