265 Shortcuts for Apple Motion

Jump to: Motion Menu, File Menu, Edit Menu, General Interface, Mark Menu, Object Menu, View Menu, Share Menu, Window Menu, Audio List, Selection/Transform Tool, Crop Tool, Pan and Zoom Tool, Layers, Keyframe Editor, 3D [Command]s, Shape and Mask [Command]s, Library, Media List

1. Motion Menu

Command+,

Open Motion Preferences

Command+H

Hide Motion

Option+Command+H

Hide other open application files

Command+Q

Quit Motion

2. 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

3. 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+Delete

Ripple Delete(remove the current selection and close the gap in the Timeline)

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

Press Fn twice

Start Dictation

Ctrl+Command+Spacebar

Emoji and Symbols

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Share Menu

Command+E

Export movie

Option+Command+E

Export selection to movie

9. 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

10. Audio List

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

11. Selection/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

12. 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

13. Pan and Zoom Tool

H

Select the Pan tool

Z

Select the Zoom tool

Option+Click in the canvas

Zoom out with the Zoom tool selected

14. 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

15. Keyframe Editor

Command+8

Show/hide the Keyframe Editor

Command+K

Convert the applied behaviors to keyframes

F

Fit visible curves

16. 3D [Command]s

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

Shift+Command+'

Switch the 3D grid on and off

17. Shape and Mask [Command]s

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

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 control points)

18. 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

Up Arrow

Move up one level in the folder hierarchy of the file stack

19. 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

Created by rank17 on 3/4/2017. Last updated by admin on 5/26/2017

 

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