300+ Shortcuts for Apple Motion (MacOS)  [edit]

minusplus1. General Interface
Command+O Open a project
Command+N Create a project
Option+Command+N Create a project from the Project Browser
Command+J Open the project’s Properties Inspector
Command+S Save a project
Shift+Command+S Save a project as a new project
Command+W Close a project or active window
Command+I Import a file
Shift+Command+I Import a file as a project
Command+E Export movie
Option+Command+E Export a selection as a movie
Command+P Print the current view of the canvas
Command+Z Undo the last change
Shift+Command+Z Redo the last change
Command+X Cut the selection
Command+C Copy the selection
Command+V Paste the selection
Command+D Duplicate selection
Command+A Select all items
Shift+Command+A Deselect all items
Delete Delete the selection
Command+M Minimize the active window
Command+, Open Motion Preferences
Shift+Command+P Display Page Setup dialog
Command+H Hide Motion
Option+Command+H Hide other open application files
Command+Q Quit Motion
Spacebar Play/pause a project
A Turn on/off animation recording
Home Go to the start of a project
End Go to the end of a project
Option+Command+T Show or hide the toolbar

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minusplus2. Motion Menu
Command+, Open Motion Preferences
Command+H Hide Motion
Option+Command+H Hide other open application files

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minusplus3. File Menu
Command+N Create a project from the Project Browser
Command+O Open a project
Command+W Close a project
Command+S Save a project
Shift+Command+S Save a project as a new project
Command+I Import a file
Shift+Command+I Import files as a project
Option+Command+W Close all open projects
Shift+Command+P Open the Page Setup window
Command+P Print the current canvas view

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minusplus4. Edit Menu
Command+Z Undo the last change
Shift+Command+Z Redo the last change
Command+X Cut
Command+C Copy
Command+V Paste
Option+Command+V Paste special
Command+D Duplicate
Delete Delete
Shift+Option+Command+T Transform Control points (on a complex shape)
Command+A Select all items
Shift+Command+A Deselect all items
Command+J Open the project’s Properties Inspector
Command+F Find and replace
Command+: Show spelling and grammar
Fn twice Start Dictation
Ctrl+Command+Spacebar Emoji and Symbols

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minusplus5. Mark Menu
I Mark In point of a selected object or set the play range when no object is selected
O Mark Out point of a selected object or set the play range when no object is selected
Shift+{ Move the selected object’s In point to the location of the playhead
Shift+} Move the selected object’s Out point to the location of the playhead
M Add a project marker at the current frame (with no selection) or add object marker (with selection)
` Add a project marker at the current frame (with no selection) or add object marker (with selection)
Option+Command+M Open the Edit Marker dialog
Option+Command+I Mark In point of play range
Option+Command+O Mark Out point of play range
Option+X Reset play range
Shift+L Turn on Loop Playback
A Turn animation recording on and off
Option+A Open the Recording Options window
Home Go to the start of a project
End Go to the end of a project
Shift+Home Go to the start of the play range
Shift+End Go to the end of the play range
Left Arrow Go to the previous frame
Right Arrow Go to the next frame
Shift+Left Arrow Go backward ten frames
Shift+Right Arrow Go forward ten frames
Option+K Go to the previous keyframe
Shift+K Go to the next keyframe
Option+Command+Left Arrow Go to the previous marker
Option+Command+Right Arrow Go to the next marker
Shift+I Go to the selection In point
Shift+O Go to the selection Out point
Command+R Perform a RAM preview of the play range area
Option+Command+R Perform a RAM preview of the current selection
Option+Shift+Command+R Perform a RAM preview for the whole project

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minusplus6. Object Menu
Shift+Command+N Add an empty group to the project
Option+Command+C Add a camera to the project
Shift+Command+L Add a light to the project
Shift+Command+D Add a drop zone to the project
Ctrl+Command+R Add a rig to the project
Shift+Command+] Move the selected object to the top of the Layers list
Shift+Command+[ Move the selected object to the bottom of the Layers list
Command+] Move the selected object up the Layers list by one level
Command+[ Move the selected object down the Layers list by one level
Shift+Command+G Group the selected objects into a new layer
Option+Command+G Ungroup a group of objects
Ctrl+T Make an object active or deactivate an object
Ctrl+S For an audio track, enable/disable the Solo button of the selected track; for an object, solo the object
Ctrl+I Isolate the selected group or layer
Ctrl+L Lock/unlock an object
Ctrl+Shift+S Unsolo only the video portion of a file that contains video
Ctrl+D Convert a 2D group to 3D, or convert a 3D group to 2D
Shift+Command+M Add an image mask to the selected object
Ctrl+K Add a keyframe (to the last modified parameter for the selected object)
Command+K Convert the applied behaviors to keyframes
Option+Command+B Convert a simple shape to a complex shape (with editable Control points)
E Make the selected object the cell source for a particle emitter
L Replicate the selected object
K Clone the selected layer
Shift+F Open the Media list and Inspector to display the source and properties of media objects

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minusplus7. View Menu
Command+= Zoom in
Command+- Zoom out
Option+Z Zoom to 100 percent
Shift+Z Zoom to fit in window
Shift+V Show full view area (the portion of layers that extend beyond the edge of the canvas)
Option+Command+= Zoom Timeline in
Option+Command+- Zoom Timeline out
Option+Command+0 Zoom Timeline to project duration
Ctrl+A Set 3D view to active camera
Ctrl+P Set 3D view to perspective camera
Ctrl+C Set 3D view to next camera
Ctrl+Option+C Select the current active camera
Ctrl+R Reset 3D camera view
F Fit the selected objects into view
Shift+Command+F Frame the selected object
Ctrl+F Focus on the selected object
Shift+C Show all color channels
Shift+T Show the transparent channel
Option+Shift+T Show the alpha channel overlay
Option+Shift+C Show the RGB channels only
Shift+R Show the red channel
Shift+G Show the green channel
Shift+B Show the blue channel
Shift+A Show the alpha channel
Option+Shift+A Show the inverted alpha channel
V Switch between the current channel and alpha channels
Shift+Q Show the canvas at full resolution
Option+L Enable/disable lighting in the canvas
Ctrl+Option+S Enable/disable shadows in the canvas
Ctrl+Option+R Enable/disable reflections in the canvas
Ctrl+Option+D Enable/disable depth of field in the canvas
Option+M Enable/disable motion blur in the canvas
Option+F Enable/disable field rendering in the canvas
Ctrl+Option+B Enable/disable frame blending in the canvas
Command+/ Show overlays
Shift+Command+R Show the rulers
Command+' Show/hide the grid
Command+; Show/hide the guides
Shift+Command+; Show/hide the dynamic guides
' Show/hide the safe zones
Shift+" Show/hide the film zones
Option+Command+; Lock the guides
N Enable/disable snapping to guides
Option+Command+/ Show 3D overlays
Shift+Command+' Show 3D grid
Command+T Show the Font dialog
Shift+Command+C Show the macOS Colors window

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minusplus8. Share Menu
Command+E Export movie
Option+Command+E Export selection to movie

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minusplus9. Window Menu
Command+M Minimize the active window
F1 Show the Properties Inspector
F2 Show the Behaviors Inspector
F3 Show the Filters Inspector
F4 Show the Object Inspector
F5 Show/hide the Project pane
F6 Show/hide the Timing pane
F7 Show/hide the HUD
F9 Show/hide the Background Task list
F8 Enter/exit Player mode
Command+2 Show/hide the Library
Command+3 Show/hide the Inspector
Command+4 Show/hide the Layers list or Project pane
Command+5 Show/hide the Media list
Command+6 Show/hide the Audio list
Command+7 Show/hide the Video Timeline
Command+8 Show/hide the Keyframe Editor
Command+9 Show/hide the Audio Timeline

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minusplus10. Help Menu
Shift+Command+? Open Motion Help menu

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minusplus11. Audio List Controls
Command+6 Show/hide the Audio list
Ctrl+T Make object active or inactive
Ctrl+L Lock/unlock an audio file
Ctrl+S Enable/disable the Solo button of a selected track
Up Arrow Move selection up one level in the Audio list
Down Arrow Move selection down one level in the Audio list
Command+I Import

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minusplus12. Global Tranform Commands
S Activate the current transform tool (when another item in the transform tools pop+up menu is selected)
Shift+S Choose the Select/Transform tool
Tab Cycle through the transform modes (press repeatedly until the transform mode you want is selected)
Shift+Drag the object Constrain the movement of an object to the X axis or Y axis
Command+Drag the object Override snapping while moving an object
Option+Drag the object Duplicate a selected object

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minusplus13. Select/Transform Tool
Shift+Drag the object handle Scale an object proportionally
Option+Drag the object handle Scale an object from its anchor point
Option+Shift+Drag the object handle Scale an object proportionally from its anchor point
Shift+Drag the object rotation handle Snap the rotation of an object to 45+degree increments
Q Select the 3D transform tool

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minusplus14. Crop Tool
Shift+Drag the object handle Crop an object proportionally
Option+Drag the object handle Crop an object from its center
Option+Shift+Drag the object handle Crop an object proportionally from its center
Command+Drag over the object Pan a cropped object within the bounding box
Drag over the object Move the bounding box around a cropped object
Option+Command+Drag over the object Move the bounding with the cropped object

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minusplus15. Edit Points Tool
Double+Click the path/Option+Click the path Add a point to a path
Command+Click the point Convert a point to linear
Command+Drag the point Convert a linear point to Bezier
Command+Drag the tangent handle Scale a tangent proportionally
Option+Drag the tangent handle Break or relink a tangent handle
Shift+Drag the tangent handle Constrain a tangent handle to 45+degree increments
Command+Drag the B+Spline point Adjust a B+Spline point bias
Command+Click the B+Spline point Switch a B+Spline point bias

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minusplus16. Edit Ellipse and Edit Rectangle Tools
Option+Command+B Convert a simple ellipse, rectangle, or mask to a complex shape or mask (with editable Ctrl points)

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minusplus17. Pan and Zoom Tools
H Select the Pan tool
Z Select the Zoom tool
Option+Click in the canvas Zoom out with the Zoom tool selected

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minusplus18. Rectangle and Circle Tools
R Select the Rectangle Shape tool
C Select the Circle Shape tool
Shift+Drag in the canvas Draw a shape proportionally
Option+Drag in the canvas Draw a shape from its center
Option+Shift+Drag in the canvas Draw a shape proportionally from its center
Shift+Drag a rotation handle Snap the rotation of an object to 45+degree increments

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minusplus19. Bezier Mask Tools
Option+B Select the Bezier Mask tool
Option+B Switch between the Bezier Mask and B-Spline Mask tools
C Close the mask shape
Double Click a path Add a point to the path
Command+Click a path Add a point to the path
Command+Click a point Convert a point to linear
Command+Drag a point Create tangents on a point
Command+Drag a tangent handle Scale tangents proportionally
Option+Drag a tangent handle Break or relink a tangent handle
Option+Shift+Drag a tangent handle Constrain a tangent handle to 45+degree increments
Esc Cancel shape drawing and delete the open mask
Return Exit mask+drawing mode

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minusplus20. B-Spline Mask Tools
Option+B Select the B-Spline Mask tool
Option+B Switch between the Bezier Mask and B-Spline Mask tools
C Close the mask shape
Double Click a path Add a point to the path
Command+Click a path Add a point to the path
Command+Drag a B-Spline point Adjust a B-Spline point bias
Command+Click a B-Spline point Switch a B-Spline point bias
Esc Cancel mask drawing and delete the open shape
Return Exit mask drawing mode
Option+B Select the Bezier Mask tool

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minusplus21. Layers
Shift+Command+N Create a group
Command+] Bring an object up one level in the Layers list
Command+[ Send an object down one level in the Layers list
Shift+Command+G Place the selected objects in a new group
Option+Command+G Ungroup a group of objects so you can manipulate each object
Ctrl+T Make the object active or deactivate the object
Ctrl+S Enable/disable the Solo button of a selected track
Ctrl+I Isolate the selected group or layer
Ctrl+L Lock/unlock an object
Up Arrow Move up one level in the Layers list
Down Arrow Move down one level in the Layers list
Option+Left Arrow Expand a group in the Layers list
Option+Right Arrow Collapse a group in the Layers list
Command+I Import
Shift+Command+M Add an image mask to the selected object
Command+K Convert the applied behaviors to keyframes
Shift+F Open the Media list and Inspector to reveal the source and properties of media objects
K Clone the selected layer

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minusplus22. Library
Command+2 Show/hide the Library
Spacebar Select the first item in the sidebar or file stack
Up Arrow Move up one item in the sidebar or file stack
Down Arrow Move down one item in the sidebar or file stack
Left Arrow Move left one item in the file stack
Right Arrow Move right one item in the file stack

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minusplus23. Media List
Command+5 Show/hide the Media list
Up Arrow Move up one level in the Media list
Down Arrow Move down one level in the Media list
Command+I Import

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minusplus24. TimeLine Editing and Navigation
Command+Right Arrow Nudge one frame forward
Command+Left Arrow Nudge one frame backward
Shift+Command+Right Arrow Nudge ten frames forward
Shift+Command+Left Arrow Nudge ten frames backward
Shift+{ Move the selected object to the In point
Shift+} Move the selected object to the Out point
I Mark the In point of the play range or selected object
O Mark the Out point of the play range or selected object
Option+X Reset the play range by moving the In and Out points to the first and last frames of the project
Command+] Bring an object up one level in the Timeline layers list
Command+[ Send an object down one level in the Timeline layers list
Shift+L Enable/disable loop playback
Option+A Open the Recording Options dialog
Shift+Home Go to the start of the play range
Shift+End Go to the end of the play range
Shift+I Go to the In point of the selected object
Shift+O Go to the Out point of the selected object
Left Arrow Go to the previous frame
Right Arrow Go to the next frame
Shift+Left Arrow Go backward ten frames
Shift+Right Arrow Go forward ten frames
Option+Command+Left Arrow Go to the next marker
Option+Command+Right Arrow Go to the previous marker
Command+R Render a RAM preview for the play range
Option+Command+R Render a RAM preview for the selected object
Option+Shift+Command+R Render a RAM preview for the project
M Add a marker at the current frame
` Add a marker at the current frame
Option+Command+M Open the Edit Marker dialog
Spacebar Play/pause the project
A Turn on/off animation recording
Home Go to the start of project
End Go to the end of project
Command+K Convert the applied behaviors to keyframes
Shift+Delete Ripple delete (remove the current selection and close the gap in the Timeline)
Option+Shift+V Paste special
Option+Command+= Zoom Timeline in
Option+Command+- Zoom Timeline out
Shift+Z Fit Timeline in window
Option+Command+0 Zoom Timeline to project duration

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minusplus25. KeyFraming Controls
Double Click a path/Option+Click a path Add a point to the path
Command+Drag a Bezier point Create tangents on a point
Command+Click a Bezier point Convert a point to linear
Command+Drag a B-Spline point Adjust a B+Spline point bias
Command+Click a B-Spline point Switch a B+Spline point bias
Command+Drag a tangent handle Scale tangents proportionally
Option+Drag a tangent handle Break or relink a tangent handle
Shift+Drag a tangent handle Constrain a tangent to 45 degrees and original value

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minusplus26. Shape and Mask Controls
Shift+Drag in the canvas Draw a shape proportionally with the Rectangle, Circle Shape, and Mask tools
Option+Drag in the canvas Draw a shape from its center with the Rectangle, Circle Shape, and Mask tools
Option+Shift+Drag in the canvas Draw a shape proportionally from its center with the Rectangle, Circle Shape, and Mask tools
Esc Cancel spline drawing and delete the open spline
Return Exit spline drawing mode and complete the existing spline drawing
Double Click a path Add a point to the path
Option+Click a path Add a point to the path
Command+Click a Bezier point Convert a point to linear
Command+Drag a Bezier point Create tangents on a point
Command+Drag a tangent handle Scale tangents proportionally
Command+Drag a B-Spline point Adjust a B+Spline point bias
Command+Click a B-Spline point Switch a B+Spline point bias
Option+Drag a tangent handle Break or relink a tangent handle
Shift+Drag a tangent handle Constrain a tangent to 45 degrees and original value
Option+Command+B Convert a simple shape to a complex shape (with editable Ctrl points)

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minusplus27. 3D Controls
Q Select the 3D transform tool
, Switch the 3D transform tool between position+only and universal
. Switch the 3D transform tool between rotate+only and universal
/ Switch the 3D transform tool between scale+only and universal
Ctrl+A Set 3D View to Active Camera
Ctrl+P Set 3D View to Perspective
Ctrl+C Set 3D View to next camera
Ctrl+R Reset the 3D camera view
Ctrl+D Switches a group between 2D and 3D

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minusplus28. Inspector
Command+3 how/hide the Inspector
Up Arrow Increase a slider value by an increment of one
Down Arrow Decrease a slider value by an increment of one
Shift+Up Arrow Increase a slider value by an increment of ten

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minusplus29. Miscellaneous
E Create a particle emitter
Shift+Command+M Add an image mask to the selected layer
ZandClick the color wheel In the Keyer filter, zoom incrementally into the Chroma Control
Option+ZandClick the color wheel In the Keyer filter, zoom incrementally out of the Chroma Control
ZandDrag right in the color wheel In the Keyer filter, zoom smoothly into the Chroma Control
ZandDrag left in the color wheel In the Keyer filter, zoom smoothly out of the Chroma Control
Spacebar+Command In the Keyer filter, zoom smoothly in or out of the Chroma Control
HandDrag the color wheel In the Keyer filter, pan the Chroma Control
Shift+Z In the Keyer filter, reset the chroma zoom and center (when the pointer is over the Chroma Control)
Up Arrow Select the next object above
Down Arrow Select the next object below
Command+Arrow Keys Nudge the selected objects one pixel
Shift+Arrow Keys Nudge the selected objects 10 pixels
Shift+Drag in the canvas Add/Remove selected objects using the region box
Command+Click an object/objects Select multiple objects in a group or layer
Shift+Click an object Add to selection

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Sources: Motion Support


Uploaded by rank17, updated on 5/8/2017