View Full Version : newbie... perspective gets stuck in top view

07-05-2003, 01:19 PM
If I rotate perspective viewport to nearly top view, it's impossible to rotate more, it gets stuck there. So far I've restarted LW and loaded my model again, but I'm pretty much getting tired of this. What should I do?

07-05-2003, 02:03 PM
Hold down the Alt key and drag inside the perspective window.


07-05-2003, 03:06 PM
what you are experiencing is called gimbal lock. in case you wanted to know why/how it works, take a look at the info here: http://www.anticz.com/eularqua.htm

07-05-2003, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by jman66
what you are experiencing is called gimbal lock.
I think he was refering to rotation of the window, not the object.


07-05-2003, 04:24 PM
it's still gimbal lock

07-05-2003, 04:33 PM
Thank you all for the replies. I tried to test this alt thing but I didnt manage to get stuck again :D
Don't know if this is a bug or not. I hope this Alt thing will work. Next time.