Familiar coordinate axes in Blender 2.8

The coordinate axes widget in the viewport window can be switched to a simple and familiar look, like in Blender 2.7.

To do that:

  1. Open the “Preferences” window
  2. Go to the “Viewport” section
  3. In the “Display” subsection switch the “3D Viewport Axis” parameter to “Simple Axis”
  4. Save your preference with the “Save Preferences” button

In order to off the axes from the viewport display:

  1. In the “3D Viewport” window menu select the “Gizmo” item
  2. Off the “Navigate” checkbox
  3. Save the startup file with “File – Save Startup File” from the main menu


Author: Nikita

Blender add-ons developer and articles writer.