Cinema 4D Shortcut Keys

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Want to improve your workflow in Cinema 4D? Learn these hot keys!

The difference between a beginner and master in Cinema 4D often comes down to knowing your keyboard shortcuts and how to streamline your workflow. We're always pushing the community to LEARN THOSE HOT KEYS, so we decided to buckle down and put together our ultimate guide. If you want to add a little jet fuel to your 3D animation, this is the article you've been waiting for.

You'll want to have a basic understanding of Cinema 4D before diving in, just to provide context for all the keys we'll be listing below. Bookmark this page so you can always come back and refresh your memory. If there is a specific function you need to find, use Ctrl + F to search, or use the helpful links below.

[File] [General] [Object Manager] [Picture Preview] [Motion Tracking] [Project] [Material Manager] [Attribute Manager] [Timeline] [Key Interpolation] [BodyPaint] [Modeling] [Editor] [Sculpting] [Viewport] [Asset Browser] [Rendering]

For all shortcut keys, use CTRL for Windows-based PCs and CMD for MACs.


Ultimate Guide to Cinema 4D Shortcut Keys

For these shortcuts, press the keys in the sequence described.

Look at you! Now you've got a handy guide—some would even say the "ultimate"—to all the shortcuts in Cinema 4D. If you're pumped to get back into the program and go straight coconuts, maybe it's time you challenged yourself even more...with Cinema 4D Ascent.

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