Shortcuts for PC:

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 Ctrl D   or   Shift Ctrl E


Adjust size smaller or larger

[   or   ]

Toggle Cursor look (between Crosshair and Dot)

(Comma)   ,


Flip & Play

Play

Space

Playback mode: Full Screen

Ctrl 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

Ctrl Left arrow   or   Ctrl Right arrow

Step Range-End Back or Forward

Shift Ctrl Left arrow   or  Shift  Ctrl Right arrow

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

Ctrl Home   or   Ctrl 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 Ctrl 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

Ctrl 0


Zoom In / Out

Ctrl = or Ctrl + / Ctrl -

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

Ctrl 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5

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

Ctrl 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

Ctrl K


Mirror View

Y


Take Frame Off the Pegs

Hold Alt and Ctrl + 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

Ctrl D


Delete Layer

Shift Ctrl 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

Ctrl &


Unlink All Layers (Link All Layers)

U (Shift U)


X-Sheet Thumbnail Size - Smaller or Larger

Ctrl <   or   Ctrl >


Edit

Undo (multiple undos)

Ctrl Z

Redo (multiple redos)

Ctrl Y


Add Clone Drawing

 (Apostrophe)   '

Add Blank Drawing

Ctrl Down arrow

Insert Blank Drawing

Ctrl Up arrow


Turn Clone into Original

O


Cut Drawing (or Drawings)

Ctrl X

Copy Drawing (or Drawings)

Ctrl C

Paste Drawing (or Drawings)

Ctrl V


Clear Drawing (make it Blank)

*

Lose Drawing (Keep Timing)

/


Delete Drawing (or Selected Drawings)

Ctrl Delete

Back-delete Drawing (or Selected Drawings)

Ctrl Backspace


Select All Drawings

Ctrl 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 Ctrl N


Color Palette

C


Color Picker Tool (Eye Dropper)

I

Fill Tool

F


File

New Scene

Ctrl N

Open Scene

Ctrl O


Save Scene

Ctrl S

Save Scene As

Shift Ctrl S


Import (Frames, Movie Clip or Audio)

Ctrl I


Scene Settings...

Shift Ctrl I


Miscellaneous

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

Hold S - then drag/release to select 


Show Tool Bar

Ctrl T


Preferences

Ctrl (Comma) ,


Quit Animation Paper

Ctrl Q


Minimize Animation Paper

Win Down arrow key


Help - Video Tutorials

Ctrl ?