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tumbleCtx([alternateContext=boolean], [autoOrthoConstrain=boolean], [localTumble=int], [orthoLock=boolean], [orthoStep=angle], [tumbleScale=float])

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

tumbleCtx is undoable, queryable, and editable.

This command can be used to create, edit, or query a tumble context.

Return value

stringThe name of the context

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


alternateContext, autoOrthoConstrain, localTumble, orthoLock, orthoStep, tumbleScale
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
alternateContext(ac) boolean createqueryedit
Set the ALT+LMB and ALT+SFT+LMB to refer to this context.
tumbleScale(ts) float createqueryedit
Set the rotation speed. A tumble scale of 1.0 will result in in 40 degrees of rotation per 100 pixels of cursor drag.
localTumble(lt) int createqueryedit
Describes what point the camera will tumble around:
  • 0 for the camera's tumble pivot
  • 1 for the camera's center of interest
  • 2 for the camera's local axis, offset by its tumble pivot
autoOrthoConstrain(aoc) boolean createqueryedit
Automatically constrain horizontal and vertical rotations when the camera is orthographic. The shift key can be used to unconstrain the rotation.
orthoStep(os) angle createqueryedit
Specify the angular step in degrees for orthographic rotation. If camera is orthographic and autoOrthoConstrain is toggled on the rotation will be stepped by this amount.
orthoLock(ol) boolean createqueryedit
Orthographic cameras cannot be tumbled while orthoLock is on.

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

cmds.tumbleCtx( 'tumbleContext', ts=1.0, lt=False, ac=False, ol=True )