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listCameras([orthographic=boolean], [perspective=boolean])

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

listCameras is undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.

Command to list all cameras. If no flags are given, both perspective and orthographic cameras will be displayed. This command returns an array of camera names. When the transform name uniquely identifies the camera it is used, otherwise the shape name will be returned.

Return value



camera, cameraView, dolly, lookThru, orbit, roll, track, tumble, viewCamera, viewClipPlane, viewFit, viewHeadOn, viewLookAt, viewPlace, viewSet


orthographic, perspective
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
perspective(p) boolean create
Display all perspective cameras.
orthographic(o) boolean create
Display all orthographic cameras.

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

# List all cameras

# List all persp cameras
perspCameras = cmds.listCameras( p=True )