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Essentials E01 – Scene panel

In this post we take a look at the Scene panel – Unity’s main area for constructing your games.

Shortcuts Used

  • Q,W,E,R – Select each of the 4 tools at the top of the Scene panel
  • Alt (having selected Hand or Translate tool – Q or W) – Allows Rotation of the view
  • CTRL (having selected Hand tool – Q) – Allows Zoom of the view

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    Where is the Search Panel for the Scene view? I can’t seem to find it. Do I have to turn it on somewhere?

    • Hi there, its something that is in Unity 3.0 – I’ve been making the videos with that to help with future proofing, you’ll see it very soon!

    • Umm, are you really just giving this info out for nnothig?

      • Pretty much. I have ads as you’ve probably noticed. And this originally started as an academic project idea. I’m just happy that it might be helping people get into game dev.

        • Excellent people with the know-how but are willing to share it is a bit of a rarity in the industry at the moment, I fully condone what you’re doing and hope to maybe pass the torch one day.

    hi – thanks for these tutorials – they’re super useful! 🙂

  • Thanks indeed, this is really helpful!

  • I had the problem of not having the standard package imports on the last tutorial. The answer was to continue with no imports but this starts my program with not grid line and is a little hard to navigate. How do I make that grid show up?

    • Hi Geoff, the grid is shown and hidden when you click the Overlays button at the top of the scene view, toggle it and you’ll see the grid.

    nice tutorials i`m smarter with every part of it. btw .. in description u missed shortcut .. F – focus on object button 🙂

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  • I’m learning Unity for my campus job, and I’ve got to say that this is a great way to do it. I don’t know if it’s the simple explanation or the soothing British accent that enamors me more to the videos, but thanks a ton for making them.

    • its definitely the accent.

    Seems Ctrl on PC doesn’t zoom but mouse wheel does the same thing it seems.

  • can we use 3ds or pre created objects for game objects? if so, how to import them?

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