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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — rotating the view in another direction with the Numpad

In addition to displaying the scene from particular axes, Blender lets you use the Numpad to revolve around the center:

  1. Press the 3 key on the Numpad.
  2. Press the 2 key on the Numpad several times.
  3. Press the 8 key on the Numpad several times.
  4. Press the 1 key on the Numpad.
  5. Press the 2 key on the Numpad several times.
  6. Press the 8 key on the Numpad several times.

What just happened?

Pressing the 3 key, you shifted to the right side view. Pressing the 2 key rotates the view so the front goes up. Pressing the 8 key rotates the view so the front goes down. Pressing the 1 key, you shifted to the front view. Pressing the 2 key rotates the view so the front goes up. Pressing the 8 key rotates ...

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