Return the view to the origin?

Hi, I’ve just started learning how to use Blender, and I need some basic help. When I rotate an object with the mouse wheel, I can’t seem to get back to that original, centered origin. Is there a hotkey that will return me there? Because when I put a background image in and then rotate the image disappears, and in the video tutorial I’m watching the author seems to return to the centered view with background image without clicking anything.

Thanks!

Use the numeric keypad. With the mouse pointer in the window you want to reset, press 7 for top view, 1 for front view, or 3 for side view. There are others… experiment! :slight_smile:

Great, I was just about to get to bed at a reasonable hour and now I’ll be up all night finishing the tutorial.

Thanks :smiley:

I forgot this too!

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:Manual/3D_interaction/Navigating