Godot's 3D editor

Before getting started with 3D, it will be useful to briefly review how to navigate in Godot's 3D space. The camera is controlled with the mouse and keyboard:

  • Mousewheel up/down: Zoom in/out
  • Middle button + drag: Orbit the camera around the current target
  • Shift + middle button + drag: Pan camera up/down/left/right
  • Right-click + drag: Rotate camera in place

If you're familiar with popular 3D games such as Minecraft, you can press Shift + F to switch to Freelook mode. In this mode, you can use the WASD keys to fly around the scene while aiming with the mouse. Press Shift + F again to exit Freelook mode.

You can also alter the camera's view by clicking on the [ Perspective ] label in the upper-left corner. Here, you can ...

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