Navigate with the mouse and keyboard in Orbital Fly mode in ArcReader
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You can use the mouse and keyboard instead of the buttons on the Orbital Fly panel to navigate in 3D. With the mouse, you can control speed and direction, although items such as altitude and pitch still have to be controlled with the Orbital Fly panel. The keyboard contains shortcuts for all flying capabilities and can be used in conjuction with the mouse to improve the smoothness of the flying experience.
Click the Orbital Fly tool to ensure that it is active. The Orbital Fly panel will appear, but this time you will use the mouse to start, stop, and direct flying. Click anywhere on the display with the mouse to begin flying.
As you move the mouse up and down in the middle of the display, you will increase your forward and backward flying speeds. As you move the mouse to the left or right, you will change the direction in which you fly.
Click again to stop flying, or press the Esc key to end flying.
Click the Keyboard button on the Orbital Fly panel to display the keyboard shortcuts for flying.
You can control the direction of flying with either the directional arrows on your keyboard, or the W, A, S, and D keys. You control the Altitude with the L and J keys, the Pitch with the I and K keys, and the Roll with the N and M keys.
Once you are familiar with many of the keyboard shortcuts to flying, it is often easiest to use the keyboard and the mouse together to fly. For instance, you can begin flight and control the direction of flight with the mouse while controlling the altitude, pitch, and roll with the keyboard.