Erik Jorrick (zenptiness)

3 answers · asked · Lesson: Edge Rings · Course: Mesh Modeling Fundamentals

When you first selected the Edge Ring around the eye all of the faces were also selected. This seems to be the necessary m...

When you first selected the Edge Ring around the eye all of the faces were also selected. This seems to be the necessary means by which to use Inset Faces because trying to do the Edge Ring with just edges selected, which is how the rest of the examples were shown, doesn't allow the Inset Faces to work. How did you get the faces to be selected when you first demonstrated the Edge Ring?
  • I swear I hit Alt & selected faces to no avail. Now it's working. Maybe I need to go to bed. Sure wish I could delete questions I answer myself.
  • However, I just noticed you were in vertex mode when you selected the whole ring. I was only able to do it in face select mode. Again, how did you do that?
  • crew
    It sounds like you were trying to select the edge rings by clicking on the faces; this won't work, though, and would explain why you were able to select them in Face Mode. When you're in Vertex or Edge select mode you can only select entire faces by selecting all of the vertices that belong to those faces. In my case I selected both edge rings. When in Face select mode, though, you can select an entire face in one click. Also, keep in mind that the Inset Faces tool only works on face selections, which is why it wouldn't work for you while only one edge ring was selected; there were no faces selected. Does that help? P.S. we hope to add the ability for you to edit/delete comments soon.