How to Navigate in Meshmixer

Navigating the 3D view in Meshmixer’s viewport is easiest with a 3-button mouse, however you may also use a keyboard and standard 2-button mouse. 

NAVIGATE USING A 3-BUTTON MOUSE

  • Orbit: Right click
  • Zoom in/out: Scroll wheel forward/backward
  • Pan: Middle button click & drag

NAVIGATE USING A KEYBOARD

  • Orbit: ALT + click
  • Zoom in/out: ALT + Command click & drag
  • Pan: ALT + Shift click & drag

TURN ON SNAP VIEW

Navigating Meshmixer’s 3D view, and achieving precise orthogonal views, is made easier by turning on Snap View

STEP 1:

With your mouse in the Meshmixer workspace, press the SPACE bar.  This brings up Meshmixer’s shortcuts popup menu.  

STEP 2:

While holding down SPACE, click on the Free button in the top Camera section. Only click this once, even though it may not appear to change state. Release the SPACE bar, and then click SPACE again to confirm that Free is highlighted.

Now the camera will snap to orthogonal views. The process is shown below.

 

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