3ds Max Keyboard Shortcuts For Faster Workflow

Below is a list of 3ds Max keyboard shortcuts that help to speed up your workflow.

p – perspective view
f – front view
t – top view
l – left view
b – Bottom view
c – Camera View
v – veiwport mode
d – Disable viewport (very useful for highly complex scenes)
W – move
E – Rotate
R – Scale
z – Zoom selected
n – Autokey mode on\off
k – Set key
m – Open \ Close material editor
s – snap toggle
a – Angle snap tool on\off
g – Toggle viewport grid on\off
h – Select form Scene
i – Pan viewport while drawing a spline
x – Search All Actions
/ – Animation playback
Spacebar – Selection Lock toggle
Scroll middel mouse wheel – viewport zoom
CTRL + c – Create camera from current perspective view
CTRL + h – Hold
CTRl + r – arc rotate mode in viewport
CTRL + a – Select all in scene
CTRL + d – Deselect
CTRL + i – Select inverse
CTRL + v – Create clone of selection (Opens ‘clone Options’ windows)
CTRL + x – Expert mode
CTRL + w – field of view
CTRl + s – save
CTRl + z – Undo
CTRL + y – Redo
CTRL + n – Create new file
CTRL + Right Mouse click – Modelling mode
ALT+W – Toggles between full screen viewport view and multiple viewport view
ALT + 1 – Parameter Editor
ALT + 2 – Parameter Collector
ALT + 6 – Show main toolbar on\off
ALT + x – X-ray view ( see-through ) on\off for selected objects
ALT + q – Isolate selection
ALT + Right Mouse click – Animation mode
Shift + Q – Render
Shift + f – Show safe frame
Shift + a – Quick Align
Shift + 4 – Spot \ Directional Light View
Shift + c – hide \ unhide cameras
Shift + g – hide \ unhide geometry
Shift + i – hide \ unhide Lights
Shift + s – hide \ unhide Shapes
Shift + h – hide \ unhide Helpers
Shift + w – hide \ unhide Warps
Shift + Right Mouse Button – Snap mode
Scroll middel mouse wheel – viewport zoom
CTRL + ALT + f – Fetch
CTRL + ALT + Right Mouse Click – Lighting and Rendering
CTRL + ALT + q – Open last scene
CTRL + ALT + z – Zoom extents
0 – Render to Texture Dialog box
6 – Open/Close Particle view window
7 – Show statistics
8 – Environment and Effects Dialog Window
Home – Jump to start of timeline
End – Jump to end on timeline
Page up – Select parent
Page Down – Select Child
F1 – Help
F3 – Wireframe \ Smooth+Highlights Toggle
F4 – View Edged Faces Toggle
F9 – Render Last
F10 – Render Setup (Setting) Dialoge Window
F11 – MAXScript Listener
F12 – Transform Type-In

Edit Poly Mode :
1 – Vertex mode
2 – Edge Mode
3 – Border Mode
4 – Poly Mode
5 – Element mode

I hope you will find it useful.