The Advanced Selection Window enables geometric object selection by object properties. For example, all material mapping objects hidden in a complex hierarchy can be selected here easily and made invisible to avoid wire frame clutter.
The window has three tabs for three different selection approaches: by name, by object class and by other object property. The three buttons on the bottom perform the actual selection operation after the condition has been defined:
Clear deselects all objects providing a clean start for a new selection
Select adds the objects that fulfill the given condition to the current selection
Deselect removes the objects that fulfill the given condition from the current selection
The string that specifies object selection should include full hierarchy path to the desired objects, for example: '/root/level*/sphere*'. The wildcard character asterisk '*' matches any number of consecutive characters.
The 'Class' tab of the advanced selection window shows all object types included in the current project. You can pick for example 'Sphere' class and hit 'Select' to get all analytic spheres selected.