Cheatsheet

Single-Key Action Shortcuts in the App (Default Layer)

Key

Action

Notes

=

zoom in

-

zoom out

one frame forward (in animation)

one frame backward (in animation)

home

return to storyboard

defaults to frame 0

space

play animation

as fast as possible, but no faster than the specified frame rate (default 30 fps)

shift+space

play rendered animation

at specified fps (default 30 fps)

a

render_all

render/rasterize all renderables and frames in renderables

w

render_workarea

for partial animation rendering

r

restart_renderer

to reload code not in source file

l

release

to call special release fn

m

toggle_multiplex

turn multiplexing on/off

\

clear_last_render

if compositing, clears the last render / feedback

All of those single-key shortcuts also work as single-letter actions in the command buffer (below) and the hanging process stdin.

Single-Key Editing Shortcuts in the App (Default Layer)

Key

Action

Notes

q

Quit

0

Set zoom to 100%

c

(C)ommand

enter the command buffer layer

d

e(D)iting

enter the editing layer (if available)

Abbreviated Commands

Abbrv

Expansion

Arguments

pf

preview-frame

list of <frame-index> (space-delimited)

ps

preview-scale

<float>

ff

filter-functions

<regex>

rp

reset-filepath

<filepath>

These abbreviations can be typed into the command buffer in the app (available by hitting c), or into the stdin of the hanging process in the command line.

For example, once a coldtype program is running, you can hit c, then enter ps 2 to zoom the viewer to 200%-percent scale.