Paint shortcuts we might have forgotten to tell you about

Getting into the flow while painting or rotoscoping is all about the ergonomics of moving quickly. We have a bunch of single key shortcuts to make this easier, but it seems that we forgot to mention a couple shortcuts in the usual place. These are available while you have a paint tool selected:

  • 1 — Step forward by the number of frames indicated in the Paint panel
  • 2 — Step backward by the number of frames indicated in the Paint panel
  • 3 — Choose clone preset #1
  • 4 — Choose clone preset #2
  • 5 — Choose clone preset #3
  • 6 — Choose clone preset #4
  • 7 — Choose clone preset #5

Of these, I think the 1 & 2 keys are particularly useful for right-handers because you don’t have to reach across the keyboard to the Page Up/Page Down keys. And since they move the current time indicator by the amount indicated in the paint panel, you can easily paint "on twos", or whatever increment you need.