100+ Blender Keyboard Shortcut keys

This is a complete set of shortcut keys you will need if you are using blender.

Blender is a complete set of graphics tool, you can use blender for 3D modelling, text edit, VFX work, video editing, 3D and 2D animation, sculpting, scripting and much more.

This below shortcut keys works with all blender versions and if there any new update comes we will update it here.

Blender shortcut keys for Properties

  • Ctrl+C = Copy the (single) value of the button
  • Ctrl+V = Paste the (single) value of the button
  • Ctrl+Alt+C = Copy the entire vector or the colour field
  • Ctrl+Alt+V = Paste vector as the whole or the whole colour field
  • RMB (Right Mouse Button) = Open the context menu
  • Backspace = Clear the values, sets the value to 0
  • Minus(-) = Negate the number values and sets the value to opposite of current value(If value is 5 then it sets the value to -5)
  • Ctrl+Wheel (Mouse Scrolling Wheel) = Change the value in increase or decrease manner, this option cycles the values for pop-up option menus and buttons as well as property values.
  • Enter = Activates the current values
  • Alt = When held while editing values, it applies the changes to all the selected items, including objects, bones, sequence-strips, number fields and toggles.

Blender shortcut keys for Animation

  • I = insert a keyframe
  • Alt+I = Clear the keyframe
  • Shift+Alt+I = Clear all keyframes (removing all F-curves)
  • Ctrl+D = Assign a driver
  • Ctrl+Alt+D = Clear the driver
  • K = Add a Keying Set
  • Alt+K = Clear the Keying Set

Blender shortcut keys for Confirm or Cancel

  • ESC or RMB (Right Mouse Button) = Cancels
  • Enter or LMB (Left Mouse Button) = Confirms

Blender Global Keys and shortcuts

  • Ctrl+O = Open File
  • Ctrl+S = Save File
  • Ctrl+N = New File
  • Ctrl+Z = Undo
  • Ctrl+Shift+Z = Redo
  • Ctrl+Q = Quit
  • F1 = Help (context-sensitive)
  • F2 = Rename Active Item
  • F3 = Operator Search
  • F4 = File Context Menu
  • F5-F8 = Reserved for user actions
  • F9 = Adjust the Last operation
  • F11 = Show render window
  • F12 = Render the current frame
  • Q = Quick Access (Favourites)
  • Ctrl+Spacebar = Toggle Maximize of focused Area
  • Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar = Toggle Fullscreen of focused Area
  • Ctrl+PageUp/Ctrl+PageDown = Next/Previous Workspace
  • Spacebar = User configurable
  • Shift+Ctrl+Spacebar = Playback Animations (reverse)
  • Blender shortcuts = Common Editor Keys
  • A = Select all
  • Alt+A = Select none
  • Ctrl+I = Invert selection
  • H = Hide selection
  • Alt+H = Reveal Hidden Items
  • T = Toggle Sidebar
  • N = Toggle Sidebar

Blender shortcut keys for 3D viewport

  • Tab = Edit-mode toggle
  • Ctrl+Tab = Mode switching pie menu (toggles pose mode for armatures)
  • 1 to 3 = Edit Mesh vertex/edge/face toggle (Shift extends, Ctrl expands)
  • Accent Grave (`) = 3D view navigation pie menu
  • Ctrl+Accent Grave (`) = toggle gizmos
  • Shift+Accent Grave (`) = Walk/Fly mode

Blender general shortcut keys

  • 1 to 9 = Mode/Element Switching
  • RMB (Right Mouse Button) = Context Menu
  • Tab = Operator search
  • Shift+Tab = Quick Access (Favourites)
  • Ctrl+D = Duplicate
  • P = Set Parent
  • Return = Rename
  • Ctrl+Return = Render
  • B = Proportional Editing/Soft Selection
  • Ctrl+[ – toggle toolbar
  • Ctrl+] = toggle sidebar

Blender shortcut keys for viewport

  • Alt+LMB (Left Mouse Button) = Orbit View
  • Alt+MMB (Middle Mouse Button) = Pan View
  • Alt+RMB (Right Mouse Button) = Zoom View
  • F1 to F4 = Front/Side/Top camera viewpoints
  • F = Frame Selected
  • A = Frame All

Blender shortcuts for selection

  • LMB (Left Mouse Button) = Select
  • Ctrl+A = Select All
  • Shift+Ctrl+A = Deselect All
  • Ctrl+I = Select Inverse
  • Up = Select more
  • Down = Select less
  • Double LMB (Left Mouse Button) = Select Loop
  • Alt+Double LMB (Left Mouse Button) = Select Ring
  • ] = Select linked

Blender shortcut keys for tools

  • W, E, R = Transform Tools
  • Q = Box Select
  • D = Annotate
  • C = Cursor Tool

Blender shortcut keys for edit mode

  • E = Extrude
  • Ctrl+E = More exclude options
  • Ctrl+B = Bevel
  • I = Inset
  • K = Knife
  • Alt+C = Loop Cut

Blender shortcut keys for Animation

  • Space bar = Play/Pause
  • S = Set Location + Rotation + Scale Keyframe
  • Shift+S = Insert Keyframe Menu
  • Shift+W = Set Location Key
  • Shift+E = Set Rotation Key
  • Shift+R = Set Scale Key

Blender for Python Scripting

  • Ctrl+C = Over any Operator Button, the shortcut copies the Python command into the clipboard
  • Shift+Ctrl+C = Over any property button, the hotkey is used to copy the data path for the property. The feature is also available from the context menu.
  • Shift+Ctrl+Alt+C = Over the property buttons, the command copies the full data path for the data-block and property. Note: it is best to access values based on the context rather than by name, in most cases.

Blender shortcuts for Dragging

  • Ctrl = while dragging to snap
  • Shift = Gives precision control to the values
  • Shift+Ctrl = Precise snap, this command will move the object with high precision along with the snapping constraint.

Blender shortcut keys for Text Editing 

  • Home = Go to the beginning of the text
  • End = Go to the ending of the text
  • Left, Right arrow = Move the cursor left or right one character at a time
  • Ctrl+Left, Ctrl+Right = Move the cursor left or right through an entire word
  • Backspace, Delete = Delete the characters
  • Ctrl+Backspace, Ctrl+Delete = Deletes whole words
  • Shift = Makes a selection while moving the cursor and holding the key.
  • Ctrl+A = Selects the entire text
  • Ctrl+C = Copies the selected text
  • Ctrl+X = Cuts the selected text
  • Ctrl+V = Pastes the text at the position of the cursor

Blender hotkeys for macOS

  • The Cmd key can be used as an alternative for Ctrl key on macOS devices. It has few exceptions that conflict with the operating system.
  • Cmd+Comma (,) = Preferences

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