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Blender Keyboard Shortcuts

Blender Keyboard Shortcuts



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Published by: Gary Story on Nov 22, 2008
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Window Hotkeys
CTRL-LEFTARROWGo to the previous ScreenCTRL-RIGHTARROWGo to the next ScreenCTRL-UPARROW or CTRL-DOWN ARROWMaximise the window or return to the previous window display sizeSHFT-SPACEToggle between maximised and normal window size, same as using previous shortcutSHFT-F4Change the window to a Data ViewSHFT-F5Change the window to a 3D WindowSHFT-F6Change the window to an IPO WindowSHFT-F7Change the window to a Buttons WindowSHFT-F8Change the window to a Sequence WindowSHFT-F9Change the window to an Outliner WindowSHFT-F10Change the window to an Image WindowSHFT-F11Change the window to a Text WindowSHFT-F12Change the window to an Action Window 
Universal Hotkeys
CTRL-LMBLasso select: drag the mouse to form a freehand selection areaESCThis key always cancels Blender functions without changes or: FileWindow, DataView and ImageSelect: back to the previous windowtype or: the RenderWindow is pushed to the background (or closed, that depends on the operating system)SPACEOpen the ToolboxCTRL-SPACEOpens menu with manipulator type choices (Press 2, 3, 4, or 5 to change the widget type)ALT-SPACEOpens menu with manipulator orientation choicesTABStart or quit EditModeF1Loads a Blender file. Changes the window to a FileWindowSHFT-F1Appends parts from other files, or loads as Library-data. Changes the window to a FileWindow, making Blender files accessible as adirectoryF2Writes a Blender file. Change the window to a FileWindowSHFT-F2Exports the scene as a DXF fileCTRL-F2Exports the scene as a VRML1 fileF3Writes a picture (if a picture has been rendered). The fileformat is as indicated in the Display Buttons. The window becomes a FileSelect WindowCTRL-F3Saves a screendump of the active window. The fileformat is as indicated in the DisplayButtons. The window becomes a FileWindowSHFT-CTRL-F3Saves a screendump of the whole Blender screen. The fileformat is as indicated in the DisplayButtons. The window becomes aFileWindowF4Displays the Logic Context (if a ButtonsWindow is available)F5Displays the Shading Context (if a Buttons Window is available), Light, Material or World Sub-contextes depends on active objectF6Displays the Shading Context and Texture Sub-context (if a ButtonsWindow is available)F7Displays the Object Context (if a Buttons Window is available)F8Displays the Shading Context and World Sub-context (if a ButtonsWindow is available)F9Displays the Editing Context (if a Buttons Window is available)F10Displays the Scene Context (if a Buttons Window is available)
F11Hides or shows the render windowF12Starts the rendering from the active cameraLEFTARROWGo to the previous frameSHFT-LEFTARROWGo to the first frameRIGHTARROWGo to the next frameSHFT-LEFTARROWGo to the last frameUPARROWGo forward 10 framesDOWNARROWGo back 10 framesALT-AChange the current Blender window to Animation Playback mode. The cursor changes to a counteALT-SHFT-AThe current window, plus all 3DWindows go into Animation Playback modeIInsert Key menu. This menu differs from window to windowJToggle the render buffers. Blender allows you to retain two different rendered pictures in memoryCTRL-OOpens the last saved fileQQuit Blender. This key closes Blender. Blender quit is displayed in the console if Blender is properly closed. !!!Please note it is : CTRL-Q. in 2.43ALT-CTRL-TTimerMenu. This menu offers access to information about drawing speed. The results are displayed in a pop-upCTRL-UOK, Save User defaults. The current project (windows, objects, etc.), including UserMenu settings are written to the default file that willbe loaded every time you start Blender or set it to defaults by pressing CTRL-XCTRL-WWrite file. This key combination allows you to write the Blender file without opening a FileWindowALT-WWrite Videoscape file. Changes the window to a FileWindowCTRL-XErase All. Everything (except the render buffer) is erased and released. The default scene is reloadedCTRL-YRedo.CTRL-ZUndo.SHFT-CTRL-ZRedo.

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