michelblade

3 answers · asked · Lesson: The Knife Tool · Course: Mesh Modeling Fundamentals

Is there an option to move the camera, orbit around the object while using knife tool? When I am trying to do so it just a...

Is there an option to move the camera, orbit around the object while using knife tool? When I am trying to do so it just adds more cuts.
  • crew
    You should be able to navigate like normal with your Middle Mouse button while in the knife tool. If you don't have a 3button mouse then you'll need to enable Emulate 3 Button Mouse and use ALT+LMB to navigate.
  • OK, I see. I guess it may be something with Maya controls scheme I am using. I can move up-down, or left-right, I can zoom in and out, but I can not rotate/orbit. When I am trying to use ALT+LMB I am adding more cuts instead of moving the camera. This is going to be painful experience I guess.
  • crew
    This may not be what you want to hear but I would recommend using the default Blender keymap while learning. Unfortunately the Maya config is not nearly as thorough as the default and so you'll tend to run into issues exactly like what you're experiencing. These issues will be fairly simple to resolve once you're more experienced in Blender and know your way around, but while learning it'll prove frustrating.