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0005125DarkRadiantSelection Systempublic17.11.2020 14:57
ReporterDragofer Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
OSWindowsOS Version10 
Product Version2.6.0 
Summary0005125: Select Group Parts only selects members that are entity brushes/patches
Description'Select Group Parts' should allow the mapper to select individual members of a group. However, the only members I'm able to select are brushes/patches that are entities. Nothing happens if I click on anything else.
Steps To Reproduce1) Create a brush and leave it as worldspawn
2) Clone the brush and convert it to func_static (or func_mover etc.)
3) Create a model: stagecoach.lwo
4) Group all 3 items together
5) Activate 'Select Group Parts' and try to select items in the group. The only item that can be selected is the brush-entity, no matter if shift-click/shift-alt-click/shift-drag select is tried.
Additional InformationI find the 'Group' function very useful as a more powerful alternative to 'Convert to func_static' for managing groups of brushes, patches and even other entities, but kept wondering why this button frequently didn't do anything and I had to ungroup everything to get at certain members.
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related to 0004863 acknowledged Selecting within groups. 




12.01.2020 18:14

developer   ~0012135

Tested & confirmed in 2.6 and 2.7pre4.


12.01.2020 18:22

administrator   ~0012136

I think the problem here is the naming. This function has been there long before the actual grouping feature was added to DR, and its purpose is indeed what you described: to select parts of a func_* entity, previously often referred to as "func group". It's historically named, so I'd propose renaming that DR feature to something less confusing?


12.01.2020 18:33

developer   ~0012138

The thing is, it does actually select members of both func_statics and groups, so the name 'Select Group Parts' is fitting with respect to what it does. Only that in the case of the latter it has to be a brush/patch entity, which looks like a bug to me.

Is there already another button that's designed for the purpose of selecting group members?


12.01.2020 18:37

administrator   ~0012139

Not yet, but there's a feature request for selecting members of a group: 0004863


12.01.2020 18:41

developer   ~0012140

Ah, that's good, then we're all set when it comes to the bugtracker with these 2 issues. Looking forward to such a feature.


17.11.2020 14:54

reporter   ~0012963

Last edited: 17.11.2020 14:57

Noticing this too and can confirm. This is mostly a hindrance when importing prefabs such as dressers with a lot of parts: You can select the brushes that make up the doors, but cannot select entities such as the key in the drawer or the candle sitting on top: For that you still need to ungroup everything, make your adjustments to those entities, then regroup the entire piece of furniture... very complicated by comparison.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
12.01.2020 18:12 Dragofer New Issue
12.01.2020 18:14 Dragofer Note Added: 0012135
12.01.2020 18:22 greebo Note Added: 0012136
12.01.2020 18:22 greebo Status new => feedback
12.01.2020 18:33 Dragofer Note Added: 0012138
12.01.2020 18:33 Dragofer Status feedback => new
12.01.2020 18:37 greebo Note Added: 0012139
12.01.2020 18:37 greebo Relationship added related to 0004863
12.01.2020 18:41 Dragofer Note Added: 0012140
12.01.2020 18:56 greebo Status new => acknowledged
17.11.2020 14:54 MirceaKitsune Note Added: 0012963
17.11.2020 14:57 MirceaKitsune Note Edited: 0012963