Keyboard Controls

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A keyboard can be used to control the camera, display settings, time step, and to add or delete objects in the simulation.

Camera Controls[edit | edit source]

  • A moves the camera left
  • C lands the camera on the selected object
  • D moves the camera right
  • E rotates the camera clockwise
  • F moves the camera down
  • Q rotates the camera counterclockwise
  • R moves the camera up
  • S moves the camera backwards
  • W moves the camera forward
  • up/down arrow keys zoom in and out on the camera-locked object
  • left/right arrow keys rotate the camera around the camera-locked object or the camera itself

Display Controls[edit | edit source]

  • G toggles the displayed Simulation Grid on and off
  • I toggles displayed icons on and off
  • L toggles the displayed labels on and off
  • O toggles displayed orbits on and off
  • T toggles displayed trails on and off

Time Step Controls[edit | edit source]

  • , decreases the simulation time step
  • . increases the simulation time step
  • Spacebar pauses the simulation

Object Controls[edit | edit source]

  • 1-8 launch the objects labeled with these hotkeys
  • Backspace/delete removes the selected object from the simulation