Keyboard & Mouse Shortcuts in 3DS Max

In this tutorial, we show you very useful shortcuts in 3DS Max. Any of these can be changed in “Customize > Customize Interface.”

Undo + Redo
Ctrl+Z : Undo Scene
Ctrl+Y : Redo Scene
Shift+Z : Undo Viewport
Shift+Y : Redo Viewport

Main Tools
Q : Selection Object
W : Move Tool
E : Rotation Tool
R : Scale Tool

Views
B : Bottom
T : Top
L : Left:
F : Front
P : Perspective View
D : Disable Viewport
Alt+W : Maximize View

Zoom
Alt+Z : Zoom Mode
Ctrl – : Zoom Out
Ctrl + : Zoom In

Viewport Toggle
Alt+X : Display See-Through
F3 : Toggle Wireframe Mode
F4 : Toggle Edge Face Mode
F5 : Highlight X Axis
F6 : Highlight Y Axis
F7 : Highlight Z Axis
Alt+Q : Isolate Selection
Ctrl+C : Make Camera on view
Ctrl+V : Make copy/ instance or hold down Shift + Drag

Selection
Page Up : Select Parent
Page Down : Select Child
Ctrl+A : Select All

Align + Snap
A : Angle Snap tool
Alt+A : Align Tool
Shift+A : Quick Align

Animation
N : Autokey
End : Go to End Frame
Home : Go to Start Frame
/ : Play Animation
. : Move forward one frame
< : Move back one frame

Misc
M : Material Editor
G : Grid

Rendering
F10 : Render Settings:
F9 : Render Selected Camera
Shift+Q : Render different view

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