90 Cinema 4D Keyboard Shortcuts

for Windows

Learning the Cinema 4D shortcuts might take a bit of work, but the time you can save using them will far outweigh the little effort at the beginning. The Cinema 4D shortcuts will give you a better understanding of the software, and increase the speed as well as the confidence in working in it.

Download Cinema 4D r24 Shortcuts PDF

The below list of Cinema 4D shortcuts can cut down your clicks, and make repetitive things quicker. The more shortcuts you remember the lesser the amount of time you will spend on the project. You can even download the Cinema 4D shortcuts list for Windows users in PDF form.

File Cinema 4D Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D Shortcuts
New file Ctrl + N
Open Ctrl + O
Close all Ctrl + Shift + W
Save Ctrl + S
Save as Ctrl + Shift + S
Add Ctrl + Shift + O
Quit Ctrl + Q

Rendering Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D Shortcut keys
Render Settings Ctrl + B
Make Preview Alt + B
Interactive Render Region Alt + R
Render Active Viewport Ctrl + R
Render to Picture Viewer Shift + R
Render to Picture Viewer Ctrl + Shift + R

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View Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D Shortcut keys
Hide or Show axes Alt + 0
Configure Shift + V
Configure All Alt + V
Render View Ctrl + R
Undo View Ctrl + Shift + Z
Redo View Ctrl + Shift + Y
Redraw A
All views F5
Use Isoline Editing Alt + A

Object Manager Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D Shortcut keys
Expand object group Shift + G
Group objects Alt + G
Project information Ctrl + I
Show filter Ctrl + U
Show search bar Ctrl + F
Merge objects Ctrl + Shift + O

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Animation Timeline Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D Shortcuts
Stop F7
Play backward or stop F6
Record active objects F9
Key mode or F-curve mode Spacebar
Go to end Shift + G
Go to Next Key Ctrl + G
Go to Previous Key Ctrl + F
Go to Start of Animation Shift + F
Autokeying Ctrl + F9
Play Forwards or Stop F8
Go to First Key Ctrl + P
Go to Last Key Ctrl + 0
Go to Start Alt + F
Go to End Alt + G
Go to First Marker Ctrl + Shift + P
Go to the Last Marker Ctrl + Shift + O
Go to the Next Marker Shift + N
Go to Previous Marker Shift + P
Ripple Edit Alt + R
Automatic Mode Alt + A
Show Filter Ctrl + U

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Editor Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D r24 Shortcuts
Object Manager Shift + F1
Materials Manager Shift + F2
Timeline Shift + F3
Layer Manager Shift + F4
Attributes Manager Shift + F5
Picture Viewer Shift + F6
Coordinates Manager Shift + F7
Content Browser Shift + F8
Structure Manager Shift + F9
Script Manager Shift + F11
Customize Commands Manager Shift + F12
Close Window Shift + W
Help via setting or element Ctrl + F1

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Modeling Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D r24 Shortcuts
Normal rotate M
Make editable C
Move E
Rotate R
Scale T
Toggle Active Tool Spacebar
Undo Action Shift + Z
X-Axis or Heading X
Select All Ctrl + A
Deselect All Ctrl + Shift + A

Picture Viewer Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D r24 Shortcut keys
Fullscreen mode Ctrl + F
Set as preview end O
Set as preview start Shift + G
Swap AB Alt + G
Set as A A
Set as B Ctrl + I
Play Spacebar
Zoom In +
Zoom Out

Structure Manager Shortcuts

Action Cinema 4D Shortcuts
Jump Home Home
Jump Page Up Page Up key
Jump Page Down Page Down key
Jump Last Selection Shift + N
Import ASCII Data Ctrl + Shift + O
Jump End End
Vertex Map V

Learn to make 3D models, animation, and motion graphics with the All-in-One software Cinema 4D. Blender and Autodesk 3D Max are two great alternatives that are used in place of Cinema 4D. Check out for Blender shortcuts list as well as the Autodesk 3D Max shortcuts list.


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