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relationship [-break] [-relationshipData string]

relationship is undoable, queryable, and editable.

This is primarily for use with file IO. Rather than write out the specific attributes/connections required to maintain a relationship, a description of the related nodes/plugs is written instead. The relationship must have an owner node, and have a specific type. During file read, maya will make the connections and/or set the data necessary to represent the realtionship in the dependency graph.

Return value


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


relationship, lightLinker


connectAttr, setAttr


break, relationshipData
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
-break(-b) createqueryedit
Break the specified relationship instead of creating it
-relationshipData(-rd) string createqueryeditmultiuse
Provide relationship data to be used when creating the relationship.

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

relationship "ignore" lightLinker1 pCube1 pointLight1;