Terragen Input Settings (Mac)

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Introduction

These are the input settings for the Mac version of Terragen 3. The inputs for each part of the interface are listed and described, along with the mouse or key inputs.

The mouse and key inputs shown are for the Universal input presets, which is the default. You can choose different input presets in the Input Settings preferences panel. If you do choose a different set of presets you can see what the mouse or key inputs are by opening the Mouse and Key Settings Window from the Help menu in TG3.

The input settings for each item are shown in square brackets (i.e. [ a ] for the "a" key). Items may have more than one input. Some input settings use abbreviations. This is what the abbreviations mean:

  • LMB : Left mouse button
  • MMB : Middle mouse button
  • RMB : Right mouse button
  • MW: Mouse wheel
  • ctrl: control key
  • opt: option key

If you are using a single button mouse then LMB corresponds to a mouse click. The Universal presets are set up for use with a single button mouse but there are also One Mouse Button presets available in the Input Settings preferences panel.

You can find the default Windows input settings here.

Universal Presets

3D Preview

These inputs are for the 3D Preview. There are separate sets of inputs for navigation and the painting mode. These are detailed further below.

Default click: The basic mouse click action  [ LMB ]
Add to selection click: Add the clicked item to the current selection (population instance editing only)  [ shift-LMB ]
Orbit: Orbit the view  [ opt-LMB ] [ MMB ]
Translate: Move or pan around the view  [ opt-ctrl-LMB ] [ opt-RMB ]
Zoom: Zoom the view  [ opt-shift-LMB ] [ opt-MMB ]
Zoom in: Zoom into the view  [ = ] [ MW up ]
Zoom out: Zoom out of the view  [ - ] [ MW down ]
Context click: Shows the context menu  [ ctrl-LMB ] [ RMB ]
Delete: Delete the selected item  [ delete ] [ forward delete ]
Restore population instance: Add a deleted population instance back to the population  [ shift-delete ] [ shift-forward delete ]
Reset population instance transform: Reset the transform for a population instance  [ shift-r ]
Pause: Pause the 3D Preview  [ p ]
Reset: Reset the 3D Preview to default settings  [ r ]
Increase exposure: Increases the exposure of the camera being used by the preview  [ = ] [ num pad + ]
Decrease exposure: Decreases the exposure of the camera being used by the preview  [ - ] [ num pad - ]
Increase near clip distance: Increases the distance from the camera to the near clipping plane. If the preview starts to look peculiar, all kind of broken up, then adjusting the clipping plane distance may help to fix this.  [ ] ]
Decrease near clip distance: Decreases the distance from the camera to the near clipping plane. If the preview starts to look peculiar, all kind of broken up, then adjusting the clipping plane distance may help to fix this.  [ [ ]
Toggle focus point selection mode: This toggles the focus point selection mode, where you can click to set the focus point for the 3D Preview  [ shift-f ]
Centre on focus point: Centres the view on the current focus point  [ f ]
Toggle Look At point selection mode: This toggles the Look At point selection mode, where you can click in the 3D Preview to move the camera look at the chosen point.  [ shift-l ]
Fit to subject: Fit the 3D Preview to the selected item, or the item shown in an object or shaderA shader is a program or set of instructions used in 3D computer graphics to determine the final surface properties of an object or image. This can include arbitrarily complex descriptions of light absorption and diffusion, texture mapping, reflection and refraction, shadowing, surface displacement and post-processing effects. In Terragen 2 shaders are used to construct and modify almost every element of a scene. preview  [ s ]
Toggle auto exposure  [ a ]
Cancel action: Cancels the current action or exits the current mode  [ esc ]
Open param view for selected item: Opens the param view for the currently selected item  [ opt-return ]
Drop selected to terrain: This drops the selected item to the terrain  [ d ]
Show drop point: Shows the drop point for the selected item. This is where the item would sit if it was dropped to the terrain.  [ shift-d ]
Switch transform mode: This changes between transform modes for the selected item  [ t ]
Toggle compass: Shows or hides the compass in the top left of the preview  [ c ]
Change compass style: Rotates through the compass styles. At present there are two styles, a 2D compass showing heading and 3D XYZ axes  [ shift-c ]
Toggle measure mode: Turns measure mode on or off  [ m ]
Copy view to current render camera: Copies the view to the current render camera  [ return ]
Toggle Rule of Thirds guides: Shows or hides "Rule of Thirds" guides to help with composition  [ 3 ]
Toggle redraw elapsed time: Shows or hides a display of the average time it takes for the preview to render. This is shown in the bottom right of the 3D Preview  [ e ]
Toggle Depth-of-field preview: This turns the Depth-of-field preview or and off  [ l ]

3D Preview - Navigation

These inputs can be used to move the camera around the 3D Preview. They can only be used with keys. They're self explanatory.

Move forward  [ up arrow ]
Move backward  [ down arrow ]
Move left  [ left arrow ]
Move right  [ right arrow ]
Move up  [ ctrl-up arrow ]
Move down  [ ctrl-down arrow ]
Rotate left  [ ctrl-left arrow ]
Rotate right  [ ctrl-right arrow ]
Tilt up  [ ctrl-shift-up arrow ]
Tilt down  [ ctrl-shift-down arrow ]
Bank left  [ ctrl-shift-left arrow ]
Bank right  [ ctrl-shift-right arrow ]
Increase movement speed  [ x ]
Decrease movement speed  [ z ]

3D Preview - Painting mode

These inputs are only available when the 3D Preview is switched into Paint mode for editing Painted Shaders.

Brush stroke: This is the mouse button which paints brush strokes  [ LMB ]
Toggle stroke type (paint/eraser): Switch between paint and eraser brush strokes  [ v ]
Stop painting: This turns the painting mode off  [ esc ]
Increase brush size: Increases the size of the brush  [ shift-= ] [ shift-num pad + ] [ opt-MW up ]
Decrease brush size: Decreases the size of the brush  [ shift-- ] [ shift-num pad - ] [ opt-MW down ]

Animation Panel

These are the inputs for the Animation Panel.

Default click: The basic mouse click action  [ LMB ]
Add to selection click: Adds items to the current selection  [ shift-LMB ]
Zoom: Zoom in on the view  [ opt-shift-LMB ] [ opt-MMB ]
Zoom frames in: Zoom frames in  [ = ] [ MW up ]
Zoom frames out: Zoom frames out  [ - ] [ MW down ]
Zoom values in: Zoom values in  [ shift-- ] [ shift-MW up ] [ shift-MW left ]
Zoom values out: Zoom values out  [ shift-= ] [ shift-MW down ] [ shift-MW right ]
Windowed zoom: Do a windowed zoom, where you click and drag to select an area of the view to zoom in on  [ cmd-LMB ]
Context click: Shows the context menu  [ ctrl-LMB ] [ RMB ]
Pan: Move or scroll the view  [ opt-LMB ] [ opt-RMB ]
Pan up: Scroll the view up  [ shift-up arrow ]
Pan down: Scroll the view down  [ shift-down arrow ]
Pan left: Scroll the view left  [ shift-left arrow ] [ MW left ]
Pan right: Scroll the view right  [ shift-right arrow ] [ MW right ]
Fit to working range: Fits the view to the current working range  [ f ]
Fit to selected keys: Fits the view to the selected keys  [ shift-f ]
Fit to curve/current item: This fits the view to selected curve(s) or item  [ d ]
Reset view to origin: Pans   [ o ]
Centre frame cursor in view: Centre the frame cursor in the view  [ c ]
Centre value guide in view: Centre the value guide in the view (Curve Editor)  [ shift-c ]
Toggle value guide: Toggle value guide (Curve Editor)  [ v ]
Delete key: Delete the selected key(s)  [ delete ] [ forward delete ]
Insert key: When you choose this a key will be inserted where you next click in the view  [ i ]
Nudge up: Nudge the selected key(s) up (Curve Editor)  [ up arrow ]
Nudge down: Nudge the selected key(s) down (Curve Editor)  [ down arrow ]
Nudge left: Nudge the selected key(s) left  [ left arrow ]
Nudge right: Nudge the selected key(s) right  [ right arrow ]
Move keys mode: Change the view to the Move keys mode  [ m ]
Scale keys from frame cursor mode: Change the view to the Scale keys from frame cursor mode  [ s ]
Scale keys from centre mode: Change the view to the Scale keys from centre mode  [ shift-s ]
Switch to X component: Switch to the X component of the parameterA parameter is an individual setting in a node parameter view which controls some aspect of the node. being edited  [ x ]
Switch to Y component: Switch to the Y component of the parameterA parameter is an individual setting in a node parameter view which controls some aspect of the node. being edited  [ y ]
Switch to Z component: Switch to the Z component of the parameterA parameter is an individual setting in a node parameter view which controls some aspect of the node. being edited  [ z ]
Switch to R component: Switch to the R component of the parameterA parameter is an individual setting in a node parameter view which controls some aspect of the node. being edited  [ r ]
Switch to G component: Switch to the G component of the parameterA parameter is an individual setting in a node parameter view which controls some aspect of the node. being edited  [ g ]
Switch to B component: Switch to the B component of the parameterA parameter is an individual setting in a node parameter view which controls some aspect of the node. being edited  [ b ]
Advance to next component: Advance to the next component of the parameterA parameter is an individual setting in a node parameter view which controls some aspect of the node. being edited  [ a ]

Network View

These inputs are used in the network view.

Default click: The basic mouse click action  [ LMB ]
Add to selection click: Use this to add clicked nodes to the current selection  [ shift-LMB ]
Scroll: Scroll or pan around the view  [ opt-LMB ] [ opt-RMB ]
Zoom: Zoom the view  [ opt-shift-LMB ] [ opt-MMB ]
Zoom in: Zoom in on the view  [ = ] [ MW up ]
Zoom out: Zoom out of the view  [ - ] [ MW down ]
Windowed zoom: Do a windowed zoom, where you select an area of the network to zoom in on  [ cmd-LMB ]
Context click: Shows the context menu  [ ctrl-LMB ] [ RMB ]
Autofit view: Fit the view to show all the nodes in the network  [ f ]
Enable/disable nodeA single object or device in the node network which generates or modifies data and may accept input data or create output data or both, depending on its function. Nodes usually have their own settings which control the data they create or how they modify data passing through them. Nodes are connected together in a network to perform work in a network-based user interface. In Terragen 2 nodes are connected together to describe a scene.: Enable or disable the selected nodeA single object or device in the node network which generates or modifies data and may accept input data or create output data or both, depending on its function. Nodes usually have their own settings which control the data they create or how they modify data passing through them. Nodes are connected together in a network to perform work in a network-based user interface. In Terragen 2 nodes are connected together to describe a scene.(s)  [ d ]
Delete nodeA single object or device in the node network which generates or modifies data and may accept input data or create output data or both, depending on its function. Nodes usually have their own settings which control the data they create or how they modify data passing through them. Nodes are connected together in a network to perform work in a network-based user interface. In Terragen 2 nodes are connected together to describe a scene.: Delete the selected nodeA single object or device in the node network which generates or modifies data and may accept input data or create output data or both, depending on its function. Nodes usually have their own settings which control the data they create or how they modify data passing through them. Nodes are connected together in a network to perform work in a network-based user interface. In Terragen 2 nodes are connected together to describe a scene.(s)  [ delete ] [ forward delete ]
Quick Node Creation: Opens the Quick Node Palette  [ n ]
Quick Node Creation (Favourites): Opens the Quick Node Palette and displays the Favourites category  [ shift-n ]

Render View

These inputs are used in the Render view, as well as the Image Preview window.

Pan: Click and drag to move around the render  [ LMB ]
Scroll left: Scroll the image left  [ shift-MW up ] [ MW left ] [ shift-MW left ]
Scroll right: Scroll the image right  [ shift-MW down ] [ MW right ] [ shift-MW right ]
Scroll up: Scroll the image up  [ MW up ]
Scroll down: Scroll the image down  [ MW down ]
Zoom in: Zoom into the image  [ opt-MW up ]
Zoom out: Zoom out of the image  [ opt-MW down ]
Windowed zoom: Do a windowed zoom, where you click and drag to select an area of the image to zoom in on  [ cmd-LMB ]
Best fit: Zooms the image to the largest size that fits in the view, or 100%  [ f ]
Show at 100%: Zooms the image to 100%  [ 1 ]
Context click: Shows the context menu  [ ctrl-LMB ] [ RMB ]
Toggle solo red channel: Shows only the red channel of the image  [ r ]
Toggle solo green channel: Shows only the green channel of the image  [ g ]
Toggle solo blue channel: Shows only the blue channel of the image  [ b ]
Toggle solo alpha channels: Shows only the alpha channel of the image  [ a ]

View Windows

These inputs are used in secondary view windows. These are the windows which open when choose to open a 3D Preview or network view in a new window.

If you open multiple views in a secondary view window then each view is shown in a separate tab. You can use these inputs to switch between tabs.

Next tab  [ cmd-opt-right arrow ]
Previous tab  [ cmd-opt-left arrow ]