quasi Digi

7 answers · asked on First Steps with Blender

Hi, I am using a macbook pro with a magic mouse. On the trackpad all movements are very smooth out of the box. I can rota...

Hi, I am using a macbook pro with a magic mouse. On the trackpad all movements are very smooth out of the box. I can rotate in all directions with 2 finger swipes, pressing shift at the same time gives me pans and if I pinch I can zoom. With the magic mouse it is also very smooth and natural; I can rotate and pan with 1 finger (pressing shift to pan) but I can not zoom by pinching. I think it is because Apple took of the option of pinching with the magic mouse one or 2 OS versions ago. Now I try to change the preferences so I could ALT + scroll with the mouse to zoom but the config screen is not taking in account the gesture on the magic mouse. Is there a way I can intruduce this manually, I mean by code?
  • crew
    Jonathan Williamson
    I've not used a Magic Mouse in quite some time, so I'm not certain what's needed to enable zooming, but I'd suggest checking the Emulate 3 Button Mouse option in User Preferences > Input.
  • quasi Digi
    Hi Jonathan,
  • quasi Digi
    Thank you for your reply. The option 'emulate 3 button mouse' is not giving me the possibility to do the movements I discribed in my question but holding the left mouse + ALT, so that means that I loose the possibility to select with the left mouse.
  • crew
    Jonathan Williamson
    Maybe this will help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-JHogscHJ8
  • quasi Digi
    I will ask the question on the blender forum. Maybe they know more about there. I saw that there is always reference to some python script when rolling over the shortcuts, although I do not know anything about it, I though you might lighten my path.
  • quasi Digi
    PS: The option to have the everywhere else hard return (shift+return) shortcut as Submit shortcut over here is very enoying :/
  • crew
    Jonathan Williamson
    We're planning to adjust the hotkey for submitting and will likely include some tooltips to further help there.