Load the grid position by default in the bottom of the scene

Hello dear friends,

I’m very new on this, I’m loading a GLB file with Three.js, so far so good, the problem is I haven’t been able to load the object in the position I want, the object should load like in the center of the view.

My actual code is:

<script type="importmap">
      "imports": {
      "three": "https://unpkg.com/three@0.154.0/build/three.module.js"

<script type="module">
import * as THREE from 'three';
import { GLTFLoader } from 'https://unpkg.com/three@0.154.0/examples/jsm/loaders/GLTFLoader.js';
import { OrbitControls } from 'https://unpkg.com/three@0.154.0/examples/jsm/controls/OrbitControls.js';

var glbContainer = document.querySelector('.glb-container')

// Creating scene
const scene = new THREE.Scene()
scene.background = new THREE.Color( 'red');

//Creating Grid
const gridHelper = new THREE.GridHelper( 20, 20 );
scene.add( gridHelper );

// Setting sizes
const sizes = {
width: glbContainer.clientWidth,
height: glbContainer.clientHeight,

// Creating render
const renderer = new THREE.WebGLRenderer({
    antialias: true,
    alpha: true
renderer.setSize(sizes.width, sizes.height)

// Creating camera
const camera = new THREE.PerspectiveCamera(20, sizes.width / sizes.height, 1, 100)
camera.position.set(0, 0, 50);

//Creating Controls
const controls = new OrbitControls( camera, renderer.domElement )
controls.enableZoom = false;
//controls.enablePan = false;

// Import GLB
const loader = new GLTFLoader();
gui.domElement.id = 'gui';

// Load a glTF resource
  // resource URL
  // called when the resource is loaded
  function ( gltf ) {
        scene.add( gltf.scene );
        gltf.scene.scale.set(280, 280, 280);
        gltf.scene.position.set(0, 0, 0);

  // called while loading is progressing
  function ( xhr ) {

    console.log( ( xhr.loaded / xhr.total * 100 ) + '% loaded' );

  // called when loading has errors
  function ( error ) {

    console.log( 'An error happened' );


function animate() {
    renderer.render(scene, camera)


And the 3D model is loading like this:


  • Red background set to appreciate the limits of the view.
  • Light removed for example purposes.

With the “Pan” option of OrbitControls I’ve moved the grid down in order to achieve the desired position which is more or less the following:

I haven’t been able to load the object in this position by default.

I’ve tried to modify the camera position in its Y coordinate, but I obtain like a high-angle shot of the object.

I’ve modified the “gltf.scene.position” making the model to move down BUT it goes through the grid, which is not a good practice I think.

Can some body give me a hand please? I really appreciate any help you can provide.

Have you tried to also move up the target of OrbitControls?

controls.target.set( 0, y, 0 );

Also see this

I’ve moved the scene it self down in its Y coordinate to obtain the desired position

scene.position.set(0, -7.5, 0);

I’ve discovered it after reading various posts in the forum.

By default the (0, 0, 0) coordinates of the scene will load just in the center of the view, maybe this is obvious but I only just learned it because of my basic knowledge, even so, the scene position can be moved at your will.

Will mark this as the solution, maybe it can help someone at some point.