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Shortcuts for Modo (Windows)

Shortcuts for Modo (Windows)

1. General/System
F1Help
Ctrl+NNew scene
Ctrl+OOpen saved scene
Ctrl+IOpen saved image
Ctrl+WClose current scene
Ctrl+Shift+WClose all open scenes
Ctrl+SSave current scene
Ctrl+Shift+SSave scene as
Ctrl+QQuit Modo
Alt+F12Config file save
Shift+F5Run script
Ctrl+ZUndo
Ctrl+Shift+ZRedo
Ctrl+XCut
Ctrl+CCopy
Ctrl+VPaste
DeleteDelete (not available in Items mode)
Ctrl+RBrings up the last tool used
Alt+RBrings up the last tool used, ignoring UI interactions and selections
Ctrl+TabLayout switcher, organized by most recent
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Modo Slowdown after crashes

If a program appears to crash to often Windows may apply a control Shim to monitor the app, this can cause slow operations in Modo such as UV edits.

To check if windows is applying a shim:
1. Press start and in the search type “regedit.exe” and hit enter
2. Go to this folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\FTH\State

If modo is listed in there, then a shim is being applied.

To remove the shim
1. Press start and in the search type “cmd.exe“, right click on cmd.exe and choose “run as administrator“, then press yes
2. In the command prompt type: Rundll32.exe fthsvc.dll,FthSysprepSpecialize
3. Log out of windows and back in to see the changes.

Thanks to @funk for this information.

MODO – Morph Map Render

When creating a Morph map in MODO it is also necessary to add a Morph Influence for the Morph – after you create a Morph for the Mesh Item – for it to show in Renders. To do this Right Click on the Map under Morph Maps in the Vertex Map List and select add Influence. A Morph Influence will be added to the Item List with a small green icon. Now the morphs  should show in renders as well as the Viewport.

Thanks to William Vaughan for clearing this one up.

Modo – Toggle Side Panels Modo Beta Layout

Shortcut to toggle the Left viewport panel:


viewport.hide ?+ tag LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelLeftTabsVPTag left LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelLeftVPKey

Shortcut to toggle the Right viewport panel:

viewport.hide ?+ tag LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelTabsVPTag right LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelVPKey

N.B. These commands are one line.
Set the shortcut using the Input Editor under the System menu.