When I am trying to delete the edges I selected the script editor gives me the following message:

Warning: file: C:/Program Files/Autodesk/Maya 2014/scripts/startup/cut Copy Paste.mel line 194: Nothing is selected.

and it does not delete the edges. Has anybody encountered the same problem as I have?

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    Are your edges highlighted? Can you post a screen shot?
    – ckpepper02
    Commented Dec 22, 2013 at 21:25
  • Firstly, I create a cylinder then with the cursor on the cylinder I press RMB and choose Vertex.Then, I choose the top vertices and press delete but they are not deleted.I updated my question.
    – john john
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 7:51
  • To delete edges, you need to have edges selected. Same goes for faces or vertices - you always need to be in the right mode.
    – John
    Commented Dec 26, 2013 at 16:49

1 Answer 1


Instead of trying to delete the vertices, select the Edges from context menu and select the edge directly.

  1. Right click and go to Edges
  2. Select the edge you want
  3. Press Delete.

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  • I wanted to delete the top surface of the cylinder so instead of trying to delete the vertices, I chose face from the context menu and deleted the top faces that consists the top surface.Anyway, thank you for your interest!!
    – john john
    Commented Dec 25, 2013 at 10:11

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