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polyAppendFacetCtx([append=boolean], [isRotateAvailable=boolean], [maximumNumberOfPoints=int], [planarConstraint=boolean], [rotate=float], [subdivision=int])

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

polyAppendFacetCtx is undoable, queryable, and editable.

Create a new context to append facets on polygonal objects

Return value


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


append, isRotateAvailable, maximumNumberOfPoints, planarConstraint, rotate, subdivision
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
subdivision(s) int createqueryedit
Number of sub-edges created for each new edge. Default is 1.
rotate(r) float createqueryedit
Rotate current facet around the first edge selected.
isRotateAvailable(isr) boolean query
Tells if the control associated to rotate flag is available. If several edges are already selected and they are not aligned (thus there is no "rotation axis") the rotation is no longer available.
planarConstraint(pc) boolean createqueryedit
Allows/avoid new facet to be non-planar.
If on, all new points will be projected onto current facet plane. Selected edges will be checked as well.
append(ap) boolean createqueryedit
Allows to switch to polyCreateFacetCtx tool
maximumNumberOfPoints(mp) int createqueryedit
Allows the ability to set a upper bound on the number of points in interactively place before polygon is created. A value less than 2 will mean that there is no upper bound.

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

# Create a poly plane
cmds.polyPlane(w=10, h=10, sx=10, sy=10, n='pPlane1')

# Create a new poly append facet context, set it to add four vertices per new edge, and then switch to it
cmds.polyAppendFacetCtx('polyAppendFacetCtx1', s=4)