I'm new to Blender and one of the big hurdles for me is camera movement. I'm coming from 3ds Max where I'm used to pressing a keybind (CTRL-R) to enter an Orbit mode, in which left click and drag rotates the view and right click exits the mode. My question is, is there a way (settings or otherwise) I can get Blender to do the same?

I already know that I can set camera rotation/orbit to different keybinds, and that both 3ds Max and Blender will let you orbit with CTRL-Middle Mouse, but I've gotten so used to toggling it on/off instead of holding down a key. I foolishly tried to set camera rotation to left mouse in Blender but then it just orbited always and I couldn't select things. If I could somehow set orbit/rotate camera to left mouse and then a toggle keybind to turn it on and off I'd be set!

  • $\begingroup$ in my blender CTRL-Middle Mouse males the view "zoom" (just like the mouse wheel scroll)... what you mean by "camera orbit"? $\endgroup$ – m.ardito Apr 26 '17 at 16:40
  • $\begingroup$ Camera orbit is the Blender equivalent of View Rotate operator, or in Camera cases rotating the camera object. I think I've seen this asked around before. $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Apr 26 '17 at 17:11
  • $\begingroup$ See blender.stackexchange.com/questions/56910/… $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Apr 26 '17 at 17:13

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