Select Object lets you
select an objects and sub-objects for manipulation.
Object selection is affected
by several other controls:
- The active Selection Region type:
- The active
filter (All, Geometry,
Shapes, Lights, and so forth).
- The state of the crossing selection tool
(which determines whether completely surrounded objects or surrounded
and crossing objects are selected).
You can also select objects
by name with the Select From Scene dialog
Select From Scene list;
press the H key to access
A number of objects selected
together is called a
You can name selection sets in the Named Selection Sets field on
the main toolbar and then recall them for later use.
The 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
to assign it to a different
keyboard shortcut, a menu, etc.
In versions of 3ds Max Design prior
to Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011, holding down the Ctrl
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:
- 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:
- Hold down the Alt key
and select the objects to remove.
doesn't change a named selection set.
To select objects and move, rotate,
or scale them: