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disconnectAttr [-nextAvailable] attribute attribute

disconnectAttr is undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.

Disconnects two connected attributes. First argument is the source attribute, second is the destination.

Return value

stringA phrase containing the names of the disconnected attributes.


addAttr, connectAttr, getAttr, listAttr, setAttr


Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
-nextAvailable(-na) create
If the destination multi-attribute has set the indexMatters to be false, the command will disconnect the first matching connection. No index needs to be specified.

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

//    Create a sphere and cone and connect their rotate attribute.
string $sph[] = `sphere`;
string $con[] = `cone`;
connectAttr ($sph[0] + ".r") ($con[0] + ".r");

//    Break the connection between the rotate attributes.
disconnectAttr ($sph[0] + ".r") ($con[0] + ".r");