Rotate tool stuck on one axis. How to 'unlock' and allow free rotation about all axes?

OK. I searched "Rotate" - too many. And I found nothing seaching for rotate tool being stuck on one axis. Thus, am posting the question as if it's a new topic (although I'm skeptical of it being so).

Choosing the rotate tool seems to have defaulted to rotating about a single axis. What can I do to modify that behavior?

Kind regards,

1 Answer

Make sure you're not accidentally selecting the "roll" command, it looks almost identical to "rotate"

To save time, clicks and generally be a much smoother operator, don't use the rotate tool, use the middle mouse button instead.

Middle mouse button to rotate, ctrl+mmb to pan, shift+mmb to zoom or better yet, just scroll the wheel to zoom in and out.