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what's the spin shortcut key? In 2.79 it was Alt-R, but it no longer works. I looked on the user preferences, but I couldn't figure out the answer. Thanks

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The shortcut has been removed in Blender 2.8. There are two ways you can add a shortcut, either through the keymap or by right clicking on the tool in the toolbar.

You can add it to your keymap under 3D View > Mesh as mesh.spin. However it's not particularly useful without the gizmo because the shortcut requires the configuration of the properties in the panel, which is much more time consuming.

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The other approach is to right click on the spin tool in the toolbar, select Assign Shortcut and press the key combination that shall later trigger the tool. When you create the shortcut using this approach it will show the gizmo. This shortcut can also be created manually in the keymap (3D View > Mesh) by setting the identifier to wm.tool_set_by_id and the identifier of the tool to builtin.spin.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hey, thanks for the answer. I figured out that by right-clicking on the spin button on the tool bar, you can add a shortcut key. $\endgroup$ – RBlong2us Aug 6 at 17:18
  • $\begingroup$ @RBlong2us yes that also works. $\endgroup$ – rjg Aug 6 at 17:19
  • $\begingroup$ is there any difference by which method you use? I'm asking for a reason which is rather hard to explain $\endgroup$ – RBlong2us Aug 6 at 17:20
  • $\begingroup$ @RBlong2us Interesting, it does make a difference, because that way it actually shows the gizmo. $\endgroup$ – rjg Aug 6 at 17:22
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure I like that. I would prefer that it would automatically spin to an amount that I have used berore, then I can edit it later, instead of me having to drag it. That's how it worked in 2.79.. I'm fine with it though. $\endgroup$ – RBlong2us Aug 6 at 17:23

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