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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — toggling the Quad view

The Quad view is a special view with the camera, front, top, and right side views. I especially like it for setting up lighting:

  1. Press the Ctrl key, the Alt key, and the Q key.
  2. Press the Ctrl key, the Alt key, and the Q key again.

What just happened?

When you press the Ctrl key, the Alt key, and the Q key, Blender toggles the Quad view on and off. The Quad view gives you three Orthographic views and the Camera view.

Navigating in the 3D View

Following is a handy reference table that you can use while you practice. You've mastered how to navigate in the 3D View window in Blender. This may have been the toughest chapter. Phew! Well done.

Keys

Navigation

  

Pan, Zoom, Rotate with the mouse

 

MMB

Rotate View ...

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