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Drag select rather than clicking everything individually?

Just wondering where the option is to drag select verts/faces rather than clicking every single one individually. It was working when I first opened UE4 but the option seems to have been disabled.


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asked Apr 01 '14 at 08:35 PM in Using UE4

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avatar image SuperDuperYeah Apr 22 '14 at 08:59 AM

Yes ! I would love to have drag select in the perspective viewport. Makes blocking out so much faster rather than switching between the different viewports all the time.

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As of 4.5.1 they added it in Perspective view. Its Ctrl + Alt + Left Mouse Button. You can drag out a square to select objects in the scene.

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answered Oct 28 '14 at 02:04 AM

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avatar image Feureau Oct 03 '16 at 07:39 PM

Does anyone know if this can be made as default? As in using regular left click would just drag out a selection instead of rotating the camera. Having selection as default is standard in Autodesk Maya and it would be nice to have a consistency in Unreal Editor for this part.

Thank you

avatar image solarstoned Sep 01 '18 at 11:56 AM

thanks thesilverlining...thumbs up just like to point out that when you Ctrl + Alt + Left Mouse Button around your objects, just make sure you did not click on the skybox....if u did just Ctrl click the skybox to de-select it from your group

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Hey GBG,

Currently marquee selection in perspective view does not work. We are working to re-implement its functionality. For now, the only way to drag-select is in orthographic viewports. Make sure the Actor is already selected, then LMB drag over the vertices you want to select those. This will only work for vertices at the moment, not faces or edges.

Hope that helps!

Ben Halliday

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answered Apr 01 '14 at 09:03 PM

avatar image GBG Apr 01 '14 at 09:06 PM

I didn't even think to try other viewports. It's not bother now that I know that though. Makes it a lot easier as it's lined up properly compared to perspective view.


avatar image jwfitt May 09 '14 at 08:33 PM

Very much looking forward to marquee selection in the perspective view!

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Try Alt + Drag.

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answered Apr 01 '14 at 08:39 PM

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avatar image GBG Apr 01 '14 at 08:53 PM

Doesn't seem to be working. That just pans the camera around wherever I'm clicking.

avatar image Jacky Apr 01 '14 at 08:56 PM

Are you sure alt + left mouse button drag doesnt work on orthographic views? It doesn't work in perspective view but it should in top, side and front.

avatar image GBG Apr 01 '14 at 09:07 PM

Yeah I didn't even think of using other views. Rookie mistake. I've sorted it now though.


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