U = Modeling Magic

If you press U anywhere within Cinema 4D, you will get this pop-up menu of 22 functions and selection options. All of these are incredibly handy when you’re modeling. Even if you only use a few of the functions on a regular basis, using these two keystroke shortcuts can really speed up your workflow. No more clicking around in the menu bar trying to find the Subdivide function (U~S), or right clicking and scrolling around to Invert Selection (U~I). I have gone ahead and typed out all of the options below so you can copy them onto a cheat sheet, or you can just download the image to the right. Remember, it’s a two keystroke shortcut, so press U followed by the next letter in the menu to achieve the shortcut!

A … Align Normals
B … Ring Selection
C … Collapse
D … Disconnect
E … Remove N-gons
F … Fill Selection
G … Retriangulate N-gons
I … Invert
K … Shrink Selection
L … Loop Selection
M … Path Selection
N … Phong Break Selection
P … Split
Q … Outline Selection
R … Reverse Normals
S … Subdivide…
T … N-gon Triangulation
U … Untriangulate…
W … Select Connected
X … Convert Selection
Y … Grow Selection
Z … Melt

Learn it, use it, work faster and make it better. Enjoy!

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