This information is for Vicon Shogun 1.7. For up-to-date help, see the latest Shogun documentation.

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To see a list of all current hot keys, on the General menu, click Preferences and then click the Hot Keys tab.
To create your own hot keys, in the Command/Script column, double-click the required command or script and in the Set Hot Key dialog box, specify the hot keys.

The following topics list commonly used shortcuts and explain working with objects, selection, and the context-sensitive menus.

Set hot keys in Post

If you want to change what happens when you press a particular key or combination of keys, you can assign or un-assign commands to hot keys. The following instructions describe how to set or clear hot key for displaying the marking menu, but can be applied to any command for which you want to set a hot key.

To assign or clear hot keys:

  1. Open the Preferences dialog box (General > Preferences).
  2. Click the Hot Keys tab.

    If you are clearing a hot key, you can save time by showing only the commands or scripts that have hot keys assigned to them. To do this, at the top, select Show hot keyed only.
  3. Click the required command, for example showMarkingMenu to select it and then double-click to display the Set hot key dialog box, where you can set or clear the hot key for it.
  4. Close the Preferences dialog box. 

Preserve your hot keys

When you install Shogun Post, the latest hot key file (HotKey.hsl) is installed in:

C:\Program Files\Vicon\ShogunPost1.#\DefaultConfiguration

However, the hot key file (HotKey.hsl) that Post uses by default is in:


To preserve any hot keys that you may have added, this file isn't modified by the installation. Post only recreates the hot key file from \DefaultConfiguration if a hot key file doesn't exist.

Update a hot key file

To install a later version of Post that includes updates to the hot key file:

  1. Before installing the new hot key file as described in Step 2, save any hot keys that you have added by copying to another location the hot key file (HotKey.hsl) in:


  2. Install the new hot key file in either of these ways:

    • Before installing the latest version of Shogun Post, to force Post to use the new hot key file, delete HotKey.hsl in:



    • After installing the latest version of Shogun Post, copy HotKey.hsl from:

      C:\Program Files\Vicon\ShogunPost1.#\DefaultConfiguration

      over the old hot key file in:


  3. To restore your custom hot keys, open the file you saved in Step 1 and manually copy your custom hot keys to the new HotKey.hsl file.

3D Scene view shortcuts

ActionMouse/Hot key
RotateClick and drag
ZoomRight-click and drag
TranslateLeft- and right-click and drag
Snap the 3D view to selected object(s) without trackingC
Track the selected object(s) and enable you to change the selection without stopping tracking the originally selected object.X
To stop tracking, click C.
Scale the manipulatorPress + (scale up) or - (scale down)
Switch between Label and Select modes when labeling a subjectL
Create a retargeting constraint between the selected solving and retargeting bones, or a solving constraint between the selected solving bone and marker. (In either case, the order of selection doesn't matter.)CTRL+T
Create a retargeting rotation constraint between the selected solving and retargeting bones. (The order of selection doesn't matter.)CTRL+R
In Labeling mode (in the Labeling panel, in the Manual Labeling Options, select Label), with the mouse in the view pane and the Labeling panel open, move up and down the list of labels.Shift+click to go up through the list
Shift+right-click to go down through the list

Data Health view shortcuts

ActionMouse/Hot key
Move current time indicatorMiddle mouse button and drag*
Step through timeMiddle mouse button (wheel) scroll
Zoom timelineRight-click and drag
Pan (horizontally and vertically)Click and drag or left- and right-click and drag
Select a time rangeALT+drag
Add time ranges to selectionCTRL+ALT+drag
De-select within selected rangeSHIFT+ALT+drag
Select a gap (and marker)Double-click on a gap
Select a gap (and marker) in addition to the currently selected gapCTRL+double-click on a gap
De-select gap and markerSHIFT+double-click selected gap
Select/deselect whole play rangeALT+double-click
Sort markersALT+right-click, then select required sorting method

*Also scrubs timeline in Cameras view

Use the following key combinations to select markers in the marker list at the left of the Data Health view.

ActionMouse/Hot key
Select one or more markersALT+click (drag to multi-select)
Add further markers to selected markersCTRL+ALT+click
De-select a selected markerSHIFT+ALT+click
De-select all markersALT+double-click

Graph view shortcuts

Use the following key combinations to scrub and resize the graph axes:

ActionMouse/Hot key
Horizontal zoom (expand or collapse the graph's time axis)Right-click+drag left or right
Vertical zoom (expand or collapse the graph's value axis)Right-click+drag forward or backward
Translate right/left (scrub along the graph's time axis)Click+drag left or right
Translate up/down (scrub along the graph's value axis)Click+drag forward or backward

Work with objects 

Use the following key combinations to work with Shogun Post objects.

SelectClick on single object, CTRL+click and SHIFT+click on multiple objects. You can also drag to select (or if ALT key to select in views is selected (see below), ALT+drag)
Add to/Remove from selectionCTRL+click or SHIFT+click on multiple objects.
Manipulate objectClick manipulator handle and drag
Duplicate objectsSelect object and press Ctrl+D
Select all child objectsRight-click (or ALT+right-click) on an object and then click Select Branch to select all its child objects

Work with the ALT key

To change the behavior of the ALT key:

  1. On the General menu, click Preferences and in the Preferences dialog box, click the Interface tab.
  2. In the Selection area, clear or select ALT key to select in views.
    This sets the ALT key as required when selecting.

When ALT key to select in views is cleared, the default behavior is selection without the ALT key.

Selecting and context-sensitive menus

The context-sensitive menus in the Perspective and Graph views are sensitive to selection. When objects are selected, the menu may list commands based on the options available for the selected object. The list of available commands may also depend on factors such as the state or condition of the data in a selected object. For example, commands to fill a gap on a marker are displayed in a context menu only if there is a gap at the current frame.

To access selection-sensitive context menus:

  • When ALT key to select in views is selected in the Preferences dialog box, use ALT+CTRL+ right-click.
  • When ALT key to select in views is cleared in the Preferences dialog box, use ALT+ right-click.

To avoid accidentally manipulating objects when using the ALT key to select:

You can turn on the requirement for the CTRL key be held down to manipulate objects in the 3D Scene view by selecting this option on the Interface tab of the Preferences dialog box. By default, the option is cleared (off).