Hello, I am new to Blender (I learned the basics of 3d modeling years ago on Wings3d and have practiced what I had learned since on that same program). In getting started with Learning Blender’s interface I have watched some videos from various sources.
There is one part i am constantly getting hung up on, though. And that is; that when I go to click/click-hold the middle mouse button, and drag my cursor in order to orbit the view…nothing happens. I play a few MMO’s so I know my wheel is working correctly. This leads me to believe I may not have something set up right in the user preferences. I hope some one can help me with this, using those numpad keys all the time just does not feel the same.
[edit posted below with additional information I realized may be needed]
I am using a desktop pc, running windows xp service pack 2, and my mouse is a ‘Microsoft: Comfort Optical Mouse 3000’…this mouse has a red forth button on the side, in addition to the two mouse buttons and lockable wheel…I do not know what this red mouse button does. I have tried clicking it under some different circumstances and it does not seem to really do anything (either it’s function is very specific, or it ends the world and I just don’t have the right launch codes to go with it).
[additional edit/note: I just tried another mouse and still nothing doing with the wheel/orbit deal.]