I can't figure out how to make an object move towards or away from the camera view in 2.8. Any help?

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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean.. Zoom in and out in camera ? Or actually move the object? $\endgroup$
    – Hyenaman
    Jan 16, 2019 at 3:03
  • $\begingroup$ Do you mean as an editor transform (e.g. limit movement to camera axes)? $\endgroup$
    – Sazerac
    Jan 16, 2019 at 3:27
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    $\begingroup$ I want to move an object closer/farther to the camera's (in the viewport) location. $\endgroup$ Jan 16, 2019 at 22:30
  • $\begingroup$ Did you ever get this? $\endgroup$
    – Frank
    Aug 22, 2020 at 6:40
  • $\begingroup$ like I want to press g twice and have the translation axis be the normal of the camera $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2020 at 6:39

1 Answer 1


Change the Transform Orientation to View

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Now you just press G to grab along Z.


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