Maya Keyboard Shortcuts

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Autodesk Maya is a 3D animation software, which is used for 3D computer animation, modelling, visual effects, rendering and compositing. The most important and probably the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Autodesk Maya user interface are:

maya keyboard shortcuts

Maya Keyboard Shortcuts

TRANFORMS:

w – move
e – rotate
r – scale
q – drop tool

VIEWPORT NAVIGATION:

Alt + LMB – tumble (“rotate”)
Alt + MMB – track (“side-to-side”)
Alt + RMB – dolly (“zoom”)
a – frame scene
f – frame selected object

HOTBOX DISPLAY:

Space bar – Hotbox

EDIT OPERATIONS:

z or Ctrl+z – Undo
Shift+z – Redo
g – Repeat
Shift+G – Repeat command at mouse position
Ctrl+d – Duplicate
Shift+D – Duplicate with Transform
Ctrl+g – Group
p – Parent
Shift+P – Unparent
Ctrl+x – Cut
Ctrl+c – Copy
Ctrl+v – Paste

FILE OPERATIONS:

Ctrl+n – New Scene
Ctrl+o – Open Scene
Ctrl+s – Save Scene
Ctrl+q – Exit

GEOMETRY DISPLAY SETTINGS:

1 – rough
2 – medium
3 – smooth

VIEWPORT APPEARANCE:

4 – wireframe
5 – shaded
6 – shaded + textures
7 – lights (not default Maya light)

SNAPPING OPERATIONS:

c – Snap to curves
v – Snap to points
x – Snap to grids
j – Move, Rotate, Scale Tool snapping
Shift+J – Move, Rotate, Scale Tool relative snapping

HIDE / SHOW:

Ctrl + h – Hide selection
Shift + h – Show selection
Ctrl + Shift + h – Show last hidden
Alt + h – Hide unselected
Shift+I – Isolate Select

SELECTING MENUS:

Ctrl+m – Show/Hide main menu bar
Shift+m – Show/Hide panel menu bar
h+LMB – Menu Set marking menu
F2 – Show Animation menu set
F3 – Show Modeling menu set
F4 – Show Dynamics menu set
F5 – Show Rendering menu set

OBJECT SELECTION:

F8 – toggle object/component mode
F9 – vertices
F10 – edges
F11 – faces
F12 – UVs

TRAVERSING THE HIERARCHY:

Up arrow – Walk up the current hierarchy
Down arrow – Walk down current hierarchy
Left arrow – Walk left current hierarchy
Right arrow – Walk right current hierarchy

ANIMATION OPERATIONS:

s – Set key
Shift+S+LMB – Keyframe marking menu
S+MMB – Tangent marking menu Shift
Shift+E – Set key for Rotate
Shift+R – Set key for Scale
Shift+W – Set key for Translate
Alt+s – Cycle handle stiky state (for IK handles)

PLAYBACK CONTROL:

Alt+. – Move forward one frame
Alt+, – Move backward one frame
. – Go to Next key
, – Go to previous key
Alt+v – Turn Playback on/off
Alt+Shift+v – Go to Min Frame

PAINTING OPERATIONS:

Alt+f – Flood with the current value
Alt+a- Turn Show Wireframe on/off
Alt+c – Turn Color Feedback on/off
Alt+r – Toggle Reflection on/off
u + LMB – Artisan Paint Operation marking menu
b – Modify upper brush radius
Shift+B – Modify lower brush radius
Ctrl+b – Edit Paint Effects template brush settings
i – Modify Artisan brush Stamp Depth
m – Modify Max Displacement*
n – Modify Value
/ – Switch to pick color mode
‘ – Select cluster mode**
8 – Open Paint Effects panel
o + LMB – Poly Brush Tool marking menu
o + MMB – Poly UV Tool marking menu

*Of Sculpt Surfaces and Sculpt Polygons Tool
**Of Paint Weights Tool

Miscellaneous:

= or + – Increase manipulator size
– – Decrease manipulator size
g – repeat last tool (not for transforms)

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