3D view + more

Is it possible to rotate the 3D view with a bit more accuracy than the pre-fixed NUM-keys crap. Like with your mouse which most 3D apps allow?? And is it possible to “slide” to the left or right? so i can actually get my model in the middle of the screen and not half way off?

Also can any one refer me to the pure basic to pro tutorials, i have little knowledge on any 3d applications or terms/techniques let alone blender but half the tutoirals i read are either lame or they expect you to know 3D terms and technique for “newbie tutorials”

thanks in advance :slight_smile:

Yes :slight_smile:

hold MMB and drag to rotate view.

Shift-MMB to pan the view.

Ctrl-MMB to zoom (more control than spinning the mousewheel.

You can change the rotate and zoom properties in the user preferences window.

Ok , rotating views:
Alt + Middle mouse button rotates view
Shift + Middle Mouse button slides left & right/ or up & down

Tutorials:
best place to start (blender basics tutorial book)
http://members.home.nl/dotblend/download.htm

elysiun list of tutorials
https://blenderartists.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13380

blender3d.org list of tutorials
http://www.blender3d.org/cms/Tutorials.243.0.html

Blender user guides (all have intro sections on basic 3d terms and conventions)

Next: take a deep breath, relax, it will get easier as you go along and welcome to the community :smiley: