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Basic Blender Keyboard Shortcuts by

A short list of basic shortcuts necessary to model and animate rudimentary objects in Blender 2.7

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LMB
Left Mouse Button
RMB
Right Mouse Button
MMB
Middle Mouse Button (scroll wheel)
NUM-x
NUMpad key x (not the number keys above the keyboard!)

Navigation & View

MMB
Rotate camera
SHIFT-MMB
Shift camera
SCROLL
Zoom in/out
NUM-1
Front view
NUM-3
Right view
NUM-7
Top view
CTRL-NUM-1
Back view
CTRL-NUM-3
Left view
CTRL-NUM-7
Bottom view
NUM-5
Toggle orthog­rap­hic­/pe­rsp­ective
NUM-0
Camera view
Z
Toggle solid/­wir­eframe view mode
CTRL-UP
Maximize viewport
CTRL-DOWN
Return viewport to normal position
CTRL-ALT-Q
Toggle quad view
 

Cursor & selection

LMB
Set cursor position
RMB
Select object
SHIFT-RMB
Select multiple
SHIFT-C
Move cursor to origin
A
Toggle select all/none
B
Box select

Add & Transform Objects

X
Delete selected
SHIFT-A
Add object
G
Grab (move)
R
Rotate
S
Scale
X/Y/Z
Restrict movement to axis
LMB
Confirm action
RMB
Cancel action
CTRL-P
Set parent
 

Edit Objects

TAB
Toggle object­/edit mode
E
Extrude

Animation & rendering

CTRL-A­LT-­NUM-0
Align camera with viewport
I
Insert keyframe
F12
Render still image
F3
Save rendered image
CTRL-F12
Render animation
CTRL-F11
Play rendered animation
 

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