Blender 2.8 offers several numeric keypad shortcuts for changing the perspective:
NumPad 0 = Camera Perspective NumPad 1 = Front view NumPad 2 = Roll scene down NumPad 3 = Right view NumPad 4 = Roll scene left NumPad 5 = toggle Perspective/Orthographic NumPad 6 = Roll scene right NumPad 7 = Top Down view NumPad 8 = Roll scene up NumPad 9 = Flip current view (Top Down becomes Bottom Up, etc)
I use these (and more) shortcuts all the time, but there is another perspective that I often use: the initial perspective used when opening a new Blender project for the first time. It starts out looking at a default mesh (cube) from about halfway between the X and Y axis, and slightly elevated along the Z axis. I can approximate this original perspective in 'User Ortho' mode by pressing:
[NumPad 1] one time (which gives me a side view, along the Y axis) [NumPad 6] three times (which rotates me about 45 degrees, half way to the X axis) [NumPad 8] one time (which gives me a little altitude)
This may not be the exact same perspective as a newly opened project file, but I think it is pretty close. I can't seem to find any way of manually determining or setting precise X/Y/Z coordinates for 'My View' like I can with any other object in Blender (cameras, lights, meshes, etc). I'm certain that 'My View' is not considered an object in Blender, thus it can't be acted upon like objects can.
This 'five keystroke' solution is not very labor intensive, but I use this original perspective about as often as many of the other defaults (Top Down, Front, Side, etc). Therefore I was wondering if anyone knew any other shortcut out there that might already change 'My View' in this way, one I'm overlooking perhaps?
The reason why I'm asking is because I have two Blender projects going right now. Both are of one small building. The first project represents the building BEFORE (how it looks now in the real world). The second project represents the building AFTER (how it should look once proposed projects are completed). I can manually set the camera location, rotation and scale to be the same in both projects, allowing me to render BEFORE and AFTER images with similar perspectives. But when I close a project file, I also like to leave things in this default perspective, or when I'm working on two files side by side I like them both to have the same perspective for quick reference. This is just one perspective I use frequently, and am hoping to find a shorter shortcut for.
And may I also say: "Blender Rocks!" I am loving it, as well as the community support you've all built up around this awesome program.
Thanks in advance for any help...