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polySplitCtx([enablesnap=boolean], [magnetsnap=int], [precsnap=float], [smoothingangle=angle], [snaptoedge=boolean], [subdivision=int])

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

polySplitCtx is undoable, queryable, and editable.

Create a new context to split facets on polygonal objects

Return value


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


enablesnap, magnetsnap, precsnap, smoothingangle, snaptoedge, subdivision
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
snaptoedge(ste) boolean createqueryedit
Enable/disable snapping to edge. If enabled any click in the current face will snap to the closest valid edge. If there is no valid edge, the click will be ignored. NOTE: This is different from magnet snapping, which causes the click to snap to certain points along the edge.
enablesnap(es) boolean createqueryedit
Enable/disable custom magnet snapping to start/middle/end of edge
precsnap(ps) float createqueryedit
precision for custom magnet snapping. Range[0,100]. Value 100 means any click on an edge will snap to either extremities or magnets.
magnetsnap(ms) int createqueryedit
number of extra magnets to snap onto, regularly spaced along the edge
subdivision(s) int createqueryedit
number of sub-edges to add between 2 consecutive edge points. Default is 1.
smoothingangle(sma) angle createqueryedit
the threshold that controls whether newly created edges are hard or soft

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=1, sy=1, n='pPlane1')

# Create a new poly split context, then switch to it