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Object disappears on middle click

Newbie here. I'm following Andrew Price's donut tutorial and here's my problem (one of them): Sometimes, when I press middle click to navigate, my object disappears. This happens sporadically, ...
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Problems with viewport orientation and reverse camera view

I have been experiencing quite a few problems with the rendered view. As you can see in the video, for some reason the camera view is flipped/reversed and I don't know why it has done this. Like I ...
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Moving the touchpad pointer without clicking the touchpad's button

Is there any way to customize the settings for "Emulate 3 Button Mouse" in order to use "Alt+" combination without pressing the touchpad's button? Only "Alt+moving pointer&...
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Set a keymap to Rotate The View like the walk mode

I want to set (Alt+Ctrl+drag Right mouse) to Rotate The View like the walk mode, release the R mouse to done the operation. just like the 1st person look around. and I don't want to enter walk/fly ...
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Unable to zoom or pan away from a certain point [duplicate]

I am using Blender 2.91, and have found that there seems to be some "point" unrelated to the selected object, that I simply can't zoom away from. How can I fix this? I have seen a lot of ...
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How stop moving the view when entering walk mode?

When I enter walk mode, I want the view to stay in the same position. Here's what the documentation says: On activation the mouse pointer will move at the center of the view, and a cross marker will ...
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Navigation doesn't work in Layout mode

I can't move around in the viewport in layout mode. No zoom, No Hand move thing nothing. Did I change some setting by mistake? When im in sculpting mode it works kind of, but when I go back to layout ...
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Gestures to navigate in the viewport

Is there a way to turn on gestures to navigate similar to photoshop? Pinch to zoom, ability to pan/rotate, undo history etc
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Using two keyboards with Blender

I have two keyboards and would like to use keyboard #1 as usual and keyboard #2 mapped in another way. Is this possible? Currently the two keyboards are considered equal. If this is not possible in ...
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My viewport rotation is inconsistent. Is this a bug or an option I misclicked?

I've recently started using Blender 2.9.0. I just realized that the viewport rotation around an object is inconsistent. Most of the times it is clockwise if i hold down my MMB and move my mouse to the ...
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How to “Separate by loose parts” in 2.90?

I use the search function for everything in blender when I can. That could be a bad habit though, because now "Separate by loose parts" doesn't come up in search (2.90) and I do not know how ...
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How to pan around the shader editor on a mac?

I just opened Blender and I opened the shader editor for the first time. I wanted to read the properties of the node which is there, but I can not since it falls outside the view. I hold my middle ...
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Focal Length in Walk/Fly Navigation Mode

How do I change the focal length in Walk/Fly Navigation Mode?
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How do I “look around” in a scene? Also, what's up with zooming?

Noob here (be kind). I am coming to Blender because I would like to use it to primarily do Arch Viz renderings and fly through animations. I'm really loving blender so far, but one thing I'm not ...
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Pan view wont work

My middle mouse and shift button work on everything else, I even set it back to default factory settings but it still doesn't work. I tried googling but nothing helped. Ive also tried the alternative ...
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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: ...