When I select, for instance, a single vertice, the surrounding vertices become selected in diminishing degrees as they get further away from the one I want to affect. They go from yellow, the one I wanted in the first place, and gradually shade through orange to red to purple. This also happens with hull selection and I believe with edges too. Can't seem to find the setting to put Maya back to normal selection mode, including restarting. I am a two month in beginner teaching myself so would really appreciate the tip here.
Many thanks, Stretch.
vay kind of you.