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I used to use the mouse wheel in fly mode to move the view/camera smoothly backward and forward while controlling the speed at the same time.

I updated to Blender 2.70 and it seems that this is not working anymore.
Can I still use this navigation method in 2.70? How?

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Since I migrated to 2.70 this has been annoying me and I couldn't find the answer to it easily. So I tried formulating a question as carefully as possible, hope that this would help people encountering the same issue. Having said that, walk mode is definitely worth a try. – user3345 Jul 6 '14 at 2:58
Good to have the option, but I'm not sure why anyone would want to have the old fly mode back since it was slow and difficult to use. – Keavon Jul 6 '14 at 7:11

If you want to use both fly and walk mode without toggling settings in your preferences constantly, it's still accessible in 3D view > Header > View > Navigation > Fly mode:

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Since that's kind of a pain to get to if you use it a lot, you can:

  • Use the search menu (Space > fly)

  • Create a custom shortcut by right clicking on the option in the menu and selecting Add Shortcut.

This way you can have both fly and walk mode within easy access.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Yes, you can still use mouse wheel in fly mode.

It appears that since 2.70, there is a new 'walk mode' which is the new default. To restore fly mode, go to user preferences > input. Towards bottom left under View Navigation, choose Fly instead of Walk.

Note: In walk mode mouse wheel silently adjusts speed of walking.

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