I have just installed blender 2.71 and was playing with the grid settings in the display panel. No matter how far I zoom in or out, I am unable to see the subdivision lines in perspective mode. How can I view them?

This image from a tutorial on katsbits.com, you can see the subdivisions in the grid floor. Notice he is in perspective mode.

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  • $\begingroup$ In perspective view these lines make no sense hence they are not drawn. $\endgroup$
    – maddin45
    Jan 19 '15 at 17:00

To get major/minor grids in perspective mode like the image in my original post, simply change the lines setting from the default 16 to something larger (like 100). Basically you are only seeing the minor lines in default view. By adding more lines you will see the major grid appear.

Thanks to everyone for your help.


To see the grid you have to be in orthographic view mode, and in one of the primary views, Front, Top, Right and the inverse Back, Bottom, and Left.

Documentation on the view port
NumPad 5 to toggle orthographic and perspective view.
NumPad 1 Front view
NumPad 3 Right view
NumPad 7 Top view
Holding Ctrl will invert the view, to give back, left, and bottom.

However the Grid Floor is always visible.

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    $\begingroup$ Check the image in my original post. Notice how he seems to be in perspective mode. $\endgroup$
    – Steve
    Jan 19 '15 at 17:46

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