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macOS – Apple Motion Shortcut Keys

macOS – Apple Motion Shortcut Keys

Apple Motion Shortcut Keys for macOS

Command+, – Open Motion Preferences
Command+H – Hide Motion
Option+Command+H – Hide other open application files
Command+Q – Quit Motion
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
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
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
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
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
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
Command+E – Export movie
Option+Command+E – Export selection to movie
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
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
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
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
H – Select the Pan tool
Z – Select the Zoom tool
Option+Click in the canvas – Zoom out with the Zoom tool selected
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
Command+8 – Show/hide the Keyframe Editor
Command+K – Convert the applied behaviors to keyframes
F – Fit visible curves
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
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)
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
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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