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11 November 2004, 05:20 PM
i 'd like you shake nerds to say what are the "must know" shortcuts
wich a shake beginner should know or the shortcuts you really often use
thx !

11 November 2004, 01:00 AM
the evergreen: ctrl-c, ctrl-v
try "1" in the viewer to change from A to B. liked that very much in the beginning.

is there a complete shortcut-list anywhere? couldn't find one in the docs...

11 November 2004, 01:32 AM
It's been a long time that I don't play with Shake, but here are the ones I recall

Node View

L: Layout selected nodes
X: Align selected nodes by X
Y: Align selected nodes by Y
Shift+M: Creates a Macro
B: Shows the components of a Macro
G: Groups and Ungroups selected nodes


1: Switches between A and B
2: Switches between RGBA Channels
C: Views Color or the result of all channels
R: View Red Channel or the first channel of any color mode
G: View Green Channel or the second channel of any color mode
B: View Blue Channel or the third channel of any color mode
A: View Alpha Channel

General ones

Left Arrow: Previous frame
Right Arrow: Next frame
MMB: Pan
Ctrl+MMB: Zoom
F: Fits the selection or the viewer
Home: Returns to 100%
Spacebar: Maximizes the layout area where your mouse is over


11 November 2004, 01:32 PM
node view:

"ctrl+c" followed by
"ctrl+shift+v" to create a referenced copy, meaning all parameters are linked.
press "e" to see the dependings.

"ctrl+t" on a selected node to create a pop-up tab of a node's parameters
"o" to see an overview (helpful with VERY large trees)


"esc" to stop processing
"+", "-" to zoom

11 November 2004, 03:02 PM
thx guys !

i'll try to use them :)

11 November 2004, 05:52 PM
If I'm not mistaken hitting T with a node selected toggles it's thumbnail on and off, I might be wrong do.

See ya,

11 November 2004, 08:36 PM
T does toggle thumbnails, and R refreshes selected thumbnails

It's CTRL-e that shows expression links...

11 November 2004, 10:33 PM
Shift [or control] + LMB will allow you to scrub the timeline in the flipbook


11 November 2004, 12:33 AM
It's CTRL-e that shows expression links... ...ehh, right!

11 November 2004, 05:59 PM
The number keys work along the controls on the bottom of the viewer... (Diogo started these) - pressing each number cycles through the options

In a viewer window:
1: A/B Buffer
2: Colour view
3: Update mode
4: Viewer script
5: Compare mode
N: New viewer

In the node view:
E: Extract selected nodes (disconnect from the rest of the tree)
S: Save selected nodes as
I: Ignore/Unignore selected notes
SHIFT-1 (!): Invert selection (programmers will understand why it's '!')
CTRL-A: Select All
SHIFT-A: Select associated (nodes that are connected in any way to the selected one)

Some of these I didn't know before.... Right-click on a view and look through the pop-up menu - a lot of shortcuts are shown in there

11 November 2004, 11:21 PM
my favorite short cuts:

over a node :
ctrl + t for tweaker box

over colour pots :
l or o or c,m,y,h,s,v,r,g,b + mmb
l: luminance
o: offsett
the rest are pretty obvious

over numeric inputs
ctrl, shift,alt and arrow keys

in the node view :
l and shift + l
layout and smart layout. These can be tweaked in ui prefs

and my alltime favourite
in the node view
shift + u
shift + d
selects up and down streams

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