Shortcuts for Modo (Windows)

Default Modo Shortcuts

1. General/System  
F1 Help
Ctrl+N New scene
Ctrl+O Open saved scene
Ctrl+I Open saved image
Ctrl+W Close current scene
Ctrl+Shift+W Close all open scenes
Ctrl+S Save current scene
Ctrl+Shift+S Save scene as
Ctrl+Q Quit Modo
Alt+F12 Config file save
Shift+F5 Run script
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Shift+Z Redo
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+V Paste
Delete Delete (not available in Items mode)
Ctrl+R Brings up the last tool used
Alt+R Brings up the last tool used, ignoring UI interactions and selections
Ctrl+Tab Layout switcher, organized by most recent

2. Navigation
Alt+Click Rotate view
Alt+Middle-click Rotate viewport Z axis (bank) view
Alt+Right-click Flick’ rotate
Shift+Alt+Left-click Pan view
Shift+Alt+Right-click Pan up/down only
Ctrl+Alt+Left-click Zoom to mouse position
Ctrl+Alt+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)
Ctrl+A Align selected (aligns view to the current selection)
Ctrl+Shift+A Fit and align selected (zooms and aligns the view to the current selection)
3. 3D Viewport Options  
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
Ctrl+/ Wireframe Dark
4. Item List  
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
Ctrl+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)
5. Channel list  
I Select modifier input
O Select modifier output
C Channel haul on (only in Items mode)
6. Floating Windows  
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
7. Pie Menus  
Ctrl+` (backtick) Layout switch favorites
Ctrl+1 GL viewport toggles
Ctrl+2 GL viewport style
Ctrl+Space GL viewport view type
Ctrl+3 Open pop-over
Alt+Q Selection mode/Transform tools
Alt+ ` (backtick) Open palette
Shift+ ` (backtick) Properties and options
B Brushes pie menu (only when a Brush tool is active)
Alt+Space Animation shortcuts (only in the Animation layout)
8. General Modelling  
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)
Ctrl+D Reset tool attributes
Shift+0-9 Select layer 1-10
Alt+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
9. Action Center/Axis  
Alt+W Origin
Alt+E Pivot
Alt+A Automatic
Alt+S Selection
Alt+D Selection center, auto axis
Alt+Q Displays pie menu
Alt+F Screen
Alt+Z Element
Alt+X Local
Alt+G Pivot center, parent axis
10. Selection (Modelling)  
Alt+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
Alt+L Select ring
] Connected
[ Invert selection
Shift+] Close loop
Shift+G Select between
Alt+1 Convert selection to vertices
Alt+2 Convert selection to edges
Alt+3 Convert selection to polygons
; (semicolon) Select through toggle
11. Hide/Lock Geometry  
H Hide selected
Shift+H Hide unselected
Ctrl+H Hide invert (toggle state)
U Show
J Lock selected
Shift+J Lock unselected
Ctrl+J Lock invert (toggle state)
I Unlock
12. Work Plane  
Home Align to geometry under cursor
Shift+Home Align to selection (average of all selected)
Ctrl+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
Alt+O Offset Work Plane to geometry position under cursor
13. Snapping  
X Toggle snap state (hold with tool active for temporary snap)
F11 Open snapping pop-over
Ctrl+Shift+T Element snap
14. Tools  
W Move
E Rotate
Alt+Shift+E Planar rotate
R Scale
Shift+R Uniform scale
Y Transform
Ctrl+E Bend
T Element move (Tweak)
Ctrl+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
Ctrl+Backspace Collapse
B Bevel
Shift+B Polygon bevel
Alt+B Sketch extrude
Ctrl+B Create polygon of given type from vertex selection
C Edge slice
Shift+C Polygon slice
Alt+C Loop slice
D Subdivide selected geometry
Shift+D Open subdivide options
F Flip polygon normal
Ctrl+L Split face by selected vertices
P Make polygon
Shift+T Triple polygons (convert to triangles)
V Spin edge
Alt+V Spin quads curves
Shift+O Make open curve
Ctrl+P Make closed curve
Shift+W Weight tool
Shift+M Morph tool
15. Paint And Sculpt  
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)
Alt+(numeric pad) + Subdivision level up
Alt+(numeric pad) – Subdivision level down
Ctrl+(numeric pad) + Current level up
Ctrl+(numeric pad) – Current level down
16. Camera  
Shift+Alt+Click+Drag Move camera item
Shift+Alt+right-click+Drag Move up/down direction only
Alt+Click+Drag Rotate around target distance
Alt+Right-click+Drag Rotate around Z axis
Ctrl+Middle-click+Drag Image ink scale up/down
Ctrl+Alt+Click+drag Move forward/backward only
Ctrl+Alt+Right-click+Drag Adjust focal length
Roll Mouse Wheel Zooms to cursor
Ctrl+A Auto focus camera (only in a viewport defined as Camera and with auto-focus enabled)
Ctrl+F Restart preview (only in the Preview viewport)
17. Animation  
Shift+Z Select all animated items
Z Select all animated channels
Ctrl+G Group selected items (under group locator)
P Parent in place
Ctrl+P Parent
Shift+P Unparent in place
Ctrl+Shift+P Unparent
Shift+Arrow Up Go to first frame
Ctrl+Arrow Up Go to first keyframe
Ctrl+Arrow Left Go to previous keyframe
Shift+Arrow Left Go back one frame
/ Start/stop animation playback
Shift+Arrow Right Go forward one frame
Ctrl+Arrow Right Go to next keyframe
Ctrl+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
Ctrl+F Fit visible
Shift+F Fit visible width
Alt+click Pan view
Ctrl+Alt+Click Scale view
Alt+Right-click Scale graph size
Ctrl+Alt+Right-click Box zoom (drag box to zoom)
Ctrl+Shift+V Paste insert keyframes to selected channels
Ctrl+Alt+V Paste replace keyframes to selected channels
18. Render  
F9 Render
Ctrl+F9 Render visible
Shift+F9 Render selected
F10 Render current view
Alt+Shift+F9 Open render display window
Ctrl+F Focus under cursor
mouse wheel Preview zoom
middle-click+drag Jump the preview out to the original focal length (only when zoomed in)