Thursday, November 15

3D Studio Max Hotkeys Quick Reference (Internet Info)

 

When using 3D Studio Max, its always important to become more efficient the more you progress. A keyfactor in that is learning hotkeys. Autodesk will give you a handy dandy reference cube when you order 3D Studio Max 2009, with a bunch of common hotkeys and shortcuts on each one of the six sides. I have listed out a few of those hotkeys and shortcuts so you can use this as a quick reference while using 3ds Max.

Main UI

Angle Snap Toggle – A
Auto Key Mode Toggle – N
Camera View – C
Display as See-Through Toggle – Alt + X
Fetch – Alt + Ctrl + F
Hold – Ctrl + H
Grid Toggle – G
Material Editor Toggle – M
Maximize Viewport Toggle – Alt + W
Perspective User View – P
Render – Shift + Q
Redraw All View – Single Quote
Redo Scene Operation – Ctrl + Y
Redo Viewport Operation – Shift + Y
Set Keys – K
Show Edges – F4
Smooth + Highlights/Wireframe Toggle – F3
Transform Gizmo Toggle – X
Undo Scene Operation – Ctrl + Z
Undo Viewport Operation – Shift + Z
Zoom Extents All – Shift + Ctrl + Z
Zoom Extents All Selected – Z
Toggle SteeringWheels Feature (only for 2009) – Shift + W
Toggle ViewCube Visibility (only for 2009) – Alt + Ctrl + V

Edit/Editable Poly

Vertex Level – 1
Edge Level – 2
Border Level – 3
Polygon Level – 4
Element Level – 5
Bevel Mode – Shift + Ctrl + B
Chamfer Mode –  Shift + Ctrl + C
Extrude Mode – Shift + E
Target Weld Mode – Shift + Ctrl + W
Ignore Backfacing in Selections – Shift + Ctrl + I
Grow Selection – Ctrl + Page Up
Shrink Selection – Ctrl + Page Down
Hide Selection – Alt + H
Repeat Last Operation – semicolon
Select Edge Loop – Alt + L
Select Edge Ring – Alt + R
Unhide All – Alt + U

Track View

Add Keys – A
Move Keys – M
Zoom Horizontal Extents Keys – Alt + X
Zoom – Alt + Z

Unwrap UVW

Edit UVWs – Ctrl + E
Show Seams in Viewport – Alt + E
Unwrap Options – Ctrl + O
Update Map – Ctrl + U
Zoom Extents Selected – Z
Zoom Region – Ctrl + X
Zoom to Gizmo – Shift + Spacebar
Zoom – Alt + Z

Selection

Select All – Ctrl + A
Select Ancestor – Page Up
Select Child – Page Down
Select and Move – W
Select and Rotate – E
Select from Scene – H
Select and Scale – R
Select Invert – Ctrl + I
Select Toggle Lock – Spacebar
Subobject Level Cycle – Insert
Subobject Selection Toggle – Ctrl + B

Playback Controls

Backup Time One Unit – comma
Forward Time One Unit – period
Expert Toggle Mode – Ctrl + X
Go to End Frame – End
Go to Start Frame – Home
Play/Stop Animation – /
Show Safeframes Toggle – Shift + F
Show Statistics Toggle – 7
Scale Start of Timeline – Ctrl + Alt + click-drag
Scale End of Timeline – Ctrl + Alt + right-click-drag