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Old 04-11-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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I dont know what I hit, but when i right click and select vertices.. the lines turn to a rainbow curve.. <on curve lines>

On objects, such as square (polys) and nurb spheres. the thing turn yellow-orange color.. and it ties everything tighter together.. so you cant pull just 1 vertice it will pull them all and stretch it..

I WANT IT BACK !! haha please help

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Old 04-11-2009, 06:34 AM   #2
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You've hit "B" on your keyboard for soft selection, just hit "B" again and all should be well!
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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good call! thanks! Now I know the hot-key for it. What is soft selection used for?
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It's used for modifying your mesh using a gradual influence on surrounding points instead of all or nothing. Experiment with it and you might figure out how it's useful or not useful.
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you can change the size of the influence too by holding down b and middle mouse button dragging
(middle mouse button dragging is a virtual slider bar that you can use with a lot of things. like in the channel box if you select an attribute with a number and middle mouse button drag anywhere in your scene it will change)
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ahhh thats interesting and good to know. I have yet to experiment with tool though, But will check out those controls and functionality of it, trust me

do you suggest any specific uses for it?
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It's probably used often to quickly shape organic meshes for example. Just a tip, people will likely be quicker to help with a specific question if the thread title is relevant and informative.
Though I've found lots of very helpful and friendly people here regardless of the title.
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ahh i see.. right on. Will keep that in mind thx for ur suggestions.
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