Introduction to Maya animation controls

A small 101 introduction into the playback controls of the Maya animation timeline. Learn the keyboard shortcuts for each to make animation production faster.

The timeline controls.

Go to the start of the playback range

Go back one frame

Shortcut: ALT + ,

Back to previous keyframe

Shortcut: , (comma)

Play animation in reverse

Play animation

Shortcut: ALT + V

Go to the next keyframe

Shortcut: . (Period)

Forward one frame

Shortcut: ALT + .

Go the end of the playback range