Blender shortcuts

Useful shortcuts that I tend to forget:

Both edit and object mode:

S = scale (S + (X,Y,Z ) = scale on axis only), (S + SHIFT + (X,Y,Z ) = scale other axis than… locking selected axis)

R = rotate (R+ (X,Y,Z )= rotate on axis only), (R + SHIFT + (X,Y,Z ) = rotate other axis than… locking selected axis)

5 = switch between orthographic / perspective projection

1 = front view (CTRL + 1 = back)

3 = right view (CTRL + 3 = left)

7 = top view (CTRL + 7 = bottom)

 

In edit mode:

E = extrude

ALT + A = shrink / flatten

K = cut

F = fill (make edge / face)

I = inset (faces only)

SHIFT + D = duplicate

GG = edge slide

CTRL + I = select inverse

CTRL + R = Loop subdivide

W (specials) = Smooth, etc.

CTRL + Tab = switch between select modes (vert, edge, face)

CTRL + E = Edges menu

CTRL + F = Faces menu

 

Object mode:

SHIFT + A = add (a mesh, curve etc.)

X = delete

 

General:

CRTL + Z = undo

CTRL + Y = redo

B = rectangular area select

C = circle area select

O = proportional editing

H = hide

ALT + H= unhide

M = move to layer

A = select all / unselect all

Z = switch between shading (wireframe / solid in 3d view)