Planet Zoo – Controls and shortcuts (complete list in easy-to-use format)

Here you have a list of all controls and shortcuts in the game that you can access from any place.

Mouse Controls

  • Move the cursor – move the mouse.
  • Activate the button and select an object – the left mouse button.
  • Pan the camera – right mouse button + move the mouse
  • Rotate/tilt the camera – mouse wheel + drag the mouse
  • Rotate/tilt the camera – left/right mouse button + moving the mouse
  • Zoom in the camera – mouse wheel

Object positioning control

  • Position an object – left mouse button
  • Cancel the placement – right mouse button
  • Cancel placement – ESC
  • Rotate – Z +
  • Rotate by 90 degrees – Z
  • Adjust height vertically – Shift +
  • Reset vertical height – Shift
  • Snap to surface axes – CTRL + move mouse
  • Enable/disable automatic snapping to corners – Spacebar
  • Switch on/off surface alignment – V
  • Enable/disable landscape alignment – K
  • Attach additional elements/decoration to the center of the wall – F

Track Edit Mode

  • Pathway – left mouse button
  • Delete track – right mouse button
  • Raise/lower track – left mouse button on the “track preview,” then
  • Raise way (without placing) – U
  • More downward path (without placing) – J
  • Rotate connection angle – Z during preview, then move the mouse
  • Rectangle connection – hold Z while previewing the track connects to the existing route.
  • Adjust vertical height – Shift +
  • Reset vertical height – Shift
  • Disable track merge – CTRL while placing the track

You might also want to check out Planet Zoo Mobile as well.

  • Enable/disable corner joining – Spacebar
  • Reduce track length – (-)
  • Increase track length – (-)
  • Decrease track width – [
  • Increase track width – ]
  • Enable/disable track delete – Del
  • Enable/disable track connection by T-intersection – X
  • Create Y-intersection – hold Z when creating a new intersection from an existing track
  • Enable/disable slopes – V
  • Enable/disable grid alignment mode – N
  • Enable/disable alignment by proposed placement positions – B

Landscape editing mode

  • Apply brush – left mouse button
  • Apply reverse brush (brushes pull in/out) – left mouse button + Ctrl
  • Reduce brush pressure – (-)
  • Increase brush pressure – (-)
  • Reduce brush size – [
  • Increase brush size – ]

Edit Paths Mode

  • Use handles – left mouse button + move mouse
  • Create path – left mouse button
  • Build path – Enter
  • Delete part of a path – right mouse button
  • Delete part of the path – Del
  • Select part of the path – left mouse button on the placed part
  • Cancel/Close – ESC
  • Enable/disable corner joining – Spacebar

Buildings editing mode

  • Place – left mouse button
  • Cancel placement – right mouse button
  • Select multiple parts – CTRL + left mouse button
  • Rotate (additional elements and decorations) – Z +
  • Rotate by 90 degrees – Z
  • Switch advanced movement/rotation – X
  • Adjust height vertically – Shift +
  • Reset vertical height – shift
  • Snap to surface axes – CTRL + move mouse
  • Enable/disable snapping to corners – Spacebar
  • Switch on/off surface alignment – V
  • Switch landscape levelling on/off – K

Common keys

  • Camera forward – W
  • Reverse camera – S
  • Camera left – A
  • Camera right – D
  • Raise Camera – E
  • Lower the camera – Q
  • Zoom in on the camera – Page Up
  • Zoom out the camera – Page Down
  • Turn free view on/off – T
  • Increase free view speed – Shift
  • Cancel placement, close browser, cancel object selection – ESC
  • Delete the selected object – DEL
  • Change the speed of simulation – O
  • Pause the simulation – P
  • Cancel – CTRL+Z
  • Repeat – CTRL + Y
  • Duplicate object/building – CTRL + D
  • Move selection – M
  • Enter group editing mode – R
  • Show/Hide user interface – G
  • Lights – L

Menu keys

  • Help by controls (Show/Hide) – F1
  • Open save menu – F5
  • Open Load menu – F9
  • Manage the open zoo – 1
  • Open “Animals Trade” menu – 2
  • Open “Animals Shows Trade” menu – F2
  • Open the “Barriers” menu – 3
  • Open the “Habitat” menu – 4
  • Open the “Nature” menu – 5
  • Open the “Zoo” menu – 6
  • Open the “Construction” menu – 7
  • Open the “My drawings” menu – 8
  • Open “Paths” menu – 9
  • Open the “Landscape” menu – 0
  • Open the “Heat Map” menu – H
  • Multi-select menu – I

Additional camera controls

  • Previous camera – button
  • Next camera – key

 

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