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Metaball cube and plane selection not possible
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System Information

System: Windows 7 64bit
RAM: 4096 MB
renderer: 'GeForce GTX 760/PCIe/SSE2'
vendor: 'NVIDIA Corporation'
version: '4.5.0 NVIDIA 353.30'

Blender Version
Broken: blender 2.76.11 (1c4f21f)
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Open the blend file and try to select one ot the metaballs left and right to move them
around, whitout changing the view.

The plane can only be selected, if the view is changed, the cube can only be selected with
box select and then deselecting the parts one doesn't want.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Based on a (as simple as possible) attached .blend file with minimum amount of steps

Event Timeline

Michael P. (forest-house) raised the priority of this task from to 90.
Michael P. (forest-house) updated the task description. (Show Details)
Michael P. (forest-house) edited a custom field.

This relates to how meta tessellation works.
where one objects tessellation applies to all others. see:

There is a logical problem here though since the cube's extend outside the selection circle, making them hard to select.

This is more a TODO then a bug.

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to Normal.Feb 17 2016, 11:27 AM
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) edited a custom field.

That issue seems to be present also in the 2.76b official release 64bit on Win7 Pro 64bit.

Furthermore, if I create a metaball of any type on let's say layer 1, move it to another layer, then create a new metaball of any type in the active layer 1, its handlers are correctly placed in the current active layer but the metaball object itself is visible in the layer where I moved the first metaball object. Deleting the firstly created metaball will delete also the second one but not its handlers. The same for any other metaballs added after the first one. Seems as if all the metaball objects are in some way linked to the one created first.

Ooops. I didn't notice that the ticket was closed while writing my comment.