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  04 April 2009
Selecting every other loop?


I'm trying to model a plastic tube. What I'm trying to do is select every other loop (polys and edges). I know it's possible; I've done it before by selecting the third row then pressing up to select the rest, but somehow it doesn't work now. Any idea how to do it correctly?
The pic below might clarify things...
  04 April 2009
I think you should select 1,2 polys first, then press L for loop selection. It's fast also
  04 April 2009
Thanks, but what I meant was a way of selecting one loop, leaving the next, then selecting the one after that (like in the pic) along the entire length of the tube.
  04 April 2009
Do the loops at the end. Select one poly, skip one, select another, use the upwards arrow to continue selecting this way and then select loops.
  04 April 2009
That's exactly what I've been doing but it somehow doesn't work anymore. Glitch?
  04 April 2009
Strange... do you mind sharing the model(or part of it)?
  04 April 2009
@pd: Thanks. It's in the attachments.
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  04 April 2009
Select 1 polygon, skip one, select next, then up arrow to select every other one.
Repeat procedure for the 2nd polygon, to help modo give the way the loop will go...Up arrow to select all others (it will add to selection). When done you ll have 2 polys by loop selected, you then just have to select loop, and voila. Your edge loops / or rings I should say are selected.

Last edited by blaaarg : 04 April 2009 at 07:14 PM.
  04 April 2009
@blaaarg: It worked! Thanks =) (and thanks to all who tried)
  04 April 2009
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