Working in the Different Views
Before you can properly view and set up the 3D element in your scene, you will need to use the Perspective and Camera views together, as well as the Top and Side views.
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In the Perspective view, you can see your scene in a complete 3D environment. This environment will allow you to setup and animate your 3D model more easily. You can rotate the view on the three axes.
|1.||Hold down ⌘ + Alt (Mac OS X), and click and drag.|
You can preview the position of your 3D model in the Camera view and see what it will look like in the camera frame. You can preview your scene in OpenGL mode.
Before you can view your 3D elements in Render mode , you must add a script module to your Network view and set up your system with the correct path to the rendering utility you will be using. If you do not complete this setup, the 3D model will simply not appear.
You can use the Top and Side views to help you position your element in the 3D environment. This can really help you precisely visualize the actual position of your model without perspective.