I'm looking specifically at the vse for this (if there are ones for the 3d viewport let me know tho). But is there a way to bind hotkeys for the "blend settings" found at the top section of any selected strip?

I know once you click on the blend settings and it displays them all (overdrop, multiply, add...etc..) you can type a key like "o" and overdrop automatically applies ( I cannot find a list of these anywhere either....so that would be appreciated as well if anyone finds one).

This is great, just the act of clicking the blend settings to begin with defeats the point to a large degree. I looked through the sequencer hotkeys list and of course nothing like this is listed there. Generally they are listed in some obscure place under some obscure name. So I'm wondering if they do exist and what these obscure places/names are.

Ideally I just want to click a key in the vse viewport or options (n) menu and have it automatically apply stuff like overdrop to the strip highlighted etc.

If there are hotkeys for effect strips as well that would be good to know (transform, speed control etc). Like I love the hotkeys for viewport changing shift+f1 etc, and rebinded those to f1/f2/f3, those were a godsend.


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See this answer for how to create custom shortcuts. You can also use this method for looking up obsure keyboard shortcuts.

For performing transform operations on strips in the VSE, I recommend my fork of the VSE_Transform_Tools addon. For a lot of extra functions for the timeline area, I recommend the Blender Power Sequencer addon by GDquest.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm aware of all that already. I tried using your fork addon today actually and got upset cause it wasn't spelt out explicitly what .py file I need to click to install and whether I need to do it for all of them or just one etc. There's like 4 of them in the first folder then in other folders there's more. I was curious if ur new update solved the problem where you can't zoom images greater than ur workspace without resolution degradation (since it stated you don't have to apply the transform layer anymore which was the problem). So I plan on using the original one first. $\endgroup$
    – kite
    Commented Jul 11, 2018 at 1:41
  • $\begingroup$ You don't install a .py file. You install the .zip file. It describes the installation process in the readme. $\endgroup$
    – doakey3
    Commented Jul 11, 2018 at 1:56
  • $\begingroup$ True. I was watching a tutorial video on vse scripts and they said you have to extract the downloaded files, I applied that wrongly to this case. $\endgroup$
    – kite
    Commented Jul 11, 2018 at 2:41

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