Moving around in uMake

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Moving around in uMake and in 3D Space may seem a bit tricky with an iPad, but uMake has worked hard to make it easy and intuitive.

Orbit Tool

Orbiting in uMake, or ‘tumbling’ as it is known in other applications is accomplished with the big blue button which is located in the lower left corner of the uMake Editor Interface.
To Orbit in uMake, simply tap and hold on the blue ‘Orbit Button’ with one finger, and then swipe anywhere in the canvas with another finger or stylus, and you will orbit around in 3D space. The initial placement of the finger used to orbit changes the pivot point of the orbit, so sometimes orbiting may require a couple different swipes. Try it out and you will get a hang for orbiting in uMake in no time. For more, you can check out the following video.

Pan, Tilt, and Zoom

In addition to orbiting in uMake, there are three other ways to move around in 3D Space — Panning, Tilting, and Zooming. 

  • Pan: Panning essentially moves the seen side to side or up and down. If you want to move your view point up or down or side to side, place two fingers together on the screen and swip up to move vertically or side to side to move horizontally.
  • Tilt: Tilting is like rotating – you can tilt the scene using two fingers spread apart, and rotating them just like you would in any other iOS application.
  • Zoom: You can zoom in and out of your scene or to an object using the pinch gesture. To zoom in, place two fingers together on the screen and spread them apart. To zoom out, place two fingers spread apart on the screen and pinch the fingers together. This works much the same way as zoom works in other iOS applications.

For more information, watch this video

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