Hello Blender Community! I'm an experienced 3D artist, and I am trying to switch to Blender completely now. For this, I'm converting many tools I gathered from 3D Software like Maya/3DsMax or ZBrush into Blender Python code.

Do you know of any ability to change tool-context-sensitive sub-hotkeys like when the move tool is active and additionally pressing SHIFT enters precision mode?

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If that's impossible, do any of you know how to crack open these standard-tools and modify them in code to create a new version, like my personalized move/transform tool?

Thank you very much in advance! Kind regards, Martin


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Those would be inside its own category called Transform Modal Map which affects all transformation operations across all Blender editors.

You can find them in Edit > Preferences > Keymap > Transform Modal Map towards the end

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Beware these cannot be modified by addons, though they can be changed programmatically with run-once scripts.

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    $\begingroup$ thank you very much! I've to say this is very cool :) I'm having a hard time with Blender coming from 7+years with Maya but I'm starting to like this more and more! $\endgroup$
    – Martin H.
    Commented Jun 12 at 10:11

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