Dark Radiant Controls, Keys & Mouse

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written by Fidcal

Introduction

This is a complete reference list by description of all Dark Radiant controls whether by buttons, menus, or keys. In addition any other material relating to the Dark Radiant controls may be included or linked to.

Changing Shortcut Keys

Shortcut keys shown are defaults and you can change them to your preference in Dark Radiant's Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts where they are listed in alphabetical order by shortcut name (command) shown in the table below. The shortcut keys list itself gives a guide to what features are available from the keys but they are not all obvious. As well as assigning and removing shortcut keys there in that dialog you can also examine, copy, backup, make alternatives, even edit (with caution), the file in which they are stored (in XP and earlier) at

<drive>:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\DarkRadiant\input.xml

In Windows Vista they are accessed at:

<drive>:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\DarkRadiant\input.xml

Guide

The Controls table is in alphabetical order by keyword in the leftmost column so scroll down or use your web browser's page search (usually CTRL+F) to find what you want. Many entries are in more than once to assist in this so 'Texture Lock' is under both 'Texture Lock' and 'Lock Texture'.

  • LMB Click the left mouse button, RMB Click the right mouse button = Left, Right mouse buttons
  • MMB Click the middle mouse button = Middle mouse wheel or button press
  • MMW is middle mouse wheel (rotation)
  • LeftBbar = Dark Radiant's left button bar
  • TopBbar = Dark Radiant's top button bar
  • Orthoview = Dark Radiant's 2D views: top, side, front.


Searching Tree structures in Media Browser, Entity List, etc

  • Point to Textures (or any tree)
  • Shift + Right key to fully open the tree
  • Type the key letters of what you want to find
  • Up/down arrows to go to next/previous occurrence.
  • Esc to get out of input field

Avoid F3 because that is likely to switch to render mode which might crash some systems.

Complete Table of All Dark Radiant Controls

Note that controls for sub-sections of Dark Radiant such as the Media Browser may be listed separately.

A to F

DARK RADIANT CONTROLS

CONTROL

DESCRIPTION

DEFAULT KEY
TOOLBAR
MENU ROUTE
SHORTCUT NAME

Add brush to existing entity (reparent)

Assigns selected brush(es) to selected existing entity. Entity must be selected last. Only works with worldspawn primitives; you cannot reparent from one entity to another but in that case must first 'revert to worldspawn' in the right click grid view menu

Edit>reparent primitives
ParentSelection

Alignment Workzone show

Shows hilighted grid lines in XYZ orthoview centred on and outlining selection and extending outwards. Use for locating selection, alignment, etc. with other items

View>Show>Show Workzone (also in Preferences> Orthoview)
ShowWorkzone

Ambient sound (speaker) create Creates speaker. See Adding ambient Sounds to your Map RMB orthoview context menu
Angles show Show angles ??

View>Show>Show Angles
ShowAngles

Append to patch Append either two rows or two columns at either beginning or end of a patch.


Patch>append
PatchAppendColumnBeginning
PatchAppendColumnEnd
PatchAppendRowBeginning
PatchAppendRowEnd

Axes show Show Axes ??

View>Show>Show Axes
ShowAxes

Background Image Sets background image as wallpaper in XYZ orthoview View>background image

Ball-shaped brush

Converts selected brush to sphere shape of N x N faces where N can be 3 (9 faces) to 7 (49 faces.)

Brush>sphere
BrushSphere

Bevel Patch Produces a 90° horizontal curved patch textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse.) If brush(es) are already selected then the patch takes the dimensions of the outer limits of all. The brush(es) are not deleted. A single brush of YX 1:1 will produce a quarter-circle curved patch.

Patch>Bevel
PatchBevel

Bevel1.jpg

Bevel2.jpg

Blocks show

Show blocks in XYZ orthoview

View>Show>Show Blocks
ShowBlocks

Brightness of lights

Display Light Inspector. Select Colour. Adjust the 'value' field for brightness.

L
ToggleLightInspector

Brush, change number of sides

Convert selected brush to be N-sided

Ctrl+N
Brush[N]Sided

Brush Cone

Converts selected brush to cone shape

of N side faces where N can be 3, 4 (pyramids) to 32 For a curved, bullet-shaped cone see Patch cone.

Brush>Cone
BrushCone

ConeBrush.jpg

Brush create Create new brush (must have nothing selected) LMB+Drag in orthoview

Brush Export as CM file

Create collision model from primitive children of selected func entity and save as .cm file; useful for moveable entities. Not checked for Doom3 clipmodel limits (16 polygons.)

Edit>Create collision model..
BrushExportCM

Brush Export as OBJ file

Save selected brushes as OBJ file for import into 3D modelling programs.

Edit>Export selected brushes to OBJ
BrushExportOBJ

Brushes Hollow (CSG)

Replaces a selected brush with multiple brushes to form a hollow shell of the same dimensions. The brushes overlap at the corners so consider instead CSG Room.

LeftBbar: DRhollow.jpg
Brush>CSG>Make hollow
CSGHollow

Brushes Merge (CSG) Attempts to merge two or more brushes into one. Intended composite shape must be convex.

Ctrl+U
LeftBbar: DRcsgMerg.jpg
CSGMerge

Brush prism Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

PrismWedge.jpg

PrismDisk.jpg

Brush room (CSG) Replaces a selected brush with multiple brushes to form a hollow shell of the same dimensions. The brushes do not overlap at the corners (compare CSG Hollow.)

LeftBbar: DRroom.jpg
CSGRoom

Brush Sphere

Converts selected brush to sphere shape of N x N faces where N can be 3 (9 faces) to 7 (49 faces.)

Brush>sphere
BrushSphere

Brushes subtract (CSG)

Uses selected brush(es) as a template to 'subtract' from any overlapping UNselected target brush(es). If necessary the target is replaced with multiple brushes. The brushes do not overlap at the corners. The originally selected brush template is still selected and not destroyed.

Shift+U
LeftBbar: DRcsgSub.jpg

CSGSubtract
Camera Shows/closes camera view window

View>Camera view
Ctrl+Shift+C
ToggleCamera

Camera Angle Down

Tilts camera view down. See also Camera Free Move as alternative.

Z
CameraAngleDown

Camera Angle Up

Tilts camera view up. See also Camera Free Move as alternative.

A
CameraAngleUp

Camera Back

Pulls camera view back. See also Camera Free Move as alternative.

Down
CameraBack

Camera center (level) view

levels camera view to horizontal. See also Camera Free Move as alternative.

End
View>camera>Center
CenterView

Camera Copy Shader, Texture

Copies texture from single selected face or patch to Dark Radiant's shader clipboard.

key:unassigned
Camera view:MMB
Edit>Copy shader
CopyShader

Camera Down

Lowers camera view vertically. See also Camera Free Move as alternative.

C
CameraDown

Camera Down Floor Moves camera down to next horizontal brush surface

Page_down
View>camera>down floor
DownFloor

Camera Forward

Move camera view forward. See also Camera Free Move as alternative.

Up
Mousewheel forward
CameraForward

Camera Free Mouse Mode set and Moves In camera view, RMB either toggles (locks/ unlocks) free move mode or else holds it till RMB released (depends on Preference> camera> Freelook mode can be toggled settings) With it UNchecked you must additionally keep RMB pressed during 'Free moves.'

RMB(lock or hold) then mouse:
. Turn, look any direction.
. Ctrl+drag = up, down, strafe left & right
. Shift+Ctrl+drag = forward, backward, strafe left & right.

See also individual controls below assignable to keys

Camera Free Move Back

Move camera view back

Key: Down
Mousewheel backward
CameraFreeMoveBack

Camera Free Move Down

Move camera view down

Key: unassigned
CameraFreeMoveDown

Camera Free Move Forward

Move camera view forward

Key: Up
CameraFreeMoveForward

Camera Free Move Left

Move camera view left

Key: Left
CameraFreeMoveLeft

Camera Free Move Right

Move camera view right

Key: Right
CameraFreeMoveRight

Camera Free Move Up

Move camera view up

Key: unassigned
CameraFreeMoveUp

Camera Hide Shows/closes camera view window

View>Camera view
Ctrl+Shift+C
ToggleCamera

Camera Left Move camera left Left

CameraLeft

Camera move Here in XYZ orthoview In orthoview, moves the camera to the point clicked. Ctrl+MMB
Camera point this way In orthoview, points the camera to the point clicked. MMB
Camera Paste Texture Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to selected items.

Key:unassigned
Camera view>Ctrl+MMB
Edit>Paste shader
PasteShader

Camera Paste Texture All Surfaces of brush

Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to all faces of selected items.

Key:unassigned

Camera view>Ctrl+Alt+MMB
Camera Paste Texture Coordinates Paste Texture Coordinates (only applies to Patch-to-Patch paste operations) Key:unassigned
Camera view>Alt+MMB

Camera Paste Texture Natural

Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to selected items adjusting plane distortions - see DarkRadiant - Paste Texture Natural for details.

Key:unassigned
Camera view>Ctrl+Shift+MMB
PasteShaderNatural

Camera Position N restore changes camera position to that saved previously with Save position N.

Alt+N (N=0 to 9)

LoadPositionN
Camera Position N save Stores camera position. (restore with Load Position N.)

Ctrl+Alt+N (N=0 to 9)

SavePositionN

Camera Right

Turn camera right

Right
CameraRight

Camera show

Shows/closes camera view window

Ctrl+Shift+C
View>Camera view

ToggleCamera

Camera Strafe Left

Camera move Left

comma
CameraStrafeLeft

Camera Strafe Right

Camera Move Right

period
CameraStrafeRight

Camera Turn Turn in any direction in camera view RMB+drag
Camera Up Move Camera up

D
CameraUp

Camera Up Floor Moves camera up to next horizontal brush surface

Page_Up
View>camera>up floor

UpFloor

Camera window toggle Shows/closes camera view window

Ctrl+Shift+C
View>Camera view

ToggleCamera

Cap selected curved patch Caps both ends of a selected curved patch by creating new patches of the same texture to cover the area outlined by the curve.

Shift+C
LeftBbar: DRcap.jpg
Patch>cap selected
CapCurrentCurve

Cap End Patch Produces a 180° horizontal curved patch textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse.) If brush(es) are already selected then the patch takes the dimensions of the outer limits of all. The brush(es) are not deleted. A single brush of YX 1:2 will produce a semi-circle patch. Not to be confused with Cap Selection which caps a 'gap', End Cap is for eg, rounding a wall corner or just producing a curve quickly.

Patch>End cap
PatchEndCap

EndCap1.jpg

EndCap2.jpg

Center (level) camera view

levels camera view to horizontal.

End
View>camera>Center

CenterView

Center X Y View

Centres selection in current orthoview else centres camera if no selection

Ctrl+Alt+Tab
CenterXYView

Center X Y Views

Centres selection in all orthoviews else centres camera if no selection


Ctrl+Shift+Tab
CenterXYViews

Change number of sides of brush

Convert selected brush to be N-sided

Ctrl+N
Brush[N]Sided

Circular Brush

Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

Clear Selected Unselect selected. In component editing, unselects components on first use, switches back to primitive mode on second, and unselects all primitives on third.

Esc
Edit>Clear Selection

UnSelectSelection

Clipper Mode

(slice, clip, crop, selected brush.)

Mode:
Clipper Mode cancels, & is cancelled by, Rotate, Move/Resize, & Translate Modes.

Useage:
LMB on edges of selected brush to set and drag 2 or 3 points 0,1,2 in XYZ planes.

To Clip:
Press Return (Enter) to clip off and discard (delete) section to clockwise right from 0 to 1, and 1 to 2. (see diagram which points direction of discard.)

To Split:
Press Shift+Return (Enter) to split brush into two brushes, preserving both.

Mode:
X
LeftBbar: DRclipper.jpg
ToggleClipper

Useage:
Key: Return (Enter)
Brush>Clipper>Clip Selection
ClipSelected

Shift+Return (Enter)
Brush>Clipper>Clip Selection
SplitSelected

DRclipper2.jpg

Clipper Flip Sides In Clipper mode (see Clipper Toggle) toggles discard side from clockwise right to clockwise left (see Clipper Mode)

Ctrl+Return
Brush>Clipper>Flip clip orientation

FlipClip

Clone Selected

Makes a duplicate of selected items at same position; selects them; unselects original.

SPACE
Edit>duplicate

CloneSelection

Close Camera

Shows/closes camera view window

Ctrl+Shift+C
View>Camera view

ToggleCamera

Close Console Shows/closes console text info window

O
View>Console view

ToggleConsole

Close entity Inspector

Shows/closes entity inspector with entity properties

N
View>Entity inspector

ToggleEntityInspector

Close texture browser

Shows/closes texture browser window with previously chosen textures (see also media browser for all.)


T
View>Texture browser

ViewTextures

Colour of lights

Display Light Inspector. Select Colour. Use colour selector or type in values direct.

L
ToggleLightInspector

Colour Preferences Set your colour preferences for Dark Radiant. (for other preferences see Preferences.) View>Colours

EditColourScheme

Command List

Shows list of commands and user-set shortcut keys assigned to them.

Help>Shortcuts List
ShowCommandList

Cone-shaped brush Converts selected brush to cone shape of N side faces where N can be 3, 4 (pyramids) to 32. For a curved, bullet-shaped cone see Patch cone.

Brush>Cone
BrushCone

ConeBrush.jpg

Cone-shaped patch(curved) Creates a curved bullet-shaped cone textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse.) For a true cone see Brush cone. For a dome use key V for vertex mode then drag the top centre vertex down to the halfway mark.

Patch>cone
PatchCone

ConePatch.jpg

ConeDome.jpg

Config (Preferences) Set Dark Radiant preferences. For display colours see Colours.

P
Edit>Preferences

Preferences

Connect Selection

Selected entity 1 targets selected entity 2

Entity>connect selected entities
Ctrl+K
ConnectSelection

Console show/hide Shows/closes console text info window

O
View>Console view

ToggleConsole

Convert brush, number of sides

Convert selected brush to be N-sided

Ctrl+N
Brush[N]Sided

Convert (assign) selection to func_static Assign selection to func_static. RMB orthoview context menu
Coordinates of grid show Show grid coordinates along top and down sides of XYZ orthoview grid. Coordinates of items in the grid see Size Info. Cursor coordinates are in status bar.

View>Show>Show Coordinates
ShowCoordinates

Coordinates of items and size info show Shows size info and coordinates of selected in XYZ orthoview

View>Show>Show size info
(also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ToggleShowSizeInfo

Copy

Copies selected with offset from 0,0,0 to the Windows clipboard. If a face is selected then its texture is copied to Dark Radiant's Shader Clipboard

Ctrl+C
Edit>Copy

Copy

Copy Shader, Texture

Copies texture from single selected face or patch to Dark Radiant's shader clipboard.

key:unassigned
Camera view:MMB
Edit>Copy shader
CopyShader

Create brush Create new brush (must have nothing selected) LMB+Drag in orthoview
Create or assign to Entity Create or assign to entity. RMB orthoview context menu
Create Light Create Light RMB orthoview context menu
Create Model Create model assigned to func_static. RMB orthoview context menu

Crosshairs Toggle

Toggle Crosshairs (grid) on and off in orthoview

Shift+X
Edit>Preferences>Orthoview
ToggleCrosshairs

CSG Hollow brushes

Replaces a selected brush with multiple brushes to form a hollow shell of the same dimensions. The brushes overlap at the corners so consider instead CSG Room.

LeftBbar: DRhollow.jpg
Brush>CSG>Make hollow
CSGHollow

CSG Merge

brushes
Attempts to merge two or more brushes into one. Intended composite shape must be convex.

Ctrl+U
LeftBbar: DRcsgMerg.jpg
CSGMerge

CSG Room

brushes
Replaces selected brush with multiple brushes to form a hollow shell of the same dimensions. The brushes do not overlap at the corners (compare CSG Hollow.)

LeftBbar: DRroom.jpg
CSGRoom

CSG Subtract brushes

Uses selected brush(es) as a template to 'subtract' from any overlapping UNselected target brush(es). If necessary the target is replaced with multiple brushes. The brushes do not overlap at the corners. The originally selected brush template is still selected and not destroyed.

Shift+U
LeftBbar: DRcsgSub.jpg

CSGSubtract
Cubic Clip Camera mode Mode in which camera render distance can be controlled. Shift+F

TopBbar: DRcubicClipBut.jpg
ToggleCubicClip

Cubic Clip Zoom In

Reduces render distance in camera view if Cubic Clip Camera view mode is set.

Ctrl+plus
View>Camera>far clip plane in
CubicClipZoomIn

Cubic Clip Zoom Out

Increases render distance in camera view if Cubic Clip Camera view mode is set.

Ctrl+minus
View>Camera>far clip plane out

CubicClipZoomOut

Curve creation Consider patch bevel, patch end cap, brush prism  

Curve Append Control Point

??

see NURBS Curves

LeftBbar: DRappendNurbs.jpg
CurveAppendControlPoint

Curve Catmull Rom Create ??

see NURBS Curves


CreateCurveCatmullRom

Curve Convert Type

??

see NURBS Curves

LeftBbar: DRconvNurbs.jpg
CurveConvertType

Curve NURBS Create ??

see NURBS Curves

LeftBbar: DRmakeNurbs.jpg
CreateCurveNURBS

Curve Insert Control Point

??

see NURBS Curves

LeftBbar: DRinsertNurbs.jpg
CurveInsertControlPoint

Curve Remove Control Point

??

see NURBS Curves

LeftBbar: DRremoveNurbs.jpg
CurveRemoveControlPoint

Cycle Cap Texture Patch

??

Ctrl+Shift+N
CycleCapTexturePatch

Cylinders, pipes, pillars, cylinders, or rods: (patches, round or square) Creates a pillar, disk, rod, pipe, or cylinder (without ends) textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse or clone and invert for both: a hollow cylinder.) To cap the ends use Cap Selection.

Patch>cylinder (round)
Patch>More cylinders>square, dense, very dense cylinders
PatchCylinder
PatchDenseCylinder
PatchSquareCylinder
PatchVeryDenseCylinder

Delete patch, rows or columns Delete either two rows or two columns

at either beginning or end of a patch.


Patch>delete>
PatchDeleteColumnBeginning
PatchDeleteColumnEnd
PatchDeleteRowBeginning
PatchDeleteRowEnd

Delete Selected

Deletes selected items

BackSpace
Edit>Delete

DeleteSelection

Deselect Selected Unselect selected. In component editing, unselects components on first use, switches back to primitive mode on second, and unselects all primitives on third.

Esc
Edit>Clear Selection

UnSelectSelection

Disks, pipes, pillars, cylinders, or rods: (patches, round or square) Creates a pillar, disk, rod, pipe, or cylinder (without ends) textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse or clone and invert for both: a hollow cylinder.) To cap the ends use Cap Selection.

Patch>cylinder (round)
Patch>More cylinders>square, dense, very dense cylinders
PatchCylinder
PatchDenseCylinder
PatchSquareCylinder
PatchVeryDenseCylinder

Disk brush (prism) Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

PrismWedge.jpg

PrismDisk.jpg

Down Floor Moves camera down to next horizontal brush surface

Page_down
View>camera>down floor

DownFloor

Drag edges Toggles Drag Edges mode. Drag vertices shown on edges. Individual edges of a selected brush can be moved independently to reshape the brush.

E
Modify>Components>Edges

DragEdges

Drag Entities

Toggles Drag Entities mode. ??

Modify>Components>Entities
DragEntities

Drag Faces

Toggles Drag Faces mode. Similar to Resize but drag vertices shown on brush faces to pull/push the face. Individual faces of a selected brush can be moved independently to resize the brush.

F
Modify>Components>Faces

DragFaces

Drag Vertices

Toggles Drag just vertices/else whole brush mode. Enables 'corners of brushes to be moved to reshape brush as against moving whole brush. Caution: Snap to grid and invalidity of concave brush shapes may give unexpected results! Consider also Clipper instead.

V
TopBbar: DRsVertices.jpg
Modify>Components>Vertices

DragVertices

Edges,drag

Toggles Drag Edges mode. Drag vertices shown on edges. Individual edges of a selected brush can be moved independently to reshape the brush.

E
TopBbar: DRsEdges.jpg
Modify>Components>Edges

DragEdges

End Cap Patch Produces a 180° horizontal curved patch textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse.) If brush(es) are already selected then the patch takes the dimensions of the outer limits of all. The brush(es) are not deleted. A single brush of YX 1:2 will produce a semi-circle patch. Not to be confused with Cap Selection which caps a 'gap', End Cap is for eg, rounding a wall corner or just producing a curve quickly.

Patch>End cap
PatchEndCap

EndCap1.jpg

EndCap2.jpg

Entity create or assign to Create or assign to entity. RMB orthoview context menu

Entity Inspector

toggle show/hide
Shows/closes entity inspector with entity properties

N
View>Entity inspector

ToggleEntityInspector

Entity List

Toggles show/hide list of all entities in the map. Can select.

L
View>entity list

EntityList

Entity names show Show entity names in XYZ orthoview

View>Show>Show Names
ShowNames

Entity revert to worldspawn

Reverts primitives group entity back to worldspawn

Shift+G
Entity>revert group to worldspawn
RMB orthoview menu>revert to worldspawn
RevertToWorldspawn

Erase Selected

Deletes selected items

BackSpace
Edit>Delete

DeleteSelection

Exit Dark Radiant Close Dark Radiant

File>Exit
Exit

Expand Selection To Entities

Selects all primitive children of an entity if one child is selected. Works also with Worldspawn entity.

Ctrl+Alt+E
Edit>Expand selection to whole entities

ExpandSelectionToEntities

Export collision model CM file

Create collision model from primitive children of selected func entity and save as .cm file; useful for moveable entities. Not checked for Doom3 clipmodel limits (16 polygons.)

Edit>Create collision model..
BrushExportCM

Export selected as OBJ file

Save selected brushes as OBJ file for import into 3D modelling programs.

Edit>Export selected brushes to OBJ
BrushExportOBJ

Export selected as prefab Save selected group of brushes, models, etc. as prefab file. Includes offset to insertion point.

File > Save selected as prefab
SaveSelectedAsPrefab

Faces, drag Toggles Drag Faces mode. Similar to Resize but drag vertices shown on brush faces to pull/push the face. Individual faces of a selected brush can be moved independently to resize the brush.

F
TopBbar: DRsFaces.jpg
Modify>Components>Faces

DragFaces

Far Clip Plane Camera mode Mode in which camera render distance can be controlled. ?? TopBbar: DRcubicClipBut.jpg

Far Clip Plane Zoom In

Reduces render distance in camera view if Cubic Clip Camera view mode is set. ??

Ctrl+plus
View>Camera>far clip plane in
CubicClipZoomIn

Far Clip Plane Zoom Out

Increases render distance in camera view if Cubic Clip Camera view mode is set. ??

Ctrl+minus
View>Camera>far clip plane out

CubicClipZoomOut

Filter various types Hides all of type where 'type' can be entities, brushes, lights, and others (see DR Filter menu.) For custom filtering see Defining custom Filters in DarkRadiant. For other filtering, see Hide, and Region.

Filter>All 'type'

FilterAll'Type'
Filter Region see Region options  

Filter (Hide) Selected

Hide selected items. Use any time to hide more and more (see Show Hidden to reveal all)

H
View > Hide/Show
HideSelected

Find Brush

Makes brush #n input the selection. Or gives n if brush already selected. Buggy?

Map>Find brush
FindBrush

Find and Replace Textures

Replaces all occurrences in the map (or selections) of one texture with another. No default control but you can set a shortcut key. Shows a dialog with inputs for first texture and desired replacement.

FindReplaceTextures

Flip Clip In Clipper mode (see Clipper Toggle) toggles discard side from clockwise right to clockwise left (see Clip Selected)

Ctrl+Return
Brush>Clipper>Flip clip orientation

FlipClip

Flip (mirror) Selection X

Converts selected brushes or patches to mirror version of itself along the X plane

LeftBbar: DRxMirror.jpg
Modify>Mirror>Mirror X
MirrorSelectionX

Flip (mirror) Selection Y

Converts selected brushes or patches to mirror version of itself along the Y plane

LeftBbar: DRyMirror.jpg
Modify>Mirror>Mirror Y

MirrorSelectionY
Flip (mirror) Selection Z Converts selected brushes or patches to mirror version of itself along the Z plane

LeftBbar: DRzMirror.jpg
Modify>Mirror>Mirror Z
MirrorSelectionZ

Flip Texture X

Mirror texture in X plane

> Surface Inspector
FlipTextureX

Flip Texture Y

Mirror texture in Y plane

> Surface Inspector
FlipTextureY

Fog (on Light Inspector)

Display Light Inspector. Select fog, eg, delta1_fog. To enable, type property ShaderParm3 with a visibility distance value in Doom units directly into the light's properties (Entity Inspector, default key N) and click the check button.

L
ToggleLightInspector

Func_static, convert (assign) selection to Assign selection to func_static. RMB orthoview context menu

G to M

DARK RADIANT CONTROLS

CONTROL

DESCRIPTION

DEFAULT KEY
TOOLBAR
MENU ROUTE
SHORTCUT NAME

Game Select Select Game settings to specify Doom3 path and mod, eg, darkmod.

Key:P>Preferences>Game

Edit>Preferences>Game
File>Select Game
ProjectSettings

Globe-shaped brush

Converts selected brush to sphere shape of N x N faces where N can be 3 (9 faces) to 7 (49 faces.)

Brush>sphere
BrushSphere

Grid Down

Decrease grid size in steps as for Grid Size N

in orthoview.

plus
GridDown

Grid size N Sets XYZ orthoview grid size to N doom units where N can be 0.125, 0.25, 0.5, 1,2,4, etc doubling up to 256

keys: 1(1) to 9(256)
Grid>GridN

SetGridN

Grid snap

Snaps selected to grid in orthoview.

Ctrl+G
LeftBbar: DRsnapGrid.jpg
Grid>snap selected to grid
SnapToGrid

Grid toggle show/hide in orthoview

Hides/shows XYZ orthoview grid

key: 0 (zero)
ToggleGrid

Grid Up

Increase grid size in steps as for Grid Size N

in orthoview.

minus
GridUp

Group Cycle Backward

??

Shift+ISO_Left_Tab
GroupCycleBackward

Group Cycle Forward

??

Tab
GroupCycleForward

Hide Camera

Shows/closes camera view window

Ctrl+Shift+C
View>Camera view

ToggleCamera

Hide Console

Shows/closes console text info window

O (letter)
View>Console view

ToggleConsole

Hide entity Inspector

Shows/closes entity inspector with entity properties

N
View>Entity inspector

ToggleEntityInspector

Hide Light Radii

Shows/hides the area covered by every light.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F
TopBbar: DRshowLights.jpg
ToggleShowAllLightRadii

Hide Selected

Hide selected items. Use any time to hide more and more (see Show Hidden to reveal all)

H
View > Hide/Show
HideSelected

Hide texture browser

Shows/closes texture browser window

with previously chosen textures (see also media browser for all.)


T
View>Texture browser

ViewTextures

Hide (filter) various types Hides all of type where 'type' can be entities, brushes, lights, and others (see DR Filter menu.) For custom filtering see Defining custom Filters in DarkRadiant. For other filtering, see Hide, and Region.

Filter>All 'type'

FilterAll'Type'
History: Open most recently used map N Opens most recently used map N where N can be 1 to 11

File>1 to 11

MRUOpenN
Hollow brush (CSG) Replaces a selected brush with multiple brushes to form a hollow shell of the same dimensions. The brushes overlap at the corners so consider instead CSG Room.

LeftBbar: DRhollow.jpg
Brush>CSG>Make hollow
CSGHollow

Horizontal (level) camera view

levels camera view to horizontal.

End
View>camera>Center

CenterView

Image background Sets background image as wallpaper in XYZ orthoview View>background image

Import Map

Adds a map file (as a draggable selection centred at XYZ 0,0,0) to the current map in Dark Radiant.

File > Import
ImportMap

Info of Map List how many of all entities plus total number of entities, brushes, and patches.

M
Map>Map info
MapInfo

Insert into patch Insert either two rows or two columns at either beginning or end of a patch.

Patch>insert>
PatchInsertColumnBeginning
PatchInsertColumnEnd
PatchInsertRowBeginning
PatchInsertRowEnd

Insert Prefab

Inserts prefab (group of brushes, models, etc.) as draggable selection. Includes offset to insertion point.

File > Load prefab
RMB orthoview context menu
LoadPrefab

Invert Patch surface or curve A patch is one visible textured face even if curved around. This control reverses that face to the other side of the patch, eg, an externally visible dome can become a dome viewed from inside; a pillar becomes the inside of a tube. Can use two patches if both sides needed but 'Thicken' is better.

Ctrl+I
Patch>Matrix>invert
InvertCurve

Invert Selected Clears selected and selects everything that was not selected.In component editing (vertices, edges,) inverts the current component selection only.

I
Edt>Invert selection

InvertSelection

Keys and Command List

Shows list of commands and user-set shortcut keys assigned to them.

Help>Shortcuts List
ShowCommandList

Leak Spot

Next
Moves camera to next point (nearer entity) on a line that winds its way around brushes between an entity and a leak to the void. (see also Pointfile.)

View>camera>Next leak spot
Ctrl+Shift+K
NextLeakSpot

Leak Pointfile

toggle
Uses Pointfile info made by Doom3's dmap command to draw red line from void to first entity to indicate leak path.

(see also Next and Previous leak spot.)

File>Pointfile
TogglePointfile

Leak Spot

Previous
Moves camera to previous point (further from entity) on a line that winds its way around brushes between an entity and a leak to the void. Repeatedly pressing this moves eventually to the leak. (see also Pointfile.)

Ctrl+Shift+L
View>camera>Previous leak spot

PrevLeakSpot

Level (center) camera view

levels camera view to horizontal.

End
View>camera>Center

CenterView

Light Inspector Toggle

Displays Light Inspector to adjust light properties of colour, brightness, filtering, fog and more.

L
View>Light inspector

ToggleLightInspector

Light brightness

Display Light Inspector. Select Colour. Adjust the 'value' field for brightness.

L
View>Light inspector

ToggleLightInspector

Light creation Create a light RMB orthoview context menu
Lights colour

Display Light Inspector. Select Colour. Use colour selector or type in values direct.

L
View>Light inspector

ToggleLightInspector

Lights, Show All Radii

Shows/hides the area covered by every light.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F
TopBbar: DRshowLights.jpg
ToggleShowAllLightRadii

Load Position N of camera changes camera position to that saved previously with Save position N.

Alt+N (N=0 to 9)

LoadPositionN

Load Prefab

Inserts prefab (group of brushes, models, etc.) as draggable selection. Includes offset to insertion point.

File > Load prefab
Grid > Right click > Insert prefab
LoadPrefab

Locate selection using Workzone gridlines Shows hilighted grid lines in XYZ orthoview centred on and outlining selection and extending outwards. Use for locating selection, alignment, etc. with other items

View>Show>Show Workzone
ShowWorkzone

Lock Texture Toggles texture lock mode which keeps an applied texture aligned relative to its surface rather than the world map when the selection is moved.

Shift+T or S>Surface Inspector
TopBbar: DRtexLock.jpg
Brush>Texture lock
TogTexLock

Look Through Camera

Look Through Camera

??

View>Camera>Look Through Camera
LookThroughCamera

Look Through Selected

Look Through Selected

??

View>Camera>Look Through Selected
LookThroughSelected

Make Detail

 ??

Ctrl+M
Brush>Make detail

MakeDetail

Make Structural

??

Ctrl+Shift+S
Brush>Make structural
MakeStructural

Map Info

List how many of all entities plus total number of entities, brushes, and patches.

M
Map>Map info
MapInfo

Map, Open most recently used N Opens most recently used map N where N can be 1 to 11

File>1 to 11

MRUOpenN
Matrix Transpose, patch Same as invert ??

Ctrl+Shift+M
Patch>Matrix>transpose
MatrixTranspose

Media browser Browse all available textures (see also texture browser for previously chosen.) Select media tab on inspector panel (use T for texture browser first if panel not showing.)
Merge brushes (CSG) Attempts to merge two or more brushes into one. Intended composite shape must be convex.

Ctrl+U
LeftBbar: DRcsgMerg.jpg
CSGMerge

Merge (Import) Map

Adds a map file (as a draggable selection centred at XYZ 0,0,0) to the current map in Dark Radiant.

File > Import
ImportMap

Mirror (flip) Selection X

Converts selected brushes or patches to mirror version of itself along the X plane

LeftBbar: DRxMirror.jpg
Modify>Mirror>Mirror X
MirrorSelectionX

Mirror (flip) Selection Y

Converts selected brushes or patches to mirror version of itself along the Y plane

LeftBbar: DRyMirror.jpg
Modify>Mirror>Mirror Y

MirrorSelectionY

Mirror (flip) Selection Z

Converts selected brushes or patches to mirror version of itself along the Z plane

LeftBbar: DRzMirror.jpg
Modify>Mirror>Mirror Z
MirrorSelectionZ

Mod setting/ selection Select Game settings to specify Doom3 path and mod, eg, darkmod.

P>Preferences>Game

Edit>Preferences>Game
File>Select Game
ProjectSettings

Model creation Create model assigned to func_static. RMB orthoview context menu
Models Refresh Reloads all model resources used in map.

File>Refresh models
RefreshReferences

Model, free rotation ??

Modify>Free Model Rotation
ToggleFreeModelRotation

Monster_clip surround model Creates a brush textured in monster_clip to selected model. (see Pathfinding RMB orthoview context menu
Most recently used maps, open N Opens most recently used map N where N can be 1 to 11

File>1 to 11

MRUOpenN

Mouse Rotate

Mode

Mode:
Rotate Mode cancels, & is cancelled by, Clipper, Move & Resize and Translate Modes. Works on selected: single models or brushes/patches or on multiple selected brushes/patches which will rotate around a common centre.

Rotate:
LMB-drag within circle to freely rotate in all planes. Caution: brushes/patches may distort badly when snapping to grid during rotation.

LMB-drag outside of circle to rotate only in the plane of the axis of view.

Compare also Rotate & Scale Dialog

Mode:
Key: R
LeftBbar: DRrotate.jpg
MouseRotate

Useage:
LMB-drag

Move & Resize Selection Mode

Mode:
Move & Resize Mode cancels, & is cancelled by, Clipper, Rotate & Translate Modes.

Move:
Drag LMB within selected to move. (may need touch collision model outline) See also other move, nudge, and mouse translate options.

Resize:
Drag LMB outside of selected brush or patch to/ from face to resize it. Compare also 'Drag Faces'. For models, see Rescaling, Resizing, Models in Dark Radiant

Mode:
Key: Q
LeftBbar: DRdragResize.jpg
MouseDrag

Useage:
LMB-drag

Move (Drag, Translate) in one plane (Mode)

Mode:
Move (Translate) Mode cancels, & is cancelled by, Clipper, Rotate, Move & Resize Modes.

Useage:
In camera or orthoview, LMB any side of selection and origin pointer for that plane turns yellow. Then either side or within selection in that plane, LMB will drag only in that plane preventing sideslip. Compare also alternative 'Nudge', and 'Move (drag) selection in one plane' which are not locked modes.

W
LeftBbar: DRtranslate.jpg
MouseTranslate

Move (drag) selection in one plane LMB within item THEN Shift THEN drag to move it in one plane, eg, up/down else left/right. Note: Pressing shift first drags out a selection rectangle (see Select All Partial) See also other move, nudge, and mouse translate options. LMB, then Shift then drag

Move (nudge) Selection Down

Move selection one grid line down.

Alt+Down Arrow key
Modify>Nudge>Nudge down
SelectNudgeDown

Move (nudge) Selection Left

Move selection one grid line left

Alt+Left Arrow key
Modify>Nudge>Nudge left
SelectNudgeLeft

Move (nudge) Selection Right

Move selection one grid line right

Alt+Right Arrow key
Modify>Nudge>Nudge right
SelectNudgeRight

Move (nudge) Selection Up

Move selection one grid line up

Alt+Up Arrow key
Modify>Nudge>Nudge up
SelectNudgeUp

Move Selection Down Move selection down one grid line (see also Nudge)

Shift+KP_Subtract
MoveSelectionDOWN

Move Selection Up Move selection up one grid line (see also Nudge)

Shift+KP_Add
MoveSelectionUP

Move Vertices

Toggles Drag Vertices mode. Enables vertices of brushes and patches to be moved individually to reshape brush. Caution: Snap to grid and invalidity of concave brush shapes may give unexpected results! Consider also Clipper instead.

V
Top Toolbar
Modify>Components>Vertices
DragVertices

N to S

DARK RADIANT CONTROLS

CONTROL

DESCRIPTION

DEFAULT KEY
TOOLBAR
MENU ROUTE
SHORTCUT NAME

Names show

toggle
Shows/hides all entity names in XYZ orthoview

View>Show>Show Names
(also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ShowNames

New Map Clear all ready to create new map.

File>New Map
NewMap

New XYZ Orthoview window Creates new XYZ Orthoview window

Ctrl+Alt+N
View>New XY view

NewOrthoView

Next Leak Spot

Moves camera to next point (nearer entity) on a line that winds its way around brushes between an entity and a leak to the void. (see also Pointfile.)

Ctrl+Shift+K
View>camera>Next leak spot

NextLeakSpot

Next View

Cycles to next Orthoview XYZ views : XY (top), XZ (front), YZ side.

Ctrl+Tab
TopBbar: DRnextViewBut.jpg
View>Orthographic>Next

NextView

Normalise Texture

??

NormaliseTexture

Nudge (move) Selection Down

Move selection one grid line down.

Alt+Down Arrow key
Modify>Nudge>Nudge down
SelectNudgeDown

Nudge (move) Selection Left

Move selection one grid line left

Alt+Left Arrow key
Modify>Nudge>Nudge left
SelectNudgeLeft

Nudge (move) Selection Right

Move selection one grid line right

Alt+Right Arrow key
Modify>Nudge>Nudge right
SelectNudgeRight

Nudge (move) Selection Up

Move selection one grid line up

Alt+Up Arrow key
Modify>Nudge>Nudge up
SelectNudgeUp

Objectives Editor

Displays Mission Objectives Editor. See Objectives

Map>Objectives
ObjectivesEditor

Open Map

Load in a previously created map file.

Key: Ctrl+O
TopBbar: DRopenBut.jpg
File>Open
OpenMap

Open Map most recently used N Opens most recently used map N where N can be 1 to 11

File>1 to 11

MRUOpenN
Options (Preferences) Set Dark Radiant preferences. For display colours see Colours.

P
Edit>Preferences

Preferences

Orthoview cycle next view

Cycles to next Orthoview XYZ views : XY (top), XZ (front), YZ side.

Ctrl+Tab
TopBbar: DRnextViewBut.jpg
View>Orthographic>Next

NextView

Orthoview window

creation
Creates new XYZ Orthoview window

Ctrl+Alt+N
View>New XY view

NewOrthoView

Overlay Dialog

Alt+O
OverlayDialog

Parent selected primitives

Assigns selected brush(es) to selected existing entity. Entity must be selected last. Only works with worldspawn primitives; cannot reparent from one entity to another but must first 'revert to worldspawn' in the right click grid view menu

Edit>Reparent primitives
ParentSelection

Paste

Pastes from Windows clipboard to original offset from 0,0,0 (see also Paste to camera.) If faces selected then the texture is copied from Dark Radiant's Shader Clipboard


Ctrl+V
Edit>Paste

Paste

Paste to Camera

Pastes from Windows clipboard to centre on camera position.

Alt+V
Edit>Paste to camera

PasteToCamera
Paste Shader Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to selected items.

Key:unassigned
Camera view>Ctrl+MMB
Edit>Paste shader
PasteShader

Paste Shader Natural

Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to selected items adjusting plane distortions - see DarkRadiant - Paste Texture Natural for details.

Key:unassigned
Camera view>Ctrl+Shift+MMB
PasteShaderNatural

Paste Texture

Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to selected items.

Key:unassigned
Camera view>Ctrl+MMB
Edit>Paste shader
PasteShader

Paste Texture All Surfaces of brush

Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to all faces of selected items.

Key:unassigned

Camera view>Ctrl+Alt+MMB
Paste Texture Coordinates Paste Texture Coordinates (only applies to Patch-to-Patch paste operations) Key:unassigned
Camera view>Alt+MMB

Paste Texture Natural

Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to selected items adjusting plane distortions - see DarkRadiant - Paste Texture Natural for details.

Key:unassigned
Camera view>Ctrl+Shift+MMB
PasteShaderNatural

Patch (flat, simple mesh) Creates a flat rectangular patch its texture surface facing out the XYZ orthoview (see Invert Patch to reverse.) If a single brush was already selected then a patch is created of the same texture and area as the face in the XYZ view and the brush is optionally deleted. If multiple brushes were selected then a patch is created to form a rectangular boundary around them and the brushes remain.

Shift+P
Patch>Simple patch mesh
SimplePatchMesh

Patch Append Append either two rows or two columns

at either beginning or end of a patch.


Patch>append
PatchAppendColumnBeginning
PatchAppendColumnEnd
PatchAppendRowBeginning
PatchAppendRowEnd

Patch Bevel Produces a 90° horizontal curved patch textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse.) If brush(es) are already selected then the patch takes the dimensions of the outer limits of all. The brush(es) are not deleted. A single brush of YX 1:1 will produce a quarter-circle curved patch.

Patch>Bevel
PatchBevel

Bevel1.jpg

Bevel2.jpg

Patch cap selected curve Caps both ends of a selected curved patch by creating new patches of the same texture to cover the area outlined by the curve.

Shift+C
Patch>cap selected
CapCurrentCurve

Patch Cone Creates a curved bullet-shaped cone textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse.) For a true cone see Brush cone. For a dome use key V for vertex mode then drag the top centre vertex down to the halfway mark.

Patch>cone
PatchCone

ConePatch.jpg

ConeDome.jpg

Patch cylinders, pillars, disks, rods, or pipes: (round or square) Creates a pillar, disk, rod, pipe, or cylinder (without ends) textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse or clone and invert for both: a hollow cylinder.) To cap the ends use Cap Selection.

Patch>cylinder (round)
Patch>More cylinders>square, dense, very dense cylinders
PatchCylinder
PatchDenseCylinder
PatchSquareCylinder
PatchVeryDenseCylinder

Patch, delete rows or columns Delete either two rows or two columns

at either beginning or end of a patch.


Patch>delete>
PatchDeleteColumnBeginning
PatchDeleteColumnEnd
PatchDeleteRowBeginning
PatchDeleteRowEnd

Patch End Cap

Produces a 180° horizontal curved patch textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse.) If brush(es) are already selected then the patch takes the dimensions of the outer limits of all. The brush(es) are not deleted. A single brush of YX 1:2 will produce a semi-circle patch. Not to be confused with Cap Selection which caps a 'gap', End Cap is for eg, rounding a wall corner or just producing a curve quickly.

Patch>End cap
PatchEndCap

EndCap1.jpg

EndCap2.jpg

Patch Insert

Insert either two rows or two columns at either beginning or end of a patch.

Patch>insert>
PatchInsertColumnBeginning
PatchInsertColumnEnd
PatchInsertRowBeginning
PatchInsertRowEnd

Patch Inspector

Toggles show/hide patch inspector for inspection & control of individual vertices coordinates. (use surface inspector for texture)

Shift+S
View>patch inspector

PatchInspector

Patch invert, reverse, surface or curve A patch is one visible textured face even if curved around. This control reverses that face to the other side of the patch, eg, an externally visible dome can become a dome viewed from inside; a pillar becomes the inside of a tube. Can use two patches if both sides needed but 'Thicken' is better.

Ctrl+I
Patch>Matrix>invert
InvertCurve

Patch, redisperse columns or rows

Spreads out the vertices evenly in either columns or rows of a patch.

Ctrl+Shift+E

Ctrl+E
Patch>matrix>redisperse>
RedisperseCols
RedisperseRows

Patch Thicken Used on elected patch(es), 'Thicken'

creates several patch walls to form a shell to simulate thick multi-surfaced

patches.

Ctrl+T
Patch>Thicken selected patches
ThickenPatch

Patch transpose matrix Same as invert ??

Ctrl+Shift+M
Patch>Matrix>transpose
MatrixTranspose

Pillars, cylinders, disks, rods, or pipes: (patches, round or square) Creates a pillar, disk, rod, pipe, or cylinder (without ends) textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse or clone and invert for both: a hollow cylinder.) To cap the ends use Cap Selection.

Patch>cylinder (round)
Patch>More cylinders>square, dense, very dense cylinders
PatchCylinder
PatchDenseCylinder
PatchSquareCylinder
PatchVeryDenseCylinder

Pillar (round)-shaped Brush

Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

Pipes, pillars, cylinders, disks, or rods (patches, round or square) Creates a pillar, disk, rod, pipe, or cylinder (without ends) textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse or clone and invert for both: a hollow cylinder.) To cap the ends use Cap Selection.

Patch>cylinder (round)
Patch>More cylinders>square, dense, very dense cylinders
PatchCylinder
PatchDenseCylinder
PatchSquareCylinder
PatchVeryDenseCylinder

Plate shape Brush

Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

Player Start move here Moves Player Start to cursor RMB orthoview context menu
Pointfile toggle Uses Pointfile info made by Doom3's dmap command to draw red line from void to first entity to indicate leak path. (see also Next and Previous leak spot.)

File>Pointfile
TogglePointfile

Prefab insert

Inserts prefab (group of brushes, models, etc.) as draggable selection. Includes offset to insertion point.

File > Load prefab
RMB orthoview context menu
LoadPrefab

Prefab save selected Save selected group of brushes, models, etc. as prefab file. Includes offset to insertion point.

File > Save selected as prefab
SaveSelectedAsPrefab

Preferences

Set Dark Radiant preferences. For display colours see Colours.

P
Edit>Preferences

Preferences

Preview Toggle Toggles fuller light rendering in camera view closer to in-game but slower so use as needed and toggle off for better performance in Dark Radiant.

F3
TogglePreview

Previous Leak Spot

Moves camera to previous point (further from entity) on a line that winds its way around brushes between an entity and a leak to the void. Repeatedly pressing this moves eventually to the leak. (see also Pointfile.)

Ctrl+Shift+L
View>camera>Previous leak spot

PrevLeakSpot

Prism brush

Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

PrismWedge.jpg

PrismDisk.jpg

Project Settings

Select Game settings to specify Doom3 path and mod, eg, darkmod.

P>Preferences>Game

Edit>Preferences>Game
File>Select Game
ProjectSettings

Pyramid-shape brush Converts selected brush to cone shape of N side faces where N can be 3, 4 (pyramids) to 32

Brush>Cone
BrushCone

Recently used maps, open N Opens most recently used map N where N can be 1 to 11

File>1 to 11

MRUOpenN

Receptron and Source (Stim and Response) Editor

Displays Stim/Response editor. Must have single entity selected.

Entity>Stim/Response
StimResponseEditor

Redisperse patch columns or rows

Spreads out the vertices evenly in either columns or rows of a patch.

Ctrl+Shift+E

Ctrl+E
Patch>matrix>redisperse>
RedisperseCols
RedisperseRows

Redo

Restores the state prior to the last Undo

Ctrl+Y
Edit>Redo

Redo

Refresh Models

Reloads all model resources used in map.

File>Refresh models
RefreshReferences

Refresh Shaders

Refresh the Texture Browser's list of textures used in current map - removes any unused.

T>Texture Browser>Flush & Reload Shaders Button
RefreshShaders

Region Off

Clears region filter to show whole map (except other filters and Hide.)

View>Region>Switch off
RegionOff

Region Save Saves all items in regioned area (see other Region options) as a map file and adds surrounding sealed room brushes and player start at camera position.

File>Save region
SaveRegion

Region Set from Brush

Hides all map except region defined by temporary selected brush (brush is deleted.)

View>Region>Set from brush
RegionSetBrush

Region Set from Selection

Hides all map except region defined by current selection.

Ctrl+Shift+R
View>Region>Set from selection

RegionSetSelection

Region Set from XY TOP orthoview Hides all map except region defined by current XY TOP orthoview. Note this only works if top orthoview displayed not sides.

View>Region>Set
RegionSetXY

Reload Models Reloads all model resources used in map.

File>Refresh models
RefreshReferences

Remove Selected Deletes selected items

BackSpace
Edit>Delete

DeleteSelection

Render Preview

Toggle
Toggles fuller light rendering in camera view closer to in-game but slower so use as needed and toggle off for better performance in Dark Radiant.

F3
TogglePreview

Reparent selected primitives

Assigns selected brush(es) to selected existing entity. Entity must be selected last. Only works with worldspawn primitives; cannot reparent from one entity to another but must first 'revert to worldspawn' in the right click grid view menu

Edit>Reparent primitives
ParentSelection

Replace Textures

Replaces all occurrences in the map (or selections) of one texture with another. No default control but you can set a shortcut key. Shows a dialog with inputs for first texture and desired replacement.

FindReplaceTextures

Resize and Rotate Dialog

Displays dialog to rotate and scale (resize) in steps. To rescale a model in Dark Radiant see Rescaling, Resizing, Models in Dark Radiant

Modify>Rotate and scale
TransformDialog

Resize Model

To rescale a model in Dark Radiant see Rescaling, Resizing, Models in Dark Radiant

Resize & Move Selection Mode

Mode:
Move & Resize Mode cancels, & is cancelled by, Clipper, Rotate & Translate Modes.

Move:
Drag LMB within selected to move. (may need touch collision model outline) See also other move, nudge, and mouse translate options.

Resize:
Drag LMB outside of selected brush or patch to/ from face to resize it. Compare also 'Drag Faces'. For models, see Rescaling, Resizing, Models in Dark Radiant

Mode:
Key: Q
LeftBbar: DRdragResize.jpg
MouseDrag

Useage:
LMB-drag

Response and Stim Editor

Displays Stim/Response editor. Must have single entity selected.

Entity>Stim/Response
StimResponseEditor

Restore camera Position N changes camera position to that saved previously with Save position N.

Alt+N (N=0 to 9)

LoadPositionN
Reverse patch, invert surface or curve A patch is one visible textured face even if curved around. This control reverses that face to the other side of the patch, eg, an externally visible dome can become a dome viewed from inside; a pillar becomes the inside of a tube. Can use two patches if both sides needed but 'Thicken' is better.

Ctrl+I
Patch>Matrix>invert
InvertCurve

Reverse Selected Clears selected and selects everything that was not selected.In component editing (vertices, edges,) inverts the current component selection only.

I
Edt>Invert selection

InvertSelection

Revert To Worldspawn

Reverts primitives group entity back to worldspawn

Shift+G
Entity>revert group to worldspawn
RMB orthoview menu>revert to worldspawn
RevertToWorldspawn

Rods, pipes, pillars, disks, or cylinders (patches, round or square) Creates a pillar, disk, rod, pipe, or cylinder (without ends) textured on the outside (see Invert Patch to reverse or clone and invert for both: a hollow cylinder.) To cap the ends use Cap Selection.

Patch>cylinder (round)
Patch>More cylinders>square, dense, very dense cylinders
PatchCylinder
PatchDenseCylinder
PatchSquareCylinder
PatchVeryDenseCylinder

Rod-shaped Brush

Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

Room brushes (CSG) Replaces a selected brush with multiple brushes

to form a hollow shell of the same dimensions. The brushes do not overlap at the corners (compare CSG Hollow.)

LeftBbar: DRroom.jpg
CSGRoom

Rotate func* entity around origin ? ? TopBbar: DRrotFunc.jpg
Rotate Mode

Mode:
Rotate Mode cancels, & is cancelled by, Move & Resize and Translate Modes. Works on selected: single models or brushes/patches or on multiple selected brushes/patches which will rotate around a common centre.

Rotate:
LMB-drag within circle to freely rotate in all planes. Caution: brushes/patches may distort badly when snapping to grid during rotation.

LMB-drag outside of circle to rotate only in the plane of the axis of view.

Compare also Rotate & Scale Dialog

Mode:
Key: R
LeftBbar: DRrotate.jpg
MouseRotate

Useage:
LMB-drag

Rotate and Resize Dialog

Displays dialog to rotate and scale (resize) in steps. To rescale a model in Dark Radiant see Rescaling, Resizing, Models in Dark Radiant

Modify>Rotate and scale
TransformDialog

Rotate Selection X

Rotates the selection clockwise 90° round the X axis

LeftBbar: DRxRotate.jpg
Modify>Rotate>Rotate X

RotateSelectionX

Rotate Selection Y

Rotates the selection clockwise 90° round the Y axis

LeftBbar: DRyRotate.jpg
Modify>Rotate>Rotate Y
RotateSelectionY

Rotate Selection Z

Rotates the selection clockwise 90° round the Z axis

LeftBbar: DRzRotate.jpg
Modify>Rotate>Rotate Z

RotateSelectionZ
Rotation, Free Model Toggle ??

TopBbar: DRfreeModRot.jpg
Modify>Free Model Rotation
ToggleFreeModelRotation

Rotation Pivot Toggle ??

Ctrl+R
ToggleRotationPivot

Round Brush Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

Save camera position N Stores camera position. (restore with Load Position N.)

Ctrl+Alt+N (N=0 to 9)

SavePositionN

Save Map

Save current map as map file.

Ctrl+S
TopBbar: DRsaveBut.jpg
File>Save

SaveMap

Save Map As

Save current map with new name.

File>Save as
SaveMapAs

Save Position N of camera Stores camera position. (restore with Load Position N.)

Ctrl+Alt+N (N=0 to 9)

SavePositionN

Save Region

Saves all items in regioned area (see Region options) as a map file and adds surrounding sealed room brushes and player start at camera position.

File>Save region
SaveRegion

Save Selected

Saves the current selected items as a map file.

File>Save Selected
SaveSelected

Save selected as prefab Save selected group of brushes, models, etc. as prefab file. Includes offset to insertion point.

File > Save selected as prefab
SaveSelectedAsPrefab

Scroll, pan, XYZ Orthoview Drag the view with RMB. Zoom out first with Delete key or mousewheel to drag faster. RMB+drag
Select Add/ Subtract multi Adds or subtracts (select/ deselect) item to/ from any already selected in camera or orthoview. Shift+LMB
Select Add/ Subtract multi Faces Adds or subtracts (select/ deselect) faces to/ from any already selected in camera view. Shift+Ctrl+LMB

Select All Of Type

"Select All of Type" expands the selection to all items of the same type as the current selection. The exact action depends on what exactly is selected.
  • For selected entities: all entities of the same classname are selected.
  • For primitives: the selection is expanded to all items that have the shader that is currently selected in the texture browser.
  • For faces: the selection is expanded to all faces that have the shader that is currently selected in the texture browser.

Shift+A
SelectAllOfType

Select all siblings of child. Selects all primitive children of an entity if one child is selected. Works also with Worldspawn entity.

Ctrl+Alt+E
Edit>Expand selection to whole entities
ExpandSelectionToEntities

Select children

Deselects entities of selection so only child primitives remain selected.

Edit>Select children
SelectChildren

Select Complete Tall Selects all fully within the area of 2D outline of temporary selected brush in current XYZ orthoview; brush is deleted.

TopBbar: DRscTallBut.jpg
Edit>Select Complete Tall
SelectCompleteTall

Select Cycle Face Selection Cycle Face Selection in camera view ?? Ctrl+Shift+Alt+MMB
Select Edges Toggles Drag Edges mode. Drag vertices shown on edges. Individual edges of a selected brush can be moved independently to reshape the brush.

E
TopBbar: DRsEdges.jpg
Modify>Components>Edges

DragEdges

Select Entities mode When mode set then only entities can be selected and primitives, non-enitity primitives and patches, cannot be selected. TopBbar: DRsEntities.jpg
Select exclusive & cycle below cursor Select one item exclusively; any previous selections are deselected. Use Esc to deselect all. Cycles front to back all items below cursor, camera or orthoview, selecting one at a time, deselecting rest. Shift+Alt+LMB

Esc to deselect all

Select Faces Toggles Drag Faces mode. Similar to Resize but drag vertices shown on brush faces to pull/push the face. Individual faces of a selected brush can be moved independently to resize the brush.

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Modify>Components>Faces

DragFaces

Select Game Select Game settings to specify Doom3 path and mod, eg, darkmod.

P>Preferences>Game

Edit>Preferences>Game
File>Select Game
ProjectSettings

Select Inside

Selects all fully within the volume of temporary selected brush; brush is deleted.

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Edit>Select inside

SelectInside

Select Partial Tall Shift LMB drag out a rectangle to toggle selection of items touched by the rectangle in camera or orthoview. Shift LMB drag

Select Tall, Complete

Selects all fully within the area of 2D outline of temporary selected brush in current XYZ orthoview; brush is deleted.

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Edit>Select Complete Tall
SelectCompleteTall

Select Tall, Partial Shift LMB drag out a rectangle to toggle selection of items touched by the rectangle. Shift LMB drag

Select Touching

Selects all touching the volume of temporary selected brush; brush is deleted.


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Edit>Select touching

SelectTouching

Select Vertices

Toggles Drag just vertices/else whole brush mode. Enables 'corners of brushes to be moved to reshape brush as against moving whole brush. Caution: Snap to grid and invalidity of concave brush shapes may give unexpected results! Consider also Clipper instead.

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Modify>Components>Vertices

DragVertices
Set grid size N Sets XYZ orthoview grid size to N doom units where N can be 0.125, 0.25, 0.5, 1,2,4, etc doubling up to 256 keys: 1(1) to 9(256)

Grid>GridN

SetGridN
Settings (Preferences) Set Dark Radiant preferences. For display colours see Colours.

P
Edit>Preferences

Preferences

Shortcut keys Command List

Shows list of commands and user-set shortcut keys assigned to them.

Help>Shortcuts List
ShowCommandList

Show Angles

Show angles ??

View>Show>Show Angles (also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ShowAngles

Show Axes

Show Axes ??

View>Show>Show Axes (also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ShowAxes

Show Blocks

Show blocks in XYZ orthoview

View>Show>Show Blocks (also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ShowBlocks

Show Camera

Shows/closes camera view window

Ctrl+Shift+C
View>Camera view

ToggleCamera

Show Console

Shows/closes console text info window

O (letter)
View>Console view

ToggleConsole

Show Command List

Shows list of commands and user-set shortcut keys assigned to them.

Help>Shortcuts List
ShowCommandList

Show Coordinates

Show grid coordinates along top and down sides of XYZ orthoview grid. Coordinates of items in the grid see Size Info. Cursor coordinates are in status bar.

View>Show>Show Coordinates
ShowCoordinates

Show Crosshairs

Toggle Crosshairs (grid) on and off

Shift+X
Edit>Preferences>Orthoview
ToggleCrosshairs

Show entity Inspector

Shows/closes entity inspector with entity properties

N
View>Entity inspector

ToggleEntityInspector

Show Hidden

Shows hidden items. Reveals ALL hidden items. (See Hide)

Shift+H
View > Hide/Show
ShowHidden

Show In Use

??


ShowInUse

Show Lights Radii

Shows/hides the area covered by every light.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F
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ToggleShowAllLightRadii

Show Names

Shows entity names in XYZ orthoview

View>Show>Show Names (also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ShowNames

Show texture browser

Shows/closes texture browser window


T
View>Texture browser

ViewTextures

Show Window Outline

Shows Window Outline

??

View>Show>Show Window Outline
ShowWindowOutline

Show Workzone

Shows hilighted grid lines in XYZ orthoview centred on and outlining selection and extending outwards. Use for locating selection, alignment, etc. with other items

View>Show>Show Workzone (also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ShowWorkzone

Sides of Brush, change number

Convert selected brush to be N-sided

Ctrl+N
Brush[N]Sided

Simple Patch Mesh

Creates a flat rectangular patch its texture surface facing out the XYZ orthoview. If a single brush was already selected then a patch is created of the same texture and area as the face in the XYZ view and the brush is optionally deleted. If multiple brushes were selected then a patch is created to form a rectangular boundary around them and the brushes remain.

Shift+P
Patch>Simple patch mesh
SimplePatchMesh

Size Info and coordinates of Selected Toggle Shows size info and coordinates of selected in XYZ orthoview

View>Show>Show size info
(also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ToggleShowSizeInfo

Name Toggle Shows/hides all entity names in XYZ orthoview

ShowNames

Slice brush See Clipper Mode  

Snap To Grid

Snaps selected to grid.

Ctrl+G
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Grid>snap selected to grid
SnapToGrid

Sound (speaker), create Creates speaker. See Adding ambient Sounds to your Map RMB orthoview context menu

Source and Receptron (Stim and Response) Editor

Displays Stim/Response editor. Must have single entity selected.

Entity>Stim/Response
StimResponseEditor

Speaker, create Creates speaker. See Adding ambient Sounds to your Map RMB orthoview context menu

Sphere-shaped brush

Converts selected brush to sphere shape

of N&#178 faces where N can be 3 (9 faces) to 7 (49 faces.)

Brush>sphere
BrushSphere

Split Selected Clip As for Clip Selected but splits brush into two sections, preserving both, rather than clips off and discards one of them.

Shift+Return
Brush>Clipper>Clip Selection

SplitSelected

Stim and Response Editor

Displays Stim/Response editor. Must have single entity selected.

Entity>Stim/Response
StimResponseEditor

Stitch Patch Texture

This command tries to make the texture transition of two selected patches seamless.


StitchPatchTexture

Store Position N of camera Stores camera position. (restore with Load Position N.)

Ctrl+Alt+N (N=0 to 9)

SavePositionN

Subtract brushes (CSG)

Uses selected brush(es) as a template to 'subtract' from any overlapping UNselected target brush(es). If necessary the target is replaced with multiple brushes. The brushes do not overlap at the corners. The originally selected brush template is still selected and not destroyed.

Shift+U
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CSGSubtract
Surface Inspector of texture properties Control texture shift, scale, rotation, flipping (mirroring) and texture lock to stop changes when brush moved.

S
View>Surface inspector
SurfaceInspector

T to Z

DARK RADIANT CONTROLS

CONTROL

DESCRIPTION

DEFAULT KEY
TOOLBAR
MENU ROUTE
SHORTCUT NAME

Texture Browser (chosen textures) Shows/closes texture browser window with previously chosen textures (see also media browser for all.)


T
View>Texture browser
ViewTextures

Texture Media browser (all textures) Browse all available textures (see also texture browser for previously chosen.) Select media tab on inspector panel (use T for texture browser first if panel not showing.)
Texture copy Copies texture from single selected face or patch to Dark Radiant's shader clipboard.

Edit>Copy shader
CopyShader

Texture Find and Replace

Replaces all occurrences in the map (or selections) of one texture with another. No default control but you can set a shortcut key. Shows a dialog with inputs for first texture and desired replacement.

FindReplaceTextures

Texture Lock

Toggles texture lock mode which keeps an applied texture aligned relative to its surface rather than the world map when the selection is moved.

Shift+T or S>Surface Inspector
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Brush>Texture lock
TogTexLock

Texture paste Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to selected items.

Edit>Paste shader
PasteShader

Texture Paste Natural

Pastes texture from Dark Radiant's shader clipboard to selected items adjusting plane distortions - see DarkRadiant - Paste Texture Natural for details.

Shift+Middle mouse button
PasteShaderNatural

Texture properties Surface Inspector Control texture shift, scale, rotation, flipping (mirroring) and texture lock to stop changes when brush moved.

S
View>Surface inspector
SurfaceInspector

Texture Rotate Rotates the selected texture clockwise or counter-clockwise in the steps set for rotation in Surface Inspector

Shift+Page_Down
TexRotateClock

Alt+Page_Up
TexRotateCounter

Texture Scale Scales the selected texture in the steps set for scale in Surface Inspector.

Ctrl+Up/Down/Left/Right
TexScaleUp
TexScaleDown
TexScaleLeft
TexScaleRight

Texture Shift (alignment scroll)

Shifts (scrolls) the selected texture in the steps set for scale in Surface Inspector.

Shift+Up/Down/Left/Right
TexShiftUp
TexShiftDown
TexShiftLeft
TexShiftRight

Texture Tool

Toggle show/hide Texture Tool, an enhanced texture alignment tool (see Texture Tool)

Ctrl+Alt+T
View>Texture Tool
TextureTool

Texture Tool Flip S

see Texture Tool


TexToolFlipS

Texture Tool Flip T

see Texture Tool


TexToolFlipT

Texture Tool Grid Down

see Texture Tool

Shift+minus
TexToolGridDown

Texture Tool Grid Up

see Texture Tool

Shift+plus
TexToolGridUp

Texture Tool Merge Items

see Texture Tool

Alt+M
TexToolMergeItems

Texture Tool Select Related

see Texture Tool


TexToolSelectRelated

Texture Tool Snap To Grid

see Texture Tool

Ctrl+Shift+G
TexToolSnapToGrid

Texture Tool Toggle Grid

see Texture Tool


TexToolToggleGrid

Texture Natural

Sets selected texture to default: 0 shift & rotation & scale 0.25(varies??)

Ctrl+N
TextureNatural

Thicken Patch

Used on elected patch(es), 'Thicken' creates several patch walls to form a shell to simulate thick multi-surfaced patches.

Ctrl+T
Patch>Thicken selected patches
ThickenPatch

Transform Dialog

Displays dialog to rotate and scale in steps.

Modify>Rotate and scale
TransformDialog

Translate (Move, Drag) in one plane (Mode) Mode:

Move (Translate) Mode cancels, & is cancelled by, Clipper, Rotate, Move & Resize Modes.

Useage:
In camera or orthoview, LMB any side of selection and origin pointer for that plane turns yellow. Then either side or within selection in that plane, LMB will drag only in that plane preventing sideslip. Compare also alternative 'Nudge', and 'Move (drag) selection in one plane' which are not locked modes.

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MouseTranslate

Transpose, patch matrix Same as invert ??

Ctrl+Shift+M
Patch>Matrix>transpose
MatrixTranspose

Triangular Brush

Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

Undo

Undo the last actual change (does not undo selections.) Number of undo's set in Preferences.

Ctrl+Z
Edit>Undo

Undo

Ungroup Selection

??


UngroupSelection

Unselect Selected

Unselect selected. In component editing, unselects components on first use, switches back to primitive mode on second, and unselects all primitives on third.

Esc
Edit>Clear Selection

UnSelectSelection

Up Floor

Moves camera up to next horizontal brush surface

Page_Up
View>camera>up floor
UpFloor

Vertices Drag Toggle

Toggles Drag Vertices mode. Enables vertices of brushes and patches to be moved individually to reshape brush, and origins of torches, etc. Caution: Snap to grid and invalidity of concave brush shapes may give unexpected results! Consider also Clipper instead.

V
Top Toolbar
Modify>Components> Vertices
DragVertices

View Camera

Shows/closes camera view window

Ctrl+Shift+C
View>Camera view
ToggleCamera

View Console

Shows/closes console text info window

O (letter)
View>Console view
ToggleConsole

View Entity Inspector

Shows/closes entity inspector with entity properties

N
View>Entity inspector
ToggleEntityInspector

View Entity List

Toggles show/hide list of all entities in the map. Can select.

L
View>entity list
EntityList

View Front


ViewFront

View Side


ViewSide

View texture (chosen) browser

Shows/closes texture browser window with previously chosen textures (see also media browser for all.)

T
View>Texture browser
ViewTextures

View Texture (all) Media browser Browse all available textures (see also texture browser for previously chosen.) Select media tab on inspector panel (use T for texture browser first if panel not showing.)
View Texture Tool Toggle show/hide texture tool.

Ctrl+Alt+T
View>Texture Tool
TextureTool

View Top

??
ViewTop
Wallpaper Background Image Sets background image as wallpaper in XYZ orthoview View>background image
Wedge brush (prism) Converts selected brush to two opposing faces with N-faced edge between where N must be 3 (wedge) or greater (large numbers effectly produce a disk.)

Brush>prism
BrushPrism

PrismWedge.jpg

PrismDisk.jpg

Workzone gridlines show Shows hilighted grid lines in XYZ orthoview centred on and outlining selection and extending outwards. Use for locating selection, alignment, etc. with other items

View>Show>Show Workzone (also in Preferences>Orthoview)
ShowWorkzone

Worldspawn, revert to

Reverts primitives group entity back to worldspawn

Shift+G
Entity>revert group to worldspawn
RMB orthoview menu>revert to worldspawn
RevertToWorldspawn

XYZ Orthoview scroll, pan Drag the view with RMB. Zoom out first with Delete key or mousewheel to drag faster. RMB+drag
XYZ Orthoview window creation Creates new XYZ Orthoview window

Ctrl+Alt+N
View>New XY view

NewOrthoView

Zoom 100%

Set normal 100% zoom in XYZ orthoviews.

View>Orthoview>Zoom 100%
Zoom100

Zoom In

Zooms in on all XYZ orthoviews

View>Orthoview>Zoom in
Delete or mouse wheel or Shift+RMB+drag forward
ZoomIn

Zoom Out

Zooms out on all XYZ orthoviews

View>Orthoview>Zoom out
Insert or mouse wheel or Shift+RMB+drag backward
ZoomOut

How to Edit or Add to the Table of Controls

Instruction on how to edit this table can be found on the Discussion page.