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nurbsBoolean( surface surface , [caching=boolean], [constructionHistory=boolean], [name=string], [nodeState=int], [nsrfsInFirstShell=int], [object=boolean], [operation=int], [smartConnection=boolean], [tolerance=linear])

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

nurbsBoolean is undoable, queryable, and editable.

This command performs a boolean operation.

Return value

string[]Object name and node name

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


caching, constructionHistory, name, nodeState, nsrfsInFirstShell, object, operation, smartConnection, tolerance
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
operation(op) int createqueryedit
Type of Boolean operation.
Default: 0
tolerance(tlb) linear createqueryedit
fitting tolerance.
Default: 0.01
Advanced flags
caching(cch) boolean createqueryedit
Modifies the node caching mode. See the node documentation for more information.
Note: For advanced users only.
nodeState(nds) int createqueryedit
Modifies the node state. See the node documentation for more information.
Note: For advanced users only.
Common flags
name(n) string create
Sets the name of the newly-created node. If it contains namespace path, the new node will be created under the specified namespace; if the namespace does not exist, it will be created.
constructionHistory(ch) boolean create
Turn the construction history on or off
object(o) boolean create
Create the result, or just the dependency node
nsrfsInFirstShell(nsf) int create
The number of selection items comprising the first shell.
smartConnection(sc) boolean create
Look for any of the selection items having a boolean operation as history.
Default is true.

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 do a union between two cubes.
cmds.nurbsBoolean( 'nurbsCube1', 'nurbsCube2', nsf=1, op=0 )

# To do a subtract between a cube and a sphere.
# i.e cube - sphere
cmds.nurbsBoolean( 'nurbsCube1', 'nurbsSphere1', op=1, nsf=1 )

# To do an intersect between two spheres.
cmds.nurbsBoolean( 'nurbsSphere1', 'nurbsSphere2', op=2, nsf=1 )