I am a complete newbie. How do I do the above? I know that the zoom feature can be accessed by scrolling MMB or ctrl MMB and moving it. But it seems that the zoom is tied to the origin somehow and that I can’t get to zoom in past this point.
Also, how do I make a sort of custom box with the mouse and zoom right into that… or just zoom or rotate around a selected object in general? Like in Maya, I can use ctrl-alt and make a box and I’ll zoom right into that.
I hope I’ve explained it clearly. Thanks in advance on any help… .or just any tip on orienting myself in Blender in general!
You may be able to use Numpad-dot (.) by using the Fn key on your laptop… however, in my experience, whether it works or not varies from one laptop to the next. You may just be better off remapping that operation to a different (hopefully unused) hotkey.
Most laptops have the ability to access a makeshift numpad on their keyboards (it’s usually indicated in italics with a number on the lower right of each key). You use these keys by holding down an Fn key (usually on the bottom left of the keyboard) and then pressing one of the keys labeled as a numpad key.