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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — making selection easy with edge loops and edge rings

You've got the sloop to the proper length, and set up the edges you'll need to control the shape of the sloop's hull. Now, you'll learn some new tools that will give you the control you need to complete the job:

  1. Use theMMB to rotate the view so you see some of the top, side, and end of the control object.
  2. Choose Edge Select Mode from the 3D View header.
  3. Put the cursor over one of the vertical edges on the side.
  4. Press Alt+RMB to select Edge Loop. It will choose a loop of connected edges, as shown in the following screenshot:
    Time for action — making selection easy with edge loops and edge rings
  5. Move the mouse over the edge between the top and the side. ...

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