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ikSystem [-allowRotation boolean] [-autoPriority] [-autoPriorityMC] [-autoPrioritySC] [-list int int] [-snap boolean] [-solve boolean] [-solverTypes] [object]

ikSystem is undoable, queryable, and editable.

The ikSystem command is used to set the global snapping flag for handles and set the global solve flag for solvers. The standard edit (-e) and query (-q) flags are used for edit and query functions.

Return value


In query mode, return type is based on queried flag.


connectJoint, ikHandle, ikHandleDisplayScale, ikSolver, ikSystemInfo, insertJoint, joint, jointCluster, jointDisplayScale, jointLattice, mirrorJoint, removeJoint


allowRotation, autoPriority, autoPriorityMC, autoPrioritySC, list, snap, solve, solverTypes
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
-snap(-sn) boolean queryedit
Set global snapping
-solve(-sol) boolean queryedit
Set global solve
-list(-ls) int int queryedit
returns the solver execution order when in query mode(list of strings) changes execution order when in edit mode (int old position, int new position)
-solverTypes(-st) query
returns a list of valid solverTypes ( query only )
-autoPriority(-ap) edit
set autoPriority for all ikHandles
-autoPrioritySC(-aps) edit
set autoPriority for all singleChain handles
-autoPriorityMC(-apm) edit
set autoPriority for all multiChain handles
-allowRotation(-ar) boolean queryedit
Set true to allow rotation of an ik handle with keys set on translation.

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

// Prints out the solver execution order
ikSystem -q -ls;

// Moves solver on position 2 to position 1 in
// the execution order list ( zero based index )
ikSystem -e -ls 1 0;