Shortcuts Modo for MacOS

We present to your attention the shortcuts for the Modo for MacOS which is used on the operating system MacOS, in this hotkeys description 248 of the most popular and important shortcuts are offered. You can also add your changes on our portal if you consider the data insufficiently complete or add a new program from the very beginning.


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F1 Help
Command+N New scene
Command+O Open saved scene
Command+I Open saved image
Command+W Close current scene
Command+Shift+W Close all open scenes
Command+S Save current scene
Command+Shift+S Save scene as
Command+Q Quit Modo
Option+F12 Config file save
Shift+F5 Run script
Command+Z Undo
Command+Shift+Z Redo
Command+X Cut
Command+C Copy
Command+V Paste
Delete Delete (not available in Items mode)
Command+R Brings up the last tool used
Option+R Brings up the last tool used, ignoring UI interactions and selections
Command+Tab Layout switcher, organized by most recent
MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Option+Click Rotate view
Option+Middle-click Rotate viewport Z axis (bank) view
Option+Right-click Flick' rotate
Shift+Option+Left-click Pan view
Shift+Option+Right-click Pan up/down only
Command+Option+Left-click Zoom to mouse position
Command+Option+Right-click Box zoom
. (period) Zoom in (only in component modes)
Shift+. (period) Zoom in x2
, (comma) Zoom out (only in component modes)
Shift+ , (comma) Zoom out x2
G Center the view on the cursor's position
/ Turntable (only in component modes)
Shift+/ When turntable is running, displays upright turntable
Mouse Wheel Scroll Zoom view in and out to mouse pointer
A Fit (zoom to scene extents/all items)
Shift+A Fit selected (zooms to selected elements)
Command+A Align selected (aligns view to the current selection)
Command+Shift+A Fit and align selected (zooms and aligns the view to the current selection)

3D Viewport Options

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
O Open the viewport options pop-over
0 Maximize/minimize the viewport within the group
. (decimal) Perspective
1 Top (press again to toggle top/bottom view)
Shift+1 Bottom
2 Front (press again to toggle front/back view)
Shift+2 Back
3 Right (press again to toggle right /left view)
Shift+3 Left
Shift+4 Shaded
Shift+5 Texture
Shift+6 Reflection
Shift+7 Wireframe
Shift+8 Solid
Shift+9 Vertex Map
/ Wireframe None
Shift+/ Wireframe Light
Command+/ Wireframe Dark

Tabbed Viewport

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+Shift+Home Open first tab
Command+Shift+End Open last tab
Command+Shift+Page Up Open next tab
Command+Shift+Page Down Open last tab

Item List

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F In Items selection mode, locate selected item (layer). In other modes flip polygons
Shift+click Expand/close all (also in Shader Tree)
' (apostrophe) Swap foreground/background layers
Command+D Duplicate selected layer(s) (only in Items mode)
Shift+D Instance selected layer(s) (only in Items mode)
N New Mesh Item
L New locator item (only in Items mode)

Channel list

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
I Select modifier input
O Select modifier output
C Channel haul on (only in Items mode)

Floating Windows

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F2 Modeling toolbox
F3 Sculpt/paint toolbox
F4 Setup toolbox
F5 Command History viewport
F6 Presets viewport
F7 Graph Editor
F8 Render preview
F11 Snapping pop-over
` (backtick) Toggle window visibility

Pie Menus

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Command+` (backtick) Layout switch favorites
Command+1 GL viewport toggles
Command+2 GL viewport style
Command+Space GL viewport view type
Command+3 Open pop-over
Option+Q Selection mode/Transform tools
Option+ ` (backtick) Open palette
Shift+ ` (backtick) Properties and options
B Brushes pie menu (only when a Brush tool is active)
Option+Space Animation shortcuts (only in the Animation layout)

General Modeling

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Q Drops active tool
K "Tool properties pop-over
Esc Escape current operation/drop active selection
Space Cycle-through Component modes
Shift+Space Toggle Component mode to Item Mode (or last mode)
- Tool handle smaller
0 Toggle tool handle visibility (not on the numeric keypad; only on Mac)
Command+D Reset tool attributes
Shift+0-9 Select layer 1-10
Option+Space Quick access pop-over
M Assign material tag
Tab Toggle subdivision surfaces
Shift+Tab Toggle Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces
Keypad +/- Increase/decrease subdivision level

Action Center/Axis

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Option+W Origin
Option+E Pivot
Option+A Automatic
Option+S Selection
Option+D Selection center, auto axis
Option+Q Displays pie menu
Option+F Screen
Option+Z Element
Option+X Local
Option+G Pivot center, parent axis

Selection (Modelling)

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Option+Shift+A Select all
Arrow Up More (select next plausible element in loop)
Shift+Arrow Up Select expand
Arrow Down Less (de-select last element)
Shift+Arrow Down Shrink
Arrow Left Select previous loop
Shift+Arrow Left Select previous loop add
Arrow Right Select next loop
Shift+Arrow Right Select next loop add
L Select loop
Option+L Select ring
] Connected
[ Invert selection
Shift+] Close loop
Shift+G Select between
Option+1 Convert selection to vertices
Option+2 Convert selection to edges
Option+3 Convert selection to polygons
; (semicolon) Select through toggle

Hide/Lock Geometry

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
H Hide selected
Shift+H Hide unselected
Command+H Hide invert (toggle state)
U Show
J Lock selected
Shift+J Lock unselected
Command+J Lock invert (toggle state)
I Unlock

Work Plane

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Home Align to geometry under cursor
Shift+Home Align to selection (average of all selected)
Command+Home Align to viewport
End Reset the Work Plane
Shift+End Open Work Plane pop-over
Page Up Walk +
Page Down Walk -
Keypad * (asterisk) Toggle visibility
Option+O Offset Work Plane to geometry position under cursor


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
X Toggle snap state (hold with tool active for temporary snap)
F11 Open snapping pop-over
Command+Shift+T Element snap


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
W Move
E Rotate
Option+Shift+E Planar rotate
R Scale
Shift+R Uniform scale
Y Transform
Command+E Bend
T Element move (Tweak)
Command+T Soft drag
Shift+Y Flex tool
Shift+S Smooth tool
Shift+X Extrude
Shift+L Radial sweep
Shift+Q Grow quad row from edge
Z Extend edge
Shift+V Mirror tool
Backspace Remove
Command+Backspace Collapse
B Bevel
Shift+B Polygon bevel
Option+B Sketch extrude
Command+B Create polygon of given type from vertex selection
C Edge slice
Shift+C Polygon slice
Option+C Loop slice
D Subdivide selected geometry
Shift+D Open subdivide options
F Flip polygon normal
Command+L Split face by selected vertices
P Make polygon
Shift+T Triple polygons (convert to triangles)
V Spin edge
Option+V Spin quads curves
Shift+O Make open curve
Command+P Make closed curve
Shift+W Weight tool
Shift+M Morph tool

Paint And Sculpt

MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
B Open brush tips pie menu (only when tool is active)
O Open large color picker pop-over (hover over UI color picker)
S Swap foreground/background colors
E/R Image ink rotate left/right
D/F Image ink scale up/down
Shift+Z Adjust offset amount (sticky key, only while Brush tool is active)
Option+(numeric pad) + Subdivision level up
Option+(numeric pad) - Subdivision level down
Command+(numeric pad) + Current level up
Command+(numeric pad) - Current level down


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Option+Click+Drag Move camera item
Shift+Option+right-click+Drag Move up/down direction only
Option+Click+Drag Rotate around target distance
Option+Right-click+Drag Rotate around Z axis
Command+Middle-click+Drag Image ink scale up/down
Command+Option+Click+drag Move forward/backward only
Command+Option+Right-click+Drag Adjust focal length
Roll Mouse Wheel Zooms to cursor
Command+A Auto focus camera (only in a viewport defined as Camera and with auto-focus enabled)
Command+F Restart preview (only in the Preview viewport)


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
Shift+Z Select all animated items
Z Select all animated channels
Command+G Group selected items (under group locator)
P Parent in place
Command+P Parent
Shift+P Unparent in place
Command+Shift+P Unparent
Shift+Arrow Up Go to first frame
Command+Arrow Up Go to first keyframe
Command+Arrow Left Go to previous keyframe
Shift+Arrow Left Go back one frame
/ Start/stop animation playback
Shift+Arrow Right Go forward one frame
Command+Arrow Right Go to next keyframe
Command+Arrow Down Go to last keyframe
Shift+Y Key transforms
Shift+E Key rotations
Shift+W Key positions
Shift+R Key scale
S Key selected channels
Shift+S Key selected items
A Fit selected
Command+F Fit visible
Shift+F Fit visible width
Option+click Pan view
Command+Option+Click Scale view
Option+Right-click Scale graph size
Command+Option+Right-click Box zoom (drag box to zoom)
Command+Shift+V Paste insert keyframes to selected channels
Command+Option+V Paste replace keyframes to selected channels


MacOS Description Edit Cancel Save & submit
F9 Render
Command+F9 Render visible
Shift+F9 Render selected
F10 Render current view
Option+Shift+F9 Open render display window
Command+F Focus under cursor
mouse wheel Preview zoom
middle-click+drag Jump the preview out to the original focal length (only when zoomed in)
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Date of change: 24.01.2019
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*Some of the keys listed may not work in older versions of the program