[Request]Maya-like Viewport switching

One thing i always loved about Maya was the way you can switch from one view to another. Just hitting Space to get into the 4 views mode, than hovering the mouse over another viewport (for instance the top one) and hitting Space again to maximize the viewport where your cursor is located.

I think this could really speed up the workflow, especially when it comes to blocking out levels.

Hi Christian,

As a fellow Maya user I too have often found myself pressing Spacebar trying to switch views. I have entered your feature request, with at minimum a request for a Keyboard Shortcut to toggle the 4-panel view

In the meantime, there are a few editable shortcuts you may find useful to jump directly to the different views (these are editable in Editor Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts):

  • Alt-H = Front view
  • Alt-G = Perspective view
  • Alt-K = Side view
  • Alt-J = Top view


Thanks for filling in the request Stephen. You guys did a great job! :slight_smile:

Looks like I am a 6 years late here, but it works now.
You can switch viewports with spacebar.
All you need to do is :

  1. go to “Editor preferences
  2. Search for “Maximize viewport” shortcut key.
  3. Change it to “Space