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What is a BBKEYMAP file?
A BBKEYMAP file is a custom keymap created and used by Blockbench, an open-source 3D model editor. It contains JSON data that specifies what keyboard buttons perform certain Blockbench functions. Users can alter Blockbench's keymap and export their current keymap as a BBKEYMAP file from the program's Keybindings window.
Blockbench is a cross-platform 3D model editor. It is used primarily to create and edit block-based Minecraft models.
Blockbench allows users to customize the program's keymapping, using settings found in the Keybindings window (opened by selecting File → Preferences... → Keybindings...). For example, a user can change the shortcuts used to access Blockbench tools, perform view actions, import textures, transform a model, and so on.
If a user wants to transfer their custom keymappings between instances of Blockbench, they can do so by exporting their keymappings as a BBKEYMAP file. Each BBKEYMAP file is a plain text file, which saves users' keymappings as JSON data.
How do I export my Blockbench keymap as a BBKEYMAP file?
To export your current Blockbench keymap as a BBKEYMAP file:
- Select File → Preferences... → Keybindings....
- Select Export Keymap.
- Name and save your keymap as a BBKEYMAP file.
How to open a BBKEYMAP file
To use a BBKEYMAP file as a Blockbench (cross-platform) keymap:
- Open Blockbench.
- Select File → Preferences... → Keybindings...
- In the Keybindings window, select Load Keymap.
- Navigate to and open your BBKEYMAP file.
Blockbench will then apply the settings your BBKEYMAP file contains.
If necessary, you can also open and edit a BBKEYMAP file in Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or any other text or source code editor. Doing so will allow you to view and edit the JSON data your BBKEYMAP file contains.