What does Ctrl + Eraser do?


#1

What happens when you hold down Ctrl while using the eraser?

Does it make hidden geometry?


#2

This operation hides the object on which your focus is directed. It is useful if you want to remove an element in a scene, without having to literally erase it.

Why don’t you simply try it out and see for yourself?


#3

That’s what I did, I was erasing lines along a curved surface but I wasn’t sure if it just hid them or made them into hidden geometry.

It doesn’t hide objects (you cant unhide it after you use Ctrl + Eraser), it makes hidden geometry.


#4

Ctrl with Eraser doesn’t hide edges it Softens them to make smooth curved faces.
Shift with Eraser will hide edges.