You can show and hide parts of your mesh to make it easier to work with. For example, you might want to work on just the head of a character – it makes sense to hide the body so you can concentrate on what you are doing.
To hide parts of the mesh you hold the Shift+Ctrl keys. The different options are given below:
Partial Mesh Visibility & Clip Brushes Shortcuts
- Pick a Selection or Clip Brush – hold Shift+Ctrl while selecting brush from popup
- Show mesh portion – Shift+Ctrl+Click, release keys & drag (green selection area)
- Hide mesh portion – Shift+Ctrl+Click, release keys & drag – press Alt (red selection area)
- Move selection or clip area – press Spacebar without releasing mouse/pen
- Show entire mesh – Shift+Ctrl+Click Background
- Show only selected Polygroup (on fully visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click
- Hide selected Polygroup (on fully visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click twice
- Hide selected Polygroup (on partially visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click
- Reverse visibility – Shift+Ctrl+Click & drag Background
- Hide edge loop – with Lasso option selected, Shift+Ctrl+click on edge that crosses loop
- ClipCurve add soft direction change – click Alt once
- ClipCurve add sharp direction change – click Alt twice
- reverse clip area – Alt (hold down)
The Clip brushes operate on the mesh to clip or slice it in various ways. To learn more see Clip Brushes.
There are several options for controlling a partly visible mesh. These mesh visibility controls are in the Tool>Visibility sub-palette.