Shortcuts Autodesk Maya for Windows

Autodesk Maya is a three-dimensional graphics editor, featuring a wide functionality of 3D animation, modeling and visualization. Available for Windows. To optimize the creation of animation, motion graphics, virtual reality and characters, use the hot keys. Using the mouse and keyboard allows you to work faster and more productively, without being distracted by routine tasks.

We picked up a complete list of keyboard shortcuts in Autodesk Maya. Remember those who perform frequently repetitive tasks. In different versions, the combinations are almost the same. The layout does not matter.

Edit Operation

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+C/Ctrl+X/Ctrl+V Copy/Cut/Paste
Z Edit - Undo
Shift+Z Edit - Redo
G Edit - Repeat
Shift+G Repeat command at mouse position
Ctrl+D Edit - Duplicate
Ctrl+Shift+D Edit - Duplicate Special
Shift+D Edit - Duplicate with Transform
Ctrl+G Edit - Group
P Edit - Parent
Shift+P Edit - Unparent

File Operation

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+N File - New Scene
Ctrl+O File - Open Scene
Ctrl+S File - Save Scene
Ctrl+Shift+S File - Save Scene As
Ctrl+Q File - Exit
Ctrl+R Create file reference

General Tools

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Enter Complete current tool
Insert Enter tool Edit mode
Shift+Q Select Tool, or with left mouse button for Component marking menu
Alt+Q Select Tool, or with left mouse button for Polygon marking menu
Q Select Tool, or with left mouse button for Selection Mask marking menu
W Move Tool, or with left mouse button for Move Tool marking menu
E Rotate Tool, or with left mouse button for Rotate Tool marking menu
R Scale Tool, or with left mouse button for Scale Tool marking menu
Ctrl+T Show universal manipulator tool
T Show manipulator tool
Y Selects the last used tool that is not one of Select, Move, Rotate, or Scale
J Move, Rotate, Scale Tool Snapping (press and release)
+ /- Increase manipulator size / Decrease manipulator size
D+ left mouse button Move pivot (Move Tool)
Insert Switches between move pivot and move object (Move Tool)


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt+left Mouse button Tumble
Alt+middle Mouse Button Track
Alt+right mouse button Dolly
A Show all
F Show selected
1 Rough display
2 Medium display
3 Smooth display
4 Wireframe display
5 Shaded display
6 Shaded and textured display
7 Display with lights
Ctrl+Space Switches between the standard view and a full-screen view
Alt+B Changes the background color of the perspective and orthographic panels: standard (light gray), dark gray, or black

Playback Control

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt+./Alt+, Move forward / move backward one frame in time
./, Go to Next key / Go to Previous key
Alt+V Turn Playback on or off
Alt+Shift+V Go to Min Frame
K+ middle mouse button Virtual Time Slider mode (press and hold and scrub timeline)


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt+Left mouse button Tumble Tool (press and release)
Alt+Middle mouse button Track Tool (press and release)
Alt+Right mouse button Dolly Tool (press and release)
\ Enable/disable 2D Pan/Zoom.


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+A Switches between Attribute Editor or Channel Box
A Frame All in active panel
Shift+A Frame All in all views
F Frame Selected in active panel
Shift+F Frame Selected in all views
Space Switch between the active window in multi-pane display and single pane display
Ctrl+Space Switch between the standard view and full-screen view of the current panels
]/[ Redo view change / Undo View Change
Alt+B Switch between a gradient, black, dark gray, or light gray background color.
Shift+{/Shift+} View previous layout / View next layout
F1 Help - Maya Help
Ctrl+M Show/hide main menu bar
Shift+M Show/hide panel menu bar
Ctrl+Shift+M Show/hide panel toolbar
H With left mouse button for Menu Set marking menu
F2 Show Animation menu set
F3 Show Polygons menu set
F4 Show Modeling menu set
F5 Show Dynamics menu set
F6 Show Rendering menu set
Space (When pressed down) Show the hotbox
Alt+M Default Hotbox Style (Zones and Menu Rows)

Display hotkeys

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+H Hide Selection
Shift+H Show Selection
Ctrl+Shift+H Show Last Hidden
Alt+H Hide Unselected Objects
Shift+L Show Isolate Select - View Selected
0 Default quality display setting
1 Rough quality display setting
2 Medium quality display setting
3 Smooth quality display setting
4 Shading - Wireframe
5 Shaded display
6 Shaded and Textured display
7 Lighting - Use All Lights


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
1 Default polygon mesh display (no smoothing)
2 Cage + smooth polygon mesh display
3 Smooth polygon mesh display
Ctrl+H Display coarser subdivision surface level
Ctrl+I Select/refine subdivision surface component
Ctrl+F9 Convert polygon selection to Vertices
Ctrl+F10 Convert polygon selection to Edges
Ctrl+F11 Covert polygon selection to Faces
Ctrl+F12 Covert polygon selection to UVs
Ctrl+` Proxy - Subdiv Proxy. Displays original mesh (proxy) and a smoothed version of the original.
Ctrl+Shift+` Proxy - Subdiv Proxy. Displays Subdiv Proxy options window
` Toggles the display between the original (proxy) and the smoothed mesh.
~ Displays both the original (proxy) and the smoothed mesh.
Alt+` Modify - Convert - NURBS to Subdiv, Polygons to Subdiv
Alt+Shift+~ Displays option window for Modify - Convert - NURBS to Subdiv -
Page Up/ Increases / Decreases Division Levels for Smooth Mesh Preview or Subdiv Proxy.
L Lock/unlock length of curve (press and hold)

Painting Operation

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Alt+F Flood with the current value
Alt+A Turn Show Wireframe on or off
Alt+C Turn Color Feedback on or off
Alt+R Toggle Reflection on or off
U+ left mouse button Artisan Paint Operation marking menu
B Modify upper brush radius (press and release)
Shift+B Modify lower brush radius (press and release)
Ctrl+B Edit Paint Effects template brush settings
M Modify maximum displacement (Sculpt Surfaces and Sculpt Polygons Tool)
N Modify paint value
/ Switch to pick color mode (press and release)
8 Open Paint Effects panel
O+ left mouse button Poly Brush Tool marking menu
O+ middle mouse button Poly UV Tool marking menu


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Ctrl+Left Render view next image
Ctrl+Right Render view previous image

Making Selections

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F8 Select - Object/Component (Switch between object and component editing)
F9 Select - Vertex
F10 Select - Edge
F11 Select - Face
F12 Select - UV
Ctrl+I Select next intermediate object
Alt+F9 Select - Vertex Face
>/< Grow / Shrink polygon selection region
Arrow Keys Pick Walk - walk up/down/left/right


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
C Snap to curves (press and release)
X Snap to grids (press and release)
V Snap to points (press and release)
J Move, Rotate, Scale Tool snapping (press and release)
Shift+J Move, Rotate, Scale Tool relative snapping (press and release)

Tool and Action

Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Q Select Tool
W Move Tool
E Rotate Tool
R Scale Tool
T Show Manipulator Tool
Ctrl+T Universal Manipulator
Y Last tool used
+/- Change the size of the manipulator
Z Undo
Shift+Z Redo
G Repeat last action
F8 Switch between object/component selection mode
P Parent
Shift+] Unparent
S Set key
Shift+W Key the selected object position
Shift+E Key the selected object rotation
Shift+R Key the selected object scale
8 Paint Effects Panel
Ctrl+A Attribute Editor
(hold) x Snap to grids
(hold) c Snap to curves
(hold) v Snap to points
Alt+Arrow keys} Move up/down/left/right one pixel


Windows Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
S Animate - Set Key
I Insert Keys Tool for Graph Editor
Shift+S+ left mouse button Keyframe marking menu
Shift+S+ middle mouse button Tangent marking menu
Shift+E Set key for Rotate
Shift+R Set key for Scale
Shift+W Set key for Translate
Alt+J Toggle Multicolor Feedback
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Date of change: 04.04.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program