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Another Noob Question - Arc Rotate
show user profile  TheShrike
Hello all...

Why does my arc rotate sometimes just stop rotating around my selected object. It will work for a while then it will just start not orbiting my object. I will try to look at my object from the back or whatever and the view will just lose my object entirely. Any thoughts?

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8/4/2009 8:39:06 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 8:39:06 PM)
show user profile  horizon
If the arc rotate orbits around a selected object, then you're using the yellow one, and if nothing it selected it will rotate around itself again or something like that.
Is you object or sub-object selected?

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8/4/2009 9:43:12 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 9:43:12 PM)
show user profile  TheShrike
Yes, this is what I don't get. I will be selected on my object or subobject and it just rotates around nothing, or as you said, it rotates around itself. Anybody else with any thoughts or the same issue?

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8/4/2009 9:59:42 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 9:59:42 PM)
show user profile  markoid
Do you have the yellow one selected.. as Horizon said.
Then it will rotate around what you have selected.

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8/4/2009 10:59:21 PM (last edit: 8/4/2009 10:59:21 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
What they mean by 'the yellow one' is change this icon to a yellow icon in the bottom right corner of the screen

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8/5/2009 1:34:52 AM (last edit: 8/5/2009 1:34:52 AM)
show user profile  TheShrike
I have turned that on, the arc rotate in the bottom right... Still, most of the time is does not rotate around the object or subobject I have selected. So annoying.When I try to rotate it just pans my object off the screen. Sucks. I should say, it seems to work in perspective mode but not with any orthographic. I have heard its best to model in ortho though...
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8/5/2009 12:08:29 PM (last edit: 8/5/2009 12:09:22 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
press this button:
with the object selected and it should work with ark rotate or alt + middle mouse button and mouse move

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8/5/2009 12:53:14 PM (last edit: 8/5/2009 12:53:14 PM)
show user profile  threedee
like K-tonne says, just use the Alt+ScrollWheel and drag around. It's way easier. The arc-rotate is kind of goofy.
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8/5/2009 9:36:11 PM (last edit: 8/5/2009 9:36:11 PM)
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