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Look at surface under mouse pointer

For various workflows it would be very helpful to have a hotkey that makes the camera look at the surface under the mouse pointer.

Example: I'm selecting faces on a polygon and need the camera to orbit around a specific small region to access some hidden components.

I made me a workaround to look at the component that has a pre-selection highlight (=is under the mouse pointer).

It works ok, but I'd like to have a more general possibility to query the surface point under the mouse.

{
$sel = `ls -sl`;
select -r `ls -preSelectHilite`;
if (size(`ls -sl`)) {
string $camera = `modelEditor -q -camera modelPanel4`;
viewLookAt $camera;
}
select -r $sel;
};

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