3D Studio Max Shortcut Keys

(Most used are in Red)

Views

V – Views Menu

P – Perspective

C – Camera

 

T – Top

F – Front

L – Left

B – Bottom

Miscellaneous

F1 – Help

Ctrl + S – save
Ctrl + Z – Undo

Ctrl + X – expert mode (no menus)

7 – No. of Triangles (Polys)

M – material editor
Alt+X – See Through

Ctrl + H – Place highlight

 

Selection

H – Select objects by name

F2 – Shade Selected Faces

Pageup – select ancestor

Pagedown – select child

Spacebar – selection lock toggle

 

Toolbars

Right Click on blank area of top menu bar

 

Animation

N – Animate button on/off

< - Back 1 frame

> - Forward 1 frame

/ - Play animation on/off

Home – go to 1st frame

End – go to last frame

 

Gizmo

-/+ – Gizmo size

 

Shift+4 – Spot/Direct Light view

D – Viewport disable/enable

 

Rendering

F9 – Last Render
F10 – Render

 

Transform Tools

W – Move

E – Rotate

R – Scale

 

Viewport Display Modes

F3 –Wireframe / Smooth Highlights

F4 – Edged Faces

 

Navigation (Zoom)

Alt+W – Min/Max Viewport

Rotate Mouse Wheel –  Zoom in/out

Press Mouse Wheel – Pan

Z – Zoom Extents all Viewports

 

Snap / Grid

A – angle snap on/off

S – Snap on/off

G – Grid on/off

Transform Gizmo Motion

F5 – X axis constraint

F6 – Y-axis constraint

 

F7 – Z-axis constraint

F8 – XY-axis constraint

F12 – Transform Type-in