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detachDeviceAttr([all=boolean], [attribute=string], [axis=string], [device=string], [selection=boolean])

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

detachDeviceAttr is undoable, queryable, and NOT editable.

This command detaches connections between device axes and node attributes. The command line arguments are the same as for the corresponding attachDeviceAttr except for the clutch argument which can not be used in this command.

Return value


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


assignInputDevice, attachDeviceAttr, devicePanel, getInputDeviceRange, getModifiers, listDeviceAttachments, listInputDeviceAxes, listInputDeviceButtons, listInputDevices, recordAttr, setAttrMapping, setInputDeviceMapping, unassignInputDevice


all, attribute, axis, device, selection
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
device(d) string create
Delete the attachment for this device. If the -ax/axis flag is not used, all of the attachments connected to this device are detached.
attribute(at) string create
The attribute to detach. This flag must be used with the -d/device flag.
axis(ax) string create
The axis to detach. This flag must be used with the -d/device flag.
selection(sl) boolean create
Detaches selection attachments.
all(all) boolean create
Delete all attachments on every device.

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.detachDeviceAttr( d='spaceball', ax='XAxis', at='translateX' )