2.5.3 Y axis strange?

hi

Im tinkering with 2.5.3 and when I went to scale my object on the y-axis in the 4-split view…my object scaled horizontally… then I noticed that my axises seemed strange…

from the top view = Y-axis showing disappearing into what I would normally think of as the Z-axis…

Is this normal for Blender? Y-axis is more like Z in other apps? or did something get changed or is this a bug?

:eek:

ok i see all the comments about this now… didn’t see them the first time I searched.

I guess Z-axis up is normal for some apps… guess all the apps I’ve ever used were Y-axis up…

( wish there was a way to simply move the labels for those of us used to Y-up )