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Having trouble making a keymap work when mouse button is released

I'm trying to bind view3d.navigate to middle mouse button so that it's only activated while the buttons is pressed. I'm having trouble getting it to deactivate. I'...
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How do you pan zoom rotate the viewport while drawing with the grease pencil tool?

I'm an illustrator and I use photoshop to create my work on a flat surface. At least there, I can zoom, pan, rotate my illustration to completion. How the heck do you pan zoom rotate the viewport ...
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How do I adjust the sensitivity of zooming and panning?

Recently when I was using Blender, I accidentally did some sort of keystroke that messed up my navigation settings. The sensitivity of zooming, panning, and orbiting was knocked to almost zero, and I ...
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Why does choosing the 'Windows Ink' tablet API mean I can't navigate in the viewport using my stylus?

I'm new in Blender, so I have some problems working with "Grease Pencil". Obviously when you use a graphic tablet with "Grease Pencil", to achieve good smooth curvature of strokes ...
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How to set Ctrl+MMB to Orbit?

How do i set my MMB + Ctrl to orbit. What is the hotkey term in keymap settings? Very much grateful for any suggestions, Stewart
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Everything Disappears When I Come Out of Camera View

I'm using Blender 2.83 on a Mac (OS Catalina 10.15.5) Every time I try to navigate out of camera view, everything disappears. I have "Orbit Around Selection" checked in my preferences, I've ...
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Is there a way to enable right click menu to show on mouse up rather than on mouse down?

The right click context menu in Blender 2.8 currently appears when the right click menu is pressed down rather than the conventional behavior in many other pieces of software of appearing when the ...
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I think I changed the way I “orbit” in the viewport: how to restore it?

I think I have pushed a key that changed the way I "orbit" in my viewport. It feels weird with the mouse. Don't know how to explain that. It seems that it is not focused on the 3D cursor ...
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Move/Rotate/Scale selected Object by Arrow Hotkeys?

I feel a bit stupid to ask, but is it possible to move/rotate/scale my object by arrow hotkeys (left=Move, Down=Rotate, right=scale, up=gizmo). This i believe would really speed up my workflow. It ...
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How can I orbit precisely in the 3D viewport?

I can orbit in the 3D viewport by using the middle mouse button. I can also orbit in fixed increments using 2, 4, 6, 8 on the number pad. But how can I orbit more precisely? For example, I may want to ...
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I can't change my Fly Navigation keys

I'm using the Fly-mode to make a video but i have an AZERTY keyboard. For some reason when I go to User Preferences and change the keys to whatever I want to use, it doesn't work. I went to Navigation ...
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Navigation gizmo missing after loading a file

I am using Blender 2.82a on Mac, and it seems every time I open this particular file, my navigation gizmo (viewport top right) along with the zoom, pan, and camera buttons that are usually below it ...
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Changing shortcut to change views doesn't work. Is it possible? How?

I tried to assign a new shortcut to changing views (Front, Left, Right) and it does not work. I check conflicts and tried different keys combinations. How can I do that?
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Have mouse wheel move the viewport camera instead of zooming

Is there a way to have the mouse wheel move the viewport camera, rather than just zoom it (currently it just changes the FOV)? Unreal Editor does this and I find it a lot easier to use than Blender.
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why does my scrolling lock to zoom mode when I hit CMD,SHIFT, OPTION or CONTROL?

I'm trying to follow a tutorial to learn blender. I'm using the apple Magic Mouse and with the touch surface I can orbit the view and using the Cmd/option/shift I can change it to zoom and moving ...
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Why can't I move the camera as freely as I can navigate in the 3D View? [duplicate]

Just switched from maya to blender and as you can assume, I'm having some troubles. I can figure out the program just fine, but I want to know the reason why the render camera is designed with such ...
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Relocate Navigation Panel

I`d like to ask how can i relocate the navigation panel with or without the nav gizmo to elsewhere. I am left handed, using a screen tablet and the panel is not in the most ideal position atm. Thanks ...
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“navigate” in your scene with the keys & mouse, like you would in a game [duplicate]

I made an architectural model of my house & I would like to "visit it". Actually I did animate a camera inside it to have several points of view. But it's not really handy. What I would like is ...
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How do I use path tracking in a 3D space?

I am new to game engines and have a project of my own. I've created an aircraft game, but I am stuck at a certain point about path following. How do I make an enemy asset follow the player whilst the ...
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blender 2.8 panning 3d view with right and left mouse buttons simultaneously

is it possible make the panning of the 3D view with Left-Mouse-Button + Right-Mouse-Button buttons simultaneously instead of Shift + Left-Mouse-Button ?
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How can I make the render camera follow my mouse navigation?

I have a big scene, I want to render many different shots from various angles, is there a way to make the camera to render exactly what I’m looking at in the view port? I want the camera to follow my ...
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Navigation (pan, zoom) stopped working for unknown reason, rotation still works

I can still rotate using middle mouse buttom (MMB) when I hit shift with MMB it should Pan and Mouse-wheel should zoom in/out. In other scenes it works. In this it worked before as well, but during ...
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Export 3D Model als standalone exe DMG viewer

I'd like to publish 3D models as exe or DMG so my clients can open them as a stand-alone application for viewing. Basically, I'm looking for something like Sketchfab offline suitable for products I ...
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Can't use pen to navigate in viewport

When I middle click, as soon as the pen is in hover distance, the blender viewport starts to rotate, and if I were to try to rotate again, the rotation will snap depending on where on the screen I put ...
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blender game engine v2.79 - autogeneration of navmesh in RTS games

I am making a RTS game and i want everytime that user creates a new building to autogenerate a new navmesh so the AI knows the path I see the navmesh is generated once and in order for the ai to know ...
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Viewport Navigation/Manipulation

I'm coming from Rhino3d and I'm having trouble understanding the conventions for orbiting, rotating, and panning the view port in Blender. For example, in Rhino3d clicking and holding the RMB at any ...
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How do I get my navigation back (2.8)

I don't know how, but I made my navigation disappear. (I don't know what's the real name of it) What I'm missing is this: Anyone has an idea how to get it back? :x
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2.8 fly mode is crusing like a boat

Is there a way to use cruise controls like the old fly mode without changing too much else in 2.8? (I don't want to revert to 2.7) I'm using the word cruising as in it moves and will continue to ...
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Middle mouse button does not move the user perspective

I'm new to Blender and 2.81 is way too different. I was using the press & hold middle button normally, tried to create a new plane with PBR materials (previously prepared with Youtube tutorials). ...
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2.8 Pivot Point trouble

Hi and thanks in advance. I have a project in which I can't seem to zoom in enough (anymore) and the pivot point does not seem to work as desired. I have tried setting both the 3d cursor and pivot ...
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Moving or zooming in Blender 2.8 on Mac

So I am doing a thumbnail for my team, and when I load my project, I can zoom and move around for about 20 seconds before it's not working, I can now do anything, but zoom in or out and movie my ...
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How do I “View selected” in edit mode?

My keyboard does not have a numpad so I changed the keymap for view selected to F as in Maya. The problem I'm having is it doesn't work in edit mode when selecting Verts/Faces/Edges. I'm not sure if ...
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Rotate object “Like Center Mouse Button”

(I don't even know how to articulate this). Say I start Blender with the default 2d scene - cube and view centered at 0,0,0. I can use the center mouse button to rotate/pan around the cube. Any up/...
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grease pencil keyframe navigation?

just have a simple issue of finding out how to jump to front or back key-frames, as I am currently typing in the number each time, but hope there is a simple short-cut / hotkey. Inside grease pencil ...
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I've somehow got rid of my navigation bar so that it no longer appears in layout mode, which is a pain

I've had this happen a few times, and I can't work out what I've pressed. Now any time I want to use the navigation bar I have to switch over to a different workspace (I think I mean navigation bar: ...
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How do I unlock navigation from the origin of an object?

I accidentally locked my view around the origin of my mesh. Now when I zoom it does not zoom in properly it goes up and down instead of in and out. I can not find the setting where I can unlock it. ...
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Snap Viewport Camera?

There's a navigation option in 3Dcoat where you can just hold the Shift button while rotating your view and it will snap to nearest elevation (front back side etc). This renders the need for ...
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Custom Navigation Keymap / Problem

ive a navigation problem which is hard for me to explain. i managed to map my navigation to c4d "1, 2, 3" style so 1 + LMB = pan / 2 + LMB = zoom / 3 + LMB = rotate. basically it works but when i move ...
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How to Pan around the view port with/using mouse side buttons (Button 4,and 5) in blender 2.8?

Is there a way to pan and zoom with side buttons on the mouse in blender 2.8 ? I can't seem to get the "Button4 Mouse" and "Button5 Mouse" Keymapping working on the "pan view" option. Side buttons ...
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Synchronize the scene with the workspace (layout) in Blender 2.8

As Blender was upgraded from 2.79 to 2.8, the scene's dependence on the workspace(layout) was removed and separated. Nice update but I found it uncomfortable compared to 2.79. Below I will describe ...
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Why does pressing 'Numpad .' not center my view correctly on the selected object?

In layout mode, when I select my object and press numpad . to center my view onto my object. Instead it has me orbit nothing and I cant zoom in on my object. this function still works for other ...
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Navigation locks into Zoom - cannot pan or rotate anymore

On the latest version (Mac) of 2.8. No matter what I do, pan and rotate navigation no longer works. I have read about 20 different responses/hypothetical solutions here to this, apparently, common ...
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Navigation tools in 2.8 not working

When Im in blender 2.8 I click the tools at the top (the hand and the zoom tool) and they do nothing! I know how to scroll to use them but they don't work. I will build and stuff and then like 5 ...
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Orbit around selection not working on some Objects?

I`m using Blender2.8 and depending on the object I select Orbit around Selection does not seem to work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK2A3g2DjRU&feature=youtu.be Any idea what could be ...
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Navigation locked out during operations?

I don't seem to be able to navigate around while trying to do some operations. E.g. when using the E command, I can't mousewheel to zoom. Is there some way of changing that? It's incredibly annoying. ...
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Navigation Gizmo missing

I’ve just downloaded the latest build of Blender 2.81; everything works great, but I noticed the Navigation Gizmo (viewport’s top-right) is currently missing; I found that widget particularly useful ...
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Unusual Viewport Issue

So, I'm not sure what's going on here. But I just finished an animation in another file and came to this model I'm working on and... well I don't know how to explain it but any time I get close to the ...
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Weird Orbit feature with 2.80

When you use the multiresolution modifier in blender, whenever you orbit the subdivisions have the same effect as if turning off and when you stop orbiting they are displayed again. I believe this is ...