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Questions pertaining to creating, editing or deleting shortcuts/hotkeys. Blender's keymap and input editor are accessible in User Preferences > Input.

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How to focus on the selected object?

In Maya if we have an object selected and we press F then the object is brought into focus and if no object is selected then all the objects in the scene are brought into focus. How can this be done ...
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Camera to user view? [duplicate]

Let's suppose we have a medium-poly mesh, and we want to snapshot several different closeups by just flying in the camera or using the user's perspective to flyover. Is there a keyboard shortcut for ...
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Where are my screencast keys?

I can't find the Screencast Keys which allow me to start the display. I have tried the right hand pop-up menu using the hotkey N, but I could not find the Screencast Keys menu which is usually located ...
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Change radius for proportional editing

When proportional editing is enabled in edit mode, then if you select and drag a point, nearby points will also move with it. The effect has a certain radius. How can you set this radius? According ...
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Is there a shortcut to repeat the last operation in Blender

I'm currently doing a lot of UV mapping work and I find myself repeating the same long shortcuts over and over. For example, aligning the selected uvs in y can be done by pressing s, y, 0 (scale y to ...
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Toggle wireframe mode with hotkey

How do I toggle in and out of wireframe mode with my keyboard? Is there a hotkey for this? I'm a beginner (obviously). I thought I could find this in the "view" menu, but it either doesn't exist or I ...
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What are the hotkeys to navigate the timeline?

I am looking for a way to move the timeline a specific amount, scroll, etc. even if the Timeline window is not open. Is this possible?
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How to deselect using box select?

How do I deselect using the box select tool? I have read about middle mouse button and some other shortcuts but they don't work for me.
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How can I look up or create a shortcut?

The edge slide function for example is only available through edge tool menu (CtrlE) or the search tool (Space) When searching for "slide" in the preferences / input-tab no reference is found. When I ...
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Hiding all but the selected objects?

I was doing my best to follow this tutorial from the Blender Guru, but, alas, 8 minutes in I've run into a real spot, a few moments after this spot in the video. I can only hide the selected, not ...
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How do I cycle through the camera views?

When reviewing the existing cameras of a scene, is there a way to quickly cycle through the views of all cameras?
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Is there a way to switch the mesh selection mode by a shortcut?

Is there a shortcut for switching between these three modes?
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How can I return to the 3D view after rendering?

In blender, after I press F12 to render, the view changes. Is there a button or key that I can press to go back to the 3d view?
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How do I center the view at the origin without moving the 3D cursor?

The shortcut I have always used to center my view is Shift +C, then Alt + Home. This moves the 3D cursor to the origin, then centers the view on the 3D cursor. However, in some situations, I want to ...
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How to use numpad / on a keyboard without a numpad?

I've just got into Blender, and I like it a lot. But as I just switched from a stationary computer to a MacBook, I've got some new problems regarding the numpad. I can use 1-9 perfectly, But I have no ...
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Short-cut for “cursor to selected”

Can I program a direct short-cut (keyboard) for the functions "cursor to selected" and "selection to cursor"? Couldn't find them under the User Preference/Input tab. I know they're under Shift+S, but ...
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Adding a custom shortcut for sculpt mode

I read in the blender 2.6 wiki that there is no shortcut for sculpt mode. I would like to make Ctrl+Alt+Tab the shortcut to switch to sculpt mode, but based on the instructions for making new ...
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How to switch between editors with shortcuts

I'm tired of pulling out windows to get the UV editor or pull down a menu in the screen sets. Is there a shortcut, with one key, to get my 3D view to UV editor/node editor? I have not found a way to ...
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Undo cursor move?

How can I undo when I move the cursor, Ctrl-Z doesn't work? I would prefer a keyboard shortcut, but any method will do, although I'd like to avoid scripts if possible.
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How to select all faces with the same material?

If I have a model with 3 textures (blue, red, yellow), and I want to select all (and only) the blue faces from that model, what's the shorcut to do that? I remember there was one, but now I don't ...
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How to use the Alt + Right click in edit mode in Linux

I am trying to use the Alt+Right Click to select edge loops in Linux Mint but this shortcut doesn't work it is already used for Linux to reduce a window. I have checked the keyboard shortcut but it ...
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Is there a hot-key to jump between markers in the timeline?

I want to be able to cycle through the frames I set markers on (I have cameras bound to each marker so these are usually the first frame in a shot). Is there a hot-key for this?
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Hotkey for changing pivot center?

I frequently go forth and back between "3D cursor" and "Median point" as pivot center. Are there any hotkeys for this?
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Hot key/shortcut for point, edge and face select? [duplicate]

Is there a default hotkey or shortcut for changing between point edge and face select in edit mode? It can be annoying to have to click the bottom every time. Thanks in advance
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How to input location of selected Vertex using keyboard only

Anyone with sufficient mouse and chair miles will confirm that learning the keyboard short-cuts for frequently used operations vastly speeds up a workflow. Today I realized that there are things I ...
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Emulated Numpad Mapping - Numpad Period?

By trial and error I have found that in Blender v2.7 on a laptop with emulated numpad set, \ represents Numpad / (forward slash). Which key represents Numpad . (period)?
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Panning with Shift + middle mouse button stopped working

When I pan with the Shift + MMB, it doesn't work. I think I might have accidentally pressed some sort of key-shortcut. It works for other views, so it's not my mouse. What sort of shortcut could I ...
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How to toggle material view mode by hotkey (similar to Alt-Z/Shift-Z)

I want to be able to toggle "Material" view mode by using hotkey. Shift + Z toggles rendered mode and Alt + Z toggles textured mode. I want my hotkey to toggle material mode. I tried to assign a new ...
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How to get to the pie menus?

With the pie menus, new for blender 2.72, I'm now wondering how do I get to them? I have tried some of the different keyboard shortcuts mentioned for the pie menus.
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Hotkey for selecting transform manipulator type

Is there a hotkey or shortcut to change the type of the active transform manipulator? This site lists CtrlAltG for translate CtrlAltR for rotation CtrlAltS for scale none of which work for me. Are ...
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How to define double shortcut like GG

I would like to define a shortcut that allows to call a custom translate function while translating. Like G for Vertex move and GG for vertex slide, my shortcut should allow G for Blender's translate ...
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Rename folder/file in blender file browser?

Is it possible to rename a folder in the blender file browser? How about a file?
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Is there a way to set the direction of the sun light on an object (without rotations)?

Basically, I'm wondering if I can set the sun lamp's light direction towards a position, such as an object, with a simple command, rather than doing rotations with R which is hard to control.
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Getting the active region

How can I get the active region (i. e. the region the mouse pointer is over and keystrokes are sent to) with the Python API? Background: I want to manipulate the view_matrix of the region the mouse ...
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How to maximize any of the views in quad view?

I am new to blender. Pressing ⎈ Ctrl⎇ AltQ opens the quad view. How to maximize any one of the four views of the quad view?
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How to disable the “Save Over” popup

I'm accustomed to saving frequently using Ctrl+S in Blender. Each time I do this, Blender pops up the "Save Over?" button, which I have to click (or press Enter). This gets in the flow of things. Is ...
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Can I confirm knife action with mouse, or other key than Enter?

Can I confirm knife actions with the mouse, or some other key than Enter? Going all the way to Enter breaks the flow in a way that's inconsistent with blender's philosophy.
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What's the difference between pressing S and Alt+S?

Sometimes I see Alt+S online but I don't notice a difference between it or just using S. What does Alt+S do? I don't get Blender wiki's brief explanation.
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Shortcut key for smooth shading

In edit mode I can press W to bring up the specials menu, then D to shade smooth. Is there any shortcut key for shade smooth in object mode? I know I can assign a key, but wanted to know if there ...
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Shortcut to switch between Rendered View, Material View & Solid View?

At the moment, I have to go down at the header to keep on changing views in my 3d view port. I would like to speed up my workflow, could you help me out and let me know what is the shortcut to switch ...
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Any shortcut for proportional editing mode and the falloff types?

I know the O button is the shortcut for enabling the Proportional Editing mode. What if I want to change its type to Connected type using a shortcut? Are there any shortcuts for enabling the ...
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Can't see any objects anymore

I went to hit Numpad 5 to switch out of perspective mode but I accidentally hit another key. Now my scene looks like this: All of the meshes are still there: What can I do? I can upload the ....
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Move multiple strips in the Video Sequence Editor

I'd read elsewhere that in the dope sheet I could type A to select all, and then G and a Number. But that doesn't seem to do anything. Is there a Insert frames command, or something like that? Can I ...
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Is it possible to paste in edit mode?

Is there any way to use paste in edit mode, because in edit mode CtrlV is replaced by the vertices menu. I can copy things fine but it is impossible to paste. Of course I could use ShiftD to ...
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How to change Transform Orientation with keyboard in Ubuntu

How I can change Transform Orientation with the keyboard in Ubuntu? In some linux systems (and many others) Alt + Space are a system combination to show application ...
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Dvorak keyboard mapping?

I learned to touch type in Dvorak keyboard map in late '90s. is there a way to change key mapping assignment to alternate layout without need to remap each key individually in user preference? I fear ...
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Is there an addon for renaming an object with a keyboard shortcut?

I want to use a keyboard shortcut to bring up a text field for renaming the active object. As far as I know, currently no such shortcut exists, and making one will require an addon. I seem to ...
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How to create a Blender shortcut for “Display files as Thumbnails”

When i want to replace a texture for an object, i see my jpg files as a shortlist by default. i can click with my mouse on the thumbnails list to browse my files as thumbnails. but i do this task ...
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How to connect nodes very fast using shortcut?

In Compositing nodes window there is an option to quickly connect the selected node to a viewer node using some kind of keyboard shortcut. I can't remember what it was. The only thing I remember is, ...
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Is there a shortcut to keyframe an entire skeleton?

I'm new to animation in blender and I'm trying to make some character animations for UE4. I was wondering if it were possible to keyframe every bone at once instead of having to hit 'I' over rotation ...