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Basic Controls & Movement

Check out our Tutorial Video for Basic Controls


Before you begin playing around in Tabletop Simulator, it is recommended you try out the Tutorial on the Main Menu.
There are a lot of controls in Tabletop Simulator since there is so much you can do. This page is a guide to all of the basic controls. A lot of the controls can also be accessed from the Contextual Menu, so if you don’t want to learn the shortcuts, then we made it easy for you. You can find even more controls here.

Movement & Camera Controls:

(You can move your camera with the keyboard, mouse or mixture of both.)
1. If you hold the RMB anywhere on the table not on an object and move around right away, you can control the camera rotation.
2. To pan your camera around, press and hold the MMB.
3. Scroll the MMB to zoom in and out.
4. To do a quick zoom where your mouse is pointing, press the MMB once. Press it again to zoom back out.

Mouse Controls

Keyboard (Default):
1. Press the spacebar to reset your camera position.
2. The WASD keys can be used to pan your camera around.
3. To do a quick zoom where your mouse is pointing, press Z key once. Press it again to zoom back out.
4. Switch to 1st person mode by pressing the P key.

Keyboard Controls

Keyboard (First Person):
1. The WASD keys in combo with the RMB moves in 1st person mode.
2. Pressing spacebar will fly your camera up.
3. Pressing Ctrl will fly your camera down.

Object Controls

Object Controls: (Controls used with objects)
1. Pick up an object by pressing the LMB. Let go to drop it.
2. While holding an object you and press the RMB to tap it down.
3. Flip an object by pressing the F key, MMB or right clicking on it to bring up the contextual menu and press the ‘Flip’ option.
4. Zoom in on a specific object by hovering over it and pressing the ALT key – this works best for cards.
5. While in ALT Zoom mode, use the middle mouse button to zoom in and out further and the Q & E keys to rotate.

Object Controls ALT

6. LMB picks up a single object.
7. To pick up two objects, you can hold one object and hover over a second and ‘right click’ to pick up the second. Keep holding and right click over other objects to keep picking them up.
8. An easier option is to ‘box highlight’ around the objects you want to pick up. Hold left click anywhere on the table and around multiple objects. When you let go, all those objects will be highlighted. Pick up one of the objects and all of those that were highlighted will be picked up. More info on multi-selection can be found here.
9. Right clicking on any object will bring up the Contextual Menu.