Autodesk Maya Autodesk Maya

File Operation

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+N File - New Scene
Ctrl+O File - Open Scene
Ctrl+S File - Save Scene
Ctrl+Shift+S File - Save Scene As
Ctrl+Q File - Exit
Ctrl+R Create file reference

Making Selections

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F8 Select - Object/Component (Switch between object and component editing)
F9 Select - Vertex
F10 Select - Edge
F11 Select - Face
F12 Select - UV
Ctrl+I Select next intermediate object
Alt+F9 Select - Vertex Face
> / < Grow / Shrink polygon selection region
Arrow Keys Pick Walk - walk up/down/left/right

Display hotkeys

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+H Hide Selection
Shift+H Show Selection
Ctrl+Shift+H Show Last Hidden
Alt+H Hide Unselected Objects
Shift+L Show Isolate Select - View Selected
0 Default quality display setting
1 Rough quality display setting
2 Medium quality display setting
3 Smooth quality display setting
4 Shading - Wireframe
5 Shaded display
6 Shaded and Textured display
7 Lighting - Use All Lights

Edit Operation

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+C / Ctrl+X / Ctrl+V Copy/Cut/Paste
Z Edit - Undo
Shift+Z Edit - Redo
G Edit - Repeat
Shift+G Repeat command at mouse position
Ctrl+D Edit - Duplicate
Ctrl+Shift+D Edit - Duplicate Special
Shift+D Edit - Duplicate with Transform
Ctrl+G Edit - Group
P Edit - Parent
Shift+P Edit - Unparent


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Space (When pressed down) Show the hotbox
Ctrl+A Switches between Attribute Editor or Channel Box
A Frame All in active panel
Shift+A Frame All in all views
F Frame Selected in active panel
Shift+F Frame Selected in all views
Space Switch between the active window in multi-pane display and single pane display
Ctrl+Space Switch between the standard view and full-screen view of the current panels
] / [ Redo view change / Undo View Change
Alt+B Switch between a gradient, black, dark gray, or light gray background color.
Shift+{ / Shift+} View previous layout / View next layout
F1 Help - Maya Help
Ctrl+M Show/hide main menu bar
Shift+M Show/hide panel menu bar
Ctrl+Shift+M Show/hide panel toolbar
H With left mouse button for Menu Set marking menu
F2 Show Animation menu set
F3 Show Polygons menu set
F4 Show Modeling menu set
F5 Show Dynamics menu set
F6 Show Rendering menu set
Alt+M Default Hotbox Style (Zones and Menu Rows)

Playback Control

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+. / Alt+, Move forward / move backward one frame in time
. / , Go to Next key / Go to Previous key
Alt+V Turn Playback on or off
Alt+Shift+V Go to Min Frame
Kmiddle mouse button Virtual Time Slider mode (press and hold and scrub timeline)


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
CtrlLeft Render view next image
CtrlRight Render view previous image


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
S Animate - Set Key
I Insert Keys Tool for Graph Editor
Shift+Sleft mouse button Keyframe marking menu
Shift+Smiddle mouse button Tangent marking menu
Shift+E Set key for Rotate
Shift+R Set key for Scale
Shift+W Set key for Translate
Alt+J Toggle Multicolor Feedback


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
AltLeft mouse button Tumble Tool (press and release)
AltMiddle mouse button Track Tool (press and release)
AltRight mouse button Dolly Tool (press and release)
Enable/disable 2D Pan/Zoom.


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
C Snap to curves (press and release)
X Snap to grids (press and release)
V Snap to points (press and release)
J Move, Rotate, Scale Tool snapping (press and release)
Shift+J Move, Rotate, Scale Tool relative snapping (press and release)


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
1 Default polygon mesh display (no smoothing)
2 Cage + smooth polygon mesh display
3 Smooth polygon mesh display
Ctrl+H Display coarser subdivision surface level
Ctrl+I Select/refine subdivision surface component
Ctrl+F9 Convert polygon selection to Vertices
Ctrl+F10 Convert polygon selection to Edges
Ctrl+F11 Covert polygon selection to Faces
Ctrl+F12 Covert polygon selection to UVs
Ctrl+` Proxy - Subdiv Proxy. Displays original mesh (proxy) and a smoothed version of the original.
Ctrl+Shift+` Proxy - Subdiv Proxy. Displays Subdiv Proxy options window
` Toggles the display between the original (proxy) and the smoothed mesh.
~ Displays both the original (proxy) and the smoothed mesh.
Alt+` Modify - Convert - NURBS to Subdiv, Polygons to Subdiv
Alt+Shift+~ Displays option window for Modify - Convert - NURBS to Subdiv -
Page Up / Increases / Decreases Division Levels for Smooth Mesh Preview or Subdiv Proxy.
L Lock/unlock length of curve (press and hold)

Tool and Action

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Q Select Tool
W Move Tool
E Rotate Tool
R Scale Tool
T Show Manipulator Tool
Ctrl+T Universal Manipulator
Y Last tool used
/- Change the size of the manipulator
Z Undo
Shift+Z Redo
G Repeat last action
F8 Switch between object/component selection mode
P Parent
Shift+] Unparent
S Set key
Shift+W Key the selected object position
Shift+E Key the selected object rotation
Shift+R Key the selected object scale
8 Paint Effects Panel
Ctrl+A Attribute Editor
(hold)x Snap to grids
(hold)c Snap to curves
(hold)v Snap to points
Alt+Arrow keys} Move up/down/left/right one pixel

Painting Operation

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+F Flood with the current value
Alt+A Turn Show Wireframe on or off
Alt+C Turn Color Feedback on or off
Alt+R Toggle Reflection on or off
Uleft mouse button Artisan Paint Operation marking menu
B Modify upper brush radius (press and release)
Shift+B Modify lower brush radius (press and release)
Ctrl+B Edit Paint Effects template brush settings
M Modify maximum displacement (Sculpt Surfaces and Sculpt Polygons Tool)
N Modify paint value
/ Switch to pick color mode (press and release)
8 Open Paint Effects panel
Oleft mouse button Poly Brush Tool marking menu
Omiddle mouse button Poly UV Tool marking menu


Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Altleft Mouse button Tumble
Altmiddle Mouse Button Track
Altright mouse button Dolly
A Show all
F Show selected
1 Rough display
2 Medium display
3 Smooth display
4 Wireframe display
5 Shaded display
6 Shaded and textured display
7 Display with lights
Ctrl+Space Switches between the standard view and a full-screen view
Alt+B Changes the background color of the perspective and orthographic panels: standard (light gray), dark gray, or black

General Tools

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Enter Complete current tool
Insert Enter tool Edit mode
Shift+Q Select Tool, or with left mouse button for Component marking menu
Alt+Q Select Tool, or with left mouse button for Polygon marking menu
Q Select Tool, or with left mouse button for Selection Mask marking menu
W Move Tool, or with left mouse button for Move Tool marking menu
E Rotate Tool, or with left mouse button for Rotate Tool marking menu
R Scale Tool, or with left mouse button for Scale Tool marking menu
Ctrl+T Show universal manipulator tool
T Show manipulator tool
Y Selects the last used tool that is not one of Select, Move, Rotate, or Scale
J Move, Rotate, Scale Tool Snapping (press and release)
/- Increase manipulator size / Decrease manipulator size
Dleft mouse button Move pivot (Move Tool)
Insert Switches between move pivot and move object (Move Tool)