Scene Navigation and Keyboard Shortcuts

In addition to ways to manipulate a scene by adding, removing, or setting properties on items, there are a series of keys we can use to change a scene. Notably, while the property window can always be used, there are hotkeys for moving, scaling, and rotating. In addition, there are keys for adjusting the cursor and other attributes. These keys are documented here.


Move Left 2DLEFTMoves the item left
Move Right 2DRIGHTMoves the item right
Move Up 2DUPMoves the item up
Move Down 2DDOWNMoves the item down
Move Forward 3DUPMoves the item forward
Move Backward 3DDOWNMoves the item backward
Move Left 3DLEFTMoves the item left
Move Right 3DRIGHTMoves the item right
Move Up 3DCTRL + UP (PC), CMD + UP (Mac)Moves the item up
Move Down 3DCTRL + DOWN (PC), CMD + DOWN (Mac)Moves the item down


Item UpALT + =Make an item larger
Item DownALT + -Make an item smaller
Width UpALT + DIncrease Width
Width DownALT + ADecrease Width
Height UpALT + SPACEIncrease Height
Height DownALT + XDecrease Height
Depth UpALT + WIncrease Depth
Depth DownALT + SDecrease Depth


Roll Left (2D)ALT + LEFTRoll Left
Roll Right (2D)ALT + RIGHTRoll Right
Roll Left (3D)CTRL + ALT + LEFT (PC), CMD + ALT + LEFT (Mac) Roll Left
Roll Right (3D)CTRL + ALT + RIGHT (PC), CMD + ALT + RIGHT (Mac)Roll Right
Pitch Up (3D)ALT + UPPitch Up
Pitch Down (3D)ALT + DOWNPitch Down
Yaw Left (3D)ALT + LEFTYaw Right
Yaw Right (3D)ALT + RIGHTYaw Right

Cursor and Grid

Place ItemENTERPlace the item selected in the palette
Cancel PreviewESCAPEDeselects the item in the palette
Toggle GridCTRL + G (PC), CMD + G (Mac)Turns the grid on or off
Grow Unit SizeCTRL + SHIFT + G (PC), CMD + SHIFT + G (Mac)Grow the size of the grid
Shrink Unit SizeCTRL + ALT + G (PC), CMD + ALT + G (Mac)Shrink the size of the grid


Select in Camera ViewCTRL + E (PC), CMD + E (Mac)Select items in view of the camera
Focus PropertiesCTRL + P (PC), CMD + P (Mac)Set the focus to the properties window
Unfocus PropertiesESCAPEMove the focus from the properties window to the editor
Delete ItemBACKSPACE or DELETEDelete the selected item
Change SelectedTABTab moves between selected items in a particular grid space
Open Find DialogCTRL + F (PC), CMD + F (Mac)Open the find item dialog
Close Find DialogESCAPE or ENTERCloses the find dialog

3D Camera

Jump to CameraALT + FJumps to the camera
Move ForwardUPMove closer to the cursor
Move BackwardDOWNMove further from the cursor
Rotate LeftLEFTThe camera rotates to the left around the cursor
Rotate RightRIGHTThe camera rotates to the right around the cursor
Pitch UpCTRL + UP (PC), CMD + UP (Mac)Increases the elevation of the camera while while pointing at the cursor
Pitch DownCTRL + DOWN (PC), CMD + DOWN (Mac)Decreases the elevation of the camera while while pointing at the cursor


Report Camera LocationCTRL + SHIFT + 1Reports through a screen reader the camera location
Report Camera DirectionCTRL + SHIFT + 2Reports the direction the camera is pointing
Report Visible ItemsCTRL + SHIFT + 3Reports the items in the camera's view

Next Tutorial

In the next tutorial, we will discuss Introduction to Running a Scene, which describes running a scene in Quorum Studio.