I m new to blender. We play animation by pressing Alt+A. Now how to go back to previous state. Stopping anim player just pauses the animation.


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After pressing Alt+A the animation is played back.

During the playback:

  1. Press Escape to stop the playback and return to the original frame before playback.
  2. Press ⎇ AltA to stop playback resting on the current frame.

If you haven't changed the user preferences, this is the shortcut setting (note the checked property Restore Frame).

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  • $\begingroup$ In addition you can check this answer for some useful tips: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/20952/… $\endgroup$
    – Paul Gonet
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 13:51
  • $\begingroup$ Hey..thanks for the response. Alt+A does stop the animation. But the backspace seems to do nothing. Is there any value to input key for backspace that i need to assign in user preferences. If yes plz guide how. Backspace is not doing anything. I am using the latest version of blender 2.78 . $\endgroup$
    – jhaesque
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 14:30
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    $\begingroup$ @RahulJha Not backspace, the escape key is located on the top right of most keyboards. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 15:03
  • $\begingroup$ @RahulJha Sorry, top left. $\endgroup$
    – Leander
    Commented May 16, 2017 at 8:29

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