I somehow pressed a key combination like Ctrl+Shift+., the zoom center switched to the object origin (I was in 3D view) and now when I press middle mouse button and try to navigate the whole view rotates around the object origin. It doesn't move either when I select vertices in edit mode and press . again.

How to turn it back to normal? I already tried some options in view panel but nothing worked so far.

Edit: It also says "View offset is locked" when I press Shift or Ctrl and scroll middle mouse button.


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I found out what exactly went wrong here. The view was locked to the object. So I somehow pressed a key combination that made the current object be the target for locked view.

If this occures to anyone else, press N whilst your mouse cursor is in 3D view window. Scroll through the opened panel, until you find the "view" one.

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Now delete the target by clicking on the "x" as shown in the picture. This solved my problem.


Press Shift+C. That would bring back the 3D cursor to the origin, it will also correct the zoom (in object mode)to see all the objects.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your quick answer. I luckily found the solution for my problem by trying a different way. I'll post the answer right away. $\endgroup$ Commented May 19, 2016 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ I now tried your solution; since the problem had a different reason it didn't work pressing shift-c. It just zoomed out but the view was still locked. $\endgroup$ Commented May 19, 2016 at 20:04
  • $\begingroup$ @xDonnervogelx i thought you some how went far away from the grid and kind of wondering if you have lost all your work shift-c could have brought you back to the grid $\endgroup$ Commented May 19, 2016 at 20:08

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