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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — zooming with the Numpad

The Blender Numpad also allows you to control the zoom. But this may not work if you have Emulate Numpad enabled. If you do, skip to the next Time for action — section.

  1. Press the + (plus) key on the Numpad several times.
  2. Press the - (minus) key on the Numpad several times.
  3. Press the. (period) key on the Numpad.
  4. Press the Home key on the keyboard (This is not the Home key on the Numpad.) Press fn+Left arrow if you are using a Mac with no Home key.

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Pressing the "+" key on the Numpad zooms into the scene by steps and pressing the "-" key on the Numpad zooms out. To fill the view with the active object, you press the "." key on the Numpad, which makes it easy to focus on what you are working ...

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