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when I start a new file in Blender its viewport has -Y axis pointing forwards, X goes right by default, Z is up by default. How can I rotate the viewport orientation to have +Y forwards and X still to right? Having pressed ctrl-1 rotates viewport axis to: Y going forwards but X goes left. Start-up

After ctrl-1

p.s.: I just realized its something deeper then hotkeys issue: no matter how you update the viewport the location of X and Y would always be wrong. Id love an advice how to change that to X right, Y forward, Z up...

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  • $\begingroup$ that's the definition of xyz - you cannot change that AFAIK $\endgroup$
    – John MC
    Commented Apr 3, 2022 at 7:55
  • $\begingroup$ But any video on Blender I watched to test it has X to right and +Y to forward $\endgroup$
    – auraxarr
    Commented Apr 3, 2022 at 8:01
  • $\begingroup$ can u link a tutorial example pls? $\endgroup$
    – John MC
    Commented Apr 3, 2022 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ lets say this: youtube.com/watch?v=XkiWBSSuxLw $\endgroup$
    – auraxarr
    Commented Apr 3, 2022 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ you are right...try to investigate... $\endgroup$
    – John MC
    Commented Apr 3, 2022 at 8:04

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Gizmo showing -Y means you're in Front View
You can switch to Y (back view) by clicking on the gizmo axis.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, I got it, Blender Z is not just up it is up relatively to X and Y, so if you rotate classc XYZ (Z is forward) to make it Blender's Z you get -Y pointing forward. Clear, thanks :) $\endgroup$
    – auraxarr
    Commented Apr 3, 2022 at 10:15
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Well, going through the videos I was watching I noticed the thing while the viewport axis gizmo gets tilted the +Y axis goes behind X, while in front gizmo view it seems to show in front. With a difference that in my case it just adds minus to Y (still dont know why), but the relationships between X and Y are still the same - +Y is located positively behind X axis, -Y goes front. This might look like an answer, despite I dont really get this (as well as Z up :)

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