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viewFit( [camera] , [allObjects=boolean], [animate=boolean], [fitFactor=float], [namespace=string])

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

viewFit is undoable, NOT queryable, and NOT editable.

The viewFit command positions the specified camera so its point-of-view contains all selected objects other than itself. If no objects are selected, everything is fit to the view (excepting cameras, lights, and sketching plannes). The fit-factor, if specified, determines how much of the view should be filled. If a camera is not specified, the camera in the active view will be used. After the camera is moved, its center of interest is set to the center of the bounding box of the objects.

Return value



camera, cameraView, dolly, listCameras, lookThru, orbit, roll, track, tumble, viewCamera, viewClipPlane, viewHeadOn, viewLookAt, viewPlace, viewSet


allObjects, animate, fitFactor, namespace
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
fitFactor(f) float create
Specifies how much of the view should be filled with the "fitted" items.
allObjects(all) boolean create
Specifies that all objects are to be fit regardless of the active list.
namespace(ns) string create
Specifies a namespace that should be excluded. All objects in the specified namespace will be excluded from the fit process.
animate(an) boolean create
Specifies that the transition between camera positions should be animated.

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

# Position the active camera to view the active objects

# Position cameraShape-1 to view all objects
cmds.viewFit( 'cameraShape1', all=True )

# Fill 50 percent of the active view with active objects
cmds.viewFit( f=0.5 )

cmds.viewFit( all=True )