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displayLevelOfDetail is undoable, queryable, and NOT editable.

This command is responsible for setting the display level-of-detail for edit refreshes. If enabled, objects will draw with lower detail based on their distance from the camera. When disabled objects will display at full resolution at all times. This is not an undoable command

Return value


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


currentUnit, displayAffected, displayColor, displayCull, displayPref, displayRGBColor, displaySmoothness, displayStats, displaySurface, hide, refresh, showHidden, toggle


Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
levelOfDetail(lod) boolean
Enable/disable level of detail.

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.displayLevelOfDetail( lod=True )
cmds.displayLevelOfDetail( lod=False )
cmds.displayLevelOfDetail( q=True, lod=True )
# Returns 0 if the level-of-detail display is false.
# Returns 1 if the level-of-detail display is true.