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how to select all polgyons that point to the top?
show user profile  chretzli

I'd like to select all the polies with normals facing upwards - without having them to select one by one. The ones facing to the sides and downward shoul remain unselected..
It's a large complicated object so working with select by angle is not an option.
There must be some solution.. Anyone happens to know?
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12/6/2013 6:33:56 PM (last edit: 12/6/2013 6:33:56 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Have you tried going to top view, clicking "ignore backfacing" and drag-selecting your model? That should get you 75% of the way there (assuming there are no bevels or chamfers).

Else I always just select the top (or sides) by doing a crude select-drag then alt-select-drag to unselect the poly's I don't want. Fastest way I know how.
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12/6/2013 6:47:53 PM (last edit: 12/6/2013 6:47:53 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Graphite menu has a function that does just this I believe. You can choose the angle and set the deviation from that angle also. Have a look at the selection options and you should find it.


Is that what you are referring to when you say it isn't an option?

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12/6/2013 6:50:08 PM (last edit: 12/6/2013 6:58:41 PM)
show user profile  chretzli
Hey, Thanks guys! That was quick of you.

Using the Graphite selection tools helped, in particular the SELECT BY NORMALS feature. Now I can extrude these polies to create a proper snow layer. :-)

Thanks BishBashRoss, I seem to not look into the Graphite tools often enough.


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12/6/2013 7:10:47 PM (last edit: 12/6/2013 7:10:47 PM)
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