Shortcuts

AKA Hotkeys

Application wide shortcuts:

Shortcut

Description

cmd/ctrl + . (period/fullstop)

Open Quick Element window

cmd/ctrl + z

Undo.

cmd/ctrl + shift + z

Redo.

b

Set playback start frame

n

Set playback end frame

v

Select Tool

t

Text Tool

a

Edit Shape Tool

cmd/ctrl + t

Set position keyframe.

cmd/ctrl + option/alt + right arrow

Move to next keyframe

cmd/ctrl + option/alt + left arrow

Move to previous keyframe

; (semicolon)

Play/Stop

Space

Play/Stop

q

Scrub frames by dragging left or right

cmd/ctrl + p

Parent

cmd/ctrl + shift + p

Un-parent

Escape

Cancel Render

cmd/ctrl + option/alt + u

Load the selection into the Attribute Editor

=

Nudge keyframe forward 1 frame

-

Nudge keyframes backward 1 frame

+

Nudge keyframe forward 5 frames

_ (underscore)

Nudge keyframes backward 5 frames

Frame Stepping

The number of frames you step is controlled by the Playback Step setting in the Composition Settings. This is 1 by default. Using the shift modifier will multiply this number by 5.

Shortcut

Description

cmd/ctrl + right arrow

Move forward 1 frame.

cmd/ctrl + left arrow

Move backward 1 frame

cmd/ctrl + shift + right arrow

Move forward 5 frames

cmd/ctrl + shift + left arrow

Move backward 5 frames