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I'd like to be able to rotate my VIEW (not my model, not my camera either) around the Y-axis. This would allow me to select some vertices using a box selection. I fear it cannot be done, but I hope some one proves me wrong.

My research so far is little promising:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-981266.html

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_HotKeys/3D_View/Object_Mode

Q: How to rotate my view around the Y-axis?

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  • $\begingroup$ Does this help? blender.stackexchange.com/questions/15049/… It's hard to tell from your question what you mean as you don't state which axis you are currently facing. $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Mar 19 '15 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed, it does help! I used the word 'rotate' instead of 'roll' to search this forum, so I didn't find the post. I try to rotate the viewport around the global Y-axis. The answer is to use (on Mac, at least) CTRL + SHIFT + SCROLLWHEEL. $\endgroup$ – Ideogram Mar 19 '15 at 15:08
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Appearently, I created a duplicate of: How to roll the viewport?

For a quick answer:

use CTRL + SHIFT + SCROLLWHEEL.

Thanks to @Ray Mairlot

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  • $\begingroup$ You don't need to worry about answering this, I have marked the question as a duplicate and if you/others agree it will be closed and the duplicate will be linked to. $\endgroup$ – Ray Mairlot Mar 19 '15 at 15:16
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these are the shortcuts for view orbit :

Ctrl+Alt+MMB rotate view around global Z axis

Shift+Alt+MMB rotate the view around the view horizontal axis

for your case :

  • press 3 to get in Right view
  • Shift+Alt+MMB to rotate around the y axis
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  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry, those combination do not give the right result. They work the same as when I would press 8 & 2 or 4 & 6 on the numpad. $\endgroup$ – Ideogram Mar 19 '15 at 15:10

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