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Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Actions for RoadRunner

Scene Editing

These operations apply to the scene editing window and in some cases panes such as the 2D Editor, Library Browser, and Attributes panes.

TaskAction
Undo or redo.

Ctrl+Z or Ctrl+Y

Undo and redo also apply to most selection and tool change actions.

RoadRunner has an infinite undo and redo stack. This stack is related to the current scene. Operations that change the current scene, such as opening a different scene or creating a new scene, remove all actions from the stack.

Select all.Ctrl+A
Deselect all.Ctrl+D
Delete.Delete

Object Selection

For more details about object selection, see Manipulate Scene Objects.

TaskAction
Select an object.Click.
Add an object to a selection.Hold Shift, then click.
Remove an object from a selection.Hold Ctrl+Shift, then click.
Select multiple objects.

Hold Shift, then right-click and drag to draw a box around the objects you want to select.

  • Drag the box toward the top-left to select only objects that are fully contained in the box.

  • Drag the box toward any other direction (bottom-left, top-right, bottom-right) to select any object that is at least partially within the box.

Camera Control (Scene Editing Canvas)

For more details on controlling the camera in the canvas, see Camera Control in RoadRunner.

TaskAction
Rotate the camera around a point of interest.

Hold Alt, then click and drag.

Note

In Linux®, Ubuntu® 16.04, pressing the Alt key moves the current window and pressing the Windows key shows certain help overlays. To use the Windows key instead of the Alt key for moving windows, update Ubuntu 16.04 according to the instructions in Update Linux Ubuntu Key Mapping.

Zoom in or out.

Hold Alt, then right-click and drag up or right to zoom in, or down or left to zoom out.

Alternatively, move the mouse scroll wheel up or down.

Pan across the scene in the x-direction or y-direction.

Hold Alt, left-click, and right-click, then drag.

Alternatively, hold the middle-mouse button, then drag.

Frame the camera around an object of interest.Select an object and press F.
Switch to perspective view, where distant objects appear smaller than close objects.Press P.
Switch to orthographic view, where objects do not change size as they get closer or farther away.Press O.
Set the camera view to point top down.Press 5 on the number pad.
Set the camera view to point north.Press 8 on the number pad.
Set the camera view to point south.Press 2 on the number pad.
Set the camera view to point west.Press 4 on the number pad.
Set the camera view to point east.Press 6 on the number pad.

Camera Control (2D Editor)

TaskAction
Zoom in or out.

Hold Alt, then right-click and drag up or right to zoom in, or down or left to zoom out.

Alternatively, move the mouse scroll wheel up or down.

Pan across the scene in the x-direction or y-direction.

Hold Alt, then click and drag.

Alternatively, hold the middle-mouse button, then drag.

Frame the camera around an object of interest.Select an object and press F.

Scene Views

Use these keyboard shortcuts to show or hide various scene aspects on the canvas.

TaskAction
View shaded wireframe.F3
View aerial imagery.F4
View elevation map.F5
View point cloud.F6
View vector data.F7
View scene.F8
View OpenDRIVE® data.F9
View transfer map.F10

Utilities

TaskAction
Take screenshot of scene.Ctrl+P

File Operations

TaskAction
Create new scene.Ctrl+N
Open scene.Ctrl+O
Save scene.Ctrl+S
Save scene as.Ctrl+Shift+S
Exit RoadRunner.Alt+F4

Update Linux Ubuntu Key Mapping

In Linux, Ubuntu 16.04, pressing the Alt key moves the current window, and pressing the Windows key shows certain help overlays. It is recommended that you update Ubuntu to use the Windows key (instead of the Alt key) for moving windows. To make this update, follow these steps:

  1. Install dconf-editor if it is not already installed. At the command line, enter this code:

    sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
  2. Open dconf-editor.

  3. Navigate to org > gnome > desktop > wm > preferences.

  4. Change the mouse-button-modifier to <Super>.

Note

It is important to assign a valid key to mouse-button-modifier. Leaving that option blank prevents the mouse from interacting with any windows.

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