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reorder( [objects...] , [back=boolean], [front=boolean], [relative=int])

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

reorder is undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.

This command reorders (moves) objects relative to their siblings.

For relative moves, both positive and negative numbers may be specified. Positive numbers move the object forward and negative numbers move the object backward amoung its siblings. When an object is at the end (beginning) of the list of siblings, a relative move of 1 (-1) will put the object at the beginning (end) of the list of siblings. That is, relative moves will wrap if necessary.

If a shape is specified and it is the only child then its parent will be reordered.

Return value



back, front, relative
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
front(f) boolean create
Move object(s) to front of sibling list.
back(b) boolean create
Move object(s) to back of sibling list.
relative(r) int create
Move object(s) relative to other siblings.

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 hierarchy
cmds.sphere( n='sphere1' )
cmds.sphere( n='sphere2' )
cmds.sphere( n='sphere3' )
cmds.sphere( n='sphere4' )
cmds.group( 'sphere1', 'sphere2', 'sphere3', 'sphere4', n='group1' )

# The hierarchy group1 contains sphere1, sphere2, sphere3 and sphere4.
# The command below moves sphere2 before sphere1.
cmds.reorder( 'sphere2', r=-1 )

# make sphere1 the first sibling
cmds.reorder( 'sphere1', front=True )

# move sphere3 forward 2 siblings. Moving it forward one
# sibling would put it at the end. Moving it forward again
# puts it at the beginning.
cmds.reorder( 'sphere3', r=2 )