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The numeric keypad gives you a high-speed means of navigating the 3D View in Blender. The following table explains some of the more useful and common hotkeys that involve the numeric keypad. (Note: If you’re using a laptop that doesn’t have a numeric keypad, you can enable the Emulate Numpad check box in the Input section of User Preferences and use the numbers along the top of your keyboard instead of the numeric keypad.)

Hotkey Description
1 Front view
Ctrl+1 Back view
2 Rotate view up
Ctrl+2 Pan view up
3 Left side view
Ctrl+3 Right side view
4 Rotate view left
Ctrl+4 Pan view left
5 Toggle perspective/orthographic view
6 Rotate view right
Ctrl+6 Pan view right
7 Top view
Ctrl+7 Bottom view
8 Rotate view down
Ctrl+8 Pan view down
9 Redraw screen
0 Camera view
Ctrl+Alt+0 Set camera to viewport
/ Toggle local view
. (dot/period) Zoom on selection
+ Zoom into view

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Jason van Gumster, author of all editions of Blender For Dummies, has used Blender in animation, video, and digital design for over 20 years. A Blender Foundation certified trainer, he has taught numerous students and serves as lead moderator on BlenderArtists.org, the largest Blender community website.

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