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Is there anyway to change the focal length of the navigation camera?

Is there anyway to change the focal length of the navigation camera? When I do an archviz walkthrough, the view feels tighter than it should and I would like to adjust the focal length when doing a ...
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Camera keeps jumping after using "Fly Mode"

Whenever i use the fly mode and then confirm the position with left mouse (or ENTER key) the position of the camera changes. This is especially annoying when i am really close to the model. Is there a ...
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Navigation of Viewport not possible to do

I just downloaded and installed Blender, but I'm stuck with navigating the scene. I can't rotate or interact with the scene. When I click LMB and drag, it doesn't rotate the scene. This happens ...
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navigate in window without navigating the camera

I am having a weird problem with my navigation. The issue occurred just today without changing any of my settings: I am looking through the camera (Numpad 0), and I want to navigate/zoom in and out ...
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Help!! Blender wont Zoom. Says moved object to master collection instead

Really need help here. Blender wont zoom in. It will zoom out all I want but when I scroll to go in it just gives me a message at the bottom that 'objects moved to master collection'. Anyone know how ...
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Blender camera window

I am setting camera for my render. But my camera Window is so small. the tutorial am following to learn Blender has a bigger screen. Can I make my Blender camera window bigger? I cant see anything ...
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Walk/Fly navigation Blender 3.2

I just updated my version of Blender on Steam to the new version 3.2, the problem is that I use a lot the walk mode and it doesn't work (Shift F). I looked in the preferences-Keymap but I can't find ...
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blender resetting viewport with drawing tablet

When I use my (Huion) drawing tablet, Blender will randomly change my 3d view. It moves, zooms, and rotates the view to random places
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Can't pan/orbit at all anymore

OS: Windows 10 Version: 2.93 Yesterday blender worked fine for modeling, and no changes have been made since, but now pan/orbit won't work. I can zoom. But can't do anything else. What I've tried: ...
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Objects visible in camera view until click middle mouse button; not visible outside in any other view

Everything I want visible on screen: has been unhidden visibility has been set to show in Viewports I did ⇧ Shift + C and then Frame All I have selected an object in the Outliner and turned on its ...
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3dconnexion mouse locks rotation when in Top view

My Spacemouse locks up in any of the orthogonal views (Top, Left, Right, Front or Back). I have set Auto perspective on (and this works for my other input devices), but not for my 3d mouse. Which ...
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Orbit with MacBook’s trackpad Bug?

I have a problem with Orbit around an object and my MacBook’s trackpad. (With a mouse there is no such problem) As soon as I deselect all the objects and I make an orbit around my object, the view ...
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How to adjust speed of pinch-to-zoom and add momentum to it like how it is with Ctrl+scroll?

I'm using the trackpad on a macbook (though I suppose this behavior is the same across platforms), the pinch to zoom speed is way too low to feel comfortable. And there's no momentum, so when your ...
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Using Alt+G to move selected object to the center of the grid causes objects to be (seemingly) parented

beginner here! I'm using Blender 3.1 I am following Blender Guru's tutorial making donuts. In his 3.0 tutorial part 6, there is a step to select the light source and use Alt+G to move it to the center ...
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How do I bind side mouse button to "move the view"

Move the view is that hand under the xyz inter face I like having it on my side mouse button
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Maintain camera pointed at object while navigating past it?

I'm recording camera movement while moving around using walk mode. While moving, I'd like the camera to remain pointed at a particular object (e.g. an empty). E.g. in the scene below, I'd like to walk ...
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How to move view forwards / backwards

I'm very new to Blender, and am struggling to even move the view / camera I can rotate, pan up/down and left/right, zoom in/out... but I can't actually move forward / backward? Is the only way to move ...
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Blender with Huion pen and Windows ink

I have a Huion pen and I set up a button to middle click to rotate the view. It's working everywhere BUT Blender. There's nothing related to pen buttons in the preferences, is there an extra step to ...
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Rotating the viewport

Is there a way to rotate the 3D Viewport as if rotating your head? I don't want to "rotate around the current selection" or around where I click, etc. Something like when you move the mouse ...
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mouse scrolling too fast in Blender on Mac

I was using Blender 3.1 on my arm Mac running Monterey 12.3 with a... normal mouse I guess, which works fine with blender on Windows and also other Mac softwares(tried other mouses and works the same ...
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Referring to Blender 3.1. Why is there now a pie menu in the outliner by default

Why is there now a pie menu in the outliner. Now I cannot select an item in the outliner unless I hold the control key.
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Fly mode - mouse navigation does not work (2.79/Ubuntu)

I have a problem with the fly mode on ubuntu and Blender 2.79. Everything was working perfectly a few hours ago, and suddenly the navigation control is not responding at all. The forward and backward ...
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Touchpad Gestures on Linux

Hey there fellow Blender heads, I'm making the jump to Ubuntu from Mac. Blender's support for the Mac touchpad was really great. Is there a way to setup the equivalent in Linux?
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Basics: Retrieve Node attribute definition boxes and noodles

On save and re-open, objects display the node attributes defined previously, but in Shader Editor, how do you display the definition dialogs and noodles? (The screen is black, even when an object is ...
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Can I change the camera to spin on axis to turn instead of rotate around an object?

I've been working on a game where I make all my assets in blender and transfer them to unreal engine. I've come to prefer the unreal engine viewport navigation and was wondering if there is a way to ...
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How do I get my Wacom Tablet to match Cinema 4D's Viewport Navigation?

I'm trying to match Blender's viewport navigation to Cinema 4D's using a Wacom tablet. Cinema 4D's is very intuitive: Rotate = Alt + Left Click + Drag Zoom = Alt + Right Click + Drag Pan = Alt + ...
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Material, UV and objects - Interface question

A newbie here. I create an object > Add an UV map > Apply some texture. I then duplicate the object, The 2 objects are rendered properly, they show the material correctly. I then want to change ...
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How to open shading menu or select material preview?

Here is the video, I can't open shading menu, how to open it? Is there other way to select material preview?
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Easily navigate around a rotated object

I find it kind of cumbersome to edit an object that has been rotated. I know I can set the navigation to „local“ to make things easier, but then I still cannot use numpad 1, 3, 7, etc. to easily jump ...
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NDOF device not working when I'm in "OOO orthographic" view

I'm using "3Dconnexion Space Mouse Compact" as my NDOF device. The 3D mouse works great, except I can't orbit using the device when I'm in Front/Right/Top orthographic view (which are ...
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How can I scroll to the bottom of the object list quickly

I have a cactus with 3000 spines and I don't want to scroll all the way down to select them. How can I do this quickly?
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How to remove crosshair in walk navigation?

I'm doing an art project that involves screen recording using walk/fly navigation through a scene (as opposed to rendering animation). As can be seen in the screenshot below, I've been able to remove ...
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I start blender from the command line with the -d option but didn't see any command output [closed]

I want to navigate the code, so I start blender from the command line with the -d option but didn't see any command output on console, how can I print command to console I only got these output, and ...
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Ctrl-Shift Arrow key broken?

I thought ctrl-shift arrowkey L & R was supposed to hop between markers, but it doesn't seem to work any more (2.93.5)?
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3D Space Mouse in Manjaro Linux

I keep getting the 3D Connexion space mouse to work in Linux, not using it for a while, and coming back to find it not working again. This time, I went through the Arch wiki page on 3D Mice, first ...
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I need to override Alt+Click shortcut but seems impossible

I'm a game developer, and I want to use Blender to model my game assets. I'm pretty used to Unity's navigation shortcuts, and it feels weird to swap between programs because of the differences between ...
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How to rotate the view around center of the (3D Viewport) screen?

I would like to know if and how it would be possible to rotate around the center of the screen. My current settings are: Orbit around selection. Zoom to mouse position. This works well until your ...
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Navigating from perspective to ortho pressing ALT not working anymore

So when navigating with Blender I can go from USER PERSPECTIVE to ortho view (front, back,etc) by pressing ALT, but for some reason this changed to just perspective or ortho. Meaning that if I'm in ...
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Select Edge Loop does not work

To solve this, I disabled "Emulate 3 Button Mouse" in the preferences. The problem is, now I can not navigate in the viewport anymore. Pressing Alt+Shift+LMB, nothing moves. I appreciate ...
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Is there a way to customize/relocate nav sphere?

I am currently running Blender 2.9 (but this would apply to 2.8 as well). In the upper right corner is a nav sphere, but it may be called something else. I have searched for weeks looking for an ...
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Blender number pad hot keys and zoom help! Not working

I'm fairly new to blender and i'm really stuck, i've followed countless YouTube tutorials and searched the web but nothing i've tried works. First off my number pad hot keys don't seem to be working, ...
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Emulate three button mouse without occupying alt key

I want to emulate a three button mouse in the same time as I want alt key hotkeys to work. This has worked in earlier versions of blender but not anymore. Why/how?
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control the speed of camera navigation (camera view)

https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/editors/3dview/navigate/navigation.html I have small object because i set the object size to realistic size just like the size of it in real life. Now my ...
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Adaptive rotation axis when navigating

I have always been confused with the way to navigate around 3D objects. I am learning Blender, and I am wondering how to make it understand when the rotation axis should change. Let me explain: If I ...
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Select object and move the view simultaneously

is there a way to select something (in edit/object, I'm interested to see if this is possible in either mode) from an area of my workspace and then zoom in/out and pan to a different area (off screen ...
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locking axis in viewport navigation

While navigating in viewport, how can I lock one of the axis and use MMB to turn my object around it (using Blender v 2.90)? I searched for axis locking, went through the docs, getting starter videos, ...
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How have navigation panel in shader editor?

How to invoke navigation panel in shader editor?
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Left-click selection stopped working in 3D-Editor

Something happened this morning; I couldn't select (or deselect) any objects in the 3d editor viewport using left-click. I could do other things with left-click, e.g., move or rotate an object, just ...
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Set viewport perspective using walkthrough?

Sometimes, I find it easiest to position my 3D viewport perspective using either the walk or fly through mode. I find it less clunky than the usual 3D port navigation tools. This is especially true ...
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Why is Frame Selected not working?

I am working on a Blender Guru project which includes 6 separate meshes. I am frustrated because the Frame Selected (hotkey Numpad .) stopped working. The mesh object that I want framed is selected ...