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Lost Inventor Feature????

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03-20-2012 09:17 AM

I was just wondering, what ever happened to the continuous orbit feature!? I don't exactly remember the key sequence. Though, I remember years ago, like 5.3, orbiting the part, letting go of my scroll wheel and watching that baby rotate on my screen like a screen saver, haha. Has this visually intriguing feature been lost to program optimization, or have I just forgotten the key sequence? Thanks in advance!!!

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03-20-2012 09:26 AM in reply to: thappy

Click Free Orbit and drag part while holding Shift key (no change).

Let go.  Part will continuously rotate based on your drag speed.

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Re: Lost Inventor Feature????

03-20-2012 09:29 AM in reply to: JDMather

Sorry, I'm just getting used to 12'. Where is the free orbit option?- Ok, I found it on the sidebar, constrained or free. I also found it in the options, free is selected. No dice... Let go of orbit, while still holding shift, am I correct? Then when I let go of shift it should continue to spin? Still no dice, hmmm... Thanks again...


Got it, free orbit as the function itself, not the scroll button method...  Thank You!!!!

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