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What am looking for is the ability to control, i.e, to increase or decrease the speed at which I can rotate, pan and zoom when looking through the camera.

This can be either with the commands or with the api. Any help is appreciated!

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Rotating the camera:

  • press R to rotate at normal speed
  • press R and hold Shift to decrease the rotation speed
  • press R and hold Ctrl to rotate by 5 increments
  • press R and hold Shift+Ctrl to rotate by 1 increment

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Panning and zooming the camera:

Enter the camera Fly Mode (Shift+F) and press:

  • E/Q to pan up/down

  • A/D to pan left/right

  • W/S to zoom in/out

  • hold Shift/Alt while panning or zooming to increase/decrease the camera speed (or do it using the Mouse Wheel)

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These are the most common fly mode shortcuts. For more options take a look at the bottom strip after entering the fly mode. enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your help! Really appreciate the images and gifs. But, wondering there is a way I can control the sensitivity while I freely do the regular viewport navigations in the camera with out pressing bizzare shortcuts. To give more context I am looking for something similar to this i.stack.imgur.com/IhIr3.png. You find this in user preferences > input > ndof devices( 3D mouse ). Am i making sense ? $\endgroup$ – sreenivas Nov 7 '17 at 18:04
  • $\begingroup$ @sreenivas - get used to using Ctrl/Alt/Shift, they are common keys used during viewport navigation as well as property adjustment, they work similarly as you are dragging a value as well. For a 3d mouse, the sensitivity setting is comparable to the system mouse speed setting, which will have the same effect with the mouse sensitivity inside blender. $\endgroup$ – sambler Nov 8 '17 at 0:57
  • $\begingroup$ > For a 3d mouse, the sensitivity setting is comparable to the system mouse speed setting, which will have the same effect with the mouse sensitivity inside blender. I don't think changing the NDOF device sensitity is effecting the regular mouse sensitivity. $\endgroup$ – sreenivas Nov 8 '17 at 4:13
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Press 0 and set the camera.

In the outliner click the camera

In the camera tab

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Click and drag mouse on focal length to zoom in and out

Click and drag mouse on Below shift x to pan right and left and shift y to pan up and down

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  • $\begingroup$ Really appreciate your comment. But, I am looking for something in the similar lines @paul explained in the answer. Ability to control the sensitivity of the regular camera rotation, pan and zoom. $\endgroup$ – sreenivas Nov 7 '17 at 17:53

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