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When I switch from solid mode to rendered mode, my 3d manipulator diappears. I'm trying to create some interesting light effects, but because I can't see the rotation and transformation arrows, it isn't all too easy to position my sunlight. If someone could please tell me how to enable the 3d manipulator in rendered view, I would be much helped! I'm using blender 2.79b. I can see the effect the lamplight has on my scene, but I can't see the actual mesh. If I select a figure in my scene, I can rotate it and see the effect of the rotation, but I don't see the rotate manipulator in the viewport, nor do I see which object in my scene is selected until I start the rotation with the Rkey Many thanks in advance.

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    $\begingroup$ Clarification: what version of Blender is this referring to? $\endgroup$ – acro Aug 25 '19 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ Is everything else showing, like the lamp? $\endgroup$ – Millard Aug 25 '19 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ I'm using blender 2.79b. I can see the effect the lamplight has on my scene, but I can't see the actual mesh. If I select a figure in my scene, I can rotate it and see the effect of the rotation, but I don't see the rotate manipulator in the viewport, nor do I see which object in my scene is selected until I start the rotation with the Rkey. $\endgroup$ – maura01 Aug 25 '19 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ I would like to be able to change the light in rendered view as in this video: youtube.com/watch?v=6ICf9MgGt1Y. But in my case the selected object is invisible. Of course I'm not using the latest blender version, but I hope someone has a solution for me! $\endgroup$ – maura01 Aug 26 '19 at 20:16
  • $\begingroup$ Is the rendered view really the only display mode in which shadows are displayed? If it is possible to enable shadows for the textured/solid view, I could position my lights much easier $\endgroup$ – maura01 Aug 26 '19 at 20:21

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