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How Do I Make Unity Rotate a Scene Around Selection?

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by Termin8, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Termin8

    Termin8

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    Hi all,

    I've heard that Unity rotates the view around a selected object. However if i press Alt+LMB and move, it always rotates around scene center. I can't make it rotate around a selected object. Very annoying!

    How do i fix that?

    Thank you!

    Best regards,
    Alexander
     
  2. TheSambassador

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    Select the object you want to focus on

    Hit F

    Now rotate!
     
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  3. Termin8

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    That easy? Thank you very much!!! Stupid me... =))
     
  4. PolyMad

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    The last object you select becomes the pivot object :)
     
  5. Termin8

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    Nope, unless you focused on it
     
  6. PolyMad

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    Well, I click, click, click, click my objects and the last for what I see becomes the pivot object.
     
  7. Termin8

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    It doesn't work for me. That's why i asked here =)
     
  8. MKDev

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    You may have 2D mode selected. If so, it won't rotate. The 2D/3D mode selector is at the top of view, near the tab. Press it to set 3D mode, and it should work again...
     
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  9. MOGRA

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    hit F to focus the object then hold down Alt + the left MB and rotate!
     
  10. pbisadi

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    If you like to rotate around a pivot point, hold Alt and click and drag.
     
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  11. steveh2112

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    that work, but for some reason RMB drag is rotating around some place off in the distance, even with an object selected. how do i set the pivot to the selected object for RMB drag?

    thanks
     
  12. indiagonline

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    follow this video
     
  13. jeremy_mccloud

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    Hi, I just searched for this because I was having the same problem. It wouldn't even rotate with Alt+LMB and 2D mode was switched off! If you look closely at the top right corner of the Scene window, you'll see a little lock icon. If it's showing locked, it will lock the scenes rotation. In order to be able to rotate around your selections again, ensure that it is showing unlocked, by simply clicking on it.
     
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  14. atomrocker

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    I'm leaving the solution here for future generations:
    There are buttons on the top-left of the Scene view (current version is 2021.3.0f1, it might change in the future) named Toggle Tool Handle Position and Toggle Tool Handle Rotation. Rotation is probably set to Local instead of Global.
     

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