Toggles the viewport navigation between WalkAbout mode and normal navigation mode.

WalkAbout mode changes the way the mouse actions, the arrow keys and the Shift and Ctrl mouse combinations work.

The viewport title changes to “WalkAbout” to indicate WalkAbout mode.

Tip: Use the Camera
command, Show option to see the camera movement in the other viewports.

WalkAbout actions

Right mouse button


Control yaw and pitch of the camera (turning your head and looking up or down).

Mouse wheel

Walk/dolly the camera forward and backward.


+ Mouse wheel

Zoom the camera in/out in the direction of the target.


+ Right mouse button


Move the camera toward/away from the target.


+ Ctrl

+ Right mouse button


Rotate the camera around the target and auto-target an object.

Auto-targeting means that the camera will rotate around a shaded object that the WalkAbout view’s crosshair touches. Auto-targeting will also work in Wireframe viewports if the objects have been previously shaded.

You can use the right-mouse-button drag to rotate the target around the camera, aim at an object, and then press Shift + Ctrl and click and drag the right-mouse-button to rotate the camera around the object.

If you are dexterous, you can press the right-mouse-button and then the left-mouse button and hold them down at the same time to target an object and rotate the camera.


+ Right mouse button


Pan the camera.

Up Arrow

Walk/dolly the camera forward.

Down Arrow

Walk/dolly the camera backward.

Left & Right Arrow

Walk/dolly the camera side-to-side.

Page Up

Increments the step size.

Page Down

Decrements the step size.

WalkAbout Toolbar

Rhinoceros LensLengthPresets WalkAbout navigation Lens length presets

Rhinoceros LookAboutToolbar WalkAbout navigation LookAbout toolbar

Rhinoceros SetStepSize WalkAbout navigation Set step size

Rhinoceros ElevatorUp WalkAbout navigation Elevator up

Rhinoceros ElevatorDown WalkAbout navigation Elevator down

Rhinoceros WalkForward WalkAbout navigation Walk forward

Rhinoceros WalkBackwards WalkAbout navigation Walk back

Rhinoceros WalkLeft WalkAbout navigation Walk left

Rhinoceros walkright WalkAbout navigation Walk right

LookAbout toolbar

Rhinoceros RotateIncrement WalkAbout navigation Rotate increment

Rhinoceros lookup WalkAbout navigation Look up

Rhinoceros lookdown WalkAbout navigation Look down

Rhinoceros lookleft WalkAbout navigation Look left

Rhinoceros lookright WalkAbout navigation Look right

Lens Length Toolbar

Rhinoceros Lenslength 17 WalkAbout navigation 17 mm camera

Rhinoceros Lenslength 25 WalkAbout navigation 25 mm camera

Rhinoceros Lenslength 50 WalkAbout navigation 50 mm camera

Rhinoceros Lenslength 100 WalkAbout navigation 100 mm camera

Rhinoceros customcamera WalkAbout navigation Custom camera

Set Step Size

Rhinoceros smallsteps WalkAbout navigation Small steps

Rhinoceros mediumsmallsteps WalkAbout navigation Medium small steps

Rhinoceros mediumsteps WalkAbout navigation Medium steps

Rhinoceros mediumlargesteps WalkAbout navigation Medium large steps

Rhinoceros largesteps WalkAbout navigation Large steps

Rhinoceros customsteps WalkAbout navigation Custom steps

Rhinoceros WalkAbout WalkAbout navigation


Rhinoceros Menu2 WalkAbout navigation


Rhinoceros Gray Book Open WalkAbout navigation Related topics…


WalkAbout navigation