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Unable to select collection with objects from 2.79
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.17763 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 385.54

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.80 (sub 75), branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-29 14:47, hash: rBf6cb5f54494e
Worked: N/A

Short description of error
Started the attached file in 2.79 (not sure which version as I uninstalled it upon 2.8's release, but it was likely the first official release) and later opened in 2.8 for editing. Objects created in 2.79 had been moved to a collection (Collection) and were no longer selectable or interactable in the viewport, despite the Outliner and Object Types Visibility indicating that they should be. Attempting to select in the Outliner highlights the origin but does not outline the object itself and the object still cannot be interacted with. New objects created in this collection are also unselectable. Objects created in other collections in 2.8 are selectable as normal. Found a workaround by copy-pasting all objects in the collection to a new one (Collection 4), at which point the copies become selectable as normal. Tried opening this file with the nightly build (blender-2.81-ed779333bb82-windows64) and experienced the same bug as described above.

Have searched for others with the same issue but no luck:
https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/124829/2-8-i-cant-select-an-object

  • I am aware of the UI selection changes, have checked that viewport selection is enabled and reset to factory settings, but behavior is the same.

Other sources point to the same issues or are for a different bug/behavior.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error


Not sure; I've opened other files started in 2.79 and this is the only one I've noticed the bug.
[Based on the default startup or an attached .blend file (as simple as possible)]

(Please excuse terrible concept art and model quality; I do not use Blender in a professional capacity!)

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Bug

Event Timeline

Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) triaged this task as Needs Information from User priority.

I cannot reproduce this with either the latest stable or current development versions of Blender.
Please go to File → Defaults → Load Factory Settings and then load your file to see if you still can reproduce this issue.

I have no problem selecting the elements in your file. Maybe the issue went away once you opened the file in 2.80, saved it and reopen it?
Also if you delete the background plane do you still have this problem?

Loaded factory settings and the erroneous behavior is still there. Deleting the background plane also seems to have no effect. I have saved and reopened the file several times in 2.80 as well. If it works on your machine and assuming I'm not just doing something dumb, could this be a driver issue? I'd think addons as well (I've enabled some that were packaged with Blender, but I cannot remember which ones) except that would likely cause you to experience the same behavior as I did after I loaded factory settings.