Shortcuts for Mac:

Please note: In the current alpha, some features are planned, but not implemented yet. Planned features are shown in grey in the Animation Paper menus.
Drawing

Draw (latest drawing tool)

D

Draw Settings (To have the settings box come up, where you have your pointer, press and hold D as you adjust your settings, then let go of D again to close the box)

Shift D    or   Hold D


Erase (latest erasing tool)

E

Erase Settings (As with Draw Settings above, you can use press and hold E to get to the settings quickly)

Shift E   or   Hold E


Toggle between Draw and Erase

(Period)   .



Kneaded Eraser

1

Rubber Eraser

2

Vinyl Eraser

3


Pencil

P or 4

Marker

M or 5

Brush

B or 6


Reset User Settings for Drawing Tools or Erasing Tools

Shift Cmd D   or   Shift Cmd E


Adjust size smaller or larger

[   or   ]

Toggle Cursor look (between Crosshair and Dot)

(Comma)   ,


Flip & Play

Play

Space

Playback mode: Full Screen

Cmd F


Flipping - Step Back / Step Forward

Left / Right arrow keys

Back / Forward - skipping local clones

Up / Down arrow keys

Skip Back / Forward - to drawing marked with a Key

Shift Up / Down arrow keys


Return Flip (Flips backwards as Return/Enter key is held, then flips forward to end at current frame)

Hold Return


Jump to Start / Jump to End

Home   /   End


Step Range-Start Back or Forward 

Cmd Left arrow   or   Cmd Right arrow

Step Range-End Back or Forward 

Shift Cmd Left arrow   or  Shift  Cmd Right arrow

Reset Range-Start to First Frame or Range-End to Last Frame

Cmd Home   or   Cmd End


Expert Flipping (alternative to using arrow keys):

 

Flip between originals (Back / Forward - skipping local clones)

Q   /   W

Crawl on to clones (Step Back / Step Forward)

Alt Q   /   Alt W

Flip between Marked Key Drawings only

Caps Lock on (or hold Shift) while using Q and W


Light Table (View)

Backlight (Onion Skin) On/Off

Shift Space

Customize Backlight...

Shift Cmd Space

Toggle between A and B backlight setting

Shift Alt Space


Hand Tool

Hold H   + drag

Zoom

Hold Z   + drag

Rotate

Hold R   + drag

Hand/Zoom/Rotate (combined tool)

Hold Space + drag in area


Reset View (0°, 100%, Centered)

0

Fit View

Cmd 0


Zoom In / Out

Cmd = or Cmd + / Cmd -

Zoom View X1, X2, X4, X8 or X16 (100% to 1600%) - Zoom in

Cmd 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

Zoom View X1/2, X1/4, X1/8 or X1/16 (50% to 6%) - Zoom out

Cmd 6, 7, 8 or 9


Rotate View - Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise

>   or   <

Rotate View - Set to North, North East, East, South East, South, etc

Number keys on NumPad correspond to compass direction


Grid On/Off

G

Next Grid Type (cycle through the different grids)

Shift G


Mark (or Unmark) as Key Drawing

K

Unmark All (Clear Keys)

Shift K


Only Backlight Key Frames

Cmd K


Mirror View

Y


Take Frame Off the Pegs

Hold Opt and Cmd + drag to  move and rotate


X-Sheet

Show (or hide) the X-Sheet

Tab

Place X-Sheet at Opposite Side

Shift Tab


Toggle Mode - switch between Slide and Add Clones mode (when dragging X-Sheet Thumbnails)

T


New Layer

N


Duplicate Layer

Cmd D


Delete Layer

Shift Cmd Delete


Active Layer - Go to Layer Above or Below

PageUp   or   PageDown

Active Layer - Go to Top or Bottom Layer

Shift PageUp   or   Shift PageDown


Active Layer - Visible

V

Active Layer - Linked

-


Merge Layer Down (Right)

&

Merge All Visible Layers

Cmd &


Unlink All Layers (Link All Layers)

U (Shift U)


X-Sheet Thumbnail Size - Smaller or Larger

Cmd <   or   Cmd >


Edit

Undo (multiple undos)

Cmd Z

Redo (multiple redos)

Shift Cmd Z


Add Clone Drawing

 (Apostrophe)   '

Add Blank Drawing

Cmd Down

Insert Blank Drawing

Cmd Up


Turn Clone into Original

O


Cut Drawing (or Drawings)

Cmd X

Copy Drawing (or Drawings)

Cmd C

Paste Drawing (or Drawings)

Cmd V


Clear Drawing (make it Blank)

*

Lose Drawing (Keep Timing)

/


Delete Drawing (or Selected Drawings)

Cmd Delete

Back-delete Drawing (or Selected Drawings)

Cmd Backspace


Select All Drawings

Cmd A


Cycle Selected Drawings Once

@


Pick Up (Selection)

Lasso

L

Cutter

X

All (whole drawing)

A


Stamp Floating Selection

Return


Drop Floating Selection

Esc

Get latest Floating Selection back

Shift Esc


To lock aspect - while scaling your selection:

Hold Shift


To keep your selection - while stamping:

Hold Shift


Paint

New Paint Layer (with Clone Structure of active layer)

Shift Cmd N


Color Palette

C


Color Picker Tool (Eye Dropper)

I

Fill Tool

F


File

New Scene

Cmd N

Open Scene

Cmd O


Save Scene

Cmd S

Save Scene As

Shift Cmd S


Import (Frames, Movie Clip or Audio)

Cmd I


Scene Settings...

Shift Cmd I


Miscellaneous

Speed Dial (2nd Speed Dial - hold Shift S)

Hold S - then drag/release to select 


Show Tool Bar

Cmd T


Preferences

Cmd (Comma) ,


Quit Animation Paper

Cmd Q


Minimize Animation Paper

Cmd M


Help - Video Tutorials

Cmd ?