Keyboard Shortcuts

The controls in this article are for using Sansar with a mouse and keyboard. To see available controls using other controllers, see Sansar controls.

Controls for visiting an experience

Avatar controls

Use these controls to move your avatar in VR and desktop mode:

  • Arrow keys: Move your avatar forward, backward, left, and right .
  • WASD: Move your avatar forward, backward, left, and right.
  • Double-press WASD: Tap and then quickly press and hold to make your avatar run forward, backward, left, and right.
  • F3: Toggle between first person and third person view.

Use these controls to move your avatar in desktop mode only:

  • Hold Shift: Select a teleport destination. 
  • Click the left mouse button while holding Shift: Teleports your avatar to the selected location.
  • Scroll the middle mouse button while holding Shift (prior to teleporting): Choose the direction your avatar faces upon completing the teleport.
  • Click a dynamic object using the left mouse button while standing near it: Pick up and hold a dynamic object.
  • Hold and then release the left mouse button: While holding a dynamic object, throw the object when you release the left mouse button. The longer you hold the button, the farther you throw the object.
Note: There are currently no avatar animations for holding and throwing dynamic objects in desktop mode. Held objects float in front of your avatar.

Camera controls
Use these controls to control camera movement in desktop mode:

  • Hold the right mouse button + drag: Rotate camera to look around the environment.
  • F4: Enter free camera mode when not using a VR headset.
    • Arrow keys: Move camera forward, backward, left, and right (free-camera mode).
    • WASD: Move camera forward, backward, left, and right (free-camera mode).
    • E, C: Move camera up and down.
    • NUMPAD+: Increase camera movement speed.
    • NUMPAD-: Decrease camera movement speed.
    • F3: Exit free camera mode.
Note: An extended keyboard's numeric keypad is needed for the above NUMPAD (numeric keypad) shortcuts to increase/decrease camera movement speed. It won't work on a tenkeyless or other small-form-factor keyboard. An add-on USB numeric keypad should work.

VR headset controls

Use these controls to trigger VR headset functions in VR and desktop mode:

  • Space bar: Open or close App Launcher.
  • F1:  Toggle between VR and desktop mode.

Use these controls to trigger VR headset functions in VR mode only:

  • F2:  Re-center VR display.
  • F3: Toggle between first person and third person view.
  • F6: Activate full-body IK (inverse kinematics) for arm movements .

Chat controls

Use these controls with text on the Chat app in desktop mode:

  • CTRL + X: Cut text.
  • CTRL + C: Copy text.
  • CTRL + V: Paste text.
  • CTRL + A: Select all text.

Debug controls

Use this control to trigger the Script Console:

  • CTRL + D: Toggle the Script Console on/off

Controls for edit mode

Camera Controls

Use these controls when editing a scene in desktop mode:

  • Arrow keys: Move the camera forward, backward, left, and right.
  • W,A,S,D: Move the camera forward, backward, left, and right.
  • E,C: Move the camera up and and down.
  • NUMPAD+ and NUMPAD-: Increase and decrease camera speed.
  • Hold left mouse button and drag: Move the camera left and right.
  • Hold right mouse button and drag: Rotate the camera up, down, left, and right.
  • F1: Toggle VR mode.

Action buttons

Use these controls when editing objects placed in a scene:

  • CTRL + Z: Undo
  • CTRL + Y: Redo
  • CTRL + D: Duplicate
  • Delete button: Delete
  • F button: Lock on to the selected object in the Scene Objects list. 
    • Use the mouse scroll wheel or the forward and down keys: Zoom in / away from the selected object. 

VR headset controls

Use these controls to trigger VR headset functions in VR and desktop mode:

  • Space bar: Open or close App Launcher.
  • F1:  Toggle between VR and desktop mode.

Controls for avatar customization

Action buttons

Use these controls when editing objects placed in a scene:

  • CTRL + Z: Undo
  • CTRL + Y: Redo

 To change views around the avatar:

  • Use the mouse scroll wheel: Zoom in / away from the avatar.
  • Press on the left / right mouse button: Turn the avatar clockwise / counter-clockwise.

 

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