Hi so I have just installed my blender software on windows. I have just finished watching how to navigate viewports, and this is where I'm stuck unfortunately :D Yes, I am a noob at this, I am very familiar with GIS software but not this. So to say, when watching the tutorial on navigating viewports I see that the guy can easly zoom, pan and rotate the view with only using his mouse and his left and middle button. What happens when I click the left m-button is I only shift the place of a white and red circle with a black cross in it. see picture here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EIjb5COfmdECQwwo_jPxEMNYRozDHa4g

This is very annoying, I want to be able to pan and rotate to move around in 3d space when I use left m-button. And what is this marker for actually?

Sincerly thanks P

If you like: 1. Download this file

  1. open blender. Press CTRL+ALT+U (File>User preferences>Input)
  2. At the bottom of the window there's a button: "Import Key Configuration".
  3. Point to the file you downloaded on (1).

Alternatively: Customize your mouse PAN, ZOOM, DOLLY. Go to CTRL+ALT+U (File-User Preferences) Go to Input tab. Unfold "3D view", find "zoom view" - mouse - Wheel In. If there is not such command create a new one using those options: mouse wheel zooms in/out

To use the Middle Mouse button (MMB) to Rotate around the view and move (drag) etc... check this out; Change mouse manipulation for viewport The cursor is deactivated. It will TOTALLY get in your way now that you´re beginning to use the software.

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    My advise for beginners is to learn blender using the default settings. Customizing shortcuts and navigation will make it harder to follow tutorials and getting help. – cegaton Feb 7 at 17:07
  • If placing 3D cursor gets in the way then it isn't used correctly. How will it be placed with this configuration? – Mr Zak Feb 7 at 18:59
  • The 3d cursor gets in the way of a new commer. Once he´s experienced he can reset blender back to defaults. The objective of early customization in blender is not to loose interest or get disappointed with first try-it-yourself experimentations. Steep curve I heard last time on a bConf. – Pierre Schiller Feb 7 at 20:13
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    The kids in my classes never had problems with that. But they had a proper introduction. What I switch though is MMB and Shift MMB – Haunt_House Mar 10 at 3:58

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