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scaleKeyCtx( contextName , [exists=boolean], [history=boolean], [image1=string], [image2=string], [image3=string], [name=string], [scaleSpecifiedKeys=boolean], [type=string])

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

scaleKeyCtx is undoable, queryable, and editable.

This command creates a context which may be used to scale keyframes within the graph editor

Return value


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


exists, history, image1, image2, image3, name, scaleSpecifiedKeys, type
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
exists(ex) boolean create
Returns true or false depending upon whether the specified object exists. Other flags are ignored.
image1(i1) string createqueryedit
image2(i2) string createqueryedit
image3(i3) string createqueryedit
Contexts support up to three icons that represent the tool associated with the context.
history(ch) boolean create
If this is a tool command, turn the construction history on for the tool in question.
name(n) string create
If this is a tool command, name the tool appropriately.
type(typ) string queryedit
rect | manip Specifies the type of scale manipulator to use (Note: "rect" is a manipulator style context, and "manip" is a gestural style context)
scaleSpecifiedKeys(ssk) boolean queryedit
Determines if only the specified keys should be scaled. If false, the non-selected keys will be adjusted during the scale. The default is true.

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 manipulator style scale key context for the graph editor
cmds.scaleKeyCtx( 'scaleKeyContext', type='rect' )