can select multiple components on a polygon mesh by dragging your mouse
cursor over them. Maya offers two methods of multiple component selection,
Marquee Select and Drag Select.
To set Marquee Select or Drag Select
- Open the Attribute Editor with
a transformation tool active.
- In the Common Selection Options section,
select one of Marquee Select or Drag
Select, you can select multiple components by dragging
a rectangular marquee box over them with the mouse.
You can also reposition
a marquee select without redrawing the marquee.
To move a marquee select
- Select the Select Tool from
- Drag the mouse in any direction in the
A marquee appears and
highlights any components contained within it.
- While dragging, hold and
drag the mouse in any direction.
The entire marquee moves
with the mouse cursor.
This works in the scene
view, UV Texture Editor, Graph
Editor and Dope Sheet.
With Drag select,
you can select multiple components by dragging the mouse over them.
This is useful for selecting a continuous line of components.
Drag Select is similar
to the Paint Selection feature except
without a radius. For more information, see
Select components by painting.
Selection, you can use Drag select
to select obstructed components (components covered by other components).
You can modify this behavior by using Camera based selection.
For more information,
Select only unobstructed components.