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allNodeTypes [-includeAbstract]

allNodeTypes is NOT undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.

This command returns a list containing the type names of every kind of creatable node registered with the system. Note that some node types are abstract and cannot be created. These will not show up on this list. (e.g. transform and polyShape both inherit from dagObject, but dagObject cannot be created directly so it will not appear on this list.)

Return value

string[]List of node types


debug, node, type, graph




Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
-includeAbstract(-ia) create
Show every node type, even the abstract ones which cannot be created via the 'createNode' command. These will have the suffix "(abstract)" appended to them in the list.

Flag can appear in Create mode of command Flag can appear in Edit mode of command
Flag can appear in Query mode of command Flag can be used more than once in a command.

MEL examples

// Result: list of node types //
allNodeTypes -ia
// Result: very (abstract) long (abstract) list of all (abstract) node types //