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curveCVCtx([degree=uint], [multEndKnots=boolean], [uniform=boolean])

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

curveCVCtx is undoable, queryable, and editable.

The curveCVCtx command creates a new context for creating curves by placing control vertices (CVs).

Return value

string(name of the new context)

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


degree, multEndKnots, uniform
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
degree(d) uint createqueryedit
valid values are 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7. Default is degree 3.
multEndKnots(me) boolean createqueryedit
Default is true. False means that the curve will not pass through the end control vertices (CVs).
uniform(un) boolean createqueryedit
Default is true, which means uniform parameterization will be used. False means chord length parameterization.

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

# To create a new context that will create curves of degree 5:
cmds.curveCVCtx( "curveCVContext", degree=5 )

# To query the degree of an existing context:
cmds.curveCVCtx( "curveCVContext", q=True, degree=True )

# To edit the degree of an existing context:
cmds.curveCVCtx( "curveCVContext", , e=True, degree=7 )