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Blender 3D 2.49 Architecture, Buildings, and Scenery by Allan Brito

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3D visualization

When we start to work in a 3D environment, to know how to navigate and adjust the view to fit your needs is very important. At this point having a 3-button mouse is very important, because a lot of the navigation process is done either with the middle mouse button, or the mouse wheel.

Let's start with the orthographic views, which are the Top, Front, Right, Left, Bottom, and Back View. All these views can be activated with the numeric keyboard. To use these shortcuts, we must make the 3D View the active window by placing your mouse cursor over the window. Then just press these keys to activate the views:

Key

Action

8

Rotate view up

7

Top view

CTRL + 7

Bottom view

6

Rotate view right

5

Swap orthographic and ...

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