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pointPosition( [object] , [local=boolean], [world=boolean])

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

pointPosition is undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.

This command returns the world or local space position for any type of point object. Valid selection items are: - curve and surface CVs - poly vertices - lattice points - particles - curve and surface edit points - curve and surface parameter points - poly uvs - rotate/scale/joint pivots - selection handles - locators, param locators and arc length locators

It works on the selected object or you can specify the object in the command. By default, if no flag is specified then the world position is returned.

Return value



local, world
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
world(w) boolean create
Return the point in world space coordinates.
local(l) boolean create
Return the point in local space coordinates.

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.pointPosition( 'curve1.cv[3]' )
# Returns the (x,y,z) world position of curve1's 3rd CV.

cmds.pointPosition( 'particle1.pt[1]', l=True )
# Returns the (x,y,z) local position of the particle point.