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 (vice versa). 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 specifies 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. Valeria says:

    Thank you, very useful!

  2. stef Keegan says:

    <3 thank you. This was doing my head in, such a simple thing that should be in Maya already! You are a hero.

  3. Steinar Martinsen says:

    This is the best script of all time. I thought my rigg was doomed, but you’ve saved it. Also, jst to confirm, this works in Maya 2018, though the comments have to be removed manually (the proper words that follow the //)
    just for anyone else who stumbles in here looking for help 🙂

  4. Sơn says:

    I’m rigging a model with a ton of joint and control. And your script save my life. Thank you so much!

  5. Audrey G. says:

    Thank you!! It’s a wonderful script. You save my final school project

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  7. Manu Cheremeh says:

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

  8. 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!

  9. me says:

    works great!! thanks!

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