I like the way 3D plots are rotated with the z-axis always pointing up-down. Is there an elegant way of forcing that type of rotation on Graphics3D?

I have tried the following:

  1. Using an invisible locator and mapping the position to a specific viewpoint. That works, but behaves strangely (from the users perspective) because the graphics rotates as soon as the mouse is clicked and not the 'click-drag'-way, that you would expect, due to the locator jumping.

  2. Using 'Show' to combine the Graphics3D with a Plot3D. Then the rotation is exactly as I would like, but it slows the animation due to the (undesired) surface.


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The option Method offers a way to control the rotation.

Test the following idea:

Graphics3D[Cone[], Method -> {"RotationControl" -> "Globe"}]

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