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Orbiting the View

To orbit the perspective view:

1.   Click the Orbit button that is found to the left of the screen.

2.   Move your mouse cursor into the landscape design, and then hold down the left mouse button while moving the mouse in the direction you wish to rotate your view.

To orbit around a specific object:

1.   Click the object in your design that you wish to orbit around.

2.   Click the Zoom Selection button to center the object in your view.

3.   Click the Orbit button found to the left of the screen.

4.   Position your mouse cursor in the landscape design, and then hold down the left mouse button while moving the mouse in the direction you wish to rotate your view.

To orbit around the entire scene:

1.   Ensure that no objects are selected. Click Edit and Select None if needed.

2.   Click the Zoom to Selection button to center the entire landscape design in the viewport.

3.   Click the Orbit button found to the left of the screen.

4.   Position your mouse cursor in the landscape design, and then hold down the left mouse button while moving the mouse in the direction you wish to rotate your view.

Orbiting is the method of rotating your view while in the 3D Perspective view, and is very useful for viewing all sides of a 3D object such as a house. For example, if your viewpoint was focused on the front yard of a residence, but you need to view the back yard, you could use the Pan and Orbit tools to move your view into place.

Mouse Shortcut: The fastest way to orbit your view is to simply hold down the right mouse button while moving the mouse in the direction you wish to rotate your view. This shortcut, along with the Pan mouse shortcut, can make adjusting your view quick and easy.

Tips:

      Orbiting is only available in the perspective view (not the Top-Down view).

      The mouse cursor automatically jumps to the other side of the screen when it reaches the side of the viewport, making it easy to orbit large distances with a single mouse click.

See also:

Top-Down View
Perspective View
Panning the View
Zooming the View
Zooming into the Selection
Zooming into a Rectangle