Keyboard shortcuts for animation

The following keyboard shortcuts can help you be more productive when working with animations by providing access to many common functions. These shortcuts work with animation regardless of whether the Animation Timeline pane is open or not.

Keyboard shortcutAction

Ctrl+Right arrow key

Move to the next keyframe Step forward.

Ctrl+Left arrow key

Move to the previous keyframe Step back.


Play Play all steps or pause Pause the steps.


Append a new keyframe to the end of the animation after the last keyframe.


Update Update Keyframe or set Set Keyframe a keyframe. If a keyframe exists at the current time, it is updated. Otherwise, a new keyframe is inserted at the current time between two keyframes.


Delete Delete the current keyframe.

Keyboard shortcuts for animations