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Common Shortcuts

W: Toggle Wireframe.
S: Toggle selection.
D: Display options.

Go to object : Hold Space + G
Go to home : Hold Space + H

Disconnect line of nodes:Hold Y + Drag left mouse button

Slow move : Shift + Mouse button

Go to top level node:U

Open VEX editor in new window : Alt + E

Share wrangle source (VEX)

If want to make a function to be invoked by other nodes, hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift,then drag wrangle node using left mouse button to create a replica fo wrangle, thus the VEX source in new wrangle would be effected by original wrangle node.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift is also avaiable for other nodes, adjust the parameters on one and they all update.

How to show context menu of right click quickly.

Hold Ctrl, then click and drag on the output point of node, then context menu would show automatically.

How to create a customized route for lines between nodes

Hold Alt, then hold and drag left mouse button from output point of node, thus you can creat a route.


Animation Shortcuts

Alt + Left click on a parameter : set parameter value of first frame.

Alt + Left click again on the same parameter : set parameter value of last frame.

Ctrl + Left click on a parameter : cancle the animation.

Animation Settings

How to change the play rate of animation:
Click the Substeps:

Or right click on Sbusteps to adjust play rate.

How to delete animation frame:
right click -> Delete Channels:

How to modify frame rate (FPS) of animation:

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