Blender: Viewport Navigation Helper

A3D Tools
13 ratings

Tested on Blender 2.83

Blender is great, but one thing I miss from my years of being a Maya artist are the fluid viewport controls and radial menus.

So I made this -a little tool to quickly focus on different objects in the Blender 3D Viewport. 

- Use the hotkey Shift + F to bring up a pie menu.

- Quickly focus on the selected object, the entire scene, or orthographic views with ease. 

- Quickly toggle between Quad View and local views.

- Quickly align the camera with different elements or objects.


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Installation Instructions:

  • Download pie_a3d_navigation_tools.rar
  • Extract it into a folder, for example ../Documents/Blender/Scripts
  • In Blender, open the Edit->Preferences menu and select "Add-ons"
  • Click "Install" and select the file.
  • Make sure to enable the plugin by clicking the checkbox!
  • In the viewport use the Shift + F hotkey to bring up the menu.



- Add support for aligning to active elements.

- Added support for Quad View toggle



- Initial release


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  • You are free to use this tool, for any purpose.
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  • You can study how this tool works and change it.
  • You can distribute changed versions of this tool.

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