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Camera Panel

The camera tools appear in a floating panel where you can switch between front, back, far side, near side, top, and bottom cameras.

To display the Camera panel, click View > Show Camera Panel.

The panel appears to the left of the 3D Viewport. It brightens when you hover over it and fades when you move away from it.

The following tools are available on the panel.

Perspective selector Lets you select the camera view. Click any side of the perspective selector to display the scene from that side. For example, click the center to display the scene from overhead, or click the left side to display the scene from the left.
Restore Camera Returns the camera to the state it was in prior to using the perspective selector.
Lock Camera Locks or unlocks the camera.
More Options Opens the camera properties.
New Camera Creates a new camera preset.
  Camera list Displays the scene in the 3D Viewport using the selected preset camera.
  Brightness Makes the overall scene brighter, adding detail to shadows.
  Perspective Controls the amount of perspective distortion in the selected camera by changing the focal point of its virtual lens.

Smaller perspective values reduce perspective distortion and increase the focal length of the lens. Larger values do the opposite.

Filter effects Applies a camera effect to the loaded scene. For example, click B&W to create a black and white film.


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