Rotate view around perspective viewport vertical axis

I’ve been a Rhino user for a lot of years (starting in 2003 with v.3), and am now using the v.7 WIP, but I don’t consider myself particularly adept – I’m retired now and it is sort of an adjunct activity.

But recently for a project that I’m working on, I have found that it would be immensely helpful for my workflow to be able to rotate the view of an object around the vertical axis of the perspective viewport without changing the CPlane. The iRhino 3D app on my iPad does what I’m looking for marvelously just by swiping horizontally across the screen. It is entirely possible that I am just not familiar enough with the abundance of commands or that I am missing something basic, so if someone could point me in the right direction, I would very much appreciate it. (I’ve never done anything with Grasshopper nor Python.)

Otherwise, may I make it a feature request? :slightly_smiling_face:

Would a SpaceMouse give me the functionality that I want (I am not familiar with the critter), or do I just need to change a mouse wheel setting?

In Options>Views, is your Rhino set up like this?


That setting seems to do what you are describing, unless I got it wrong.


Example: Left and Right keys

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Thanks for your reply!

Yes, that is the setting. But I think you put me onto what I was looking for! “Rotate relative to view” seems to be the simple answer! (As I suggested above, I’m not surprised it was something basic. :slightly_smiling_face:)