Set the interactive style to Joystick Actor.

Similar to the Joystick Camera interaction style, however in case of the Joystick Actor style the objects in the scene rather than the camera can be moved (rotated, panned, etc.). The position of the mouse relative to the center of the object determines the speed at which the object moves, so the object continues to move even if the mouse is not moving.

For a 3-button mouse, the left button is for rotation, the right button for zooming, the middle button for panning, and ctrl + left button for spinning. (With fewer mouse buttons, ctrl + shift + left button is for zooming, and shift + left button is for panning.)


Create a simple scene with a plotter that has the Joystick Actor interactive style:

>>> import pyvista as pv
>>> plotter = pv.Plotter()
>>> _ = plotter.add_mesh(pv.Cube(center=(1, 0, 0)))
>>> _ = plotter.add_mesh(pv.Cube(center=(0, 1, 0)))
>>> plotter.show_axes()
>>> plotter.enable_joystick_actor_style()
>>> plotter.show()