Shortcuts. Amazing, aren’t they? They make things so much easier for you, not to mention so much faster as well! I have noticed that we already have a few keyboard shortcut articles here on LearnMMD which tell you about the interface shortcuts, so think of this as a continuation article.
MMD Keyboard Shortcuts: A Continuation~
Here is a small list of my favourite useful shortcuts that I am sure you are going to love, too! I hope they make your life a whole lot easier when using MMD.
- P One may think that the P key would mean Pause, right? But despite what you may think, P actually means Play. By pressing this key you can control the play options, click it once and all registered key-frames will start to play. Press it again and it will stop.
- Alt + Enter This opens the screen in full view when playing. Press it again, or press ESC, to go back to normal view.
- Tab This is a VERY useful shortcut! It actually scrolls through each model, changing from one to another, each time you press it. It even lets you access the Light/Camera/Accessory tab. Awesome, right?
- Ctrl + Right-Click + Drag This zooms the camera in and out without having to click on the magnifying glass in the right hand corner of the screen. Time saving and useful.
- Shift + Right-Click + Drag This moves the whole view of the model, stage and any accessories In short everything on screen, it moves it. Although this is mainly used for the camera, it can also be used in any other mode also.
- Background Shortcuts:
- Ctrl and Dragging the Microscope Icon Ever load a background or a AVI and get a little bummed as it is too small? Fear no more! This shortcut resizes the background and if you drag the cursor far enough, it will flip turn it upside down.
- Ctrl and Dragging the Green Arrows Icon This one is very similar to the Shift+ Right-click + Drag shortcut, the only difference if that instead of moving everything on stage, it moves the background around instead. Brilliant if the background loaded in the wrong place.
More Camera Shortcuts:
(Note: These only work if the Number Pad is activated using Number Lock.)
- 0 (Zero) This shifts the camera view from its default position to underneath, giving you a direct view of beneath the models.
- 2 Shifts the camera view head on, just like the default setting.
- 4 This shifts the camera so you have a left side view of the model.
- 5 This shifts the camera view to directly above the model, a birds-eye view.
- 6 This, just like the 4 shortcut, shifts the camera view to the side. This one however shifts the view to the right.
- 8 Last but no least, this shortcut shifts the camera view to the back of the model, this is useful for quick first-person perspective changes in any videos.
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