Blender3D Keymap Tweaks

This is a list of Blender 3D Keyboard mapping Tweaks to customize and make the usability more similar to Maya or Softimage.

3D
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ADD FUNCTION to Select vertice, edge and face in Mesh Mode
User Preferences – Input – 3D View – Mesh
Add New = wm.context_set_value = Context Set Value
Keyboard 1 (Not NUM 1)
1 Press
Context Attrib = tool_settings.mesh_select_mode
Value = True, False, False
Add New = wm.context_set_value = Context Set Value
Keyboard 2 (Not NUM 2)
2 Press
Context Attrib = tool_settings.mesh_select_mode
Value = False, True, False
Add New = wm.context_set_value = Context Set Value
Keyboard U (Not NUM 3)
U Press
Context Attrib = tool_settings.mesh_select_mode
Value = False, False, True

ADD FUNCTION to use ‘U’ as Polygon Selection (similar to Softimage)
CHANGE SHORTCUT UVunwrap from U to Ctrl+u
view3d.view_all
VIEW3D_MT_uv_map
Add New = wm.context_set_value = Context Set Value
Keyboard U
U Press
Context Attrib = tool_settings.mesh_select_mode
Value = False, True, False

ADD FUNCTION to use ‘T’ as Tag Vertex Selection (similar to Softimage)
Add New = wm.context_set_value = Context Set Value
Keyboard T
T Press
Context Attrib = tool_settings.mesh_select_mode
Value = False, False, True

CHANGE Dynamic Spacebar Menu to Right Mouse
User Preferences – Input – 3D View – 3D View (Global)
Change – 3D View – Set 3D Cursor = Shift Action Mouse
Add New = wm.call_menu = View Selected
Keyboard Right Mouse
Right Press
Name: VIEW3D_MT_Space_Dynamic_Menu

ADD FUNCTION to Focus on Selected Object
User Preferences – Input – 3D View – 3D View (Global)
Add New = view3d.view_selected = View Selected
Keyboard F
F Press

ADD FUNCTION to Focus on Selected Mesh Component
User Preferences – Input – 3D View – Mesh
Make Edge/Face
Change Keyboard F to N (similar to Softimage New Polygon)
Add New = view3d.view_selected = View Selected
Keyboard F
F Press

ADD FUNCTION to fake Rotate with Press ‘s’ similar to Softimage
User Preferences – Input – 3D View – 3D View (Global)
Object – Insert Keyframe Menu
Change Keyboard from S to K
Add New = view3d.rotate = Rotate view
Keyboard S
S Press

ADD FUNCTION to toggle occlude_geometry (might not work anymore)
User Preferences – Input – 3D View – Mesh
Add New = wm.context_toggle or wm.set_toggle = Context Toggle
Keyboard 4
4 Press
Context Attrib = space_data.occlude_geometry

TIMELINE
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ADD FUNCTION to Play/Stop timeline with Spacebar in Graph Editor, Timeline, Dopesheet & Sequencer
User Preferences – Input – Graph Editor – Graph Editor (Global)
Add New = screen.animation_play = Play Animation
Keyboard Spacebar
Spacebar Press

User Preferences – Input – Timeline
Add New = screen.animation_play = Play Animation
Keyboard Spacebar
Spacebar Press

User Preferences – Input – Dopesheet
Add New = screen.animation_play = Play Animation
Keyboard Spacebar
Spacebar Press

User Preferences – Input – Sequencer
Add New = screen.animation_play = Play Animation
Keyboard Spacebar
Spacebar Press

NODE EDITOR
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ADD FUNCTION to right click Add menu in Node Editor
User Preferences – Input – Node Editor – Node Editor (Global)
Add New = wm.call_menu = Call Menu
Mouse Press
Right Press
Name: NODE_MT_add

ADD FUNCTION to Duplicate in Node Editor (Ctrl+d & Ctrl+c)
User Preferences – Input – Node Editor – Node Editor (Global)
Add New = node.duplicate_move = Duplicate
Keyboard Ctrl D
D Press
Add New = node.duplicate_move = Duplicate
Keyboard Ctrl C
C Press

ADD FUNCTION to Select All in Node Editor (Ctrl+a)
User Preferences – Input – Node Editor – Node Editor (Global)
Add New = node.select_all = Select or Deselect All
Keyboard Ctrl A
A Press

SCREEN
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ADD FUNCTION to Toggle Quad View with Spacebar (Similar to Maya)
User Preferences – Input – Window
Disable -> Search Menu = Spacebar
User Preferences – Input – Screen – Screen (Global)
Add New = screen.region_quadview = Toggle Quad View
Keyboard Spacebar
Spacebar Press

WINDOW
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ADD FUNCTION to Toggle Fullscreen with Alt+Enter
User Preferences – Input – Window
Add New = wm.window_fullscreen_toggle = Toggle Fullscreen
Keyboard Alt Enter
Return Press

ADD FUNCTION to Duplicate Window with Ctrl+Shift+T
User Preferences – Input – Window
Add New = wm.window_duplicate = Duplicate Window
Keyboard Ctrl Shift T
T Press

PREFERENCES
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MAKE MENU interface transparent
User Preferences – System – Window Draw Method:
Change to : Triple Buffer
Check : Region Overlap