Script: Hide/Display Local Axis

Script: Hide/Display Local Axis

It can be a hassle to turn on/off the local axis of multiple objects simultaneously, the reason for this is that by default there’s no on and off option on “Display > Local Rotation Axis“, it’s just a toggle. This means that if you select a bunch of objects and toggle the local axis, the objects that already have the local axis visible will be hidden, while the rest of the selection’s local handles will be visible. This can be frustrating at times, especially if you have joints/objects that have the same position and orientation.


This is a really simple script, it basicly just adds the flag that defines on/off to the command that toggle’s the local axis. I’ve also added an option for it to go through the entire hierarchy, definitely a timesaver.


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  1. me says:

    works great!! thanks!

  2. Rich P. says:

    Oh man thanks a million Jørn-Harald! Trying to manage the local axis displays on a big rig with just the Maya toggle feature was soooooo frustrating. Thanks again!

  3. Manu Cheremeh says:

    Thank you so much!! It works like magic! Thanks again!

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