148 Shortcuts for Autodesk 3ds Max 2017

1. General user interface

Ctrl+N

New scene

F2

Shade selected faces

F3

Wireframe/smooth and highlight

F4

View edged faces

Space

Selection lock

Q

Select

Ctrl+Left mouse click

Add to selection

Alt+Left mouse click

Remove from selection

W

Move

E

Rotate

R

Scale

G

Hide grids

S

Snaps

A

Angle snap

Ctrl+Shift+P

Percent snap

Ctrl+C

Create camera from view

F5

Restrict movement along specific axis

F8

Restrict plane cycle

F9

Render last

F10

Render scene dialogue

0

Render to texture dialogue

Shift+Q

Quick render

M

Material editor

6

Particle view

8

Enviro­nment and effects dialogue

9

Open advanced lighting panel

F11

Open MAXScript listener

Alt+Ctrl+Q

Open last used explorer

Alt+Q

Isolate selection

Alt+W

Maximise viewport

Ctrl+H

Place highlight

H

Select by name/s­elect from scene

Ctrl+D

Select none

Ctrl+I

Select invert

Page up

Select ancestor

Page down

Selct child

Ctrl+V

Clone

O

Adaptive degradation

Ctrl+X

Expert mode(single Viewport)

Ctrl+Z

Undo scene operation

Ctrl+Y

Redo scene operation

Shift+Z

Undo viewport operation

Shift+Y

Redo viewport operation

Shift+F

Show safeframes

7

Show statistics

N

Auto key mode

Shift+C

Hide/ show cameras

Shift+G

Hide/ show geometry

Shift+H

Hide/ show helpers

Shift+L

Hide/ show lights

Shift+P

Hide/ show particle system

Shift+S

Hide/ show shapes

Shift+W

Hide/ show space warps

Alt+X

Display as see-through

2. Views

T

Top

B

Bottom

L

Left

F

Front

U

Isometric user

P

Perspective user

C

Camera

Shift+4

Spot/directional light

3. Editable Poly

1

Vertex level

2

Edge level

3

Border level

4

Poly level

5

Element level

Shift+E

Extrude mode

Ctrl+Shift+B

Bevel mode

Ctrl+Shift+C

Chamfer mode

Ctrl+Shift+E

Connect

Shift+X

Edge constaint

Ctrl+Shift+W

Target weld

Alt+C

Cut

Ctrl+Shift+Q

Quickslice

Alt+H

Hide

Alt+I

Hide unselected

Alt+U

Unhide all

4. Quad menu

Alt+Right mouse click

Animation

Ctrl+Alt+Right mouse click

Lighting/Render

Ctrl+Right mouse click

Modelling

Alt+Shift+Right mouse click

Reactor

Shift+Right mouse click

Snap

V

Viewports

5. Material editor

B

Background

L

Backlight

X

Cycle 3x2, 5x3, 6x4 sample slots

G

Get material

Left arrow

Go backward to sibling

Right Arrow

Go forward to sibling

Up arrow

Go to parent

P

Make preview

O

Options

6. Key and Time controls

Spacebar

Slection lock switch

N

Auto key mode

'

Set key mode

K

Set keys

/

Play/stop animation

, (comma)

Backup Time One Unit

. (period)

Forward Time One Unit

Home

Go to start frame

End

Go to end frame

7. Viewport Navigation Controls

Alt+Z

Zoom mode

Alt+Ctrl+Z

Zoom extents

Shift+Ctrl+Z

Zoom extents all

Z

Zoom selected all

Alt+Shift+Ctrl+Z

Zoom in 2X

Alt+Shift+Z

Zoom out 2X

Ctrl+W

Zoom region mode

[/ Scroll wheel forward

Zoom viewport in

]/Scroll wheel backward

Zoom viewport out

Ctrl+P/Middle mouse button

Pan view

I

Interactive pan

Ctrl+R

Arc rotate

Alt+W

Min/max switch

8. Walk through mode

W

Forward

S

Back

A

Left

D

Right

E/Shift+UP arrow

Up

C/Shift+Down arrow

Down

Q

Accelerate

Z

Decelerate

]

Increase step size

[

Decrease step size

Alt+[

Reset step size

Shift+Spacebar

Level

Spacebar

Lock vertical rotation

9. Virtual viewport

/

Virtual viewport toggle

+

Virtual viewport zoom in

-

Virtual viewport zoom out

2

Virtual Viewport pan down

4

Virtual viewport pan left

6

Virtual viewport pan right

8

Virtual viewport pan up

10. Subobjects

Ctrl+B

Subobject mode toggle

Insert

Subobject level cycle

1

Subobject level 1

2

Subobject level 2

3

Subobject level 3

4

Subobject level 4

5

Subobject level 5

Delete

Delete subobject

Ctrl+H

Local select subobject by name

11. Hierarchies

Page up

Select ancestor

Page down

Select child

Ctrl+Page down

Select children

Double click parent

Select entire hierarchy

Created by Chirag on 3/7/2017. Last updated by domad on 9/23/2020

 

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