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Mouse-look Navigation Add-on Emulates ZBrush Navigation in Blender


ZBrush users will have an easier time using Blender with this add-on that emulates the ZBrush navigation. The add-on is free for personal use.

This Blender 3.x add-on provides better usability and customisation of basic 3D view-port navigation, in particular, ZBrush type of navigation and FPS-like movement. It's an alternative to Blender's default orbit/pan/zoom/dolly/fly/walk navigation. As such, it also adds an isometric view snapping via Alt+LMB drag.

  • ZBrush mode - mostly useful for tablet users, since it allows to use the same mouse button both for painting/sculpting and for navigation (depending on whether you click on geometry or in the background)
  • Easy switching between navigation modes without exiting the operator
  • Changes to view-port can be canceled from any mode
  • FPS-like movement is available in all navigation modes
  • Cross-hair is visible in all modes and has a different look when obscured
  • Option to more easily prevent accidental view-port rotation in Ortho projection
  • Different turntable/trackball algorithms and different fly modes (FPS-like)
    Isometric viewport snapping

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