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Timeline Keyboard Shortcuts

Discussion in 'Timeline' started by edwon, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. edwon

    edwon

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    I tried searching for, but couldn't find any documentation about keyboard shortcuts in the timeline.

    Some basics like these would go a long way to making animation easier:
    • space to play/stop
    • keyboard arrows left and right to advance one frame forward or backward
    • keyboard arrows up and down to go to next and previous keyframe
    • when a keyframe is selected, ctrl + keyboard arrows up/down to snap up and down to a clean value
    • when a keyframe is selected, ctrl + keyboard arrows left/right to move that key to a new frame
     
  2. Christine_R

    Christine_R

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    Hi Edwon

    See list below:
    (in all cases make sure Timeline window is in focus)

    -Space Bar to play/stop

    -"." (period) to move the playhead to the next frame
    -"," (comma) to move the playhead to the previous frame

    -"Shift . " Go to end of Timeline
    -"Shift , " Go to start of Timeline

    -"Ctrl . " Go to next keyframe
    -"Ctrl , " Go to previous keyframe

    :)
    Chrstine
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
  3. Mickwa

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    I found that when track is selected, you can toggle mute with 'm' key.
    Pressing 'f' with track selected makes it fit the timeline window.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2018
  4. Aaron-Meyers

    Aaron-Meyers

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    timeline needs a lot more hotkeys!!! i'm working on a very timeline-intensive project at the moment and one in particular that I could really use right now would be a hotkey I could hold down while dragging the transport so that it would snap to the head and tail of individual clips on the timeline (like in Adobe Premiere).
     
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  5. julienb

    julienb

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    Yes, Timeline needs more shortcuts. I'm also doing a lot of editing with Premiere and I miss some of those shortcuts when I go back to Timeline.

    We'll try to add more in future releases.