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Daniel Van OuytselPAN & ZOOM while in a command
by on May 31, 2011 at 10:06:59 am

Hello there,
I am working with 3dsMax2010Design. When drawing in Autocad I can (while in a command such as drawing a line or a rectangle...) PAN and ZOOM without a problem.
In 3dsMax I can ZOOM in and out (altough not to a specific point) but PANNING is impossible while in a command. Is this just question of checking the right item in the preferences checkbox or - if not- is there a way to deal with this problem.
THX


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Graham MacfarlaneRe: PAN & ZOOM while in a command
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 7:35:20 pm

Although not a specific point you can zoom in and out about the mouse pointer (using the mouse scroll wheel in your situation).
By default this option is normally switched off in Max and can be accessed in the Customize>Preferences>Viewports tab

As far as panning in the viewport is concerned this is not possible as far as I know without ending an operation or command as you put it.

Graham Macfarlane
3D animator and VFX specialist
London UK


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Daniel Van OuytselRe: PAN & ZOOM while in a command
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:38:52 am

Hello Graham,
For zooming in or out I got the same reply from someone else. By default the "wheel zoom increment" is 24.5mm. Do your settings display a different value?
For Panning that same person suggested to use the "I" key. When you hit this key the position of the cursor centers to the mid of the screen. (without exiting the command). So far this seems to work properly for me.
Thanks for your advice,
Daniel


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Graham MacfarlaneRe: PAN & ZOOM while in a command
by on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:20:35 pm

True the "I" key does seem to be a solution! Not very elegant though, Photoshop handles it far better.
Concerning the default "wheel zoom increment" mine is always 1.0m when my scene is set to Meters for example. If I set scene to mm then the "wheel zoom increment" becomes 1000mm.

Graham Macfarlane
3D animator and VFX specialist
London UK


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