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timerX is undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.Used to calculate elapsed time. This command returns sub-second accurate time values. It is useful from scripts for timing the length of operations. Call this command before and after the operation you wish to time. On the first call, do not use any flags. It will return the start time. Save this value. After the operation, call this command a second time, and pass the saved start time using the -st flag. The elapsed time will be returned.
|float||This command returns a different value depending on the flag used. If no flag is used, then the start time is returned. If the "-st" flag is used, then it returns the elapsed time since the start time.|
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|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.|
import maya.cmds as cmds # Example 1: Simple timing # start = cmds.timerX() # code that is being timed totalTime = cmds.timerX(startTime=start) print "Total time: ", totalTime # Example 2: Iterative timing # startTime = cmds.timerX() for i in range(0,5): elapsedTime = cmds.timerX() print "Elapsed Time: ", elapsedTime # Example 3: Stacked timing calls # startTime1 = cmds.timerX() startTime2 = cmds.timerX() for i in range(0,5): elapsedTime = cmds.timerX() print "Elapsed Time: ", elapsedTime totalTime = cmds.timerX(startTime=startTime1) print "Total Time: ", totalTime