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Maya - Keyboard Shortcut keys

In this article I am trying to explain Maya’s Keyboard Shortcut Keys.

Snapping Operations:

Key

Description

Snap to curves

c

Snap to grids

x

Snap to points

v

Move, Rotate, Scale Tool snapping

j

Move, Rotate, Scale Tool relative snapping

Shift+J

Painting Operations:

Key

Description

Flood with the current value

Alt+f

Turn Show Wireframe on/off

Alt+a

Turn Color Feedback on/off

Alt+c

Toggle Reflection on/off

Alt+r

Artisan Paint Operation marking menu

u+LMB

Modify upper brush radius

b

Modify lower brush radius

Shift+B

Edit Paint Effects template brush settings

Ctrl+b

Modify Artisan brush Stamp Depth

i

Modify Max Displacement [1]

m

Modify Value

n

Switch to pick color mode

/

Select cluster mode [2]

'

Open Paint Effects panel

8

Poly Brush Tool marking menu

o+LMB

Poly UV Tool marking menu

o+MMB

Tumble, Track or Dolly:

Key

Description

Tumble Tool

Alt+LMB

Track Tool

Alt+MMB

Dolly Tool

Alt+RMB

Display:

Key

Description

Wireframe

4

Shaded display

5

Shaded and Textured display

6

Use All Lights

7

Display Quality marking menu

d+LMB

Low Quality Display setting

1

Medium Quality Display setting

2

High Quality Display setting

3

Displaying Objects (show, hide):

Key

Description

Hide Selection

Ctrl+h

Show Last Hidden

Ctrl+Shift+H

Hide Unselected Objects

Alt+h

View Selected

Shift+I

Tool Operations:

Key

Description

Complete current tool

Return

Abort current tool

~

Enter tool Edit mode

Insert

Select Tool

Shift menu+Q

Component marking

Shift menu+Q+LMB

Select tool

Alt+q

Polygon marking menu

Alt+q+LMB

Mask marking menu

q+LMB

Move tool

w

Move tool marking menu

w+LMB

Rotate tool

e

Rotate tool marking menu

e+LMB

Scale tool

r

Scale tool marking menu

r+LMB

Show manipulator tool

t

Select last used tool [3]

y

Snap Move, Rotate, Scale tool

j

Decrease manipulator size

-

Animation Operations:

Key

Description

Animate > Set key

s

Insert Keys tool [4]

i

Key frame marking menu

Shift+S+LMB

Tangent marking menu

Shift+S+MMB

Set key for Rotate

Shift+E

Ser key for Scale

Shift+R

Set key for Translate

Shift+W

Cycle handle stiky state (for IK handles)

Alt+s

Playback Control:

Key

Description

Move forward one frame

Alt+.

Move backward one frame

Alt+,

Go to Next key

.

Go to previous key

,

Turn Playback on/off

Alt+v

Go to Main Frame

Alt+Shift+v

Hotbox Display:

Key

Description

Hotbox

Space

Default Hotbox Style [5]

Alt+m

Window and View Operations:

Key

Description

Toggle Attribute Editor and Channel Box

Crtl+a

Frame all in active panel

a

History Operations marking menu

a+LMB

Frame All in all views

Shift+A

Frame selected in active panel

f

Frame selected in all views

Shift+F

Redo view change

]

Undo view change

[

Set keyboard focus to command line

`

Set keyboard focus to numeric input line

Alt+`

Help > Contents and Search

F1

Moving Selected Objects:

Key

Description

Move up one pixel

Alt+Up arrow

Move down one pixel

Alt+Down arrow

Move left one pixel

Alt+Left arrow

Move right one pixel

Alt+Right arrow

Traversing the Hierarchy:

Key

Description

Walk up the current hierarchy

Up arrow

Walk down current hierarchy

Down arrow

Walk left current hierarchy

Left arrow

Walk right current hierarchy

Right arrow

Modeling Operations:

Key

Description

Display coarser Sub-d level

Crtl+Up arrow

Select/refine Sub-d component

Crtl+Down arrow

Convert poly selection to Vertices

Crtl+F9

Convert poly selection to Edges

Crtl+F10

Covert poly selection to Faces

Crtl+F11

Convert poly selection to UVs

Crtl+F12

File Operations:

Key

Description

File > New Scene

Ctrl+n

File > Open Scene

Ctrl+o

File > Save Scene

Ctrl+s

File > Exit

Ctrl+q

Selecting Menus:

Key

Description

Show/Hide main menu bar

Ctrl+m

Show/Hide panel menu bar

Shift+m

Menu Set marking menu

h+LMB

Show Animation menu

set F2

Show Modeling menu

set F3

Show Dynamics menu

set F4

Show Rendering menu

set F5

Edit Operations:

Key

Description

Undo

z or Ctrl+z

Redo

Shift+z

Repeat

g

Repeat command at mouse position

Shift+G

Duplicate

Ctrl+d

Duplicate with Transform

Shift+D

Group

Crtl+g

Parent

p

Unapparent

Shift+P

Cut

Crtl+x

Copy

Crtl+c

Paste

Ctrl+v

Selecting Objects & Components:

Key

Description

Switching between Object and Component Editing

F8

Select Polygon and Subdivision Surface Vertices

F9

Select Polygon and Subdivision Surface Edges

F10

Select Polygon and Subdivision Surface Faces

F11

Select Polygon and Subdivision Surface UVs

F12

Select next intermediate object

Ctrl+i

Select Polygon Vertex/Faces

Alt+F9

Shrink polygon selection region

Grow polygon selection region

 


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