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polyCloseBorder([caching=boolean], [constructionHistory=boolean], [name=string], [nodeState=int])

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

polyCloseBorder is undoable, queryable, and editable.

Closes open borders of objects. For each border edge given, a face is created to fill the hole the edge lies on.

Return value

stringThe node name.

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


polyCollapseEdge, polyCollapseFacet, polyDelEdge, polyDelFacet, polyDelVertex, polyMergeEdge, polyMergeFacet, polyMergeVertex, polyQuad, polyReduce, polySewEdge


caching, constructionHistory, name, nodeState
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
Common flags
name(n) string create
Give a name to the resulting node.
constructionHistory(ch) boolean createquery
Turn the construction history on or off (where applicable). If construction history is on then the corresponding node will be inserted into the history chain for the mesh. If construction history is off then the operation will be performed directly on the object.
Note: If the object already has construction history then this flag is ignored and the node will always be inserted into the history chain.
caching(cch) boolean createedit
Toggle caching for all attributes so that no recomputation is needed
nodeState(nds) int createqueryedit
Defines how to evaluate the node.
  • 0: Normal
  • 1: PassThrough
  • 2: Blocking
  • 3: Internally disabled. Will return to Normal state when enabled
  • 4: Internally disabled. Will return to PassThrough state when enabled
  • 5: Internally disabled. Will return to Blocking state when enabled

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

# Creation of a plane.
cmds.polyPlane( n='plg', sx=10, sy=10, h=20, w=20 )

# Display the poly Borders
cmds.polyOptions( db=True )

# Delete some facets of the plane.
cmds.delete( 'plg.f[33:36]', 'plg.f[43:46]', 'plg.f[53:56]', 'plg.f[63:66]' )

# Close the border on one of the edges of the hole
# Note that only one edge for each hole needs to be given
cmds.select( 'plg.e[89]', r=True )
# There is now a face where the hole was

#Reset display
cmds.polyOptions( db=False )