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How to Emulate a Numpad and 3-Button Mouse in Blender

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How to emulate a number pad and 3 button mouse in Blender

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Most laptops do not have a numpad that is compatible with Blender. This makes emulating the numpad in Blender impossible. Not only that, by default emulating the 3-button mouse in Blender also requires activation.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Numpad and 3-button mouse functions in Blender on a laptop without a Numpad or a 3-button mouse compatible with Blender.

1. How to emulate a number pad in Blender

How to enable Emulate Numpad in Blender
How to enable Emulate Numpad in Blender
  • Go to Edit > User Preferences > Input
  • On the ‘Keyboard’ tab, check on the box labeled ‘Emulate Numpad’
  • Now you can use your numbers pad in Blender as you would on a normal keyboard

2. How to emulate a 3-button mouse in Blender

How to enable Emulate 3 button mouse in Blender
How to enable Emulate 3 button mouse in Blender
  • Go to Edit > User Preferences > Input
  • On the ‘Mouse’ tab, check on the box labeled ‘Emulate 3 Button Mouse’
  • Now you can use your mouse pad in Blender as you would on a normal mouse

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