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closeSurface( [surface|surfaceIsoparm] , [blendBias=float], [blendKnotInsertion=boolean], [caching=boolean], [constructionHistory=boolean], [direction=int], [name=string], [nodeState=int], [object=boolean], [parameter=float], [preserveShape=int], [replaceOriginal=boolean])

Note: Strings representing object names and arguments must be separated by commas. This is not depicted in the synopsis.

closeSurface is undoable, queryable, and editable.

The closeSurface command closes a surface in the U, V, or both directions, making it periodic. The close direction is controlled by the direction flag. If a surface is not specified in the command, then the first selected surface will be used.

The pathname to the newly closed surface and the name of the resulting dependency node are returned.

This command also handles selected surface isoparms. For example, if an isoparm is specified, surface1.u[0.33], then the surface will be closed in V, regardless of the direction flag.

Return value

string[]Object name and node name

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


blendBias, blendKnotInsertion, caching, constructionHistory, direction, name, nodeState, object, parameter, preserveShape, replaceOriginal
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
preserveShape(ps) int createqueryedit
0 - without preserving the shape 1 - preserve shape 2 - blend
Default: 1
blendBias(bb) float createqueryedit
Skew the result toward the first or the second surface depending on the blend value being smaller or larger than 0.5.
Default: 0.5
blendKnotInsertion(bki) boolean createqueryedit
If set to true, insert a knot in one of the original surfaces (relative position given by the parameter attribute below) in order to produce a slightly different effect.
Default: false
parameter(p) float createqueryedit
The parameter value for the positioning of the newly inserted knot.
Default: 0.1
direction(d) int createqueryedit
The direction in which to close: 0 - U, 1 - V, 2 - Both U and V
Default: 0
Advanced flags
caching(cch) boolean createqueryedit
Modifies the node caching mode. See the node documentation for more information.
Note: For advanced users only.
nodeState(nds) int createqueryedit
Modifies the node state. See the node documentation for more information.
Note: For advanced users only.
Common flags
name(n) string create
Sets the name of the newly-created node. If it contains namespace path, the new node will be created under the specified namespace; if the namespace does not exist, it will be created.
constructionHistory(ch) boolean create
Turn the construction history on or off
object(o) boolean create
Create the result, or just the dependency node
replaceOriginal(rpo) boolean create
Create "in place" (i.e., replace)

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 have multiple arguments, passed either as a tuple or a list.

Python examples

import maya.cmds as cmds

cmds.closeSurface( 'surface1', ch=True, d=0, ps=True )
# Closes surface1 in the U direction with history and by preserving shape.
# The name of the closed surface, and the name of the newly created
# dependency node are returned.

cmds.closeSurface( 'surface1', ch=True, d=2, ps=False )
# Closes surface1 in both U and V directions, with history.  Closing
# the surface will not preserve the shape of the surface.

cmds.closeSurface( 'surface1.u[0.66]', ch= True )
# Closes surface1 in the V direction, with history.  The direction is
# implied from the specified isoparm.