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rotating view around the object?

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by larswik, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. larswik

    larswik

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    I want to orbit my scene camera around the selected object. I googled some answers and they pretty much say select the object, press the F key and then you can orbit around that object. That is not the case for me. I press the F key and the right click the mouse and the camera / view orbits around it's self, like it's on a trip pod. What am I missing?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. larswik

    larswik

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    Perhaps I didn't word my question correctly. After tons of searching I discovered the answer. I am posting it here for others to see if they have the same question. In the scene view select the object and press the F key to zoom into it. The on a Mac hold down the option key and press the left mouse button, not the right. This will allow you to rotate around the selected object and not just rotating the camera around it's own axis point.
     
  3. Kronnect

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    Thanks for sharing.

    I wish there was also a documented way to automate the control of the scene Camera in the Editor (from custom inspectors).
     
  4. Latency

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    On Windows you hold down the Alt key to rotate around the focussed object.
     
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