Using Selection Filters

You can use the Selection Filter list on the main toolbar to deactivate selection for all but a specific category of object. By default, all categories can be selected, but you can set the Selection Filter so that only one category, such as lights, can be selected. You can also create combinations of filters to add to the list.

For greater ease of use while working with animations, you can choose filters that let you select only Bones, objects in IK chains, or Points.

Using Combos

The Combos feature allows you to combine two or more categories into a single filter category.


To use the selection filter:

To create a combination category:

  1. From the drop-down list, choose Combos to display the Filter Combinations dialog.

    All single categories are listed.

  2. Select the categories you want to combine.
  3. Click Add.

    The combination appears in a list to the right, abbreviated by the first letter of each category. Click OK.

    For example, if you selected Geometry, Lights, and Cameras, the Combo would be named GLC. This name appears below Combo on the drop-down list. For more information, see Selection Filters List.