CINEMA 4D KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

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CINEMA 4D Keyboard Shortcuts

IMPORTANT KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

File

FunctionShortcut Key(s)
NewCtrl + N
AddShift + Ctrl+ 0
OpenCtrl +0
Close AllShift + Ctrl + W
Save AsShift + Ctrl + S
SaveCtrl +5
QuitCtrl + Q

Object Manager

FunctionShortcut Key(s)
Merge ObjectsShift + Ctrl+ 0
Show Search BarCtrl + F
Show FitterCtrl + U
Project InformationCtrl + I
Group ObjectsAlt + G
Expand Object GroupShift + G
New object as Parent object Alt + create object
New object as Child object Shift + create object
Select Obj. incl. Child Objects Click with RMB

Picture Viewer

FunctionShortcut Key(s)
Fullscreen ModeCtrl+F
PlaySpacebar
Set as AA
Set as BCtrl + I
Swap ABAlt + G
Set as Preview StartShift + G
Set as Preview End 0
Auto Zoom Shift + create object
 Zoom In/Out +/-
Switch 100% and Fullscreen Double-click

Motion Tracking

FunctionShortcut Key(s)
Move SequenceALT + MMB
Scale SequenceALT + RMB
Sequence FullscreenALT + 0
Create User TrackCTRL + LMB
Lasso SelectionLMB
ZoomALT

Animation Timeline

FunctionShortcut Key(s)
Key Mode/F-Curve ModeSpacebar
. with selected TracksCtrl + Spacebar
Record Active ObjectsF9
Record Current State 
Play Backwards/StopF6
 StopF7
 Play Forwards/StopF8
 AutokeyingCtrl + F9
 Goto Start of AnimationShift + F
 Goto Previous KeyCtrl + F
 Goto Previous Frame 
 Goto Next KeyCtrl + G
 Goto Next Frame 
 Goto EndShift + G
 Goto First KeyCtrl + P
 Goto Last Key Ctrl + 0 (zero)
 Frame Selected 
 Frame All 
 Goto Current Frame0 (zero)
 Goto StartAft + F
 Goto EndAft + G
 Frame Preview RangeAlt + H
 Goto Next MarkerShift + N
 Goto Previous MarkerShift + P
 Goto First MarkerCtrl + Shift + P
 Goto Last Marker Ctrl + Shift +0
 Region Tool 
 Ripple EditAlt + R
 Automatic ModeAft+A
 Show Search BarCtrl + F
 Show FilterCtrl + U
 Key Interpolation 
 Auto TangentsA, T 1
 Break TangentsB, T 2
 Zero Angle (tangents)0, T 3  (zero)
 Zero Length (tangents)L, T 4
 ClampC, TB
 LinearAlt + L, T6
 StepAlt + T, T 7
 SoftAlt +5, T8
 Ease InAlt +1,T1
 Ease EaseAlt + E, T 9
 Ease OutAft+0,TO

Modelling

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Create PointMA
BridgeB, MB
BrushM C
Close Polygon HoleM D
Create PolygonM E
Edge CutM F
IronM G
Knife K, M K
Magnet M l
MirrorM H
Set Point ValueM L
 SlideM O
 Stitch and SewM P
 WeldM O
 Weight Subdivision SurfacesM R, . HK
 BevelM S
 ExtrudeD, MT
 Extrude InnerI, MW
 Matrix ExtrudeM X
 Smooth ShiftM Y
 Normal MoveM Z
 Normal ScaleM #
 Normal RotateM ,
 SplitUP
 Reverse Normals U R
 Remove N-gons U E
 Subdivide US
 Melt U Z
 Collapse U C
 Triangulate N-gons UT
 Disconnect U D
 Align Normals U A
 Make Editable C
 Retriangluate N-gons U G
 Un-triangulate U U
 Move Object 4 HK
 Scale Object 5 HK
 Rotate Object 6 HK
 Move Object w/o Children 7 HK
 Move E
 Rotate R
 Scale T
 Toggle Active Tool Space
 Toggle Modeling Mode Return
 Undo (Action) Shift + Z
 X -Axis / Heading X
 Y -Axis / Pitch 
 Z -Axis / Bank 
 Select All Ctrl + A
 Select Connected U W
 Deselect All Shift + Ctrl + A
 Free Selection 8 HK
 Live Selection 9 HK
 Rectangle Selection 0 HK
 Invert U I
 Convert Selection U X
 Outline Selection U Q
 Fill Selection U F
 Grow Selection U Y
 Ring Selection U B
 Loop Selection UL
 Shrink Selection UK

BodyPaint 3D

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Rotate Brush ClockwiseAlt + . oder Alt +
Rotate Brush CounterclockwiseAlt + [ oder Alt +
Increase Brush Size, or [
Decrease Brush Size. or ]
Increase Brush HardnessShift +. or Shift +]
Decrease Brush HardnessShift +. or Shift +[
Increase Brush PressureCtrl +. or eta+ I
Decrease Brush PressureCtrl +. or Ctrl +[

Material Manager

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Load MaterialsShift + Cut +0
New MaterialCtrl + N
Replace Material by AnotherAlt + Drag & Drop

Attribute Manager

FunctionShortcut key(s)
New Attribute ManagerShift + F5
Increase/decrease parameter change speed with arrowsAlt or Shift
Parameter to defaultRMB +Arrow

Content Browser

FunctionShortcut key(s)
NewCtrl + N
Search BarCtrl + F, F3
Computer 
Desktop 
Home Directory 
Presets 
Catalogs 
 Recent Items 
 Search Resits 
 Favorites 

Editor

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Object ManagerShift + Fl
Materials ManagerShift + F2
TimelineShift + F3
Layer ManagerShift + F4
Attributes ManagerShift + F5
Picture ViewerShift + F6
Coordinates ManagerShift + F7
Content Browser Shift + F8
Structure Manager Shift + F9
Script Manager Shift + F11
Customize Commands Manager Shift + F12
Change Coordinates System 
Close Window Shift + W
Delete Backspace/Del
Heads Up Display V HK
Toggle Parent Generator 
Modify Interactive Anim.Time J + LMB
Help via setting/element Ctrl+F1

General

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Switch between last tool and selectionSpacebar
Manager FullscreenCtrl + Tab

View

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Move Camera1, Alt + MMB HK
Scale Camera2, Alt + RMB HK
Rotate Camera3, Alt + LMB HK
Frame Selected Elements5, Alt + S
Zoom Selected Object0, Alt +0
Zoom to Geometry1-1, Alt + H
Hide/Show axesAlt +0
View small/large MMB on view
Switch views Fl, F2, F3, F4, F5
ConfigureShift + V
Configure AllAlt +V
 Render ViewCtrl + R
 Undo ViewShift + Ctrl + Z
 Redo ViewShift + Ctrl + Y
 RedrawA
 All ViewsF5
 Toggle Active ViewPg Up, MMB
 Gouraud ShadingNA
 Gouraud Shading (Lines)NB
 Quick ShadingNC
 Quick Shading (Lines)ND
 Constant ShadingNE
 Hidden LinesNF
 LinesNG
 WireframeNH
 IsoparmsNI
 BoxNK
 SkeletonNL
 Display TagsNO
 Backface CullingNP
 TexturesNO
 X -RayNR
 Use Isoline EditingAlt +A

Structure Manager

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Import ASCII DataShift + Ctrl+ 0
Jump Last SelectionShift + N
Jump Next Selection 
Jump Page UpPgUp
Jump Page DownPgDown
Jump HomeHome
Jump EndEnd
 Vertex Map V
 Points 
 Polygons 0
 UVW 

Rendering

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Render Active ViewportCtrl + R
Render to Picture ViewerShift + R
Render to Picture Viewer (IR) Ctrl + Shift + R
Interactive Render RegionAlt + R
Make PreviewAlt + B
Render SettingsCtrl + B

Sculpting

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Smooth for all brushesShift
Reverse brush effectCut
Switch symmetry modeAlt + X, Y, Z
Switch to wireframe mode 
Move, scale, rotate templateT+LMB, PRIB, MMB

General (All Brushes)

FunctionShortcut key(s)
Brush sizeMMB + drag horiz
Brush pressureMMB + drag veil

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