Blender add-on: Select-UP

“Select-UP” – Blender add-on for convenient selection of complex objects packed to collections.

Quick and easy objects selection with the “Select – UP” add-on
  • Select any element of the complex object wrapped to collection
  • First, pressing “Select Level Up” selects all the elements of this object from its collection.
  • Each pressing “Select Level Up” selects all the objects from the collection by one level up (parent collection).

The selection algorithm finds and selects nested collections.

Select – UP allows convenient organize the scene using the object-oriented style.

Default hotkeys
  • shift + u  – select level up
  • ctrl + shift + u – select level up with parenting
Demonstration video

Blender version:

2.80, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.90, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Location and call:
  • “3D Viewport” window — N panel — “S-UP” tab
  • “Outliner” window – “arrow up”
  • The “Select” menu
  • The context menu by “shift+g” key shot
Current version:


  • Download *.zip archive with the add-on distributive.
  • User Preferences — Add-ons — Install Add-on From File — specify the downloaded archive.
Version history:


  • Added checkboxes to the add-on preferences to show or hide the UI panel in the 3D Viewport area and the UI buttons in the Outliner area. If both are hidden, you can use the add-on functionality with hotkeys.
  • Default hotkeys added.


  • Added selecting by parenting option


  • Algorithm change. If there are partially selected collections – next press fill them to full select. If there are only full-selected collections – next press select the level-up (parent) collection.
  • Added shortcuts to the “Select” menu and to the context “Select Grouped” menu


  • Release.
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