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    using the viewports

    Hi,

    i thought I'd use my first post on this forum to ask a really embarrasing question.

    I'm having a very dificult time navigating the perspective viewport in modeler. it seems that no matter what i do, LMB or RMB, all I'm able to do is rotate my object up or spin it on it z axis. Very frustrating.

    I've seen video tuts where that demonstrate that I am the problem here, not LW.

    What is the trick to using the perspective view?

    thanks for any help.

    Alex

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    hold down the Alt key and LMB; this allows you to rotate freely in perspective (and layout).

    took me a while to figure this out as well
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    Another tip on navigating. Select a point and hit Ctrl-A. The viewport will now rotate around that point.

    Not sure if it's the same on Mac or what the Mac equivalent to that is.

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    Use Alt+Ctrl+left mouse button to zoom in or out
    Use Shift+Alt+left mouse button to move around

    This are the buttons on the mac... translate them yourself for the pc

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    DrTWT, hrgiger, Sarford.....thanks very much for the assistance. no problems now.

    Thanks again,

    Alex

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    Yes, and use the 'g' key to focus quickly on an area, and the ',' and '.' keys to zoom in and out via keyboard. 'a' fits everything in view, shift-a fits selected...
    using all of these together is one happy navigation circus

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    Uh, I had a brain freeze. .... Oh, with LW the viewport is as if looking through the camera. Some apps use the object perspective, so it can be a little confusing if switching between apps where the rotation is different. THat took a little getting used to.

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