Python Maya command: skinCluster , Flag to Allow Mutiple Bind Poses Tobe Turned Off!


Does anyone know the skinCluster flag to turn off multiple bind poses. They did have ignoreBindPose, which is now redundant :frowning_face:


I looked into you question and, assuming that you are creating your skin clusters yourself, you have a few options.

Firstly, you can use the skinCluster command and manage the bindMethod by giving it an int value of: “0 - Closest distance between a joint and a point of the geometry. 1 - Closest distance between a joint, considering the skeleton hierarchy, and a point of the geometry. 2 - Surface heat map diffusion. 3 - Geodesic voxel binding” (Maya Documentation).

For example:

import maya.cmds as cmds

cmds.skinCluster(bindMethod=1, toSelectedBones=True)

But if you want to manage existing bind poses, you can make a simple script that removes them.

import maya.cmds as cmds

joints = = True)

for i in joints:, r = True)
    bind_pose = cmds.dagPose( q=True, bindPose=True )
    if bind_pose:

You can of course make it more specific and target only specific bind poses or only the children of certain nodes.

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Hi EmilVoychev,

I do create my skin cluster. My code was loading saved weights back on the rig with new skin cluster. Regarding bind poses, I did the same approach you suggested and deleted the bind pose and created a new one. That solved my problem.

Thanks for your update. :slightly_smiling_face: