I have been searching the internet.. finally got the first part of the
problem... still stuck though.
When I orbit, it's been nutssssss...
So I found out that there is a gravity option..
Somehow it's supposed to orbit in one plane, but mine is stuck in no
gravity mode. Normally you are supposed to hit control on a pc while
orbitting to get into that mode.. I am always in that mode, and in order
to get out of it, I need to hit control.
I want to get into gravity so I rotate in one plane.. How do I do that?
I have tried the perspective, it does not change. Two POINT PERSPECTIVE
is unclicked.. tried it but no dice.
I've used a 3DConexxion "SpaceNavigator" with SU for years, which has
its own parameters for orbiting using pan, zoom, tilt, spin and roll, so
have pretty much forgotten how these things are set in the newer
versions of SU, and for different mouse/pointing devices.
You can set many preferences under Window|Model Info, Preferences, &
Styles, and you can also save your preferred axis for different Scenes
under that "properties to save" heading.
Might be the template you're using. Try setting up an .skp file with the
axis, styles, camera, views, etc like you want it, save it as a template
and set it as default, and see if that gets you what you want.
How exactly are you invoking the orbit command? Are you using the orbit
icon or is your mouse click wheel the action the involker? I use a
Logitech thumb track ball and use the center click wheel to orbit with no
Logitech wireless mouse , center scroll wheel depressed.
I have the problem solved. I rotated my pieces 90 to get the orbit to
Still haven't figured out why my blue axis starts horizontal. I'm
working on that
Wow that is a strange problem.. LOL
I think I have found your problem. I think you may be starting drawings
with a possible default "construction document" template. When I
changed to this template all of the default the red, blue, green axis
lines start up in the wrong orientation. Try changing you default
template to one of the simple default templates.
So that I always have Sketchup set up the way I want, I start every new
drawing from a file/drawing that I have named Startup and write
protected it. This start up file has a simple drawing in it so I can
recognize it from the load up and easily deleated and saved under the
new project name. Anyway starting from this file for every drawing
insures that every drawing is going to have the same features that I
expect. Similar to using specific templates to start a drawing.
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