Questions tagged [shortcut]

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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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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How do I add a specific number of loop cuts?

I know you can add a loop cut using Ctrl+R, but I want to know how to specify how many to add, i.e. add 15 loop cuts to a plane. I know you can manually use the scroll wheel to get this number, ...
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Is there a shortcut to find an object in the outliner? [duplicate]

I have a scene with a lot of objects which can clutter the outliner very quickly. Is there a shortcut to find the selected object? Basically, if I select an object, I would like to have a shortcut to ...
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Is there a shortcut to hide everything else except the object that's selected?

Is there anyway of doing this with a keyboard shortcut without manually hiding each object on the scenes panel? I remember vaguely there was a way to do this in 3DS max.
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zoom to an object without using the NumPad

I zoom all the time for many situations, but most of the time the zoom goes to nowhere and I have to adjust all the time to get the right spot. I have tried ShiftB which works ok only sometimes. I can ...
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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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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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How do I hide irelevant game logic?

Unfortunately, I'm a pretty sloppy organizer when it comes to blender. This leaves me with a bunch of "spaghetti" logic all over the place. Is there a way to hide the logic that I'm not using? I tried ...
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remapping left click in 3D view

I'm using Blender 2.73 with a 3 button mouse on Windows. In the User Preferences I've changed the mapping for Set 3D Cursor from Action Mouse to Alt Action Mouse. (Like many Blender newbies I keep ...
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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 create a shortkey for “Replace image” in “UV/Image editor”?

In the UV/Image editor, in the Image Menu, every option such as Reload image has a shortcut, except for Replace image. So I've tried to add a shortcut in the preferences, right under where I found "...
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Enable displaying of key strokes without casting

As far as I know you can enable displaying key strokes while you screencast for tutorials. Is there a way to archive this without casting? I would like to have visual feedback which combos I pressed ...
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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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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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What does 'Clear Origin' (Alt-O) do in the 3d view?

What does 'Clear Origin' (AltO) do? Someone mentioned it on our general chat.
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List of hot Keys for Mac Mini. OS X10.6.8

Having issues following the tutorial because the hot keys and short cuts are not working for me. If I click my spinwheel it won't allow me to orbit my 3D View instead it toggle windows on my computer. ...
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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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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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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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Way to batch hide for render?

How can I disable rendering for a large amount of objects quickly using, say a keyboard short cut. I want it to be equivalent to clicking the camera icon in the outliner.
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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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Unexpected workspace change?

My friend who has only recently downloaded blender has come across a workspace issue. He said he accidentally pressed a button and it has entirely changed his user interface/ Workspace. He can't open, ...
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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 use multimedia keys for keyboard shortcuts in Linux?

I would like to be able to use keys like XF86AudioMute, XF86WWW, etc. for keyboard shortcuts in Blender. Apparently Blender has a few multimedia keys set up by default: However, when I try to assign, ...
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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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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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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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Caps lock to control: not accepted by Blender

I have a question about the keyboard input handling of Blender. I'm running Kubuntu 14.10, and set up my Caps Lock such that it acts like an extra Ctrl key (System Settings → Input Devices → Keyboard ...
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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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What does the mouse-binding “in-between move” do?

Soo, changed my settings around a bit so that Shift-C is cursor-to-selected and Ctrl-S is "view all without moving cursor". After doing this I had some intermittant trouble with the view resetting ...
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How to trigger script after changes in graph editor? [duplicate]

I'm improving upon the motion path in Blender. As it is now, the motion path is something that needs to be calculated for each bone, then updated manually. I want to make the motion path (for the ...
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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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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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Objects being moved with each other inside an area [duplicate]

I have accidentally enabled a mode which creates a kind of smooth brush whenever I move an object. And when I drag it across the axis everything inside the circle gets moved as well. How do I stop ...
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Set shortcut to use 3DConnexion SpaceMouse button? [closed]

How can I setup the right (or left) button on the 3DConnexion's SpaceMouse Wireless to act as ⎈ CtrlZ keystroke in Blender 2.7x for Mac? 3DConnexion's own SpaceMouse settings don't work.
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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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Appending hotkeys to default keymap

I noticed that when Blender writes out a custom keymap it completely overrides all keys that were assigned previously. I don't want to miss out on any changes in the default key mappings in future ...
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How to add shortcut for 'Only Render'?

How can I add a shortcut for the 'Only Render' checkbox in the Display section of the Properties pane? I use the function a lot to get a better view on things and would save time if there was a ...
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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 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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Is there a shortcut or hotkey that I could use to access the Transform panel of the properties shelf in the 3D viewport?

While working on vertices, and wanting a bit more precision than I can get with a mouse, I use the transform panel of the properties shelf in the 3D viewport. But to do this, I have to move the mouse ...
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Drawing Using Grease Pencil Hotkeys

I've just begun experimenting with the Grease pencil function. I find it a bit inconvenient that if there are default hotkeys defined, I can't find them. I'd like to be able to press a key or two, and ...
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Blender functions that randomly stop working then start working again [closed]

I have recently experienced two Blender functions randomly stop working, then later start working again with no apparent reason. These functions I use daily and they worked fine for weeks before I ...
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How to setup a shortcut for UV Editor's selection modes?

I would imagine it would be something like this, but this, and similar, does not work.
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Changing 3D Perspective Views using the NumPad

I'm trying to use the number pad shortcuts to control the views, Left, Right, Back, etc. It isn't working, though. It only works when I click on the view through the menu. Instead, these little ...
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How to catch backslash keypress? [closed]

I want make actions on key press in UV Editor Blender, how to catch this event?
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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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set the view centered on an object

I'm new to blender and I'm not sure how to approach the problem. I like to work with orthogonal views; I created a scene with a penguin, and the penguin is now facing an arbitrary direction. However, ...
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How to copy textures to other cubes [duplicate]

I have made a massive cube made from hundreds of smaller cubes for a wreaking ball to hit and knock down. I want the cubes to be wood textured. I have my texture on one cube but I want all 700 cubes ...
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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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