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Now when you're working with faces and edges, there are times when you'll need to select a bunch of faces and edges at once. You can do that as we did before by holding down the Shift key and clicking on each and every one of them, or by rubber band selecting that part of the object that you want. But there are other, more efficient ways of doing it, so for example, if I were to select this edge, if I right-click over it, you'll see I have a Select menu here, and this gives me three options.
One is to select All Connected Faces. Anything that's connected to that object, in other words this edge, or are all on the same layer, and we'll get to layers in a bit. Let's do connected faces, so any faces that are connected to this will be selected. So, if you, in fact, let's go into Shaded mode here. So you can see that we've got this face here's connected to this edge, and this face is, but none of these are, so basically it just selects the two adjoining faces. So if I were to select this one here.
Right-click. Select All Connected Faces. It just selects those. If I were to select these here, and more right-click. Again, select Connected Faces. Now select the entire roof. Okay? Now we have some other options here. We also have Select All Connected, so anything that's connected to that edge will be selected. And in this case, it's the entire house. And then we also have select with the same material. So anything that's shaded the same as the roof will be selected.
Let's go into View. Under Face Styles, turn on Shaded with Textures. So let's say I wanted to select everything that had this brick texture. All I have to do is select one face, right-click select all with same material, it will select only those phases that contain that brick material. So as you can see these are very handy tools for selecting specific parts of your model, which can come in very, very useful when you start modelling.
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