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hide( [objects] , [allObjects=boolean], [returnHidden=boolean])

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

hide is undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.

The hide command is used to make objects invisible. If no flags are used, the objects specified, or the active objects if none are specified, will be made invisible.

Return value



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


allObjects, returnHidden
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
allObjects(all) boolean create
make everything invisible (top level objects)
returnHidden(rh) boolean create
hide objects, but also return list of hidden objects.

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.hide( all=True )
cmds.hide( cmds.ls( type='nurbsSurface' ) )