I've been trying out blender lately following Guru's tutorials.
Sadly, the more I advance into any project, the more difficult it gets to move my view around (not talking about camera but simply looking at the objects I'm working on) although I don't touch anything regarding views on purpose.. I must do something wrong but I can't figure it out:
At some point, whatever the size of the object I'm trying to focus on, my view and my preset views are getting messy.
For example, each time I touch the middle click (wheel for rotation), the view focus just instantly jumps meters away before I even move. With a very small object (1 mm) I just can't manage to get near it. Numpad views 1 3 7 & 9 are not aimed at my object anymore.
Weird part is that if I start off a new project, all those view difficulties disappear.
Changing the Clip start & Clip end values, I can zoom on a 1 mm sphere easily.
I spent hours trying to fix my view & zoom problems, tried every tutorial I could find, even from a professional Jeweler working on tiny projects. YT comments didn't help either although I see many people have similar bugs with various solutions..
Quick list of what I tried to fix my problem without success:
Shift+c. Changing Units. Fly mode (won't let me use it unless in camera mode as "view offset is locked"). Setting up different view settings (focal length, clip start, end). Zoom to mouse position. "Numpad .". Auto Perspective or Depth. New hotkeys. New home brew functions. Change view lock. Lock camera to view. Zoom border. Align view. Local view. Scale down. Orthographic view.
Nothing seems to help expect starting a new blend.
The work around I use now is when I feel views are out of my control,
I copy paste the objects in a new .blend & voilà !
Frustrating that our Guru Blender seems to always have everything working smoothly.
Sad that navigating through blender's virtual space can get so damn hard.
And I can't find any working shortcuts to simply get the object properly into view or reset all the views to 0 (default).
I might have to tape out as I spend more time working around the view than 3d modeling and getting use to blender's tools.
Thanks in advance for your help & your time.
Sorry for writing too much.