Maya 2020 fundamentals - modelling the real world
Get halfway through a model and find it's an unworkable mess? Can't add edge loops where you need them? Can't subdivide a mesh properly? If any of this sounds familiar check this course out.
# 1 20-12-2006 , 07:08 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 59

Middle mouse button

I work on a laptop and bought a "three button mouse" it has two standard buttons with one scrolling button in the center clicking that never works for me. Can anyone tell me how to get the three button effect with two buttons on a laptop or using the scroll button on the mouse. For a quick fix can someone tell me how to parent a object without middle mouse dragging.

Much appreciateduser added image

# 2 20-12-2006 , 10:42 AM
arran's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,708
just shift select the two objects and then press 'P'. As for your mouse problem, I would ask for a new mouse - if you buy something that doesn't work, send it back!

# 3 20-12-2006 , 05:22 PM
NeoStrider's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Posts: 1,541
you might need to update your mouse drivers or if the mouse came with any software you might want to install it...

Accept no substitutions.
# 4 17-01-2007 , 06:03 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: commonwealth of los angeles
Posts: 70
i had the same problem with my usb mouse on my laptop. sometimes the middle mouse button would engage and sometimes it wouldnt. usually it wouldnt.

there is an alternate way of middle clicking on a laptop. here is what i did:

open control panel and open the mouse and pointers icon (i think thats what its called on laptops). i think under the TAPPING tab, you are able to configure what buttons do what on your touchpad. leave the left and mouse buttons on default. there is an option to set the right and left buttons to middle click when simultaneously selected. enable this option and youre ready to go.

its tricky to pan/move (i dont know what its called) a camera with this setup. with a normal mouse, you would simply hit alt, middle mouse and drag move as youd like. to do this with this setup, youll need two hands. with your left hand, youll need to hold alt and both right and left mouse buttons. with your right hand youll have to actually move by dragging on the touchpad. its not so hard once youve done it a few times. you get good at it pretty quick.

Posting Rules Forum Rules
You may not post new threads | You may not post replies | You may not post attachments | You may not edit your posts | BB code is On | Smilies are On | [IMG] code is On | HTML code is Off

Similar Threads