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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — toggling between Perspective and Orthographic views

Now you will discover how to change between Perspective and Orthographic view:

  1. Press 1, 8, 8, 4, 4 on the Numpad to get a nice angle on the cube.
  2. Press the 5 key on the Numpad.
  3. Press it again.

What just happened?

When you press the 5 key on the Numpad, the 3D View switches between Perspective and Orthographic views as in the previous illustration.

Have a go hero — playing with Perspective and Orthographic views

Now it's time to play. Using what you have learned about navigating in the 3D view, experiment by finding different angles to view the scene and shifting between Perspective and Orthographic views and see how they compare. Be sure to try views like top, left, and front, as well ...

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